Malawi’s Mumbo among best 100 hotels on world list

UK’s Sunday Times Travel Magazine has placed Malawi’s Mumbo Island Camp <http://www.mumboisland.com/> among the Top 100 Hotels in the World.

Mumbo Island is an exclusive island camp on an uninhabited island that forms part of the Lake Malawi National Park.

Malawi’s Mumbo Island emerged as the best seven hotels chosen from Africa to make it in the Top 100.

Mumbo Island beach

The place is owned and operated by Kayak Africa –http://www.kayakafrica.net/ – since the company was first awarded the concession to the island in 1996.

“Mumbo Island, Lake Malawi: Fancy an island almost to yourself? This uninhabited dollop is laden with delicate miombo woodland, all edged by neon green waters.

“There are only seven tents, with hammocks and hot-bucket showers. It often feels as though it’s just you and the crickets. Oh, and the playful otters which like to join guests for afternoon dips,” Travel Magazine said of Mumbo Island.

The place was also recently in the news for the management and protection of its natural resources, being nominated as a finalist in three categories of the South African based FEDHASA Imvelo Awards for Sustainable Tourism.

The categories were, Best Overall Environmental Management System, Best Waste Management System and Best Social Involvement Programme.

Mumbo Island director Clive Bester could not hide the excitement with the milestones achieved.

“We are very proud of this achievement. For our tiny eco-lodge in Malawi to be recognised as one of the best in the world is heart-warming confirmation of what we and our fantastic staff have worked towards for the last fifteen years. It also confirms Malawi as a destination which can hold its own amongst the most famous tourism spots in the world,” said Bester.

 

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