Domwe: The Island
Domwe Island is the largest unpopulated island in Lake Malawi, with a circumference of 11km and a highest point 400m above lake level. It is separated from the mainland by the narrow Ilala Gap which, due to fluctuations in lake level over the millennia, has been dry on several occasions.
Domwe: The Camp
Domwe Island Adventure Camp is basic yet exclusive. It lies behind a small beach on the islandís west side. The camp is run on a self-catered basis, with guests making use of the kitchen facilities to prepare their own meals. The kitchen has two full-time staff members, and is fully stocked with fridges, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery.
Domwe's Green Credentials
On Domwe, our challenge was to make as little environmental impact as possible in order to maintain the pristine nature of the island. There is no electricity, so lighting is by solar, paraffin lamps and wind-up torches. Toilets are dry composter loos and all composted material is removed from the island, buried in pits for a year and then used as great compost on our gardens on the mainland.
Domwe: Options and Actvities
Guests can choose between the different accommodation options; whether to boat or kayak out to the island; and can hire a range of equipment at reception as required. Please click the link below for details.....