Mumbo Island Holiday in Malawi

7 Day Malawi Island Castaway Holiday

Spend a weeks holiday on an island with our Malawi Island Castaway Holiday, a pristine and deserted tropical island floating on the expansive waters of the Lake Malawi National Park.

Malawi Island Castaway takes you to Mumbo Island, the best choice for a Malawi holiday with a maze of massive underwater boulders, innumerable species of colorful fish and calm, clear water. The Lake Malawi National Park offers what many consider the best freshwater snorkeling and SCUBA diving in the world. The Island is only 1 km in diameter and has never been populated so it remains in a pristine condition.

Your lodgings on the Malawi Island Castaway are rustic and environmentally friendly to give the true ambience of a castaway in the middle of Lake Malawi in Africa. While staying on Mumbo Island you will have all meals included and served (self catering options are available on the sister island - Domwe Island) as well as all transport from Lilongwe or Blantyre Airport. Kayak and snorkeling equipment are available to use free of charge during your stay.

Why book the Malawi Island Castaway?

  • Stay on a remote camp in the middle of Lake Malawi
  • Rustic accommodation giving a Robinson Crusoe atmosphere, with hot bucket showers
  • Almost all the furnishings are locally sourced and made either in the village or in Malawi.
  • Ideal for kayak, snorkeling and diving enthusiasts while special bicycle routes are available off-island
  • The tranquil setting on the calm waters of the lake, swaying hammocks and shaded decks will leave a lasting impression
  • Fully catered stay, means all meals are provided during your stay
  • All kayak and snorkeling equipment are available to use free of charge

This package is ideal for a combination trip to combine with a safari in Kruger or a trip to Cape Town or Victoria Falls. For unique combinations please contact our travel experts.


All Meals included

7 Days / 6 Nights
Flights & Boat transfers


Mumbo Island Castaway

Packages to Mumbo Island are not available until further notice due to the lack of flight schedules to Lilongwe.
The lodge is still open and operating on a request basis.
Please contact us for a customized quotation.

Note: Offer based on South African Resident discounts.
Rates for non-South African residents available on request

Packages include:

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Lilongwe Airport
  • Airport taxes
  • All road, boat and other transfers, and vehicle/boat support.
  • 5 Nights' accommodation on Mumbo Island
  • 1 Night's accommodation at Cape Cottage on the beach at Cape Maclear
  • National Park entrance fees and taxes
  • All meals included
  • All Kayaking activities and equipment

Packages exclude:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Visas (Not required for South African Passport holders)
  • Scuba Diving is an optional extra

Options available

  • Itineraries can be tailored to meet the requirements of the client
  • Private air charters available as a supplement to long transfers
  • Mumbo Island is a PADI-registered
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations, seasons and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

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