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Mumbo Island Camp

Mumbo Island, Lake Malawi National Park

From: USD 100 - 250 per person sharing per night

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Mumbo Island Camp Highlights

Mumbo Island is situated in Lake Malawi National Park, the first Park in the world set aside for the protection of freshwater fish. It is a remote and untouched tropical island offering peace and tranquility combined with spectacular views and exciting activities on the blue waters of Lake Malawi. The National Park offers some of the best freshwater scuba diving on the planet and the best snorkelling on the Lake.

What Sun Safaris Says

  • Mumbo Island Camp ranks amongst the finest in Malawi, and is a member of the prestigious Wilderness Safaris Portfolio.
  • It has never been populated, and is still in its natural state of thick miombo woodland and ancient fig and baobab trees.
  • The National Park offers what many consider the best freshwater snorkeling and SCUBA diving in the world.

Mumbo Island Camp Description

Mumbo Island camp consists of 6 units, including 1 family unit. The tents are separated by a walkway and share a toilet and shower. This camp can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests in their thatched-roof tents, which are raised on wooden decks or on the high rocks typical of this island. Facilities are all en-suite except for the family chalet, which shares one toilet and shower. Facilities include bucket showers with fire-warmed water and composting eco-loos. Each tent is equipped with mosquito netting that covers all openings, individual viewing decks and hammocks with spectacular sights of Lake Malawi. Mumbo Island camp has a communal area, dining area, bar and sundowner deck, as well as a private beach for guests ultimate enjoyment.

Mumbo Island Camp Game Viewing and Activities

Lake Malawi is famous for its abundance and diversity of fish life and holds a greater array of freshwater fish species than any other lake on Earth. The focus at Mumbo Island Camp is on non-motorised water sports, which makes the camp ideal for active guests and outdoor enthusiasts. The most popular activities here are snorkelling and diving (Mumbo is a PADI registered resort, offering beginner, advanced and specialty courses, as well as gear hire and casual dives), swimming, kayaking, and bird-watching. Guests have the option of boating or paddling, or exploring the island's 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.

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