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H hut and walkway into the lake

Kaya Mawa

Discover 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.

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.

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Expert View

  • Unique island location in Lake Malawi with private sandy beach
  • Barefoot luxury at its best
  • Broad range of water-based activities on offer
  • Excellent eco-credentials

At a glance

  • 11 Rooms & 1 Private Villa
  • All Ages
  • Open Apr - Dec
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Dont miss sundowners at the Look-Out, a fabulously romantic viewpoint with views over to Mozambique."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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