Chelinda Lodge

Location: Nyika Plateau | Malawi

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Rediscovered, re-opened and receiving guests! Chelinda Lodge was an old favourite on the Malawian scene, and was sadly closed for many years. Its doors have opened once more, and it now provides the ideal base for exploring the Nyika Plateau. This is rugged alpine Africa at its finest, with accommodation at the usual high standards of Wilderness Safaris.
Perfect forWalkers, birders and repeat Africa visitors.
In the knowYou might be in the tropics, but you’re up high here. Pack warm clothes for misty morning game drives.

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Lodge
  • Malaria-free
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview


The Nyika Plateau- Malawi’s answer to Switzerland, with breathtaking grassy vistas, summer carpets of alpine flowers and more zebras than you can shake a stick at.

Rooms at Chelinda Lodge

In keeping with their highland setting, the eight cosy log cabins at Chelinda Lodge owe more to alpine chalets than African safari camps. Made of pine and stone, they have fireplaces for the cooler winter nights and floor to ceiling windows to admire the views.

Food and facilities

If you need marble swimming pools and an on site gym, stop reading now. The food is homely and the main building is cosy rather than glitzy. However, this is Malawi, the warm heart of Africa. Service comes with a huge smile, and outdoorsy guests will succumb to the lodge’s wholesome appeal.

Activities at Chelinda Lodge

Day and night game drives (and with such stunning views, these are as much about the landscape as the wildlife), fly fishing, mountain biking, walking and birding.

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Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

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