LIKOMA ISLAND, MALAWI
Likoma Island is one of those places where you know you are somewhere truly special from the moment your chartered plane touches down on the island's tiny airstrip. It's the kind of place that you see in some credit card commercial and think, where in the world is that? Likoma Island is tiny island sitting in one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world. The lake is superbly clean and calm, ranging in color from bright turquoise in the shallows to rich blues in the deep. Likoma Island has it all… pristine white endless beaches, calm clear translucent water, untouched reefs full of aquatic life, beautiful weather, a warm and friendly local vibe and the perfect resort to kick back and relax in barefoot luxury at the end of an active trip.
WHAT WE LOVE
- Snorkel along a beautiful reef to arrive at an alfresco breakfast on the pristine white beaches
- Likoma Island's natural unspoiled beauty and quaint town
- Engage with the friendly locals and join a pick up soccer game
- Kayak, waterski, and sail on the serene waters along rocky coves and sandy beaches
- Soak in the fresh rainwater that is Lake Malawi (no salt!)
- Endemic Cichlid Fish Species of Lake Malawi
- Lounge on the top of dramatic waterfront cliffs
- Enjoy a gourmet dinner on a linen covered table under a sky painted with stars
- Hear the small waves lap on the sand without another human in sight
- Watch the local dancing group compete with the visiting dancers from Chizimulu Island- they mean business!
- Incredible service and barefoot luxury
- 3 gourmet meals per day and all non-alcoholic beverages
- Non-motorized water sports
WHAT TO KNOW
- Available year round. December through April is the rainy season, although the rain typically comes at night and is done by morning (but no guarantees!)
- One hour flight in a light aircraft from Lilongwe, Malawi and its a gorgeous ride (Johannesburg, Nairobi and Addis all have direct flights to Lilongwe)
- Call for pricing
HOW TO GET THERE
Connecting flights are available to Lilongwe, Malawi through Johannesburg, Nairobi and Addis. After arriving in Malawi, it’s a 1 hour flight to Likoma Island.