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Price: USD 250 - 400 per person sharing per night

Tongole Wilderness Lodge Highlights

Tongole Wilderness Lodge is made for total relaxation and adventure, guests enjoy complete freedom to choose how they spend their time. Trek through the bush, canoe down the Bua River or drive through the vast Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. A mere 30km west of Lake Malawi and situated on the green banks of the lovely Bua River, Tongole is the only high-end facility of its kind in the region, drawing those who seek an exceptional wilderness experience in one of Africa's - and possibly Malawi's last - truly unspoilt wildlife areas.

Access to the Lodge is either by vehicle or chartered aircraft. It is only 160 km from Lilongwe Airport (an easy 3hr drive) with a 25 km game drive through the Reserve at the end.

Sun Safaris Says

  • Designed to incorporate the very best of local Malawian culture whilst also blending in perfectly with its lovely natural setting.
  • Tomgole strives to transform disadvantaged communities living in areas of high biodiversity and to benefit biodiversity conservation.
  • Birdlife International has classified the Reserve as an Important Bird Area with over 280 species of birds already recorded.

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USD 250 - 400 per person sharing per night

Tongole Wilderness Lodge Game Viewing and Activities

The breathtakingly beautiful Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve is one of Africa’s last truly undiscovered wildlife areas. Nkhotakota supports a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Large mammals found here include elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and sable antelope and there are plans to re-introduce species such as giraffe and even black rhino. A wealth of nature along with never-before-seen landscapes serves to make this a true, undiscovered gem. Tongole Lodge has a range of interactive activities guests can involve themselves in; including, bush walks, fishing for Salmon in the Bua River, fly-camping (open-aired overnighting in the reserve), canoeing and boat safaris, and culturally-enriching trips to the local village.

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