Lake Malawi really is the jewel of Malawi with its outstanding beauty along the lakeshore and many islands - some uninhabited and others with bustling populations.
This island hopping trip gives you a week of lakeside living in two of our favourite eco island lodges. Both Mumbo island and Blue Zebra Island are uninhabited with breathtaking walking trails, gorgeous beaches and the perfect place for beach chillers and adventurers alike. Be it on a sun lounger with a good book or snorkelling, swimming, scuba diving or kayaking, you’re guaranteed a great time.
- Full board
- Private road transfers
- Island boat transfers
- Lake Malawi national park fees for Mumbo & Blue Zebra
- Drinks (unless stated), Tips & Items of a personal nature
Day One to Four - Mumbo Island
This morning you will depart for Cape Maclear, a journey of approx 4 hours to take you to the beautiful lakeshore. Airport collection from Lilongwe or Blantyre is available on request. In the afternoon you’ll take the 3pm boat to Mumbo island. The boat ride through the beautiful Lake Malawi National Park takes approx 1 hour.
Accommodation for the next three nights will be on Mumbo island in an ensuite safari tent on a full board basis. Activities such as hiking, snorkelling and kayaking are included. Additional options of scuba diving, massages and sunset boat trips are also available.
This exclusive getaway from the hustle and bustle offers the opportunity to truly be at one with nature. Many people fall in love with this uninhabited island and its rustic barefoot luxury. Chill in a hammock with a book or take a swim around the outcroppings of rocks, this is one of Malawi’s most popular islands.
Day Four to Five - Cape Maclear
After lunch, your boat will depart Mumbo island for the trip back to mainland where you will be met by your driver and driven 30 minutes to Chembe Eagles Nest, situated at the far end of Cape Maclear.
A lakeshore lodge like no other, Chembe Eagles Nest sits next to the steep slopes which mark the land section of Lake Malawi National Park. The lodge has delicious food, a fully stocked bar, pool and the option of a sunset catamaran trip. You’ll be staying in one of the air-conditioned ensuite rooms with private verandahs on a half board basis.
Day Five to Seven - Blue Zebra Island Lodge
An early rise this morning as you’ll be heading off straight after breakfast for the 3 hour journey to Senga Bay. This is where you’ll transfer by boat to the beautiful Blue Zebra Island Lodge in time for lunch. You’ll spend two nights in this luxury resort staying in an executive chalet on a full board basis.
With luxury ensuite safari tents, incredible food, fully stocked bar and an infinity pool, Blue Zebra offers comfort and style as well as a fantastic selection of activities like walking one of their trails to enjoy the undisturbed nature or taking an afternoon kayak. Be it a romantic getaway for two or a family break, Blue Zebra caters for your every need. For further information, download our brochure here. An absolute must visit location!
Day Seven to Eight - Senga Bay
After a last leisurely breakfast on Blue Zebra Island you'll be transferred by speedboat back to Senga Bay on the mainland, where just down the road lies Casa Costantini - several beautifully designed cottages. The cottages have two swimming pools and private decks overlooking the beach as well as comfortable seating areas dotted around the luscious gardens. The food and service is second to none and you'll have a relaxing last night of your holiday surrounded by impeccable style.
Day Eight - Lilongwe Airport - Departure Day
This morning after breakfast your driver will be waiting to take you directly to Kamuzu International Airport, approx 90 minutes away, ready for your departing flight.