Kaya Mawa

On a small island in the warm heart of Africa nestled on the sandy beaches amongst the rocks is the wonderful Kaya Mawa by Green Safaris. Likoma Island is a unique destination in Lake Malawi providing for complete relaxation, indulgence or enjoying a range of incredible water sports in the beautiful blue waters. Kaya Mawa offers a variety of luxury rooms, chalets and houses each with their own unique décor and some with private pools.

The area is fantastic for diving and snorkelling and the island itself has lots to offer from a cathedral the same size as Winchester Cathedral in England to the fishing villages and the lake shore that turns litter and broken glass into stunning home furnishings.

 

Fast Facts

Location

Likoma Island, Lake Malawi

Rooms

3 standard rooms, 2 family rooms, 4 premium rooms, 2 family houses & Ndomo Point (4 bedroom house)

Avg. room price

From $300 (ppn)

Great for

Relaxing and snorkelling

Children welcome

Yes, of all ages

Open

All year round

Ideal length of stay

3 – 4 nights

Fans

Yes

Wi-fi

Yes

Lodge Key Features

Rooms

There are 4 standard rooms with en-suite bathrooms all with king or twin beds, 3 face the beach and the bar and one is on a small rocky island, perfect for those who desire a little privacy! There are 3 premium rooms, 2 of which have their own plunge pool and one is a ‘Honeymoon Island’ accessed by a wooden walkway it doesn’t have its own pool but does have its own beach and lake access so you can be in complete privacy.

Then there are 4 houses, 2 on the beach with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, one with 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and the last is a honeymoon retreat with one huge bedroom secluded from the rest. The final ‘room’ is Ndomo house a 4 bedroom self-contained luxury villa which has its own staff and boat, to use at guests disposal. Guests can either choose to have all their activities and meals at the house or they are welcome to use the lodge facilities as well.

Activities

Here, there are such a variety of activities. Of course, to start with you may wish to enjoy your beautiful room particularly if you have your own pool. Is there anything better than a glass of wine in the sun in a private pool? However, if you do venture from the room there are some great lake-based activities; kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling, here the water is very clear with no hippos and very few crocs – it is the safest of all the places and one of the best for marine life. You can also take out the boat for some gentle cruising, sunset boat trips and water-skiing. Alternatively you may wish to explore the island where you have the choice of mountain bikes and quad bikes to get around! The island is inhabited by a small fishing community and there is a cathedral built to be used as the missionary headquarters in 1880, this massive feature is well worth a visit.

Giving back

Kaya Mawa has long supported the community on Likoma Island, with almost everyone employed hailing from the island. They also have the Katundu shop where they empower local women, mostly orphans, teaching them through training to turn recyclable objects such as glass, wood, clay and beads to make beautiful textiles, light fixtures and wall art which can be seen through out the lodge and in the latitude hotels.

Client Reviews

  • One of my Favorite Hotels in the World

    Wow, what a magnificent property. The hotel placed me in the most beautiful room imaginable on an island. I had to cross a bridge to get to it. The room was stunning. The massage room overlooked the water, and the masseuse was terrific.
    The food was healthy and incredible.

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • Perfect end to our honeymoon

    Everything, from the flight into the island onwards, was perfect. We were shown around by Ali and Oli (the new managers) on arrival, and our cottage was beautiful- huge, with a double shower and a private pool on the terrace. The food was just incredible, and the bar had a fantastic selection of drinks. Watersports were great- paddle boarding with the hotel’s dog at the helm was a highlight! All in all- totally wonderful.

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • Wonderful, relaxing family holiday in a special location

    We had a truly wonderful holiday on our return visit to Kaya Mawa; it was even more beautiful than we remembered. The epitome of barefoot luxury, Kaya is a collection of beautifully curated spaces that effortlessly pull together into a place you just want to be. !ts thoughtful design, well-spaced layout and ample lounging areas, create the sense you have the island to yourself even when they’re quite full.

    A TripAdvisor Member

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