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Domwe Island is basic but has the feeling of an exclusive private island. Run on a self-catered basis guests cook in the kitchen and there are two full-time members of staff to help. Domwe Island is the largest unpopulated island on Lake Malawi. It is 11 km circumference and 400 meters at the highest point. It is separated from the mainland by a narrow gap, which is great fun to kayak through. Due to its close distance to the mainland, there are many mammals which live there and cross the gap during dryer times. Domwe Island is part of Lake Malawi National Park.

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Domwe Island

A stay at Domwe can be as energetic or as relaxed as you wish. Kayak to the island, spend days diving, snorkelling or kayaking around the island or take the boat to the island and spend your days relaxing and enjoying the peace and tranquility of this unique island.

Please note scuba diving can be arranged when booking is made (additional charge)
Please double check below costs before travel.
Dome tent - Per tent (max two people) - $15
Mattresses - Per mattress - $5
Bedding - Per set - $5
Kayak - Per kayak (double or single) - $30
Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel and fins) - Per set - $15
Dry bags - Per set - $5
Chef or Guide services - Per night (one to four people) - $35


  • Arrival/departure point transfers (Extra charge)
  • Security Guard (24 hrs)
  • Shuttle Service (i.e. to/from town centre - extra charge)


  • Boating
  • Bushwalking/Hiking/Trekking
  • Fishing/Crabbing/etc.
  • Kayaks
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling

Languages Spoken

  • English