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Explore the uniqueness of Lake Malawi at

Mango Drift

Welcome to Likoma Island

Mango Drift welcomes you to Likoma Island!

 

We are a beach lodge for families, backpackers, students, divers, adrenaline seekers, people looking to relax, and many more ...

 

Discover the beauty of this island surrounded by crystalline waters, an impressive variety of colourful fish, wide sandy beaches held together by a peaceful and smiling population. 

Hike around century-old baobabs, in the hills or visit the Saint Peter’s Cathedral in the lively local town. Swim, Paddle, Snorkel, Scuba Dive, Sail, Birdwatch or just have a fresh mango juice on the beach and relax.

There is something for everybody at Mango Drift!

A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE SINCE 1984

Artisanal Baskets
 

Likoma Diving

A UNIQUE FRESHWATER EXPERIENCE

Lake Malawi surprises many with its wondrous diving. Likoma island provides the most unique diving spot on the lake. 

 

You can dive from the shore at Mango Drift or organize a boat dive that within 20 minutes  will have you reach most of our dive sites.....

 

Take a dive in the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi. 

Underwater Scuba Diving

Likoma Backpackers

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Make a Difference

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

At Mango Drift, we believe strongly in being part of both the local community and the endemic ecosystem. Therefore we carry a responsibility to look after our community and ecosystem.

Together with the Greensafaris Foundation we work on the Likoma Reforestation Project and support Katundu Workshop.

A small preview...

 
Sunset
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Praying Mantis
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Likoma Kids
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Sailing
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Arriving at Likoma
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Main area
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Likoma Kids
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The Island
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Sunset at Likoma
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Lake Malawi in the News

LAKE OF STARS

Voted Africa’s best Music Festival by CNN: "simply the finest festival in the world"; "the world's most spectacular music festival"; “minister of tourism even skydived into the festival.” 

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LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT LAKE MALAWI

“The park is well on its way to becoming a major success story within the realm of African conservation - in 2015, tens of thousands of wire traps were removed from the park’s grounds, allowing the many hippos in the waterways to thrive unimpeded. Visitors to this preserve should also keep watch for newly reintroduced lions, black rhinos, and especially cheetahs - the latter species had been extirpated from the country for twenty years before being reintroduced in 2017.” - Forbes

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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Lake Malawi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's home to the largest number of fish species of any lake in the world, thought to be between 500 and 1,000, according to UNESCO.

“The property is an area of exceptional natural beauty with its islands and clear waters set against the background of the Great African Rift Valley escarpment. Habitat types vary from rocky shorelines to sandy beaches and from wooded hillsides to swamps and lagoons. Granitic hills rise steeply from lakeshore and there are a number of sandy bays” 

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FISHY MYSTERY OF LAKE MALAWI

“In the second-largest lake in Africa, fish evolution is taking place at an explosive rate. Why? Scientists are diving into the question.” - Smithsonian

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