Holidays Breaks in Central Africa

Castaway Island Experiences in Malawi

Accommodation at Island Castaway on Malawi Lake Beaches, our holiday deals offers the perfect island paradise fantasy in the privacy of a luxury bungalow camp. A barefoot luxury theme offers everything you need and nothing you don't! Perched on high rocks overlooking the turquoise, clear waters of the Malawi Lake, creating a 'Robinson Crusoe' atmosphere of rustic charm, built using only reeds, timber, thatch and canvas, with emphasis on the beauty provided by Mother Nature. It is a dream getaway!

Tourists and Leisure Travellers come and stay on the ideally, pristine and deserted tropical island of Mumbo Island in Lake Malawi National Park. The Island has never been populated and is still in it’s natural state with a thick covering of miombo woodland and ancient fig and baobab trees

This holiday destination ideal for Honeymoon couples, Family Holidays, Business group vacations and friends. Activities include sea kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, SCUBA diving or walks through the stunning island forest. Or simply flop into a shady hammock and just “time-out”. Your time is your own - let the gentle rhythms of lake restore your sense of peace.

The Castaway Island Camp ranks among the finest places to stay in Malawi, and is a member of the prestigious Wilderness Safaris Portfolio.


  • Lake Malawi considered the best freshwater diving & snorkelling location on Earth.
  • 25 Minute boat transfer from Cape Maclear to Mumbo Island
  • Relaxing island castaway atmosphere on an isolated island.
  • Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling activities included.
  • Spotted-necked Otters join guests for a snorkel or swim.
  • Scuba diving deals available.
  • Laze in a hammock on your deck and take in the breathtaking view.
  • Stroll down a nature trail through the shady foliage.


All meals while on the island

6 Nights
Boat and car transfers

Day 1,
Depart Johannesburg Flying with SAA you will depart from Johannesburg to Lilongwe airport. On arrival you will be transferred to Cape Maclear (approx 3-4 hours). Dinner and Overnight at Cape Cottage. (DBB)

Day 2,
Mumbo Island After breakfast you will be transferred to the Mumbo Island at around 10h30. The rest of the day is your to take in the beauty and fun-filled activities on offer. Dinner and Overnight at the Mumbo Island Camp. (FB)

Day 3 - 6
Mumbo Island The next few nights are pent on Mumbo Island, an exclusive luxury and tranquil camp situated on a deserted island. The unspoilt island setting makes Mumbo Island the most attractive island for the active outdoor sportsman. For older couples there is no shortage of relaxation opportunities.

Enjoy sea kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, SCUBA diving or walks through the stunning island forest. Or simply flop into a shady hammock and just “time-out”. The choice is yours... All Meals Daily and Overnight at the Mumbo Island Camp. (FB)

Day 7
Depart Lilongwe After a week of unending fun and relaxation we depart the Island and head back to Lilongwe airport via Cape Maclear for your onward flight back to Johannesburg.

Rates quoted per person sharing

6 Night Malawi Kayak Adventures

In South African Rands
Mumbo Island Castaway
Mumbo Island (5n) and Cape Cottage (1n)
On request
Malawi Island Hopper
Mumbo Island (2n), Domwe Isl (2n), Cape Cottage (2n)
On request
Domwe Island Adventure
Domwe Island (4n) and Mgoza Lodge (2n)
On request
Rift Valley Explorer
Mumbo Island (3n) and Mvuu Camp (3n)
On request
Lake Malawi Rejuvenator
Mumbo Island (3n) and Makokola Retreat (3n)
On request
Malawi Bike & Kayak Safari
Mumbo Island (2n), various expedition fly-camps (4n)
On request
Lake Malawi Sea Kayak Safari
Mumbo Island (2n), Domwe Island (1n), expedition fly-camps (3n)
On request

Packages 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.


Packages include:

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Lilongwe Airport
  • Airport taxes
  • Return transfers from the airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • National Park entrance fees and taxes
  • All meals (Excl Domwe Island & Mgoza Lodge)
  • All Kayaking activities and equipment

Packages exclude:

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

Options available

  • Domwe Island is fully equipped with a kitchen. Chef hire and food supplies can
    be arranged extra.
  • Basic shops and markets can be found in Cape Maclear
  • Mogoza Lodge has its own restaurant. Guests can enjoy restaurants along Cape Maclear beach strip
  • Itineraries can be tailored to meet the requirements of the client
  • Private air charters available as a supplement to long transfers
  • Mumbo Island and Domwe Island are PADI-registered SCUBA

**Prices are available on request.**

Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases,
currency exchange, fluctuations, seasons and any
unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.


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