Mumbo is a pristine island in Lake Malawi National Park which, with its crystal clear waters and innumerable species of cichlid fish, offers some of the best freshwater scuba diving in the world and the best snorkelling on the Lake.

Mumbo Island is a practically deserted tropical island in the world’s first freshwater national park: Lake Malawi National Park. Mumbo Island Camp adheres to strict principles of eco-architecture, so the dining area, bar and water sport gazebo, are all hand built from timber, thatch and canvas and solar energy is used.

Our Rating:  3 Hand Rating

Location: The Island lies 10km north-west of Cape Maclear where the closest reception and road access are located

Number Rooms: 5 rooms (two twin tents and three twin reed chalets) and1 tented family unit

Room Features: bucket showers, ‘eco-loos’, hammocks, and wooden decks with incredible lake views

Power Source: solar power (there are no charging options on the island. This can be organised on the mainland but it is suggested that extra batteries are carried)

Other Camp Features: bar and restaurant, small gift shop

Activities: birding, hiking, nature walks, watersports – snorkeling, diving, swimming and kayaking. Guests have the option of boating or paddling to explore the granitic islands of the Lake. And of course lazing in a hammock is a daily activity! Miss Java Catemaran can be hired to go on trips and spa treatments and diving can also be organised. No motorised sports are offered out of Mumbo Island due to the eco-friendly nature of the Camp

Child Policy: welcomes children of all ages

Season: 22 February to 11 January