Kaya Mawa

Likoma Island Malawi, Africa

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About Kaya Mawa

One of the most stunning resorts in Africa is not located anywhere near the ocean. Kaya Mawa sits on Likoma Island in a remote section of Lake Malawi. This expansive body of freshwater, which dominates the landscape of its namesake country, is filled with colorful aquatic life and surrounded by unforgettable scenery. The island puts guests face to face with the best experiences that the lake has to offer. Kaya Mawa’s attractiveness goes far beyond its ideal location. There are 12 unique chalets and houses where guests can enjoy privacy, comfort, and a unique atmosphere that other resorts on Lake Malawi cannot duplicate. There are three “standard” cottages that overlook the water. Dubbed Mbungu, Khuyu and Msekwa, these places each sit on there own secluded section of shoreline. Private d ...
One of the most stunning resorts in Africa is not located anywhere near the ocean. Kaya Mawa sits on Likoma Island in a remote section of Lake Malawi. This expansive body of freshwater, which dominates the landscape of its namesake country, is filled with colorful aquatic life and surrounded by unforgettable scenery. The island puts guests face to face with the best experiences that the lake has to offer. Kaya Mawa’s attractiveness goes far beyond its ideal location. There are 12 unique chalets and houses where guests can enjoy privacy, comfort, and a unique atmosphere that other resorts on Lake Malawi cannot duplicate. There are three “standard” cottages that overlook the water. Dubbed Mbungu, Khuyu and Msekwa, these places each sit on there own secluded section of shoreline. Private decks, spacious bedrooms and baths, and easy access to the water and the beach provide couples with everything they could desire in a lakeside accommodation. There are four “premium” chalets at Kaya Mawa. Nkwhazi, Mbamba, Makengulu and Ngani are even more spacious and more secluded than their peers. Private plunge pools, verandahs that offer stunning panoramas, and Kaya’s trademark afro-luxe decor make these very special places to stay. The premium chalets are set higher on the shore, allowing guests to see all the way across the expansive lake to Malawai’s eastern neighbor, Mozambique. The resort also has five houses. Madimba offers a huge master bedroom, a plunge pool and a sitting room with a private bar. It’s two-bedroom neighbor, Mainja, boasts an airy seating area and a plunge pool that affords swimmers some of the best views on Likoma Island. Kaya Mawa is also a very family-friendly resort. The two-bedroom Ulissa and Yofu chalets both offer enough space for a family of four or five. The large Ndomo House provides four bedrooms and is perfect for groups or large families. The beach at Kaya Mawa is dotted with lounge chairs, making it easy to relax even if you want to venture outside of your chalet. Kayaking, sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving are on the agenda, with the resort providing guides as well as instructors for novice divers. Guests seeking excitement can try their hand at kite surfing or water skiing. The beautiful island holds plenty of opportunities for land-based adventures. You can explore on foot or from the saddle of a quad bike. Meals are cooked by Kaya's award-winning chefs. Guests can eat right on the beach if they choose. The dishes are created with fresh local ingredients, and the three-course dinner, served on the sand overlooking the lake, will certainly be one of the highlights of the day. After the meal, the nearby open-air bar offers a warm and social atmosphere where guests can sit, drink, mingle, and watch the sun set over the lake. What to do Explore the amazing underwater life of Lake Malawi by snorkeling or scuba diving. End your day with a delicious three-course meal on the beach and a sunset cocktail at the bar. Appreciate the lake views from your own private deck or plunge pool. Or get a closer look on a kayak or sail boat.

What we love

The privacy offered by each house and chalet. Guests can feel like they are alone on the island with the water and the amazing views.

The tasteful and unique decor in each accommodation at Kaya Mawa.

The public areas. The beach, the restaurant and the bar are all tasteful and stylish yet extremely welcoming.

What to know

Kaya Mawa has special packages that include stays at other similar African resorts.

The onsite spa offers massages, aromatherapy sessions and exfoliation treatments.

Light aircraft make frequent flights directly to the island from the main Malawian airport in Lilongwe.

  • Outdoor Event Space
  • Overnight Stays
  • WiFi
  • Scenic Views
  • On site Event Staff
  • Close To Beach
  • Tables & Chairs Included
  • On Site Restrooms