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Nkwichi eco-lodge, Lake Niassa
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Nkwichi eco-lodge, Lake Niassa

Nkwichi Lodge is located on Lake Niassa bank, in the north-western corner of Mozambique, on the Eastern side of Lake Malawi (or Lake Niassa as it is called in Mozambique). Close to the islands of Likoma and Chizumulu (belonging to Malawi), 15km South of a small town named Cobué on the main land Mozambique is a small triangular point, known as Mala Point. 

Nkwichi Lodge is set on one of the most beautiful point on the lake. It has been carefully designed to provide comfort and total privacy for guests. With a maximum of only 14 people staying at Nkwichi, the lodge can offer guests the highest levels of service in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. The beach on the shores of the lake with its fine, white sand is the central feature at the heart of the lodge.

Accommodation

Nkwichi comprises 6 chalets: 4 double chalets, 1 family chalet (1 double bedroom and 1 twin) and 1 honeymoon chalet as well as 2 houses accommodating 4 and 6 persons.
All chalets have thatched roofs with open plan bedrooms to catch the cool breezes from the lake. The chalets are comfortably furnished and use natural materials. They have lovely outside bathrooms with hot water showers crafted into overhanging trees and baths built into boulders and rocks. Each chalet also offers an attractive private dining area. The chalets have been designed to blend in with their natural surroundings. Please note that they are fairly open to the bush. Meals can be served at the location of your choice: in the privacy of your chalet, on several beach spots, under a 2000 year old baobab tree.

Facilities

Bar, lounge, library, curio "shop".
Please note that you can send and receive short emails through the satellite internet system, free of charge. There is no mobile signal here at Nkwichi lodge, but if you take a short 20 minutes walk up to our viewpoint (with incredible views over the lake to Malawi), you will be able to make contact with the rest of the world. Emails can be checked in the office.

Activities

- Snorkeling from shore
- Beach boarding
- Boules
- Swimming
- Sailing
- Fauna and flora
- Bird watching
- Canoeing
- Kayaking
- Fishing
- Short or long walks
- Excursions to Likoma island
- Visit the communities
- Cultural tours
- Spend an unforgettable night at the lake of stars bed, a private rock island 10 minutes from Nkwichi lodge or in the forest. 2 persons maximum. Subject to weather and availability. Canvas shower and portable toilet.

Responsible Eco-tourism

Nkwichi won in 2012 the “To Do” award for socially responsible tourism and both the best community safari property and the best ecological safari property in Africa by the "Safari awards"as well as the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 World Savers Award. An yearly award winner, the lodge is honored with a Gold African Responsible Tourism award in the category for "Best in Beach".

Nkwichi Lodge, the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and the Manda Wilderness Agriculture Project combine to form the Manda Wilderness Project. The Project is designed to foster true responsible tourism to the benefit of visitors and the local community. By staying at the lodge guests are contributing to nature and the development of the community. The lodge provides wages for over 75 local members of staff. Their salaries support up to 15 members of their direct families. This means that by staying at the lodge you will have an impact on the lives of over a thousand people.

Sensations

A hidden hand-built lodge on the dazzling Mozambique shores of Lake Niassa. A rare chance to savor and visit an unspoilt corner of real Africa. The main attraction is the pure 600 meters long white beach exclusively reserved for the use of Nkwichi guests. The staff will happily look after you. Come and indulge in an untouched paradise. Free from cellphone, unreachable by road, there is no better place to unwind and experience one of Africa's most unique settings.

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Hotel facilities

  • Bathtub
  • King size bed
  • Complimentary water in the room
  • Twin beds
  • Internet access
  • Mosquito net

Price terms and conditions

Prices are per person per night sharing

Standard chalet

Double occupancy per person $260

Premiers chalets and Makolo house

Double occupancy per person  $390

Single supplement 30%

Children of all ages are welcome. Child under 12 years old and third adult sharing with 2 other persons : 30% reduction

All children stay at parents own risk.

The rates include:

- Accommodation
- Full board (meals either at a group table with other guests or at a private location of your choosing).
- Tea & coffee
- Laundry
- Non-motorized activities
- US$10 Manda Wilderness community fee
- Government taxes

The rates exclude:

- Transfers
- Drinks
- Motorized boat activities
- Items of a personal nature
- Gratuities
- Insurance
- Flying doctor service
- Medical evacuation


Special offers

Valid all year 

Long stay

Stay for 5 nights and pay only 4

Honeymoon

The bride pays only half price for a stay of 4 nights or more