Nkwichi Lodge

Location: Lake Niassa (Lake Malawi) | Mozambique

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

Hugging the shores of Lake Niassa, and with a beach to rival any in the Indian Ocean, this is a truly magical place to stay. But aside from the beauty of the Manda Wilderness Reserve, Nkwichi Lodge will introduce you to some of Mozambique’s friendliest locals.
Perfect forHoneymooners, families, and anyone who wants a romantic interlude on a safari itinerary.
In the knowA stay at Nkwichi Lodge is best combined within a Malawi itinerary, soaking up the low key charm and some of the most friendly people on the continent.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Eco-tourism
  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview


On the shores of Lake Niassa in Mozambique, within the Manda Wilderness Game Reserve.

Rooms at Nkwichi Lodge

Hidden amongst the pristine forest and with white sand reaching right up to the verandas, Nkwichi Lodge is made up of 6 secluded chalets, as well as 2 houses for the ultimate private retreat. All are totally unique, with canopied beds made from old tree trunks, baths hewn from rock, and waterfall showers rigged up on overhanging branches – but if this isn’t close enough to nature for you, you can sleep beside the lapping waves on one of the heavenly star-beds.

Food and Facilities

Like all the staff at Nkwichi, the chefs take great pride in what they do, using fresh produce from surrounding farms for delicious moveable-feasts. These can be enjoyed wherever you feel like, but the deck on the water is a particularly romantic location.

Activities at Nkwichi Lodge

Nkwichi Lodge is all about barefoot luxury, so you’ll spend most of your days snorkelling and canoeing amongst the lake’s fluorescent fish, before sloping back to your hammock for a siesta. As for the guides, they’ll be only too happy to show you the best look-out points, and are brimming with knowledge on the reserve’s flora and fauna. But it’s not just the surroundings that will make your stay unforgettable; it’s the local people who are known for their friendliness. Have a cycle to the nearby villages, and be sure to stop in at the historic St. Peter’s church where you can hear the choir sing.

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