Mumbo Island Camp, Lake Malawi, Malawi

Mumbo Island Camp is an Adventures Camp

Idyllic Robinson Crusoe honeymoon island retreat

Mumbo Island is a pristine, practically deserted tropical island in the world’s first freshwater national park: Lake Malawi National Park. Here, just 6 comfortable tents (including a family tent) are perched on rocks high above the water and tucked into the foliage. Each tent has a hot bucket shower and 'eco-loo', its own shaded view-deck and hammock. 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.


  • This part of Lake Malawi is considered the best freshwater diving and snorkelling location on the planet
  • The camp blends with the environment to create a place of rustic charm and minimal impact
  • Mumbo Island has never been populated by humans and is still in its natural state
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Some things to do at Mumbo Island Camp

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Snorkel through the crystal-clear waters of Lake Malawi to see the huge variety of fish species.

  • Laze in a hammock in the 'chill-out' area or on your deck, contemplating the breathtaking view.

  • Test out your kayaking skills around Mumbo Island.

Latest News From Mumbo Island Camp

  • Mumbo Island - July 2014
    Jul 31, 2014

    Mumbo Island skipper in fifth place in Malawi International Sailing Marathon!

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  • Mumbo Island Camp - January 2014
    Jan 31, 2014

    Malawi’s summer season has begun and the island is a lush, verdant paradise

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  • Mumbo Island Camp - October 2013
    Oct 29, 2013

    The hot and dry month of October is an ideal time to visit Mumbo Island and enjoy the cool, refreshing waters of the lake

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ Mumbo Island is one of those places that you wake up every morning, and stand on your balcony saying "how did I never know this place existed?" ”
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Reviewed by: gotravelgirl, 2013.09.29