Lake Malawi, Ibo Island Dhow Safari and Azura Quilalea

Sunset Dhow Safari


Kaya Mawa is a unique lodge in Malawi on Likoma Island. Accommodation is luxurious with great attention to detail. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating and make you feel at home.

On the wild shore of Lake Niassa, the 9th largest lake in the world is where we built Nkwichi Lodge. The lake’s fresh water is crystal clear and contains a greater variety of indigenous fish species of than any other lake in the world.

Ibo Island Lodge is the most unique island you will ever visit! Idyllic sandbank beach, ancient history & culture, water sports, birding, mangrove forests, guided experiences, sumptuous seafood, romance, luxury, and tranquility…Welcome to the Ibo Island Experience!

The Mobile Island Hopping Safari offers guests a chance to explore the Quirimbas Archipelago! Sail into the clearest of blue water with pristine corals below to explore under snorkel.  Your chance to camp in the open Mozambique bush.

19 Nights’ at Kaya Mawa Lodge, Nkwichi Lodge, Ibo Island Lodge, Dhow Safari & Azura Quilalea


Day 1:
Guests fly to Lilongwe, on arrival guests will be met and transferred by light aircraft to Likoma Island for a stay at Kaya Mawa Lodge,

Day 1-5:
5 nights at Kaya Mawa on a full board basis

Day 6:
This morning guests will be transferred by boat to Nkwichi Lodge on the Mozambican shores of Lake Malawi

Day 6-7:
2 nights at Nkwichi Lodge on a full board basis

Day 8:
Early in the morning guests will be transferred by boat to Cobue, from where they will depart by road for Lichinga (drive time approximately 4hrs). Next they will fly from

Lichinga to Nampula. In Nampula they will do a private charter flight to Pemba. Upon arrival in Pemba guests will be met and transferred by light aircraft to Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago.

Day 8-9:
2 nights at Ibo Island Lodge on a full board basis

Day 10:
This morning guests will depart on a tented mobile dhow safari in the Quirimbas Archipelago. This is a brilliant way to explore the coastline fringed by tropical islands on a sturdy motorized Arab dhow complete with experienced crew and pro guide

Day 10-12:
Overnight on dhow safari on a full board basis

Day 13:
In the morning guests will arrive by dhow at Azura Quilalea Island

Day 13-19:
7 nights’ accommodation at Azura Quilalea on a fully inclusive basis

Day 20:
In the afternoon guests will be transferred back to Pemba by helicopter. On arrival in Pemba check in for your outgoing flight back to Johannesburg.

What’s included?

Kaya Mawa: Accommodation, all meals, transfers and non motorized activities

Nkwichi Lodge: accommodation, all meals (including tea & coffee), laundry, non-motorised activities, US$5 community bed-night levy, government taxes and return transfers.

Ibo Island Lodge: Accommodation in a sea facing room; All meals; Guided historical Tour; Daily transfer to a private sandbank beach; Use of Kayaks,  Medical evacuation

Mobile Island Hopping Safari: Accommodation in tents, all meals, non participation camp, all linen and sleeping gear, non motorized activities

Azura Quilalea: Accommodation in sea facing villas, All meals including main beach dinners, local beers & spirits, selection of house wines, soft drinks, tea & coffee, water, sunset cocktail of the day,  Mozambican butler/host service, Wifi in public areas, use of snorkeling equipment, use of kayaks, baobab walking trails and EVAC Medical Insurance from Pemba

What Activities are there?
Snorkelling, whale watching (seasonal), dhow sailing trips, sea kayaking, picnic trips to isolated beaches, mountain biking and village trips