Kaya Mawa
Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi
Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi
Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi

Kaya Mawa

A regular finalist in the Safari Awards 'Best Beach Safari Property' and nominated for 'Best Safari Cuisine', Kaya Mawa is firmly on the map as an unforgettable beach-front experience.




Likoma Island, set in the tingling clear waters of Lake Malawi, where time stopped over 100 years ago and shows no inclination to get going again. With quad-biking, diving, sailing and fishing, this is the place to stay awhile.

Need to Know

Kaya Mawa is the ultimate chilling zone after a safari.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Sailing, Quad biking, kite surfing, PADI diving, kayaks, snorkelling, water skiing, wake boarding, mountain biking, cultural visits.


11 rooms including 3 family houses. One four bedroom exclusive villa


  • 2016 Global Excellence Awards 'Most Exclusive Luxury Resort 2016',
  • Haute Grandeur ‘Best Villa in Africa’ 2016,
  • Haute Grandeur ‘Best Beach Resort in Malawi' 2016,
  • Luxury Travel Awards 2017 'Service Excellence Award',
  • 'Most Romantic Places in the World' Cande Nast,
  • Tatler Top 101 Hotels for families,
  • Safari Awards 2016 - 2nd 'Best Safari Cuisine', 3rd Best Beach Property in Africa in the Good Safari Awards 2013


Open 25 March - 15 Jan. (Closed for the rainy season).

Average StayAverage Stay

4-5 Nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

$375 - $495

Children PolicyChild Policy

All ages welcome

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

Voting is currently closed

Voting has now closed for the 2018 Safari Awards. We will be announcing finalists over the next few weeks, before announcing the winners in November.

On behalf of all the lodges, guides and organisations who have received your votes, we would like to say a huge thank you!