Kaya Mawa

Meaning 'maybe tomorrow', Kaya Mawa is one of Malawi's most beautiful lodges, situated on the golden shores of Likoma Island in Lake Malawi; a haven for divers and watersport enthusiasts. Winner of numerous accolades, the lodge holds an undeniably romantic aesthetic, furthered by being voted one of Conde Nast's top 10 most romantic places in the world. < /p>

The lodge blends contemporary chic style with rustic charm. Cleverly built into the surrounding boulders, and featuring stone walls and teak-framed thatched roofs, the stunning accommodation comprises 6 standard rooms, 4 'houses' and an exclusive, fully staffed 4-bedroom private villa (Ndomo). Standard rooms sit under the shade of ancient baobab trees, whilst houses offer private infinity pools with magical views across Lake Malawi to Mozambique. For those wishing to relax, the spa offers a range of treatments and specialises in cosmetic aromatherapy. For the more adventurous at heart there are a plethora of water based activities waiting to be explored, including kayaking, water skiing and sailing.

Private villa Lake side lunch Spa at sunset
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Getting There

Approximately 60 min flight from Lilongwe, 20 min from Chintheche Inn, 90 min from Mvuu Wilderness Lodge and 35 min from Chelinda Lodge.


Diving, snorkelling, kite surfing, kayaking, water skiing, sailing, wake boarding, knee boarding and fishing.

Read what our previous clients thought of Kaya Mawa

Review of Kaya Mawa

David Clemons

Amazing staff and hosts horrible place to sleep

02/10/2019 Read full trip review

Review of Kaya Mawa

Mr Ian Smith & Ms Susan Bain

This is marketed as a dream destination and does not disappoint in terms of location, service and hospitality. The food was by far the best we experienced on our whole trip and deserves high recognition. The resort deserves 5/5 but we have scored it down simply because the accommodation (rooms) are basic and traditionally African with a fair share of ants and spiders in the rooms. …

20/10/2016 Read full trip review

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