Nkwichi Lodge

Getting there:

How to get there: from South Africa, the easiest way is via Lilongwe International Airport in Malawi. A short flight to Likoma island can then be arranged (around $425pp each way), followed by a boat transfer across the lake to the Mozambique side. International flights must be booked by the client, transfers can be booked by TMC.

Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi / Niassa (depending on which side you are standing), this Robison-Crusoe type lodge has a wonderful charm and amazing community-based projects where there is really no other income generating options for people in this remote part of Mozambique. Nature lovers and adventure seekers will love the simplicity and rustic-charm of this pristine, wonderfully relaxing destination. This combines perfectly with a stay on Likoma island to break the journey back. The beach is powdery white, and the water crystal clear on this side of the lake! Activities include picnics, dhow sailing, nature walks, and relaxing.

Rooms:

There are 5 chalets (3 standard and 2 premier) and 1 private house available at Nkwichi Lodge.

All chalets are comfortably furnished and are designed to be as natural and as open as possible to catch the cool lake breezes. All have thatched roofs with a feature 4 poster bed. 

All chalets have outdoor bathrooms with hot water showers crafted into overhanging trees and baths built into boulders and rocks. 

Each chalet also offers attractive private dining areas.

NIASSA:

Niassa, simply named after the lake itself because of its beautiful setting, has the most magnificent design. Niassa’s unique and spacious structure is built on a natural rock face with the main feature an impressive flight of steps leading up to a platform on which the large four-poster bed is set.

The location has the perfect mix of seclusion, with a romantic private dining area in a clearing under some trees, and proximity to the main beach.

The bathroom is tucked away behind the chalet and the toilet is located in a separate little hut next to the chalet.

COST: from $360 per person sharing per night.

Includes : Full board accommodation, all meals (including tea & coffee), laundry, non-motorized activities, government taxes, $10pppn Manda Wilderness Community fee.

Excludes: Drinks, motorized boat activities, items of a personal nature, gratuities, insurance, flying doctor service, medical evacuation.

KUYA:

Kuya has a convenient location, hidden amongst the trees that border the main beach.

This chalet is named after the cormorants that can be seen from the veranda, and it is the perfect place to sit back and relax, listening to the gentle sounds of waves lapping the lakeshore.

Kuya is a tranquil chalet with a clever design, incorporating the natural rock and branching trees as part of its impressive structure. The chalet is all on one level, with an en-suite toilet – so perfect for easy- access.

The bathroom is tucked away behind the chalet and is totally outdoors. This chalet works well for families with younger children as there is ample space for 1 or 2 extra single beds.

COST: from $360 per person sharing per night.

Includes : Full board accommodation, all meals (including tea & coffee), laundry, non-motorized activities, government taxes, $10pppn Manda Wilderness Community fee.

Excludes: Drinks, motorized boat activities, items of a personal nature, gratuities, insurance, flying doctor service, medical evacuation.

SCOTLAND:

Scotland, with its own private beach and idyllic site on the Lake, is our most secluded chalet, perfect for the ultimate private wilderness experience.

Scotland was named by the staff of Nkwichi, after a Scottish volunteer who spent some time here. Scotland’s exceptional open plan design is split between two levels and takes full advantage of the fabulous views which look out across the lush vegetation to the lakeshore.

The outdoor shower and bath provide lovely views of the surrounding bush.

The toilet is located in a separate hut next to the main chalet. Scotland provides a fantastic location to relax in private luxury, deep in remote Mozambique.

COST: from $360 per person sharing per night.

Includes : Full board accommodation, all meals (including tea & coffee), laundry, non-motorized activities, government taxes, $10pppn Manda Wilderness Community fee.

Excludes: Drinks, motorized boat activities, items of a personal nature, gratuities, insurance, flying doctor service, medical evacuation.

NKWAZI:

Nkwazi means African Fish Eagle, and this impressive bird of prey is often seen on the tree in front of the veranda.

The setting is truly magical, surrounded by the lake on two sides and with your own private Venus Beach – perfect for sun- downer drinks watching the sunset over the lake, and romantic candle-lit meals for two under the stars.

To ensure you can enjoy this enchanting location from your chalet, Nkwazi has been cleverly designed with three sets of double-doors, which can be folded completely back to offer wonderful views across the lake from your grand four-poster bed.

Even the bathroom has been designed with honeymoons in mind – with a floodlit, heart-shaped bath for two on the lakeshore.

COST: from $395 per person sharing per night.

Includes : Full board accommodation, all meals (including tea & coffee), laundry, non-motorized activities, government taxes, $10pppn Manda Wilderness Community fee.

Excludes: Drinks, motorized boat activities, items of a personal nature, gratuities, insurance, flying doctor service, medical evacuation.

KAKOA:

Kakoa is named after the White Egret, which can often be seen fishing in the waters in front of the chalet.

Kakoa has a secluded location with its own private access to the lake and is just a short walk from the main beach.

This intimate chalet with outstanding views looking out on to Lake Niassa, is a favorite with guests – providing a feeling of being at one with nature and a true comfortable African bush experience.

This chalet is probably the best for people who are not completely comfortable in nature as all the window openings are covered with mosquito netting.

The bathroom is on the side of the chalet overlooking the lake and the toilet is located in a separate hut behind the chalet.

COST: from $395 per person sharing per night.

Includes : Full board accommodation, all meals (including tea & coffee), laundry, non-motorized activities, government taxes, $10pppn Manda Wilderness Community fee.

Excludes: Drinks, motorized boat activities, items of a personal nature, gratuities, insurance, flying doctor service, medical evacuation.

MAKOLO HOUSE:

1 double + 1 twin (4 beds)

Makolo House offers the ultimate private retreat, located deep in the African bush. Hidden from view amongst the trees the house overlooks the lakeshore and offers complete peace and relaxation.

The house is cleverly designed using natural local materials and has two en-suite bedrooms (1 Twin & 1 Double) with a high thatched roof providing a great feeling of space. There is an upstairs platform which is a perfect place for the kids to hang out, or to relax and watch the sunset over the lake.

The location is ideal for taking walks out to explore the bush, and there is private access down to the lake for swimming and snorkeling.

Meals will be provided on site by your own chef, and you are a ten minute walk from the main lodge – where you can take full advantage of all the facilities.

COST: from $395 per person sharing per night.

Includes : Full board accommodation, all meals (including tea & coffee), laundry, non-motorized activities, government taxes, $10pppn Manda Wilderness Community fee.

Excludes: Drinks, motorized boat activities, items of a personal nature, gratuities, insurance, flying doctor service, medical evacuation.

WHAT’S TO DO:

Nkwichi Lodge is fronted by the crystal clear fresh water lake, Niassa, for as far as the eye can see.

Activities on the lake include stand up paddle boards, Canadian canoeing, swimming and snorkeling (more than 700 species of cichlids in the lake).

Take a sunset dhow cruise on the lake, or maybe try your hand at traditional fishing on a dug-out.

To the rear of the lodge is pristine wilderness, where you can take many strolls along the shoreline, and into the bush searching for birds, or walking to the nearest village.

Not to be missed is the Lake of Stars bed experience, where you are left to sleep under the stars with your favorite! 

Details and prices quoted on this website are subject to change without prior notification.
Please contact info@mozambique-collection.org for an official quotation.