Climate and Landscape
While the winds have been strong at night, Chintheche Inn has enjoyed warm sunny days with crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches in July. Though some trees look bare, the gardens are still green and lush, offering a beautiful contrast to the clear blue waters of the lake and a haven for birdlife.
Chintheche is frequently visited by monitor lizards, genets, tree squirrels, leopard tortoises and bushbabies as well as scrub hare and mongoose families. And the gardens are a popular retreat for an array of birdlife, including often-seen pied kingfisher and African hoopoe.
There was a great vibe at Chintheche Inn for the International Malawi Sailing Marathon. The final prize-giving event was hosted by our team at Chintheche Inn with over 70 guests, sailors and supporters camping at our campsite and tucking into a succulent spit braai and delicious salad bar.
Mumbo Island skipper in 5th place!
We are very proud of our skipper from Mumbo Island, Matola Mwawa and his sailing partner Mcford M’bwana Issa for winning their division in the Malawi International Sailing Marathon. They were loaned a Hobie Cat from Hobie Cat South Africa, whose director was so impressed by their sailing prowess that he donated the boat to Malawi! This year the race began at Chembe Eagles Nest in Cape Maclear, ending up north in Nkhata Bay before heading back to Chintheche Inn for the prize-giving.
Matola is back with us in Cape Maclear again, having limited his sailing adventures to local cruises on Kayak Africa’s hand-built catamaran. You know you are in safe hands when you sail with our intrepid skipper!
Staff in Camp
Chintheche Inn welcomes our new managers Wendy and Ollie Bushula, as our previous manager Dinara Kankhuni relocates back to Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park.