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Malawi Lodges

Our recommended Malawi Camps

Whether you plan to spend the whole time at Lake Malawi or want to mix beach life with a safari in one of the country’s game reserves, Malawi has all the accommodation solutions you need.

Lake Malawi has the greatest range of lodges in the country: you’ll find family-friendly resorts, honeymoon hideaways and luxurious chalets tucked away on the lake’s private beaches and islands. The atmosphere is friendly, casual and comfortably unhurried, and you’ll enjoy a wide range of activities – diving, snorkelling, water sports, cultural tours and bird watching.

Malawi’s wildlife destinations – Liwonde, Majete and Nyika reserves – are home to more traditional safari accommodation: tented suites with thatched roofs and private verandas. Game drives, boat safaris and guided walks are included in the cost as are all meals.

Browse our recommended Malawi lodges or simply contact us for advice on which accommodation would be suitable for your needs and budget.

In Short: Classic lakeside lodge with private beach
Location: Lake Malawi NP, Malawi
The only lodge in Lake Malawi National Park, super-friendly Pumulani overlooks the lake & offers a wide range of activities plus family accommodation. Treats include sunset dhow trips & a private beach complete with bar & sun loungers.
USD 350p/p sharing
Kaya Mawa
Kaya Mawa
In Short: Secluded privacy on a private island
Location: Island, Lake Malawi, Malawi
One of our honeymoon favourites, award-winning Kaya Mawa delivers ‘Crusoe-chic’ at its very best: unique, quirky & very comfortable, it’s a place that blends relaxation with one of the widest ranges of activities on & around the lake.
USD 375p/p sharing
In Short: Prime location in the Majete Reserve
Location: Majete Reserve, Malawi
Enjoying a private setting in one of Malawi’s best wildlife reserves, this luxurious lodge offers day & night drives plus walks, river cruises, birding & cultural tours. There’s a photographic hide & accommodation ranges from a honeymoon suite to family chalets.
USD 350p/p sharing
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Mvuu Lodge
Mvuu Lodge
In Short: Big game viewing in Liwonde Reserve
Location: Liwonde Reserve, Malawi
Set on the Shire River, Mvuu has prime position in Malawi’s premier wildlife reserve. Offering game drives, boat cruises & walking safaris, this intimate tented camp is a bird watcher’s paradise & also offers cultural excursions.
USD230p/p sharing
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Chelinda Lodge
Chelinda Lodge
In Short: Discover Malawi’s remote Nyika Plateau
Location: Nyika Plateau, Malawi
With panoramic views over alpine grasslands & mountain forests, Chelinda delivers a completely different side to Malawi. Game viewing, hiking, biking & fly-fishing are among the activities; you’ll stay in a 2-storey chalet complete with fireplace.
USD 300p/p sharing
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Huntingdon House
Huntingdon House
In Short: Relax & recharge at a tranquil tea estate
Location: Satemwa Tea Estate, Thyolo, Malawi
Set in the rolling Shire Highlands, this converted manor house has beautiful, differently themed suites as well as a wide range of activities that includes mountain-biking & hiking as well as day tours & even golf at the local 9-hole.
USD250p/p sharing
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Tongole Wilderness Lodge
Tongole Wilderness Lodge
In Short: Exclusive safari lodge in Nkhotakota Reserve
Location: Nkhotakota Reserve, Malawi
Explore Malawi’s unspoilt Nkhotakota from the comfort of the only luxury lodge in the reserve. Tongole offers game drives, canoe trips, safari walks & birding with expert guides; all suites have full bathrooms & viewing decks overlooking the river.
USD 365p/p sharing


Lake Malawi, game reserves & culture

1. Discover Lake Malawi

Clear blue water, golden beaches & as much or as little as you want to do – it’s the ultimate post-safari wind-down for families, honeymooners & those looking for an away-from-it-all escape.

2. Dive into the Blue

Lake Malawi’s blue waters hide a pleasant surprise: thousands of dazzling fish. In fact, no other lake on Earth has more freshwater fish species! Snorkelling & diving adventures are part of the Lake Malawi experience.

3. Go on a Game Drive

Malawi is often combined with safari giant Zambia but you can go game viewing in Malawi’s own Liwonde & Majete reserves. You’ll have sightings much to yourself & the company of friendly & knowledgeable guides.

4. Cruise the River

Sit back on a boat & watch Malawi’s wildlife pass by. The Shire River flows through Liwonde & Majete reserves, giving you the chance to spot hippos & crocodiles plus a wealth of birdlife

5. Walk the Wild Side

A guided nature walk gives you the chance to see the smaller details & enjoy some excellent bird watching. Undiscovered by tourists, Majete is a true wilderness where every trip into the bush is an adventure.

6. Waterskiing the Lake

Lake Malawi, is an inland sea, that offers the chance for almost every water sport that you can ever imagine. For those seeking some activity some of the lodges on Lake Malawi offer waterskiing and other watersports.

7. Get Romantic

A number of our properties have honeymoon suites to ensure extra space and privacy for our couples. In addition with offer some surprise romantic extras, private dinners,activities and more.

8. Drink a Tea

One of the not-to-be-missed experiences unique to staying on a tea growing estate. This is a definite for tea enthusiasts and simple occasional tea drinkers alike. See if you can taste the differences!

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Professional, quick and top of the edge service!!!

From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip. Our expectations were excelled!!!

Lukas (Germany)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. We have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately…… evasive tactics, always head-on!

Roger (UK)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver.  We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

Safari Online understood our needs and was able to present us with sensible options to choose from. It was evident that this tour operator has knowledgable and experienced agents who can arrange a seemless tour. We were provided with a professional online itinary which was comprehensive and easy to use, knew exactely what to expect, and encountered no stumble blocks along the way.

Gwen (AU)