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Domwe Island Adventure Camp
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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

We kayaked all the way to this camping spot from the main land.Upon arrival all you see is the magnificent beach and vegetation. The stylish camping tents are well hidden within the marvel of this exotic island. It is so private that u can easily think you are the only guest there; It is sooo easy to get lost in time. Activities include snorkelling, kayaking and hiking/mountain clumbing. We spotted a civet cat and some bush pigs and a lot of bird species. Come braai on the beach at night or indulged in their set menu which include some Malawian delicacies. Beatiful Peaceful and everything a dream holiday is made of.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We only spent 1 night on the island but we loved it and would have liked to have stayed longer. Two of us kayaked over while two of us took the boat with our luggage and supplies which was convenient because you can't fit much into the kayaks. The island has a private beach and you can bring your own camping supplies or stay in one of their furnished tents, which we did and thought it was worth it. You can go snorkeling or hike up the hill to the top or just lounge around in one of the hammocks and read a book. We very much enjoyed going as a small group. I'm not much of a camper but this place was great.

The staff are very friendly and helpful. The place is self-catering and we didn't have very many supplies with us, so one of the staff members paddled out to a local fisherman and brought back some fish for us. In the evening, the staff called us over to see the bush pigs rummaging around for food. We even got to see a civet cat.

For food, make sure you bring enough! I'd recommend stopping by a supermarket before getting to Cape MaClear as there isn't much in the way of supplies. There are a few small shops where you can buy eggs, bread, beans, chips, tomatoes and some bananas. They even sell cooking oil in small clear bags. They have a kitchen and salt and pepper on the island.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

We loaded our backpacks onto the kayaks and paddled to Domwe island for 3 magical nights. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We had a fish braai on the beach. We camped on a wooden deck overlooking the lake. Walk to the top of the hill for a beautiful view. You must take all your own food with but you can buy fresh fish from passing boats and there is a bar. Snorkeling is excellent.

Room Tip: You need to bring your own tent or stay in one of the safari tents.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Stephan T
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We stayed on Domwe Island for 4 days in June, what a great time we had. We kayaked and swam in the warm clear water. One day we climbed to the top of the hill behind the camp, from here you can see for miles across the blue lake water to the distand mountains of the rift valley.

The camp is great, comfortable beds, quite surrounds and attentive staff. A wonderfull no fuss place to relax.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

After the "oppulence" of Mumbo Island, I was wonderfully suprised at yet another fantastic stay at Domwe. We had a great room - with a stunning view of the beach below and the lake - with a short clamber down to the beach itself. The staff on the island were fantastic, and a special mention must be made of Francis, our chef. He managed to produce three fantastic meals a day (one vegetarian and one not) from the hodge podge of supplies we brought along - a miracle worker. The staff were really great at assisting my travel buddy in procuring some fish from the local fisherman. I would suggest that you do take along some mosquito coils - there arent many mosquito's on the island, but the flies can become a bit much. A torch of your own is helpful - as the kinetic lamps provided require constant winding.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Rdaya
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