Kayak Africa - Lake Malawi - Malawi

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Kayak Africa is set on the shores of Cape Maclear and undoubtedly the most picturesque part of Lake Malawi.From Chembe village the home of Kayak Africa, island hopping begins.An invigorating voyage by sea kayak across azure lake waters (about two hours in duration) will bring one to the nearby islands. Here massive boulders laced with giant baobabs and gnarled rock figs intersperse with golden beaches and lush African bush to create a tropical paradise with true Robinson Crusoe atmosphere.

Mumbo and Jumbo Islands and Domwe Island are two of the islands used for the camps, which are dotted amongst the tropical vegetation. Accommodation on Jumbo is in 2mx2m igloo tents with mattresses, duvets and pillows. Accommodation on Domwe is slightly more up market with fully equipped safari tents. Both camps have reed enclosed showers and toilets ensure one's comfort, while a thatched kitchen and open fire, staffed by Malawian bush chef, are the source of wholesome three course meals, drinks and snacks.All camp duties are done by the friendly Malawian staff, leaving the guests free to relax and explore this outdoor playground. Kayaking is not strenuous and is a wonderful way to explore the lake. A limited bar is available and is run on an honesty basis with guests signing for drinks and settling once back on the mainland.

Snorkelling and swimming in the warm, clear water, nature trails amongst the unusual fauna and flora, sundowner Kayak excursions, abseiling and rock-climbing, bird watching and fishing are sure to exhaust the more active, while a shady, Colombian hammock or beach are perfect retreats for those wishing to unwind and enjoy a book.

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