Romantic lake and beach-side location.
Kaya Mawa Lodge is located on the southern tip of Likoma Island, Lake Malawi. Lake Malawi stretches nearly 600kms from north to south and up to 80kms in width and is Malawi’s most prominent feature. Likoma Island, situated in the far north of Lake Malawi, is the larger of two small islands found here.
Kaya Mawa Lodge was built entirely by hand, in partnership with the local community. It consists of seven stone and teak framed thatched cottages set into a granite headland. All the cottages have private terraces with direct access to the water and some can only be reached by walkways that are built over the lake.
Activities at Kaya Mawa are plentiful and varied: walking or biking around the island is one of the activities not to be missed. Likoma is 100% safe and the local population is legendary both for its friendliness and its curiosity - a simple unescorted stroll around the island, perhaps with a knapsack full of cold drinks and a few snacks, is a wonderful experience - you can stop off to swim en-route, engage the locals in conversation and visit the cathedral and the lively market nearby.The waters are crystal clear throughout the year and the snorkelling is among the best in Lake Malawi. The beaches are beautifully sandy and swimming is safe.
Other water sports on the island include, diving, motorised water sports, water skiing, tube riding, sailing safaris (The lodge has a small wooden skip for journeys around the island) and kayaking. The lodge has its own PADI accredited instructor and excellent dive equipment and can offer casual dives as well as a full range of instruction (at an additional cost).
Why we like it
- Barefoot luxury at its best
- Arabic African chic in style
- Snorkelling & sailing
- Tropical fish & stunning birdlife
- Seamless service & hospitality