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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.

Pumulani
Pumulani
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.
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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.
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USD 375p/p sharing
Mkulumadzi
Mkulumadzi
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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USD 365p/p sharing
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TOP EXPERIENCES

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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