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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 9 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 25 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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Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Mumbo Island is located about 10 km from the lakeborder ar Cap Maclear. The Island is an outstanding place to stay. However the Island is not big you can have nice walks. The water is amazing to swim and by snorkling you will discovery plenty of different fishes. Excellent facilities you find via Kayak to book your accomodation.

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Mumbo Island was an awesome eco experience. The tented rooms were so comfy they barely felt like tents, the food was great and the hot bucket showers on request were wonderful. The lake water was an exquisite colour and I felt as if I was standing in a tropical fish tank with all the colourful small fish which gather around...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I cannot rate Mumbo highly enough. It is truly a magical place. The staff were friendly and helpful, the beach was just picture perfect. The meals were lovely. Waking up with a tray of coffee and homemade biscuits and taking in the view over lake Malawi from our private deck is a memory that will stay with me and my...

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Sedgefield, South Africa
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We have just spent 5 nights on Mumbo Island in a beautiful reed hut, secluded and we were so well looked after. As it is completely off the grid - no cellphone reception, no electricity etc it seemed strange but it works extremely well - so peaceful, it takes time to wind down to the relaxed pace of kayaking, snorkelling,...

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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: $25 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Mumbo Island Cape Maclear, Malawi
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“All rooms are great”
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“east viewing huts are great”
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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles N1824VQdavidh, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The 5 bungalows on the separate accommodation island have much better views than the 2 family units on the main island”
 of 5 bubbles Heathermacc, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I wouldn't recommend it for small kids but school going kids would love this back to nature with a bit of comfort.”
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