Mbuna Bay is a family-run, eco-lodge right on Lake Niassa, close to the village of Metangula. Accommodation at Mbuna Bay Lodge comprises of four comfortable, wooden beach chalets that bask on the sandy lake shore. These are built on stilts to minimize the impact on the fragile nature of the dunes. Through their large windows and glass fronts all of them offer an unhindered view of the lake and the bush.  A further four traditional brick bungalows nestle 50m inland in amongst the bush and the baobab trees.  They are arranged around a cozy courtyard and offer the same comforts as the wooden chalets with the exception of an external private shower hidden in the bush under the open sky. Each of these bungalows has its own stony terrace facing the bush. Perfect for bush lovers and those on a lower budget.

For those seeking more privacy there are also two spacious earthen houses (Cob houses) with their own private area, away from the other rooms. With large windows and a veranda they have unbroken views of the lake and a private beach.

Environmentally conscious, the lodge provides electricity for the chalets from solar panels, and the restaurant serves up delicious vegetarian dishes with home grown ingredients.  The lodge is the private project of a Swiss family who are actively involved in community projects in the areas of health, education and handycraft. They have built a school, a health post and a community center with library.   They also have a large fully organic farm with vegetables, fruit and nut trees.

You can spend your days lazing on the beach with a good book, snorkel the pristine waters of Lake Niassa, visit the world famous Minos reef, take a traditional sailing trip on their dhow “Marta”, kayak, canoe, go hiking, participate in some of the local community projects, birdwatching, or completely unwind with a yoga session.  

Beach Chalet:
$145 per person per night sharing
$185 single person per night

Bush Bungalow:
$115 per person per night sharing
$145 single person per night

Cob Houses:
Casa Branca:
$165 per person per night sharing
$205 per single person per night

$205 per person per night sharing
$255 single person per night

Rates include all meals, early morning teas & coffees and non-motorised activities. Transfers are excluded but can be arranged.

Mbuna Bay is located 15km south of Metangula on the shores of Lake Niassa.  It is easily accessible from Lichinga by road which take just over an hour.

Road transfers from Lichinga to the lodge can be arranged at an extra cost.

Our office hours are:
Mondays to Fridays 08h00 - 15h00
Saturdays and Sundays - Closed

Email: info@kaskazini.com

Skype: kaskazini.tourism.services

Mobile: +258 823096990
(Between 08h00 - 16h00, local time)

Physical address:
Shop 4
Pemba Beach Hotel
Av. Da Marginal