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Lake Niassa forms most of the eastern border between Malawi and Mozambique. Nkwichi Lodge lies on the Mozambique shoreline at one of the most beautiful points on the Lake.
Situated on the shores of Lake Niassa.
Accommodation and facilities:
Accommodating a maximum of just fourteen guests, the lodge can offer the highest levels of service in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere and has been carefully designed to provide comfort and privacy.
The beach on the shores of the lake with its fine, white sand is the central feature around which the lodge has been built. The main lodge building has a dining room raised high on a platform providing views out over the lake. The fig tree platform built amongst the enormous granite boulders on the lakeshore provides another popular spot for guests to dine or relax.
Each of the seven chalets is cleverly tucked into the trees along the lakeshore providing unique views across the crystal clear water. The chalets all vary in size and design depending on their setting but are all made of local wood, stone and grass thatch. The central feature in each chalet is the enormous, sturdy four poster bed, made of old tree trunks and covered in a beautifully crafted white mosquito net. Each has its own en suite bathroom which has been cleverly designed so that you can bathe outside under the tree canopy in complete privacy. All of the bathrooms have showers hung from overhanging branches with hot and cold running water and a veranda covered with a thatched roof to provide shade from the midday sun. Here, you can either sit in the comfortable arm chairs or swing gently in a hammock reading a book or taking a siesta.
When it is time for something strenuous, you can enjoy a wide variety of activities here such as canoeing, guided bush walks, birds and wildlife watching, snorkelling, surfing, kite flying.
As there are no roads within ten miles of Nkwichi and you can you can only reach this outstanding lodge by boat, you will immediately be immersed in a feeling of visiting somewhere ’very special’! It is easy to miss the lodge as you arrive on the sandy beach, as it has been carefully built to blend in with the surrounding scenery, but you will not miss the warm welcome given to you by the local Nyanja people.