Lodges On Our Malawi Safaris

For information about the lodges inside the parks please see the page About The Parks.

Makuzi Beach
A beautiful white-sanded beach in a secluded private bay invites the guest for sunbasking, snorkelling and swimming. The chalets are clean and efficient and just a couple of meters from the beach. Tasty dinners are served in charming atmosphere.
The old Bandawe Mission church is within walking distance.

Safari Beach Lodge
An advantage of Senga Bay is its close distance to Lilongwe airport. Rather than spending a night in the busy capital Lilongwe you can spend the last day of your holiday at a beach of Lake Malawi. Out of a couple of mid-range lodges in Senga Bay, the Safari Beach lodge seems to be the one that suits the needs of the visitor best.
Most guests enjoy their stay in the so-called gazebos, small comfortable chalets built right on top of some rocky hills a couple of meters away from the waters of Lake Malawi, offering beauitiful far views over the lake.The lodge has got its own private beach as well as a swimming-pool. Good meals are served in the lodge's restaurant.
Just outside Senga Bay are the fish and crocodile farms to be visited.

Namalikhate Lodge at Mua Mission
This mid-range lodge is run by the Mua Mission. The clean and comfortable rooms come in an interesting design; meals are simple but good. The reasons to come here are the museum, the art gallery, the hand-craft shop and the church, which are all within walking-distance from the lodge.
Please click here for more information about Mua.

Zomba Forest Lodge
This mid-range lodge has got only four rooms, all en suite, a beautiful flowery garden with an evergreen forest right behind the lodge. Excellent meals are served.
The guest will enjoy the rather private and relaxed atmosphere in this place that seems to be the best option for the tourist in either Zomba and on the plateau.

Likhubula Forest Lodge
Mid-range lodge with en suite rooms; situated within the forest reserve; excellent views on the mountain; the woodland begins right behind the lodge from where the walk (of about 2 hours in total) to the waterfalls starts; the chef serves good meals.
Please click here for more information about the Mulanje Massif.

Korea Garden Lodge
Budget to mid-range accommodation. The „executive rooms“ are clean and efficient; probably best value for money in Lilongwe town; good restaurant. We make use of this lodge on the arrival day in Malawi.

Dedza Pottery Lodge
Mid-range accommodation. The rooms are efficient and clean; meals are good. The lodge is just around the corner from the pottery, and the acient rock paintings are about 20kms away.

Norman Carr Cottage
Mid-range lodge at the Monkey Bay lakeshore, but out of town. The lodge owns a beautiful stretch of beach and offers daily morning boat cruises and sunset cruises Rooms are good and clean, meals are good.
If you don't like to experience the lively village of Cape McLear this is the ideal alternative for a couple of relaxed days at the beach, and you still have the option of getting to see Cape McLear and the Lake Malawi National Park on a day visit.

Chembe Eagles Nest
Chalets are efficient and clean, good meals, with a beautiful stretch of beach. Best value for money in Cape McLear.
Cape McLear is a large and lively village, going here means meeting people and hearing the sounds and noises of daily life around you.

Sangilo Lodge
Coming from Nyika the relaxed atmosphere as well as good services and meals make this the ideal overnight stop at the lake when going to Karonga to see the archeological museum. Clean and efficient en suite rooms.

Lukwe Eco Camp
Accommodation is in simple twin huts or safari tents situated right at the edge of the mountain with great views on the lake. A relaxed place set inside miombo woodland, offering good meals composed of vegetables and fruits grown in the lodge's own gardens.
The Manchewe waterfalls are within walking distance, and Livingstonia is a bout 15 minutes by car. For more information about the museum in the Stone House and the old church of the Livingstonia Mission please click here.

Njobvu Cultural Village Lodge
This interesting place is situated just outside Liwonde National Park along one of the access roads. The idea of the lodge is to allow foreigners an insight view on the daily life of Malawian villagers. You spend the night in an original local hut, make use of an original local bathroom, one of the local people will show you the village and fields and explain details about culture, work and daily life. In the evening a dance group will perform traditional dances.
In contrast to the other village that we visit on our tours, the Msane Village, the services offered at Njobvu Village are commercialised. The hut and bathrooms are in the style of local huts and bathrooms, but they are only reserved for the use of visiting guests. While at Msane Village you share the facilities of the local family.
A visit to Njobvu Village can easily added to any tour that visits Liwonde National Park.

Msane Village
Msane Village is some 7 kms outside Nkhata Bay. The idea of a visit here is to join a local family in their home for half a day, join them on their meals, share their facilities. This is probably the cloest a foreigner can get to the real life of local Malawian villagers.
Although here you will not find anything commercialised, you do not need to fear to disturbe the family that you visit. They are used to these occasional visits and enjoy them a lot. The family has close relations to Budget Safari. A highlight might be the visit to a true traditional African healer.
A visit to Msane Village can easily added to any tour that visits the northern lakeshore of Malawi.