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Overview
Mango Drift Beach, Likoma Island Malawi See on map
AMENITIES
Breakfast Available
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
About
Description
Mango Drift is a backpackers 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 More places to stay on the island. There are a number of en-suite and standard beach chalets located along the beach; as well as an en-suite dormitory and camping facilities. The two en-suite mid-range chalets are slightly set back on the hillside, with private bathrooms and beautiful verandas. Under a big Mango tree is the bar and restaurant offering a full range of drinks including cold beers, soft drinks and an extensive assortment of local and imported spirits. Choose from the wide selection of food items from the breakfast and lunch menu. Dinner is a set menu each night from a delicious meal prepared by our kitchen staff. Relax on the Mango beach enjoy the lake or play a game of pool or volleyball on the beach. Or if you want to do something more exciting, Mango Drift offers a range of water sports from wakeboarding to waterskiing, 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 Divemaster. Learn to dive in the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi and see the abundance of life that Likoma Island has to offer. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Beachfront
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Location
Malawi > Northern Region > Likoma Island
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They place is located right on the beach in a secluded area. There are plenty of things to do (most of them for free): snorkelling, SUP, kayaking, walking on the island, etc.My stay in Mango drift had unfortunately a sour taste as my backpack was stolen from the dorm while we wer
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such a DOPE place 👌☉🏝

from amazing food, to candle lit dinners on the beach, beautiful hikes, kayaking, sundowners and of corse the amazing Lucie and Chase who host and create an enviroment one can only be happy in, Mango Drift is the place to be ☝
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There are not many places on Earth which can be described as "magic", but this is one of them. 

From the moment we were collected from the harbour by resort managers Chase and Lucy, we were looked after in a way that was attentive without being intrusive.  The location is simply
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Spent 4 nights at mango drift and fell in love with it. Chase and Lucy are totally amazing. They helped organise a boat trip around the island, directions to walk across the island to the village (highly recommend to go for a gander) and cars for pick up and drop offs. Incredible
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During my backpacking trip through Malawi I stayed four nights at Mango Drift.

I arrived with the Ilala ferry on Saturday coming from the south. Dan, a fantastic Mango Drift staff member met me at the ferry and even waited around while I went sightseeing for a couple of hours wi
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Response from Mango D, Manager at Mango Drift
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hey Pernille Thanks for sharing your experiences on Likoma and at Mango Drift. It was a fun week when you where here, church service, diving, mani pedis and more. Hope the rest of your travels went well and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Rooms are spacious and clean
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"All the rooms are great"
"the beach chalets are great, right on the beach."
"The beach cottages are well worth the few extra dollars."
"Beach chalets have amazing views"
"All the beachfront chalets were basic - cozy, clean and with a good view. No luxury, but that's not why you're staying there."
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