Mumbo Island is a pristine and deserted tropical island and is the undisputed jewel of the Lake Malawi National Park. Mumbo Island has never been inhabited and is still in it’s natural state with a thick covering of miombo woodland and ancient fig and baobab trees.
The waters around the island are clean and calm, perfect for all guests - irrespective of fitness or experience - to enjoy sea kayaking, snorkeling and SCUBA diving.
The island’s only mammals – Spottednecked Otters - are remarkably curious and playful, and regularly join guests for a snorkel or swim.
The tiny island camp, with capacity for only fourteen guests, features five tastefully furnished reed chalets with shaded decks, hammocks, hot bucket showers and ‘eco-loos’. The camp also features one family unit consisting of two double safari tents which share a deck and bathroom. There is a dining area with bar and lounge, and a watersport deck on the beach, leaving the rest of the island untouched.
The camp is built of timber, thatch, reeds and canvas, and is perched on high rocks overlooking the water, blending with the African bush to create a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ atmosphere of rustic charm.
The whole island is part of the Lake Malawi National Park and falls within Kayak Africa’s exclusive concession area, guaranteeing privacy in paradise.