Mumbo Island Camp, Lake Malawi, Malawi

Mumbo Island Camp is an Adventures Camp

Things to do at Mumbo Island Camp

At Mumbo Island Camp, you can do as much or as little as you want, from non-motorised water-sports, ideal for the active outdoors enthusiast, to lazing in your hammock!

Sea kayaking

Kayak around the island or further afield to nearby Domwe and other granitic islands. A guide is available to assist beginners and to accompany you if you wish.


Lake Malawi supports over 2 000 species of freshwater fish – a greater variety than any other lake on Earth. Snorkelling through the crystal-clear waters allows you to see some of these; equipment is available for guest use.

Scuba diving

Mumbo Island Camp is a PADI-registered resort offering beginner, advanced and specialty courses in scuba diving. Its astounding underwater diversity awaits divers. Excluded in nightly tariff.


Beneath Lake Malawi’s waters a wide range of underwater habitats harbour a wealth and diversity of mostly endemic aquatic life. The waters around Mumbo Island are completely safe to explore.

Nature trails

There are five nature trails on Mumbo Island, winding their way through the little forest that covers the island. They are clearly marked and can be done without a guide.


The island has interesting birdlife from Trumpeter Hornbill to African paradise-flycatcher.

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