Tongole Wilderness Retreat
Tongole Wilderness Retreat is an exciting new eco-tourism venture deep within the rugged and breathtakingly beautiful miombo woodland of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. A mere 30km west of Lake Malawi, Tongole is the only high-end facility of its kind in the region.
Tongole Wilderness Retreat Highlights
Tongole Wilderness Retreat 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.
- Designed to incorporate the very best of local Malawian culture whilst also blending in perfectly with its lovely natural setting.
- Tongole 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.
Tongole Wilderness Retreat 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 Retreat 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.
Malawi Bush & Island Hideaway
Malawi is home to Lake Malawi, Africa's largest lake resembling an inland sea. Boating, snorkelling and freshwater scuba diving are popular with visitors. Spend 6 nights soaking up the sun and the remainder of your time enjoying game drives in the Liwonde National Park.
Enjoy a 10 night classic tour of Malawi where you will transferred to your destinations via coach. Soak up the sun of the tranquil Lake Malawi, game spot in Liwonde National Park and Majete, uncover the marvels of the lush tea plantation region of the Shire Highlands; and get to know Malawi!
Ntchisi Forest Lodge
Ntchisi Forest Lodge sits on the escarpment of the East African Rift Valley in some of Malawi's last remaining indigenous rainforest. Guests can relax whilst enjoying stunning mountain and Lake views and experience the warm-hearted hospitality of a part of rural Malawi.
Highlights of Malawi
This 10-night itinerary is great for honeymooners or those seeking to uncover the highlights of Malawi. Explore tea plantations, soak up the sun and go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi. You'll also spend time game spotting in the famous Majete Game Reserve.