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Mumbo Island

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This has been reviewed as one of the Worlds best Ecolodges and rightfully so! Nothing runs on Power. No hot water on tap. Just a very cozy and beautifully located chalets with "outdoorish bathrooms", ambsolutely Amazing nature, great food, secluded beach, fish eagles and otters just around the corner and in the middle of it all, you, with the feeling...

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Columbus Grove, Ohio
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place is just as gorgeous (perhaps more) than the pictures and reviews suggest. The chalets were amazing (choose 1, 4, or 5), everything was clean, the design is perfect, and it was so relaxing. Plus, the nature is unparalleled. I loved snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and hiking around the island. This would be a 5/5 rating except that the food...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

What a awesome spot. Great staff, great food, beautifull place. Highly recomended! We where meant to stayv2 nights vut decided to stay 2 more. Its hard to leave. Really relaxing. Wake up to the sound of Fish Eagles and birds. Kayaking, lovely snorkeling. Dont miss it!

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The camp is an eco camp and their approach is indeed very environment friendly. It is run by Kayak Africa and their own description is a "basic camp". However, this is actually very comfortable place. There is no electricity and I actually preferred it - sitting on my deck looking at the lake and the starry African skies - nothing...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed only one night with our 2 kids there but could enjoy most of what the island has to offer: wildlife, snorkelling, peacefulness, wonderful sunset, canoes, kindness of all the staff. Rooms offer perfect conditions for stay despite the location. This place is a jewel on the lake. Let's hope it'll be kept like this for many years to...

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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It's been nearly 5 months since I visited Mumbo Island, but it's a place I can't get out of my mind. Absolutely beautiful eco-friendly lodges overlooking the sea in the most perfect, special way imaginable. Mouth-watering, simple, delicious food. Great walks and sunset cruises. We enjoyed some scuba diving in the sparkling clear water of Lake Malawi. Truly wonderful staff...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed for two nights on Mumbo (and one on Domwe) and I would describe it as eco luxury. We kayaked over from the mainland which was really fun and added to the adventure experience. The food was some of the best we had in Malawi and all the staff treated us extremely well. We went swimming around the island...

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Zululand, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2016

How often can you book out an entire Island for your group (it sleeps just 14 people) without being a (dollar) millionaire? The view from our chalet must be one of the best I have had the pleasure of experiencing. Activities include kayaking and snorkelling as well as short walks around the island. A motor boat and skipper are available...

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The island is about 10Km from Cape Maclear and is reached by motorboat transfer. Once there, 7 bungalows are perched overlooking the lake: ours was comfortable, had twin beds and a separate bathroom with bucket shower - filled with hot water on request! The aim of the concession is to be eco neutral - everything is made from natural materials...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We spend 5 days at Mumbo Island. What an outstanding most fortunate time we had there! Five star treatment and service from the staff. Snorkeling absolute stunning. All rooms have the stunning views of the lake. Hiking on the island a definate must do and having peaceful, quite time in this paradise an excursion that you need to do while...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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Set on a pristine, practically deserted tropical island, the eco-friendly Mumbo Camp is surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Lake Malawi National Park is the first in the world set aside for the protection of freshwater fish and therefore, not surprisingly, one of the best freshwater diving locations on the planet. To set the scene, your accommodation – one of six en-suite tents – is perched on rocks high above the water and shaded by lush foliage. With an idyllic lake view, you can while the hours away on the hammock on your private deck. Refreshments are served in the dining area and pub. Be warned, this lazy island lifestyle is contagious!Did you know?Mumbo Island Camp has partnered with Malawi's Department of National Parks and Wildlife to put an end to illegal fishing operations in this sanctuary.Lake Malawi is Africa's third largest and second deepest lake. Mumbo is just one of the miombo woodland islands that pepper the lake. Your activities include scuba diving and snorkelling, while kayaking and boating allow you to explore the surrounding granitic islands.Over 2 000 species of colourful freshwater fish grace our lake. Spotted-necked otter are often seen while the rarer Cape clawless otter, less so. On the island you can see rainbow skinks and large water monitors. Bird life is abundant, dominated by the ever-present African Fish-Eagles. ... more   less 

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Address: Malawi, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 48, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Price Range: $26 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The second lodge facing Thumbe Island is built on its own rock and offers stunning views.”
IainB296, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 4 is absolutely amazing. Room 5 can get rather windy and the noisy with the waves crashing against the”
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transitkarla20, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great”
kelwalsh14, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“east viewing huts are great”
johantaniab, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Chalet 1 and 2 is facing the beach with less wind, more shade and therefor cooler. Preffered. Chalet 5 is the most secluded and private.”
N1824VQdavidh, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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