Stay on a Deserted Island in Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi is located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It`s is truly a breath-taking place that really shows you just how amazing nature can be. It is home to more species of fish than any other lake. It is a meromictic lake, meaning that its water layers do not mix. The lake has a total surface area of about 29,600 square kilometres. At its deepest point it is 706 m deep. Lake Malawi is famous for the huge swarms of tiny, harmless lake flies. They can easy be mistaken for huge clouds of smoke deep within the lake.

The Fish

Lake Malawi has for millennia provided a major food source to the residents of its shores since its waters are rich in fish. Lake Malawi holds more than 700 cichlid species. Cichlids are cute tiny little colourful fish that have become popular among aquarium owners due to how stunningly bright they are. Most Malawi cichlids are found in relatively shallow coastal waters.

Pundamilia-nyererei lake Malawi Cichlids

Mumbo Island!

This stunningly untouched Island is 1km in diameter and has never been populated. It`s is located in the Lake Malawi National Park part of the lake. This island can only accommodate 14 guest at a time and is completely environmentally friendly. The accommodation is set up in such a way that it caters to all your needs. They have tented camps and a couple of Chalets. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom. Each room also has a deck looking out over the amazing turquoise waters of Lake Malawi. It also has a hammock to relax on and take an afternoon nap.

mumbo-island

What’s interesting to know is that everything used in the lodge is either locally made or recycled on the island. They make all their own glassware from recycled glass right on the island.

You will not run out of things to do on this special little island. Every afternoon they offer a sunset cruise around the island, but you can decide to circle the island by yourself on a kayak. As it is Lake Malawi the snorkelling and scuba diving is also amazing. The island also has stunning hiking trails. If all else fails you can go take a dip is the beautiful water of Lake Malawi and soak in all the beauty of the Island.

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