Nkwichi is set in a beautiful and natural environment, a tranquil, fresh water oasis, unspoiled and untouched, and the lodge itself is dedicated to preserving the lakeshore. Situated on the Mozambique side of Lake Malawi, the lodge guarantees an indulgent escapist experience to all its guests that pass through, you will leave with the satisfaction of enjoying a wonderful authentic African experience and this little slice of heaven will be engrained in your heart.
I loved the wild and beautiful location. The rooms are spacious and very open and give a really wild feel to the setting. With open air showers and huge outside baths, my romantic bubble bath for one was pretty awesome. I also enjoyed the bar setting on the beach and the use of old dug-out canoes as a bookshelf, the bar and the sofas. Nkwichi have invested heavily in solar, which is a nice ‘green’ touch and compliments the supporting-local vibe.
Last visited by Mike Varndell, Managing Founder – July 2019
Remote paradise, set in a pristine environment of swirling bedrock, sparkling white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and tropical jungle. The spacious rooms are built into nature and are open to it, you feel at one with Mother Earth here. Escapology at its finest, intrigue at every turn; even the most avid traveller will feel delights as would a child exploring its first foreign beach. Lunch at a 2000-year-old baobab tree, snorkelling with iridescent cichlid fish, sundowners after an afternoon hike, smiling and attentive staff – it is simply bliss.
Toby, Director – May 2019
Nkwichi is a remote paradise, with pristine white beaches. The rooms are built into the natural rock and they are lovely and spacious. It’s the perfect place to escape from the usual hectic modern-day life. There is no power so you can enjoy an all needed technology detox.
Chloe, Marketing & Sales – 2017
Lake Malawi (Mozambique side)
Standard Chalets, 1 Standard Double, 2 Standard Family Chalets, 2 Premier Chalets and 1 Makolo House
Digital detoxing and white sandy beaches
Yes (of all ages)
March – December
No (no electricity on the island)
Basic, but available
The Star Bed is a unique and unforgettable experience. It’s set on a deserted beach which is surrounded by baobabs. Enjoy a romantic evening with a loved one and gaze at more stars than you ever could have imagined, it’s the perfect way to see the gorgeous African night-sky.
Incredible food served daily; fresh fish straight from Lake Malawi and garden-fresh fruits and veg, all prepared by the team of wonderful local chefs. With great food and incredibly beautiful settings to enjoy your meals, it’s the perfect combination. From picnics on the white beaches to dinner under the stars, they create memorable experiences for all their guests.
Each chalet is tucked away into the treeline and built into the natural rocks. With every chalet individually designed they all have their own unique character. Local materials are used in each room and they blend in perfectly with the surroundings. Relax in the rock-pool bath and enjoy the breath-taking views of the lake. As well as the chalets there is a lovely private house. With access to a private beach and your very own chef and team, this is a wonderful spot to enjoy with friends or family.
I’m just back home after spending 6 nights at this beautiful place. I’d never been to Lake Malawi before and this is definitely the place you what to stay if you are looking for a secluded spot to soak up the sun, read books and do lots of snorkelling. We flew over the lake on a small plane from Lilongwe to Likoma Island and so got a good idea of the scale of this massive lake (like a small sea!)- Nkwichi definitely seems to have be built on the best beach.
You will go a long way to find anywhere as idyllic as Nkwichi Lodge. Located in a small, secluded and achingly beautiful bay surrounded by densely wooded hills that shield it from the outside world, the lodge itself is utterly charming: The chalets, discretely hidden from view beneath the grove of miombo trees that fringe the powdery white sands of the beach, are cool and cavernous and feel as if they have grown organically from the rocks into which they are bulit
When visiting Nkwichi Lodge, I was initially taken aback by the breathtaking view of Lake Malawi, and the friendly staff. I was so pleasantly surprised that we were individually catered for and that we were completely spoiled!
The staff were so chatty and took a personal interest in our satisfaction and comfort.
The beach was spotless and showcased a variety of special indigenous wildlife. The lake water had such amazing visibility and the snorkeling was unimaginable.