Kaya Mawa

Kaya Mawa lodge is an exclusive luxury resort located on the coastal front of Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, approximately 12 km from the Mozambique side of Lake Niassa.

The island, completely secluded with an array of mango trees and ancient baobabs and is encircled by glorious sandy beaches and rocky coves.  On the island are several opportunities to engage the locals in conversation, visit the cathedral and walk through the lively market nearby.

The waters around the lodge are both safe and clear.  Swimming and snorkelling are loved by many – some of the well known snorkelling areas on the island are right at the lodge’s shore where snorkels and masks are provided at the Lodge. Alternatively there is a rock pool alongside the bar to swim in.

General facilities include a dinning room, a bar, swimming pool and a sundeck

Accommodation at Kaya Mawa:


  • En-suite facilities
  • The spacious bedroom
  • Private seating area
  • Private deck with direct access to the water
  • Solar-powered fans
  •  Mosquito nets

Family beach chalet:

  • En-suite facilities
  • Two rooms
  • A king sized bed
  • Two single beds
  • Seating Area
  • Private deck with direct access to the water
  • Solar-powered fans
  • Mosquito nets

Activities at Kaya Mawa:

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Wind surfing
  • Massages
  • Sailing
  • Bike rides
  • Dhow trips
  • Mountain biking around the Island
  • Laser-dinghy sailing
  • Skiing
  • Guided walks (with experienced guides)
  • Visits to local villages
  •  Waterskiing, Wakeboarding and Kneeboarding
  • Two man ringo (inflatable disc for all ages)
  • Motor boat trips around Likoma Island or to Chizimulu Island
  • Picnics on Msemwe Island