Nkhotakota Safari Lodge

This piece of paradise is situated on the shores of Lake Malawi with a beautiful and secluded sandy beach. Built between mature indigenous trees with stunning lake views, the lodge is luxurious, small and friendly.

We offer some of the most attractive, yet reasonably priced, rooms on Lake Malawi’s shores. Our assortment of rooms includes two traditional ‘thatched rondavels’, two spacious ‘superior’ rooms, one ‘deluxe’ room and three ‘deluxe-plus’. All our rooms have mains electricity, screened windows, ensuite bathrooms, mini bars, fans, electric mosquito killers, mosquito nets and large airy ‘khondes’ (verandas) overlooking the lake. Our luxury-range of rooms also have digital satellite TV and air conditioning. To make your stay serene and memorable, our deluxe plus rooms offer stylish bath-tubs on balcony tops where guests can relax under the trees and stars. Our premises is perfect for romantic and relaxing breaks but, for those wishing to do a bit of work, it is covered by TNM’s fast (4G) mobile network internet service. We also have a back-up generator so that ‘business-is-as-usual’ during power cuts on the national grid.

Our lakeside restaurant serves seasonal fish and vegetables, traditional Malawian and international cuisine which are guaranteed to keep your taste buds tantalised. The restaurant is one of the best along the lakeshore with an ever changing international menu designed by our head chef. The bar and restaurant drinks menus offer a wide selection of fine wines, ciders, beers and soft drinks. To maintain a tranquil atmosphere, the bar TV screens are discreetly curtained but at guests’ requests full satellite TV can be obtained for live coverage of major sporting events and world news. Moses, the lodge manager and often the barman, has worked at our lodge for over 12 years and can assist you with your perfect sundowners as well as keep you up to date with anything you wish to know about Nkhotakota or Malawi.

Our campsite is well presented; it has its own car park, ablutions block with hot showers and a kitchen shelter.


Accommodation Details

Our Special Rates

Ask us about our special rates that include:


  • Bed and breakfast (full English breakfast)
  • Half board (three-course evening meal and English breakfast)
  • Full board (all meals)

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Adult Prices in USD ($) Per Person Per Night
Room Type Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple (Or More) Occupancy
Standard 35 24 18
Superior 44 29 22
Deluxe 56 34 27
Deluxe-Plus 72 46 36
Adults Children
$6 per person per night

Under 16 years: ½ price

Under 2 years: free

Fixed Cost Additional Cost 
$193 per trip

$17 per person

For example: 2 people = $193 + (2 x $17) = $227

We welcome payment by:

*Visa and *Visa Electron (credit or debit cards)
Cash, including Malawi Kwacha (MWK), USD ($), GBP (£), Euro (€) and Rand (R)
Cheques with guarantee card
Direct bank transfer
Mpamba phone banking

*Note: a 5% charge is added for bank cards issued outside Malawi and PayPal payments.

To obtain further information and book your accommodation, please get in touch. Remember to ask for any special rates that we might have at the time.

What We Offer

We offer half or full day walking expeditions into the unspoilt wilderness of Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve with an experienced game scout. Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve has many animals including elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes and lions. Our guests regularly see elephants on these trips. The excursions start and end at Bua River Lodge where guests have the option of having drinks on the deck overlooking the river. Further information and prices are available on request.

Rich with history, our walking tour of Nkhotakota Town offers you the opportunity to visit sites which were pivotal in facilitating the historical Arab Slave Trade to Zanzibar. You will see the remains of the first mosque built in this region of Africa, and the original door which was manufactured in Zanzibar and is now in a newer mosque. You will also see the tree where Dr David Livingstone negotiated with slave traders to end their activities, the church built by the first missionaries to Malawi, and the pool in the hills where enemies of the Arabs magically escaped.  Following this, you will have the chance to visit a village near Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve where the water has etched extraordinary forms into the rocks.

Our culture excursion is typically added on the end of the historical walking tour. This includes a visit to Mbelwa Village to see customary food preparation and traditional dances. Further information and prices are available on request.