Mumbo Island is about a 40 minute boat ride from the mainland. Let it take you away from modern distractions, mobile phones and normal hectic life. Instead enjoy walks on the white sandy beach, a glass of good wine as the sun sets, crystal clear blue water- where you don’t even need a snorkel mask to see the fish! Take a good book or kayak round the island and simply enjoy the rustic nature of the island and the stunning views.
Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear
5 en-suite water facing eco-friendly safari tents & 1 family unit in the forest
From $250 (ppn)
Rustic island paradise and digital detoxing!
Yes. Of all ages
End of Feb – mid Jan
If you have ever pictured a private island in your head with white sandy beaches and crystal clear water chances are Mumbo will perfectly fulfil this. The views, simply put, are stunning. The chalets are perched atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the blue lake and you can see the small colourful cichlid fish from your room! Whilst the rooms are rustic with a focus on eco-friendly construction, you have your own Robinson Crusoe style chalet with a comfy bed, en-suite bathroom with bucket shower and long drop loos. All in all the perfect island escape!
Mumbo is the spot to snorkel on the lake. With crystal clear water you barely need a mask to see the colourful fish. Lake Malawi is home to over 700 species of endemic Cichlid fish and whilst it may not be the ocean Lake Malawi has a very healthy population of fish which make for a unique snorkelling experience! Take the snorkelling masks to explore the rocky outcrops around the island and in the protected bay to see for yourselves the amazing freshwater fish!
In a roundabout turn of events from lodges originally desperately trying to have internet and signal at them for clients constant need to be online, a new trend has emerged for places you can digitally detox. Get away from beeping phones, endless emails and the monotonous scroll of social media on your island paradise with no signal and no WiFi, in fact there is no electricity! Eat dinner under bright stars and candlelight, watch fish eagles as they swop in to catch fish, kayak round the island looking for otters and spend quality time with your loved ones away from modern distractions.