Island Hopping on Lake Malawi

This 7 night Island hopping adventure is prefect for the adventurous person who would love to explore this small African country with its marvellously friendly and laid-back people, superb flora, bird life and the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi.

7 Nights


₤ 1,309 (PPS)


Malawi is known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ and this is not just glib marketing-speak. Although not as rich in game as other African countries, the magic of Malawi lies in its glorious scenery.

This 7 night Island hopping adventure is prefect for the South African resident that would love to explore the small African country with its marvelously friendly and laid-back people, superb flora, bird life and the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi.

Mumbo Island and Domwe Island are beautiful and unique tropical islands. They have never been inhabited and their nature is pristine.

Domwe Island Adventure Camp is basic but exclusive. The camp lies behind a small beach on the west side of this magnificent and wild island, offering sunset views over the lake and the mountainous edge of the African Rift Valley in the distance. 8 kilometers of open water separates Mumbo Island from Domwe.

On Mumbo Island barefoot luxury is the theme – there is everything you need and nothing that you don’t. The camp is perched on high rocks overlooking the water and blends in with the African bush to create a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ atmosphere of rustic charm.

The island camps are small and roughen, and furnished in a minimalist castaway style. They lie within exclusive concession areas, guaranteeing privacy in paradise. Both camps are built using only reeds, timber, thatch and canvas. The emphasis is on the beauty provided by Mother Nature, and on doing activities like sea kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and exploring on foot. Of course, these being islands, this list also includes lying in hammocks just doing nothing...

The price below is for the following:

  • Return road transfers from Lilongwe
  • Overnight at Cape Maclear (as the boat transfers are at 10.30am in the morning)
  • 6 nights at Mumbo island

However the itinerary shows that you can also split your stay with 2 nights on the more rustic Domwe Island and 4 nights on Mumbo Island. This is a little cheaper (approx $75 less per person)

Important Note

Unfortunately the current johannesburg to Lilongwe schedule means that you will probably need to overnight in Lilongwe at the end. as the return flight to Johannesburg departs at 8.10am.

This is NOT included at this stage,

Island Hopping on Lake Malawi at a glance

PRICE FROM ₤ 1,309 (PPS)

Milandi Joubert

Africa Travel Specialist

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An idea of price

This is a set tour using specific camps. However many tours can be adapted. Chat to us about your options. It excludes international flights but includes an estimate for all domestic or regional flights within the tour.

Average price per person sharing by season
Jul 2023 - Jan 2024
₤ 1,339

Accommodation, Meals as mentioned in description. road and boat transfers. It includes a guided kayak excursion and a sunset cruise, as well as all meals on the island


Flights, Hire of Kayaks, Scuba-divng, Travel insurances and bar drinks