Luxury Hotels in Lake Malawi and Likoma Island

Below is a selection of handpicked hotels in Lake Malawi and Likoma Island. Take a look at our favourites for more inspiration on a luxury holiday to Malawi.

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Danforth Yachting

Location: Lake Malawi & Likoma Island | Malawi

Danforth Yachting brings the South African tradition of excellent, informal and owner-run lodges to Malawi. Situated right on the lakeshore, with warm friendly hosts, and watersports galore, this is ideal for those who want an active beach break in a laid-back setting.

Best for: Family-friendly, Cruise, Water activities

Kaya Mawa

Location: Lake Malawi & Likoma Island | Malawi

Mention the name “Kaya Mawa” and past visitors turn misty eyed and start plotting an escape to Malawi. This is one of those legendary lodges that send Africaphiles into raptures, and makes first timers want to return again and again. Perched on the shore of Likoma Island, this is a retreat from modern life and an escape from the outside world.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Lodge, Setting & Views


Location: Lake Malawi & Likoma Island | Malawi

At 365 miles long, and 52 miles wide, Lake Malawi (“the calendar lake”) takes up much of the country’s surface, yet few visitors ever see beyond its shores. Mufasa, a 38 foot yacht with room for up to ten guests, offers the perfect way to head out and explore the water. Captained by Howard Massey Hicks, Mufasa is yours to explore with as you will, for a night, a week, or even a ten day sail.

Best for: Family-friendly, Beach, Water activities

Mumbo Island

Location: Lake Malawi & Likoma Island | Malawi

Mumbo Island is a camp set on a pristine and deserted tropical island, part of the stunning Lake Malawi National Park. It ranks amongst the finest camps in Malawi. The whole island falls within an exclusive concession, guaranteeing privacy in paradise. 

Best for: Hideaway, Landscapes & Scenery, Water activities, Adventure


Location: Lake Malawi & Likoma Island | Malawi

Relax along the tranquil shores of beautiful Lake Malawi at Robin Pope owned Pumulani. The lodge’s stunning hillside setting provides magnificent views over the Lake of Stars, the perfect respite after an exhilarating safari.

Best for: Honeymoon, Beach, Rustic, Romantic


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