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Kaya Mawa is a luxury beach lodge based on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, set on a south facing crescent beach on Likoma Island  in Lake Malawi.

The lodge has been hand-built by the islanders and designed to fit into the environment whilst maximising views and lake acccess.  All the luxurious rooms have lake access and/or a private plunge pool.

Translated as “Maybe tomorrow” in the local dialect, good use has been made of the stunning natural surrounding to create an idyllic island lodge of unique character and imagination with a very special ambiance.  Kaya Mawa is located on Likoma Island, half way up Lake Malawi, close to the Mozambique mainland and is covered with mango trees and ancient baobabs, encircled by glorious sandy beaches and rocky covers.  Voted as one of the most romantic places to stay, families and couples are equally at home on the lake.

Likoma Island, surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Malawi, is widely regarded as having the best diving on the Lake,  both in terms of the  diversity of fish species and their sheer abundance.  Kaya Mawa is a recognised PADI resort and offers wonderful diving.




Beach chalets, houses and villa


3 x Standard Room
2 x Standard family house
4 x Premium Room (3 with plunge pool)
1 x Premium House
1 x Premium family house
1 Private House

Open Season

Open 15 Mar – 15 Jan

Safari Experience

Kawa Mawa also has the only kite surfing centre on Lake Malawi and with frequent early morning and afternoon breezes there is always the opportunity to get out there. There is kayaking, waterskiing, dinghy sailing on Lasers, and mountain biking to also keep you occupied.

Wildlife & Birdlife

Over 450 species of birds pass through the island annually.