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Price: USD 100 - 250 per person per night sharing

Ntchisi Forest Lodge Highlights

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.

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  • Walk a forest path with the traditional healer and discover a wide variety of plants that can be used for food, medicine and other practical purposes.
  • Guests can drive to the local market in Ntchisi boma, enjoy the atmosphere and shop for local goods for sale.
  • Many rare birds can be seen from the lodge terrace, while soaring eagles regularly add to the view from the garden.

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Ntchisi Forest Lodge Game Viewing and Activities

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.

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