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Chitimba Campsite

Sleeps 36 in 17 rooms

Chitimba Campsite can be found along the shores of Lake Malawi, set on a beautiful beach for guests to enjoy. Many options for...
Chitimba Campsite can be found along the shores of Lake Malawi, set on a beautiful beach for guests to enjoy. Many options for accommodation are offered and the camp is often used by overland trucks.

Accommodation comprises four en-suite bedrooms with double beds, two bedrooms with double beds, five bedrooms with twin beds and eight bedrooms with single beds that make use of communal ablution facilities. One dorm contains four single beds that are rented on an individual basis and also makes use of communal ablution facilities.

The camp features a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch, and dinner can be booked should guests require. There is also a great bar where guests can relax with a cold beer or soda, and Wi-Fi is available at an additional charge. The camp has a craft shop where locally made crafts are sold and laundry can be washed by the local women of Chitimba Village.

The area offers many highlights, the beach being the main attraction. A village walk around Chitimba Village can be arranged and guests can visit the schools, the orphanage and see where the local people live. Hikes in the surrounding mountains can also be arranged and offer scenic views.
from R132

Mango Drift

Sleeps 39 in 10 rooms

Mango Drift is situated on the west side of Likoma Island, facing Chizimulu Island. We have a long stretch of beach which has our huts and...
Mango Drift is situated on the west side of Likoma Island, facing Chizimulu Island. We have a long stretch of beach which has our huts and dorm strung out along it, as well as a bar under a huge mango tree and an ablution block at one end with hot showers. Most people upon arriving like to chill out in our bar lounge or on the beach, have a meal from our menu, take a swim in the pool-like water of the lake or even head straight out to explore.

At Mango Drift we have eight chalets, six on the beach and two en-suite chalets looking down onto it as well as an en-suite dorm which can sleep seven guests. If you prefer to camp, just pick a spot anywhere on our expansive beach. All beds are covered with mosquito nets and there is a safe available should you need to lock anything away. Power points are supplied in each room and take a square-pinned, three-prong plug, 220V.

There are beautiful sights to see all around the island, as well as great interaction with the local community. The must-see sight of the island is the landmark, St Peters Cathedral near Mbamba town, over 100 years old and bigger than Winchester. Even if you’re not the cathedral type, it never fails to leave people awestruck.

Up on the north point of the island is a forest reserve, near to some beautiful beaches which makes for a great half-day walk from Mango. Or you can head across the island to Mbamba town and see the small cobbled market where locals get their daily supplies. A good spot to have lunch is the Hunger Clinic at the bottom of the town road, where you can get local fare at really good prices.

For those water babies out there, join our PADI instructors at Likoma Island Divers and dive into the most ecologically diverse fresh water environment in the world.
from R120
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    Sunbird Capital

    from R2833
    Malawi, the warm heart of Africa, this hotel is in the magnificent parkland adjacent to the...
    Malawi, the warm heart of Africa, this hotel is in the magnificent parkland adjacent to the Government headquarters and only a half-kilometer from the new city center, where most diplomatic missions are based.Only 25 minutes drive from Kamuzu International Airport. Hotel Shuttle Bus and Taxis are available.
    from R2833
    Sleeps 364 in 182 rooms

    72.59km from Malawi

    3 Reviews

    Located in Senga Bay, Salima, along the Lake Shore, 125 kilometers from the Capital City, Lilongwe...
    Located in Senga Bay, Salima, along the Lake Shore, 125 kilometers from the Capital City, Lilongwe . Two hours drive from Lilongwe International Airport (145 kilometers). Airport shuttle is also available on request at a nominal fee.
    from R2991
    Sleeps 70 in 32 rooms

    41.56km from Malawi

    Mumbo Island

    from R3600
    Mumbo Island is the jewel of the Lake Malawi National Park. It lies within an exclusive...
    Mumbo Island is the jewel of the Lake Malawi National Park. It lies within an exclusive concession, guaranteeing privacy in paradise. Run on sustainable principles, this tranquil island camp is ideal for couples, families, or groups of friends.
    from R3600
    Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

    71.12km from Malawi

    1 Review

    Domwe Island Camp

    from R1100
    Domwe Island Adventure Camp is basic, yet exclusive. It lies behind a small beach on the island’s...
    Domwe Island Adventure Camp is basic, yet exclusive. It lies behind a small beach on the island’s west side. The camp is run on a self-catering basis. Accommodation consists of three fully furnished safari tents and two tent sites, complemented by a dining area with bar.
    from R1100
    Sleeps 12 in 3 rooms

    77.03km from Malawi

    2 Reviews

    Burley House

    from R1588
    Burley House is set in a beautifully established garden in Lilongwe’s prestigious residential Area...
    Burley House is set in a beautifully established garden in Lilongwe’s prestigious residential Area 43. Burley House offers corporate and leisure travellers an idyllic retreat in a friendly, informal atmosphere.
    from R1588
    Sleeps 16 in 7 rooms

    70.40km from Malawi

    The lodge offers 16 individually thatched suites that are cool in summer and retain their warmth...
    The lodge offers 16 individually thatched suites that are cool in summer and retain their warmth during winter. Each room has its own entrance, en-suite bathroom and private patio.
    from R3667
    Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

    67.57km from Malawi

    Ntchisi Forest Lodge sits on the escarpment of the East African Rift Valley in some of Malawi's...
    Ntchisi Forest Lodge sits on the escarpment of the East African Rift Valley in some of Malawi's last remaining indigenous rainforest in an isolated spot near Lilongwe, Malawi's capital.
    from R2886
    Sleeps 13 in 5 rooms

    37.25km from Malawi

    Tongole Wilderness Lodge is an exciting new ecotourism venture located deep within the rugged and...
    Tongole Wilderness Lodge is an exciting new ecotourism venture located deep within the rugged and breathtakingly beautiful miombo woodland of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. The lodge is made for total relaxation and adventure, and guests enjoy complete freedom to choose how they spend their time.
    from R10457
    Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

    75.07km from Malawi

    Nkhotakota Lodge

    from R874
    Nkhotakota Safari Lodge offers a quiet peace of paradise situated on the shores of Lake Malawi....
    Nkhotakota Safari Lodge offers a quiet peace of paradise situated on the shores of Lake Malawi. Luxurious accommodation is provided in private chalets with meals on request. The lodge has been built between the mature indigenous trees and all chalets are right on the beach with stunning lake views.
    from R874
    Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

    54.34km from Malawi

    The Spendwise Lodge offers self-catering accommodation in Area 47 of Lilongwe, Malawi. Located a...
    The Spendwise Lodge offers self-catering accommodation in Area 47 of Lilongwe, Malawi. Located a short driving distance from the city centre, these apartments are the ideal choice for guests that prefer to stay in a private home rather than a lodge or hotel.
    from R927
    Sleeps 30 in 7 rooms

    76.09km from Malawi

    If you are looking for Malawi back packer accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of back packer accommodation in Malawi and surrounds. With 55 listings in Malawi, our handy Malawi map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect back packer holiday accommodation for your Malawi visit. We also have some great special accommodation deals in Malawi
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