A unique safari-style lodge on a small island in Lake Malawi National Park: the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation in a tranquil, private setting.
Voted best location in Malawi in the 2020 Safari Awards, this is an excellent place to end your trip as you immerse yourself in nature and enjoy island-life at your leisure.Back to Lake Malawi
Located on Nankoma Island, Lake Malawi National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site). A 2 hour drive from Lilongwe airport to Senga Bay. There is then a 20 minute boat transfer from Senga Bay to Nankoma Island.
1 x Superior Family Cottage, 2 x Executive Family Chalets, 2 x Executive Chalets, 4 x Lake Safari Tents.
Room features include:
Private balconies (larger in executives with lake views)
The cottage has a bathtub, additional lounge and drinks fridge
Main pool in the common area
Spa – set under an ancient fig tree, overlooking Lake Malawi
Bar/Dining options – dining at Bee-Eater restaurant. Private dining can be set up upon request (at the swimming pool, beach, Babobab garden or sunset deck).
Inclusive activities are guided walks, use of kayaks and snorkels, birding.
Other activities at an additional cost include spa treatments, motorized activities (sunset cruise, snorkel trip to Nakantenga Island, watersports – tube, ski, wake board) and seasonal scuba diving (May – November advance requests).
Children of all ages are welcome.
There is 1 x Superior Family Cottage and 2 x Executive Family Chalets
Open All Year
Through Blue Zebra there is direct support for pupils at a local primary school and donations from guests for this school (e.g. books and stationary, sports equipment and outfits). With Lake Malawi National Park authorities, community education on overfishing.
Conservation Projects include the protection of Lake Malawi National Park’s biodiversity, with focus on tackling the issue of overfishing. 100m demarcated no-fishing zones around the islands to allow for natural breeding of fish, particularly Cichlids (a popular species of fish in Lake Malawi, with many endemic to the islands).
All guests pay park fees which contributes to the protection of the Marelli Islands. Direct donations can be made to community and conservation projects and to the Marelli Islands Trust.
The camp is run on solar electricity with backup generator
There is WiFi available in the main area
Arrival procedure: a boat transfer is required from Senga Bay to Nankoma Island.
Scheduled daily transfers are inclusive; private or off-schedule transfers can be pre-booked at additional cost.
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