Kaya Mawa



  • Stunning island setting in Lake Malawi
  • Cosy cottages made of stone and wood
  • Enjoy superb sunsets from the bar
  • Relax on your private terrace
  • Choice of land- and water-based activities




Open: Kaya Mawa is open year round

Location: South West Likoma Island, Lake Malawi. There is an airstrip on the island with regular flights from Lilongwe, which take about 1 hour.

Rooms: There are 11 rooms and houses comprising 3 standard rooms, 4 premium rooms, 2 houses and 2 family rooms. All are en-suite and have private decks. Most premium rooms have plunge pools and one is on its own island reached by a wooden bridge. Houses have sitting rooms and private bars, and one has 2 bedrooms. One of the family chalets can accommodate up to 4 people, and the other sleeps up to 5.

Hdomo House provides additional accommodation, with 4 bedrooms, 3 of which are en-suite, a sitting room with deck, kitchen/dining room and study/media room. Outside there are 3 large terraces, a courtyard, outside dining and BBQ area, swimming pool and secluded part of the beach. The house is fully staffed with a nanny, cook, housekeeper, groundstaff and watchmen.

Activities: Water-based activities include sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, doughnutting, kneeboarding and fishing. The water is excellent for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. On land you can explore on foot and by mountain bike.

Facilities: There is a lovely pool and there are loungers on the beach for sunbathing and relaxing. The beach bar is perfectly located for spectacular sunsets, with the restaurant positioned alongside. The spa offers aromatherapy, beauty treatments and massages.

Dining: Breakfast and lunch are served in the beach restaurant. Dinners can be served anywhere! It's private dining here and you may have a different location every night for your delicious 3-course dinner.

Children:  Children of all ages are welcome here.

Health: This is a malarial area. Bilharzia is not present at Kaya Mawa

Communication: Internet is available here, there is also a good mobile phone signal.

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Client Rating for Malawi 5/5 from 10 reviews

See comments above. It's not like a typical Caribbean or Indian Ocean resort with manicured lawns, expensive boutiques and loads of air conditioning. It's more like a guest house for a bygone era. And the food is amazing. The queasily would not be out of place Ina top London restaurant, but it's on an island that relies for an aged weekly tramp steamer for supplies. Incredible.

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