On the wild shore of Lake Niassa, the 9th largest lake in the world, is where Nkwichi Lodge has been built. At 560km long and 80km wide, this lake forms the eastern border between Malawi and Mozambique. The individual chalets are tucked away on the lake shore.
Nkwichi Lodge Highlights
On the wild shore of Lake Niassa, the 9th largest lake in the world, is where Nkwichi Lodge has been built. At 560km long and 80km wide, this lake forms the eastern border between Malawi and Mozambique. The lake's fresh water is crystal clear and contains a greater variety of indigenous fish species of than any other lake in the world. The individual chalets are tucked away on the lake shore and hidden just within the tree-line, making this a truly natural paradise, blending smoothly into the natural surroundings.
- Enjoy lunch beneath the shade of the biggest baobab tree in Africa - around 2000 years old.
- Takea boat trip to Likoma Island and visit St. Peter's cathedral or learn about the communities who reside on the island.
- Safaris conducted from vehicles offer guests the viewing pleasure of elephant, leopard, reedbuck and 300 species of bird.
- David Livingstone named Lake Niassa the 'Lake of Stars' after spending time exploring its shores.
Nkwichi Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
Lunches vary depending on what you do each day. Guests often take part in activities which take them away from the lodge during the day. One of the highlights of people's stay is the walk to one of the largest baobab in Africa. It is estimated to be well over 2000 years old. Lunch is served under the shade of this spectacular living antique. For a lazy afternoon, relax on the beach or at the dining room, which has a raised view out over the lake. A few excursions on offer are walking, canoeing, and visiting the local community, while guides provide delicious picnic lunches. The lake attracts a vast range of bird species. Some of these are indigenous to this part of Africa whilst numerous species pass through on their migration flights north and south each year. The lodge has several guides who are highly knowledgeable about finding and identifying the local bird species. After breakfast guests take a launch or dhow across to Likoma Island which remains part of Malawi despite being on the Mozambique side of the lake
Lugenda Wilderness Camp
This camp is situated in what is believed to be one of the most exclusive safari destinations in Africa; the Lugenda Wildlife Reserve. The camp is located on the bank of the Lugenda River and offers guests a private and exclusive safari experience.