A Tropical Paradise!
Lake Malawi, the southernmost of the great lakes of the African Rift Valley, is an ideal location to spend a bit of "beach time" before or after your safari. This tropical paradise offers a variety of activities, including swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, or simply soaking up the rays! Accommodations are at Kaya Mawa Lodge on Likoma Island or Mumbo Island Camp on Mumbo Island, the undisputed jewel of Lake Malawi National Park.
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2 days optional swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving
- Relax at a beautiful tropical island retreat on Lake Malawi, with exciting options to be as active as you like!
Duration: 4 days Start Location: Lilongwe End Location: LilongweDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Lilongwe - Lake Malawi
Arrive in Lilongwe, Malawi. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the southern trip of Likoma Island where eco-friendly Kaya Mawa Lodge is situated, or to Mumbo Island Camp on Mumbo Island. Kaya Mawa is an elegant island retreat with ten small cottages with four-poster beds and sunken bathtubs; each has a private terrace facing the water. Mumbo Island, an exclusive camp situated on a pristine and otherwise-deserted tropical island, features six safari tents, each with its own shaded view-deck and hammock. Either camp is a truly idyllic spot to begin your exciting adventure!
INCLUDED MEALS: Dinner
LODGING: Kaya Mawa OR Mumbo Island
Days 2 - 3 : Lake Malawi
Two days to swim, snorkel, kayak, scuba, explore the sites of the island, or just relax—the choice is yours! Likoma Island, where Kaya Maya is located, is a populated island with lots of culture and private beaches to explore. Mumbo is a protected private wilderness island that is perfect for kayaking.
INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
LODGING: Kaya Mawa OR Mumbo Island
Day 4 : Depart
Return to Lilongwe and depart.
INCLUDED MEALS: Breakfast
DATES: Best time to go: Year round Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.
2011 Private Adventure Prices
Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.
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