Kaya Mawa Island Lodge

South Africa

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On the white sandy beaches of Likoma Island sits Kaya Mawa, a boutique lodge that welcomes honeymooners, families and friends for an indulgently carefree getaway.

Meaning ‘maybe tomorrow’ in Chichewa/Nyanja, the ethos of Kaya Mawa is in its name. Relaxed lakeside living is woven into the style, luxury and comfort of its houses and rooms. Dinner by starlight, massage therapy at our spa, and snorkelling in turquoise waters – it’s just another blissful day at Kaya.

Built by local hands and as Malawi’s first resort run solely on renewable energy, Kaya Mawa is firmly grounded in sustainability, community empowerment and ethical trade.


Each of our beautiful villas and rooms all have beachfront views and are uniquely built into the into its surrounds. All are ensuite, with either an indoor bath or shower.

Ndomo Private House
Sleep 8. Fully staffed, exclusive and secluded, 4 bedrooms (3 ensuite), deck, kitchen and dining area, study, media room, plunge pool, private beach

4 x Standard rooms
Khuyu & Mbungu – King/Twin Ngani* & Msekwa – King

2 x Family Houses
Sleeps ⅘.
Ulisa – King/Twin, 2 bedrooms, added swing bed, 1 bathroom
Yofu – King/Twin, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

3 x Premium Rooms
Nkwhazi – King, can add 1 extra single bed
Mbamba* – Double, can add 1 extra single bed
Makungulu – King

2 x Houses
Madimba House* – King
Mainja House* – Sleeps 5, 2 bedrooms, 1 x King, 1 x King/Twin, can add 1 extra single bed, 2 bathrooms ensuite

*Rooms with private pools
Madimba, Mainja, Ngani, Nkhwazi, and Mbamba


Mosquito nets
Powered mainly by solar panels
Free WiFi only in the 3 premium rooms

Main restaurant Bar area
Beach deck
Free WiFi
Free laundry


Food & Drink
Private dining available
Plant-based options

SCUBA diving
Boat trips
Spa experiences

Island tours
Cathedral and Katundu workshop


Rack Rates 2024

Room Type



Luxury SUITE - (8 suites)
Valid 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025

Per person, per night



Luxury Honeymoon SUITE
Valid 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025

Per person, per night



  • These Rack Rates are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) and are inclusive of the 15% VAT Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • A Guest Conservation Contribution of ZAR 125 (inclusive of the 15% VAT) per person per day will be added upon confirmation.
  • The RATE includes luxury accommodation – Wifi – all meals – teas, coffee and breakfast juice – complimentary teas, coffee and bottled water in the chalet
    – two open vehicle safaris per day
  • The RATE does not include any beverages from the bar – laundry service – telephone calls – purchases from the boutique, spa treatments and air and road
    transfers to/from the lodge.
  • Accommodation for the driver/guide is ZAR 2700,00 per night non-commissionable. This includes all meals. The inclusion of game drives will depend on
    the occupancy status.
  • Private use of a safari vehicle accompanied by an expert guide is available on request.Check-in Time 14h00

Check-in Time 14h00
Check-out Time 11h00

Child Policy

  • At Mkuze Falls we cater for children of all ages

Due to safety and health reasons, children under the age of 6 years are not permitted to go on game drives.

  • A short “Baby Game Drive” after breakfast can be arranged upon arrival.

Our Chalets and Suite can accommodate a maximum of two children under the age of 13 years, sharing with two adults:

  • Two Extra beds in the room for the children
  • A camping cot for babies upon request

Babysitting facilities can be arranged.

  • Services at R 70.00 per child per hour – to be booked in advance

Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable 20% deposit is required to confirm any reservation. Full payment of the balance is due 30 days prior to guest’s arrival, unless the booking is
made within 30 days, in which case full payment will be required to confirm the reservation.
50% of booking value charged if cancellation is 45 to 30 days prior to arrival
100% of booking value charged if cancellation is 29 days or less prior to arrival
All reservations, amendments or cancellations are valid only if advised and accepted in writing.

Payment Policy

A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm all direct reservations.
The balance is required 30 days prior to arrival. Bookings made within 30 days of arrival are to be settled fully upon confirmation.

Child Policy

Children who have not yet turned 3 by the date of arrival stay free of charge. Children from the age of 3 up to their 6th birthday will be charged 25%.
Children from the age of 6 up to their 12th birthday will be charged 50% Children 12 years and older sharing with adults will be charged the full adult rate.
Children under 6 will not be allowed on game drives unless parents have the sole use of the vehicle. Vehicle exclusivity must be pre-booked.