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    Mumbo Island

    Malawi, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park 48, Malawi
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
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      2 adults
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          Traveller (221)
          Room & Suite (61)
          Pool & Beach (30)
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          Overview
          • Excellent87%
          • Very good12%
          • Average1%
          • Poor0%
          • Terrible0%
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          “kayak africa” (15 reviews)
          “bucket shower” (14 reviews)
          Breakfast included
          Beachfront
          Restaurant
          Bar/Lounge
          Paid Wifi
          Free Parking
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          Thumbi View Lodge
          139 reviews
          #1 of 19 Speciality lodging in Cape Maclear
           
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          127 reviews
          #3 of 19 Speciality lodging in Cape Maclear
           
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          #1 of 1 hotels in Cape Maclear
           
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          10 reviews
          #2 of 18 Speciality lodging in Mangochi
           
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          1 - 5 of 139 reviews

          Reviewed 27 April 2017

          Words can't accurately convey the feeling you have when spending time on Mumbo Island. Yes, it's tranquil, it's relaxed, and it's secluded, but that only describes the island. Whether you spend your day sitting on the small beach with a book, swinging in your hammock,...More

          1  Thank Iain B
          Reviewed 31 March 2017

          Rented the entire place with a group in March 2017. Had an amazing time and all wish we had stayed longer. Positives: -Eco-island. No electricity, though there are solar panels in the day to charge your phone and such. It was nice to be disconnected...More

          1  Thank Bri M
          Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

          Our last stop during our tour of Malawi took us to the wonderful island that is Mumbo. We didn't know what to expect, not having been there before but what we found was amazing. Breathtaking views both above and below the water. No electricity but...More

          Thank Cicero B
          Reviewed 5 March 2017

          Where to even start...from arrival at Cape Maclear all staff at Kayak Africa was warm and welcoming. It is about a 35 - 40 min boat trip to get to the island and well worth the journey. Truly feels like you are able to break...More

          Thank transitkarla20
          Reviewed 11 February 2017

          I stayed in Mumbo Island with 4 friends. It was a one night trip which looking back was far too short to spend on this amazing Island. Our welcome to Mumbo Island started before we got on the boat. We sat and had drinks while...More

          Thank kelwalsh14
          Thumbi View Lodge
          139 reviews
          #1 of 19 Speciality lodging in Cape Maclear
           
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          127 reviews
          #3 of 19 Speciality lodging in Cape Maclear
           
          Gecko Lounge
          81 reviews
          #1 of 1 hotels in Cape Maclear
           
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          10 reviews
          #2 of 18 Speciality lodging in Mangochi
           
          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Restaurant
          • Beachfront
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Breakfast included
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • USD 19 - USD 20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Number of rooms
          • 6
          • Location
          • Malawi >
          • Lake Malawi National Park >
          • Cape Maclear
          • Also Known As
          • Mumbo Island Cape Maclear, Malawi
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          Traveller (221)
          Room & Suite (61)
          Pool & Beach (30)
          Dining (13)
          Hotel & Grounds (121)
          Bathroom (10)
          Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
          Family and Play Areas (1)
          Nearby
          Nearby Attractions
          Kuti Wildlife Reserve
          43 reviews
          46.89 km away
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          Amanda C
          I'm looking at extending a stay in Blantyre to head with some friends to Mumbo Island for 4 days / 3 nights. I was wondering about pricing options and how we get there from Blantyre along with costings. So far, there's about 5 of us interested in going from 20-23 November. Also, cost of diving whilst there.
          8 August 2016|
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          Response from Tracey B | Property representative |
          Hi Amanda I'm afraid TripAdvisor does not allow me to give our contact details here, but find them on Kayak Africa's website. Our booking ladies should get back to you within a day with prices and any information you... More
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          Philip P
          Considering going in January for my honeymoon. January is said to be in the rainy season. Does it rain constantly for a week/weeks? Or is it short but hard thunderstorms? Will I still have okay weather days during this time. Around 10 Jan.
          15 June 2016|
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          Response from Tracey B | Property representative |
          Hi Phillip It depends when in January you will be travelling. We actually close the fully-catered option on Mumbo halfway through January as it really can rain! Early January is fine though - up until about the 10th. Mumbo... More
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          lockie33
          Hi- we are staying with you in a few weeks as a family of 5. Do you provide towels??
          8 March 2016|
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          Response from Tracey B | Property representative |
          Yes we do. Sorry to reply so late. Only just found this question option!
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          Room Tips
          "The second lodge facing Thumbe Island is built on its own rock and offers stunning views."
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          "Room 4 is absolutely amazing. Room 5 can get rather windy and the noisy with the waves crashing against the"
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          "All rooms are great"
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          "east viewing huts are great"
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