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Kaya mawa

Owner-run Kaya Mawa is ideal for a few nights of rest and relaxation and a chance to unwind after the early mornings of the Zambia safari routine. The service here is impeccable, they attend to your every need without over-doing it, so you’re left to enjoy yourselves in peace. 

Kaya Mawa- The Details

The cool freshwater lake offers a welcoming and refreshing retreat. You can spend your days lounging on the beach and being pampered in the in-house spa, or get as active as you like, biking across the island or canoeing on the lake. This small lodge is beautifully furnished with a truly authentic theme running through it; this is our top recommendation for lake accommodation and an ideal romantic getaway for honeymooners.

Lake Malawi offers a great beach extension to a spectacular  Zambian safari, especially from the South Luangwa. The gateway is through Mfuwe in the South Luangwa where you can fly into Lilongwe (an hour’s flight), go through immigration, and continue from there to your destination. We highly recommend the stunning Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island – another hour’s flight on from Lilongwe.

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Guide price: $450 per person


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Kaya mawa - Reviews

Although slightly awkward to get to, Kaya Mawa is well worth the effort.  This is a little bit of barefoot heaven.  We are very fond of Ras Kutani, but this is Ras Kutani +++, I would say in a different league, but with the same laid back charm - even more so.  It is an idyllic situation between two lovely beaches with a view over the lake to Mozambique five miles away.  Lake Malawi is crystal clear, full of myriads of small colourful cichlids.  Each cabin is supplied with two sets of snorkels and flippers and there is free sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding.  There is also water skiing and scuba diving, but these must be paid for.
The cabins themselves are delightful, well spread out and private, beautifully and originally designed around rocks, with large decks , comfortable armchairs and sunbeds, and in some cases like ours, with a plunge pool.  The views are stupendous, even from the bed. 
The standards of food and service were quite exceptional.   The chef was Michelle's partner Rich (who we did not actually meet) and although there was not a choice one's personal dietary quirks were always remembered and everything was delicious.   All the staff knew each guest by name, their favourite drinks etc, and thought of every requirement before the guest himself.   Very friendly but never obsequious. 
I have spent rather a lot of space on Kaya Mara, but I don't think you have been there, unlike the other camps, even though we went at your suggestion.  Tell your clients to forget the Caribbean - this is infinitely better!
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