Likoma Island is situated in the north-eastern part of Lake Malawi, within the territorial waters of Mozambique. It is here,on the southwestern corner of the island that Kaya Mawa is beautifully perched, on a rocky headland overlooking the lake. This exquisite lodge combines the glorious natural surroundings of beach, rock, island and lake to create the ultimate Malawi safari destination for the discerning traveller.
Kaya Mawa translates to “Maybe tomorrow” in the local Nyanja dialect. The name holds true at this splendid accommodation in Malawi, where time stops in blissful limbo. Kaya Mawa will delight your senses in every way - from the beautiful location to the unique design of the chalets which are fantastic! And for those in search of the perfect honeymoon retreat, look no further than this romantic resort.
Choose your Lake Malawi accommodation at Kaya Mawa, where you have an option of staying in 1 of 11 rooms and houses. The lodge is entirely built by hand, with many rooms fitted carefully into the rocky headlands and having direct access to the lake.
The rooms are divided into 4 standard chalets, 3 premium chalets, 2 luxury villas as well as 2 family houses, all discretely set among the granite promontory. All the rooms feature en-suite bathrooms with shower and sunken bathtubs. Private decks offer spectacular vistas and lead out onto the beach. One of the houses, the Mainja House has been designed as a honeymoon retreat with just 1 massive bedroom and a secluded location with a great view.
The dining and bar area of Kaya Mawa is positioned high up the hill, affording guests sweeping panoramas of the extensive Lake Malawi. Dinners can be served anywhere, on a beach, on a deck, on a platform or on the gazebo. Guests can lounge in hammocks or on the beach, ideal spots for relaxing and sun.
Guests are spoilt for choice with a myriad of watersports and inland activities on Likoma Island. The waters surrounding Kaya Mawa are crystal clear throughout the year and the diving and snorkelling is exceptional. Kayaking, boat trips and sailing can be enjoyed at this lodge in Malawi.
Explore Likoma on foot or make use of the lodge’s mountain bikes for an expedition around the island. Tours to local villages will afford you a peek into the culture and lifestyle of the locals. The St Peter’s Cathedral is a historical interest for most visitors on their holiday in Malawi.