What does it cost to stay on Mumbo and Domwe?


Options to suit all wallets!

2024 Low Season  – valid to 30 June 2024
Mumbo Island – Island Chalet USD96, Forest Chalet USD64
Domwe Island – Safari Tent USD40, Tent Site USD20

2024 High Season  – valid 1 July 2024 to 13 January 2025
Mumbo Island – Island Chalet USD106, Forest Chalet USD70
Domwe Island – Safari Tent USD40, Tent Site USD20

All above rates are per adult per night, self-catered and self-service.
Discounted prices are available for teens and children.
Included: Accommodation in fully-furnished Island Chalets, fully-serviced kitchen, all National Park fees and taxes.
Excluded: Meals, boat transfers, activities and gear rentals.

Full catering (three meals per day) is available at the following prices:
2024 Low Season USD70 per day (children USD45).
2024 High Season USD70 per day (children USD45).
Chef hire is available for those who can bring their own food.
All catering and chef hire must be prebooked.

Terms and Conditions apply.
We reserve the right to amend prices should factors beyond our control make it necessary to do so.


Safari tent (fully-furnished) USD40
Tent site (no tent) USD20

Full catering (includes, chef, three meals per day, tea/coffee) USD48
(Residents of Malawi and South Africa please note – we do occasionally run Specials for our local friends, so please contact us to check.)

All above prices are per adult per night (no single supplements apply).
Prices are available for children and teens – please see the Info Pack for details.
Accommodation prices above are on a self-catered basis – please see the Info Pack for details on the various meal options.
Prices include all taxes and National Park fees.
Prices exclude alcoholic and bottled drinks, SCUBA diving and sailing.

Just like a pizza menu – choose from these recommendations, or make up your own!

Putting your package together works just like a pizza menu – choose one of our recommendations below, or make up your own.
Options include: getting yourself there; adding or removing nights; changing the mix of places to stay; saving some cash by self-catering and/or using your own tent on Domwe Island; adding in some SCUBA diving; adding on other destinations in Malawi.

Below is some more detail on these options:

Getting to Malawi:
The airlines flying to Malawi are Ethiopian Airlines, Malawian Airways and Kenya Airways. We do not offer flight bookings – please check out your options online. Self drive from South Africa and other SADC countries is a great option for those with more time and a penchant for exploration.

Road transfers in Malawi:
Our recommended packages are all “land only” meaning that they start and end at Lilongwe International Airport, and include all the necessary in-Malawi road transfers.
We can assist with road transfers between Cape Maclear and a number of other points in Southern Malawi.

First and last nights:
Due to flight arrival and departure times it may be neccessary to spend the first and/or last nights in the city. We have a variety of options on offer and we can assist with these bookings.

Meals and catering:
On Mumbo island and Domwe Island the start point is self-catering with all food provision and preparation being the responsibility of the guests.
We do also offer a fully-catered options covering all the meals which may be added at the time of booking.
Chef service is also an option.

On Mumbo Island and Domwe Island there is plenty to do without involving gear hire or guides, such as swimming, walking trails and quality hammock time.
Kayak and snorkelling gear may be hired for use in the sheltered bays at the camps.
Longer guided kayak excursions and a sunset cruise can be booked while on the island.
SCUBA diving is on offer but must be booked in advance.

Bottom line – there are lots of options and ways to craft your own perfect holiday! Contact our Cape Town booking office for expert advise via a call, WhatsApp or email.


Six nights ex Lilongwe. Enjoy our double/twin Island Chalets each en-suite with a beautiful view and built from locally sourced reeds, or our Forest Chalet ideal for families (sleeps four). For the sporty there is sea kayaking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving and beachcombing. Alternatively seek out a shady hammock or hideaway next to the water and just ‘time-out’. You decide!


Six nights ex Lilongwe. The Lake Malawi Island Hopping Adventure is a world-class sea kayaking trail that covers 25km in three days of paddling. Adventurers spend two/three nights in each of the Kayak Africa camps on Domwe Island and Mumbo Island. The trail is fully-supported and fully-catered, leaving guests free to focus on exploring and relaxing at will.


Six nights ex Lilongwe.  deserted tropical island and part of the Lake Malawi National Park, Domwe Island is a wonderful retreat from the real world and busy beach at Cape Maclear. A visit to Domwe Island is ideal for active and nature-loving guests looking to rediscover the simple life of times gone by.


Six nights ex Lilongwe.   A Bush and Beach combination in the cradle of the African Rift Valley. Perhaps this is the Garden of Eden? Habitat variety is awesome – massive lakes, mighty rivers, floodplains, riverine forests and vast natural woodlands combine to support all the big game and hundreds of bird species.


Six nights ex Lilongwe.  Is the ‘Go go go’ of city life starting to get to you? Help is at hand with this Lake Malawi classic which combines Malawi’s premier beach resort with its best island lodge. Mumbo Island and The Makokola Retreat (formerly Club Makokola) are not only geographical neighbours that lie just one hour’s drive apart, but have also long shared an ethos of providing guests with the best Lake Malawi has to offer.