Nkwichi Lodge, cornerstone of Manda Wilderness is set on the eastern shore of Lake Niassa/Malawi, Africa’s third largest lake where the crystal clear water teams with spectacular coloured fresh water fish and along the shoreline pristine woodland is interspersed with sheltered bays, remote sandy beaches and rocky pools. The lodge has been carefully designed to blend into the local scenery. With only 7 chalets ad maximum of 14 guests, Nkwichi provides genuine privacy for guests.
Each chalet has a unique view and all of them have thatched roofs with open plan bedrooms, hot water showers crafted into the overhanging trees and baths built into boulders and rocks. Hammocks on the veranda are ideal for watching the sunset over the lake.
Fine food, attentive service and activities ranging from adventure trips to total ‘chill’ combine with a relaxed, friendly approach from local staff trained to the highest level. Nkwichi Lodge offers the rare chance to let time stand still.
But Manda Wilderness is much more – currently the largest employer in the Niassa province. Visitors see that the local Nyanja people gain from community-led projects such as school-building and road construction – projects the people themselves have chosen and which they are proud to show to guests. Village communities have set aside a huge nature conservation area, where wild animals (from elephants to delicate antelope), rare plants and flocks of birds roam free of fences, farming and hunting. The lake itself, with over 1,000 species of fish in every colour imaginable, is the latest target for Manda Wilderness conservation.
$305 per person sharing per night
$365 single person per night
$150 for 3rd person sharing per night
$150 per child under 12 years. Children under 3 stay free of charge.
Premier chalets, Makolo House & Songea House
$335 per person sharing per night
$415 single person per night
$160 for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th person in the house
$160 for children under 12 years. Children under 3 stay free of charge
Rates include all meals, teas & coffees, laundry, non-motorised activities and $5 community bed night levy.
Excluded in the rates are transfers, drinks and motorised boat activities.
Kaskazini offers discounts to residents of African countries. Please contact us for details.
• Dhow trips
• Cultural visits to local village
• Bird watching
• Participating in community projects
Nkwichi Lodge is located on the shores of Lake Niassa, north of Lichinga. Although quite remote the lodge can be accessed by road from Lichinga to Cobue. It is a beautiful trip down the rift valley escapement and the journey takes around 4,5 hours. At Cobue guests are picked up by boat to arrive at the lodge 45 minutes later.
Alternatively, guests arriving from Malawi can take a charter flight from Lilongwe to Likoma Island followed by a boat trip to Nkwichi.
Stay for 5 nights and pay for 4
Honeymoon special: Bride pays 50% with a stay of 3 nights or more
Specials can not be combined, are not valid during the months of July to September and 15 - 31 December.
Our office hours are:
Mondays to Fridays 08h00 - 15h00
Saturdays 09h00 - 12h00
Sundays - Closed
Mobile: +258 823096990
(Between 08h00 - 16h00, local time)
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the third largest lake in Africa.
Lake Malawi is reportedly the habitat of more species of fish than those of any other body of freshwater on Earth.