The scenic and pristine Mumbo Island is the perfect hideaway for all those in search of remote open-air adventures in fine style. Certainly, Mumbo Island radiates Robinson Crusoe flair: it has never been settled and boasts abundant species diversity.
A network of sign-posted trails navigates the intact wilderness. Keep your eyes and ears open for the countless birds and reptiles that inhabit the island. Occasionally, an otter hunting fish may be spotted down by the lake.
Then, on a different
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day, you may just want to take it easy and relax on the cosy sun-loungers down by the beach, where the lush forest meets the glittering lake.
The lake is natural playground brimming with life: Don a mask and snorkel and take a peek at the underwater life just below the surface. Alternatively, man the oars and paddle out onto the water in a sea kayak. Lake Malawi is famous for its colourful and abundant sweet-water aquatic life.
As day slowly fades into night, the setting sun’s soft light creates pure magic: Small, traditional fishing boats head out onto the lake, their storm lights lit, while far above the first stars are popping up on the firmament.
It is a wonderful hour to board a boat yourself: An original timber ship may take you on a slow and leisurely sundowner cruise out onto the inky-blue water.
The five comfortable safari tents nestle atop the slightly smaller Jumbo Island that is connected to Mumbo Island’s beach via a bridge. The setting atop the rocks at the island’s edge is just perfect and commands a stunning view out over the lake.
Of course, every accommodation unit features its private observation platform complete with a comfortable hammock. The only sound to disturb the idyll is the piercing call of the fish eagle that nests on the island.
The Mumbo Island’s owners are dedicated to sustainable practises and have pledged to conserve the islands’ pristine condition. Just an example, electricity is provided by solar panels.
At night gather around the fire with a glass of delicious wine in hand, while the chef prepares lip-smacking delicacies in front of your eyes. Afterwards, sip a cup of delightful local tea or coffee or visit the cosy bar on the main island.
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