Safari Holiday Accommodation in Africa

Domwe Island Camp

An exclusive island adventure camp that offers self catering accommodation for families and groups in Lake Malawi on a beautiful island.

The accommodation is equipped with it's own fully stocked kitchen facilities with two full time staff members. The Domwe Island Camp only has three fully-furnished safari style tents, making it ideal for travelers looking for a bit more rustic and close to nature holidays in Malawi. The camp does not have electricity and all lighting is by solar, paraffin lamps and wind-up torches.

The Domwe Island is the largest unpopulated island in Lake Malawi. Leave your troubles behind and step onto an island retreat sure to make your stay wonderful!

IDEAL FOR: Family Holidays, Fussiness Groups Adventures, Honeymooners Vacations, Travelers on a budget Trips from South Africa or International Destinations.

What makes the Domwe Island Camp unique?

  • Located on the largest unpopulated island in Lake Malawi.
  • Great for Families.
  • Self Catering accommodation.
  • Fantastic Kayaking & Diving.
  • Nestled behind a beautiful beach.


Self Catering



The Camp strives to leave little impact on the environment, meaning that there is no electrcity on the island.

The kitchen has two full-time staff members, and is fully stocked with fridges, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. All kitchen waste is separated and taken back to the mainland to either be used in the compost or to be burned or recycled. Cooking is done on gas or rocket stove; water is pumped from the lake and chlorinated on the island.

Toilets are dry composter loos and all composted material is removed from the island, buried in pits for a year and then used as great compost on our gardens on the mainland.

Gear rental
Sea kayaks, snorkeling gear and dry bags can be hired from us as required.

Food shopping
Basic supplies and some fresh produce are available in the village at Cape Maclear.
Monkey Bay (25km away) has a basic supermarket where most simple goods are available. In Lilongwe and Blantyre there are large, modern supermarkets with a full range of goods.
If you are using Getaway Africa for transfer to get to Cape Maclear we will make a shopping-stop at the best available store en route.

More Facilities

  • Dining Area with Bar
  • Water sport gazebo


Fully-furnished safari tents
There are three fully-furnished safari tents in the camp. Each tent has two beds, and an additional two mattresses can be hired for each tent.

Rates quoted per person

Domwe Island Camp

Malawi Island accommodation rates 2015
2015 Rates
IN US$ Per Night
Adult Child
Safari Tents
Max 4 people per tent
$60 $30 $30
Whole Island
Max 10 people
Please enquire for groups over 10 people

Rates Include:

  • Accommodation
  • National Park Fees

Rates Exclude

  • Optional
  • Transport to the Island ($30 per boat)
  • Items of personal Nature
  • Scuba diving
IN US$ Rate
Kayak $30 (double or single)
Snorkeling Gear $15 per set
Dry Bags $5 per set
Chef or Guide $35 per night
Full Day Food pack $40 per person
Sunset Cruise $75 per boat
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

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