Domwe is the smaller and more rustic of Kayak Africa's two neighbouring island lodges, run on solar power and romantically lit by paraffin lamps. It’s self-catering, with furnished safari tents, kitchen, shared eco-showers and composting toilets. It has a bar and a beautiful staggered dining area, open to the elements and set among boulders. Food can be provided on request.
It costs US$30 per booking to be dropped off or picked up at the island. Alternatively, you can kayak the 5km from Cape Maclear; kayaks (US$30 per day) and snorkel gear can be hired on the mainland and the island. For a multiday expedition on the water, you could kayak 7km from Domwe to Mumbo Island Camp for a night, before returning to the mainland (10km).