Where to stay

Malawi still sees little tourism compared to the other Southern African countries. However in the past decade some luxury eco-lodges have been opened on the shores and the islands of Lake Malawi, the country’s main touristic destination, as well as in the Liwonde National Park and in the Majete Wildlife Reserve. The secluded location, the unspoilt setting and the family-friendly approach of these lodges make them perfect for a relaxing beach holiday, for an adventurous yet comfortable family safari or for a romantic honeymoon. In addition to this, people of Malawi are well known for their smiles and warm hospitality, from which the country was nicknamed “The warm heart of Africa”.

A collection of the best camps

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Chelinda Lodge Nyika National Park - From € 320 per person per night

Overlooking the Nyika Plateau, it is an elegant lodge with the warmth and all the comforts of a mountain chalet. Under the same ownership the more rustic Chelinda Camp.

Huntingdon House Thyolo - From € 230 per person per night

An historical boutique hotel set among manicured gardens in a working tea estate. Under the same ownership the self-catering Chawani Bungalow. 

Kaya Mawa Lake Malawi - From € 550 per person per night

A romantic barefoot luxury lodge set on a beautiful beach of Likoma, a remote island in the north-eastern part of the lake.

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Mkulumadzi Lodge Majete Wildlife Reserve - From € 340 per person per night

Set in a private concession within the park, it is a minimalistic and comfortable lodge with beautiful views of the Shire River.

Mumbo Island Lake Malawi - From € 270 per person per night

A simple, authentic eco-lodge perched on the rocks of the tiny and beautiful Mumbo Island, in the heart of Lake Malawi National Park.

Mvuu Lodge Liwonde National Park - From € 380 per person per night

An elegant tented lodge on the banks of a lagoon populated by hippo on the western side of the park. Under the same ownership the simpler Mvuu Camp.

Pumulani Lodge Lake Malawi - From € 290 per person per night

An original, sophisticated yet relaxed beach lodge set on the southern shores of the lake inside the Lake Malawi National Park.