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Mumbo Island

Address: Southern Lakeshore, Cape Maclear view map

Mumbo Island Camp is named after the pristine, practically deserted tropical island on which it is built. The crystal-clear, warm waters of Lake Malawi National Park boast some 2000 species of fish. It's no wonder this region of Lake Malawi is often considered the best freshwater diving and snorkelling location on the planet.

Mumbo is the perfect hideaway for couples wanting the ultimate romantic holiday. Lying in bed listening to the waves break against the rocks and being woken with coffee and homemade biscuits before rolling out and into the crystal clear waters - idyllic!

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Facilities & Services

Unlike most island destinations in the region, Mumbo Island has never been populated by humans and is still in its natural state. This, together with the focus on non-motorised water sports, makes Mumbo Island Camp ideal for the active outdoors enthusiast.

The most popular activities here are diving or snorkelling through the crystal-clear water and lazing in a hammock in the 'chill-out' area, contemplating the breathtaking scenery.


Mumbo Island Camp is a PADI registered resort offering beginner, advanced and specialty courses in scuba diving, as well as gear hire and casual dives. Swimming, kayaking, and birdwatching are also popular. For the more intrepid, there are boating and paddling options, exploring the granitic islands in a freshwater Rift Valley lake.

Birders can enjoy the abundant African Fish-Eagles amongst others; and snorkellers can view enormous numbers of the cichlid fish species; these small, colourful fish have adapted to so many variations that they are considered of comparable importance to the Galapagos finches in the study of evolution.



Facilities

  • Bar(s)
  • Beach
  • First Aid Kit
  • Laundry Service available
  • Reading Room
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Safe at reception

Services

  • Arrival/departure point transfers (Extra charge)
  • Boat transfer from mainland available
  • Guided walks
  • Room Service
  • Security Guard (24 hrs)
  • Shuttle Service (i.e. to/from town centre - included in price)
  • Turn-down service

Recreation:

  • Boat non-motorized (complimentary)
  • Boating
  • Bushwalking/Hiking/Trekking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing/Crabbing/etc.
  • Jogging/Walking
  • Kayaks
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sundowner Boat Trips

Languages Spoken

  • English


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