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Likoma Island

Likoma Island is steeped in colonial history, has pristine sandy beeches and offers some of the best diving and snorkelling in Malawi.

Covering an area of only 17km, the main draw is the abundance of beeches and activities available – every water sport you could wish for is provided on the beach and hours can be wiled away gently paddle boarding along the shoreline and exploring secluded coves. Likoma is the location of our favourite lake retreat Kaya Mawa, a wonderful property, unique in Africa.

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29,600 km²



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It’s been nearly ten years since we last visited Malawi, that time we just went to Lake Malawi after we’d been on safari in Zambia. This time we wanted to experience a bit more. It was amazing. We loved the Nyika Plateau and our stay at Mkulumadzi was one of our most memorable safaris. I don’t think there’s anywhere better on earth than Kaya Mawa – it’s the dream!

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