Likoma Island is the larger of two small inhabited islands situated in the far north of Lake Malawi.

Kaya Mawa Lodge is situated on the south-western tip of the island at the head of a crescent-shaped bay, surrounded by mango trees and ancient baobabs.

Kaya Mawa consists of ten stone and teak-framed thatched cottages set into a granite headland. There is a honeymoon house tucked away on its own private island and reached by boat or a wooden walkway. Each cottage faces the lake and has a king-sized mahogany four-poster bed, a shower, a sunken stone bathtub and a loo with a view. The cottages have private terraces with direct access to the water, and some can only be reached by walkways built over the lake.

For families and groups, the beautiful Ndomo House is a wonderful option, just a 15 minute walk from the Lodge. There are four bedrooms at Ndomo, a live in chef, and a private pool, and guests are also free to use all of the facilities at Kaya Mawa Lodge too.

Guests can try waterskiing, wake-boarding, snorkelling and diving, sailing or local community visits.

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With no machinery available on the island, Kaya Mawa Lodge was built entirely by hand, in partnership with the local community.

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