The lodge itself is an historical colonial building dating from 1914 (making it one of Malawi's oldest buildings) so it is ideal for cosy evenings relaxing by a roaring log fire and soaking up the old-world charm. Rare birds and beautiful orchids are abundant and there’s always a strong possibility that you'll see samango monkeys, baboons, antelope and hyenas near the lodge. From the comfortable terrace, guests can see the rolling hills of the East African Rift Valley, the beautiful Lake Malawi 50 kilometres away, and, on a clear day, the mountains of Mozambique on the other side of the Lake.
Bird life is prolific and this is an excellent destination for the professional or amateur bird watcher due to the variety of habitats. Some mammals, butterflies, and strange and unknown plants and orchids are also plentiful. The Forest Reserve contains some of the last remaining indigenous rainforest in Malawi. Some trees tower thirty metres overhead while lianas and strangler figs compete for the sunlight. The lush vegetation is home to a plethora of orchids, as well as an abundant bird life, troops of samango monkey, baboons, hyenas and the odd bushbuck and bush pig. A black leopard has recently been sighted on the mountain near the lodge. The rainforest offers finds of strange fruits and colourful seed pods. In the rainy season it provides delicious mushrooms for your dinner and pickles made from wild figs. Montane forest and grassland provides a contrasting habitat of open forest and bush. It is excellent hiking territory and is home to a variety of bird species and a stunning display of wildflowers each year when the rains start.
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.
Tongole Wilderness Lodge 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.
On the banks of the beautiful Bua River in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Bua River Lodge offers tented accommodation to a very high standard, but at moderate prices. Newly open, Bua River Lodge is already highly acclaimed for the standard of service and the excellent food.
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.
Enjoy an 11 night self-drive adventure in a 4x4 vehicle - the best way to explore Malawi's hills, lakes and valleys. Spend time relaxing on a working tea plantation, go snorkelling in Lake Malawi and spot wildlife in the Majete Reserve.
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!
This is itinerary is ideal for sun seekers and waterbabies. Stay on an uninhabited island in the middle of Lake Malawi, spend days in beach villas on the shores of the lake and explore the tropical fish of the southern regions of Malawi. The perfect way to spend 6 nights.
Ku Chawe offers visitors the chance to unwind and soak in the relaxing atmosphere of the Zomba Plateau. The old colonial capital of Zomba is a 30-minute drive down the mountain. Only 1.5 hours from Blantyre, Ku Chawe Inn is a good stop for people flying in or out of the area.