Kaya Mawa Lodge is situated on the south-western tip of Likoma
Island at the head of a crescent-shaped bay, surrounded by mango
trees and ancient baobabs. Translated as "Maybe tomorrow" in the
local Tonga dialect, the lodge uses the stunning natural
surroundings of beach, rock, island and lake to create a lodge of
unique character, imagination and very special ambience.
The stunning setting of the lodge and the unique comfort of the
rooms means that many guests choose to make relaxation their main
activity, but enough activities are on offer to keep guests busy.
Kaya Mawa's main building is situated high on a rocky promontory
overlooking the lake and has three rooms on the lower western side
of the promontory. On the long sweeping beach below and to the west
of the main promontory there are another two chalets. At the far
end of the beach a good 10 minute walk from the main building and
set high on the rocks overlooking the bay are another two chalets.
There are two rooms on their own rocky outcrops to the east of the
main building. The honeymoon island is a good 50 metres out into
the lake depending on prevailing water levels and is accessed by
boat or by swimming.
- Diving Courses
- Motorized Water sports - Waterskiing, tube riding and wake
- Fishing trips.
- Sailing Safaris - the lodge has a small wooden skip for
journeys around the island.
- Excursions to Mozambique - longer trips by motor or sailing
boat to the wonderful beaches of nearby Mozambique can be arranged
as well as overnight trips to Nkwichi Lodge and the Manda
Kaya Mawa has ten stone and teak-framed thatched cottages set
into a granite headland. There is a honeymoon house tucked away on
its own private island that is reached by boat or a wooden walkway.
Each cottage faces the lake and has a 7- by 6-foot mahogany
four-poster bed, a shower, a sunken stone bathtub and a loo with a
view. The view from the shower in the honeymoon suite defies
description. All the cottages have private terraces with direct
access to the water, and some can only be reached by walkways built
over the lake.