Domwe Island is the largest wild and unpopulated island in Lake Malawi. It has a circumference of 11km and a highest point 400m above lake level and is covered by thick, mature forest. The island is separated from the mainland by the narrow Ilala Gap, and unlike all other Lake Malawi islands, is wellpopulated with mammals which have crossed onto the island during drier times.
Domwe Island Adventure Camp is the only development on the island. The camp lies behind a small beach on the island’s west side and offers sunset views over the lake with Thumbi Island, Mumbo Island and the mountainous rim of the African Rift Valley in the distance. The camp has capacity for only ten guests. It is basic yet exclusive and “castaway adventure” is the theme.
Guests can stay on either a fully catered or self-catered basis, and all gear hire is optional, thus making Domwe Island accessible to a wide range of budgets. Domwe Island is ideal for active guests who love nature. The island’s size and wildness will delight those with a penchant for exploration, while the remoteness and tranquility of the island also offer many opportunities for quiet contemplation of this unique and stunning piece of nature. Domwe Island is part of the Lake Malawi National Park and falls within Kayak Africa’s exclusive concession area, guaranteeing privacy in paradise.
Bungalow, Caravan Park, Guest Lodge, Self Catering