Kaya Mawa

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Unique and beautiful, Kaya Mawa lies on the golden shores of Likoma Island in stunning Lake Malawi; a haven for divers and home to a mountain of watersport activities. The lodge blends a dramatic fusion of contemporary chic and gritty rusticity, lending to a fascinating style that ensures every aspect of the lodge mirrors the beauty of its surrounds. Winner of innumerable 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. With aims to empower the local community, the lodge was built by those from the local villages.

Accommodation takes the form of 3 standard rooms, 4 premium rooms, 2 houses and 2 family rooms. All rooms are distinct, each featuring its own charm and character. Ranging from Mbungu, one of the standard rooms, which built high on the rocks with sweeping views over the lake, to Madimba house, which features a private lounge and bar and a luxury bathroom.

For those wishing to relax, the spa is at hand to soothe any aches and pains, it offers a range of treatments and specialising 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.

How to get to Kaya Mawa

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

Activities at Kaya Mawa

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

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Kaya Mawa Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of Kaya Mawa

Client Score: 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews 4.5 View more reviews
Kaya Mawa

Mr Ian Smith & Ms Susan Bain

4

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. This was not a big issue for us but other resorts we have stayed in Africa in similar price bands have been able to minimise this. In relative terms Kaya Mawa does not merit a rating as highly hence 4/5.

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Kaya Mawa

Phillip & Linda Carling

5

Outstanding house and hotel . Amazing cook and house staff . Facilities to keep us all happy ( waterskiing , boat trip , spa ). Fly invasion on one day which was a shame but they decamped us to main hotel and gave us champagne . Just fabulous ! Wilson and Pete and christene were the amazing house team !

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