Domwe Island Camp

Domwe is the largest island in Lake Malawi, with a circumference of 11km and a highest point of 400m above lake level. Its exclusive camp is situated behind a small beach on the west side of the island, and comprises three large safari tents tucked into the lush foliage, each fully furnished with its own shaded view-deck and hammock; and two wooden-decked and thatch-roofed tent sites. The camp is run on a self-catered basis. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining area, bar and water sport gazebo, all of timber, thatch and canvas, and all adhering to the principles of eco-architecture. Domwe Island offers visitors a unique combination of island and African bush environments. This is due to the island being separated from the mainland by the narrow Ilala Gap which, due to fluctuations in lake level over millennia, has been dry on several occasions. As a result Domwe Island, unlike all other Lake Malawi islands, is well populated with mammals which have crossed onto the island during these dry periods. The Island lies within an private concession area, in turn part of the Lake Malawi National Park, the first freshwater marine reserve in the world. With crystal clear waters and innumerable species of cichlid fish, the National Park offers what is often considered the best freshwater scuba diving in the world. Domwe Island is ideal for active guests and those that love observing nature. The island's size and height permit extensive and challenging nature trails, and kayaking its lengthy shoreline will delight those with a penchant for exploration. Between all these activities, guests can relax in tranquil surroundings in shady and secluded hammocks near shimmering waters as the sun sets behind the distant mountains that line the far side of Lake Malawi.