Lake Malawi Options incl Kaya Mawa
₤ 1,327 (PPS)
This enchanting fly-in beach holiday to Lake Malawi is ideal for honeymooners, couples and even families. Plus you can combine it with a safari in Liwonde or Majete in Malawi. Or with South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. But you can also simply enjoy some time away from the world.
Lake Malawi is the stellar attraction of Malawi, enriching every aspect of its life. The lakeshore comprises miles of pristine sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and islands. And the call of the African fish eagle is ever present.
Over 500 species of fish occur in Lake Malawi, including the colourful endemic cichlids that are easily spotted when snorkelling. Other watery activities on Lake Malawi include freshwater scuba diving, canoeing, sailing and just chilling out by the lapping waters.
Red Carpet Option
This is based on Kaya Mawa which in on Likoma island. On arrival in Lilongwe, you take a charter flight to Likoma Island in the northern part of Lake Malawi. Here you stay for 5 nights at the enchantingly romantic Kaya Mawa. Kaya Mawa is a secluded luxury beach lodge on a crescent shaped beach, surrounded by baobab trees and mangos. It doesn't get much better than this in terms of barefoot luxury!
Many visitors also like to explore Likoma Island and visit the somewhat incongruous Likoma Cathedral, with guided walks, biking, trips to their craft workshop as well as kayaking, snorkelling, and diving (at extra cost.)
This includes 2 nights at Mumbo Island Camp and 3 nights at the luxurious Pumulani Lodge, both on the Southern Lakeshore.
Here is the digital itinerary for this variation.
Note: if Mumbo Island doesn't sound like your cup of tea, we can also change this to 5 nights at Pumulani alone. Similarly we can also arrange that you fly back to Lilongwe if you don't want to drive in both directions.
Pared Back Option
This is based on the lovely Blue Zebra Island Lodge which is closer to Lilongwe so ideal if you are ONLY doing the Lake Malawi. (2 hours drive plus a short boat transfer)
Note: The seasonality of the three lodges does vary slightly so these seasons are based on the Main Option