Mango Drift

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Mango Drift is a backpacker’s lodge located on the west side of Likoma Island on the beautiful waters of Lake Malawi. Situated on an expansive and private stretch of beach, Mango Drift has to be one of the most scenic places to stay on the island and arguable the best place to catch the sunset. Likoma Island is situated on the west side of the Island, facing Chizimulu Island.

Under a big Mango tree you will find the Mango Drift bar and restaurant. Choose from a wide selection of cold drinks, beer and alcoholic spirits. There is a set meal in the evenings for dinner, which is written, everyday on a board in the bar. There is always a meat or vegetarian option. For breakfast choose from a selection of toast, pancakes or a range of hot breakfasts from our full Monty to our delicious French toast.

At lunchtime order a sandwich, pasta, savoury crepes or one of our yummy pizzas. There are also plenty of local restaurants to sample in the main town where you can get some good cheap local food. If you would like the option of self-catering, we do have a braai/BBQ that is available for you to use and firewood can be bought at Mango. We do not allow access into our kitchen facilities but there is a place you can prepare food outside the kitchen if you wish to make something for yourself.

Relax on the Mango beach, enjoy the lake or play a game of pool or volleyball. If you want to do something more exciting, Mango Drift offers a range of water sports from wake boarding to water skiing, Scuba Diving and even learn to Kite Surf on the only known school on the lake.

Learn to dive with our fully qualified PADI dive instructors. with courses to suit all levels, from those first bubbles up to professional Dive master. Learn to dive in the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi and see the abundance of fish in lake.


Around the place
  • Room service
  • Towel and linen service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Kitchen
  • Bartender
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper
  • Hot water
  • Water sports centre


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