Our camps and lodges
Our unique and beautiful lodges are located across all three regions of Malawi. Whether you’re looking to experience the gem in Malawi’s wildlife crown, Liwonde National Park, be inspired by some of the most unique landscapes in southern Africa at Nyika Plateau or simply relax on the stunning shores of Lake Malawi, we’ve got it covered.
Liwonde National Park
Liwonde National Park, covering 548km2, is considered the most prolific wildlife area in Malawi. The Shire River – the country’s largest river and Lake Malawi’s only outlet – forms the Park’s western boundary and harbours a dense population of hippo, crocodiles and large numbers of elephant. Antelope such as impala, waterbuck, reedbuck and bushbuck are plentiful along the banks. In the east, relatively dry mopane woodlands are interspersed with candelabra trees, an area favoured by buffalo, yellow baboon and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest. Nearly 300 bird species occur here, with specials such as Böhm’s Bee-eater, Livingstone’s Flycatcher, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Lilian’s Lovebird and Brown-breasted Barbet.
Guests visiting Liwonde can choose between one of our two stunning properties, Mvuu Lodge or Mvuu Camp. Set in lush vegetation on the banks of a quiet lagoon, the Lodge has just eight stunningly designed tents, each with a private viewing platform, luxurious furnishings and beautifully appointed bathrooms. The Camp can accommodate up to 34 guests in en-suite chalets on the banks of the Shire River, perfect for families and larger groups.
Nyika National Park
The 3134km2 Nyika National Park is a wild, untouched and remote upland area, with the distinction of being the only big game Afro-montane area in south-central Africa. The vistas are immense and it’s a botanist’s delight in summer with alpine flowers and carpets of orchids, including 11 localised species. Leopard are a highlight of the park, which boasts one of the biggest populations in central Africa. Important populations of roan, eland, Crawshay’s zebra, southern reedbuck, bushbuck, warthog, spotted hyena and side-striped jackal also reside here. It’s estimated around 400 bird species occur in Nyika, many with highly restricted distributions, making it a key birding destination in Africa.
We offer the only accommodation options for guests visiting Nyika National Park at our Chelinda Lodge and Camp. The Lodge provides a luxurious wilderness experience, with eight spacious log cabins located against a magnificent backdrop of pine trees and sweeping views over Nyika’s rolling grasslands. The Camp offers a more relaxed option with a mix of full board and self-catering chalets.