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Ntchisi Forest Lodge

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Ntchisi Forest Lodge is a remote eco-lodge in a historial building in a rainforest location with the most stunning view in Malawi. Here you can experience the real Africa, either on one of our many rainforest or mountain hikes, or you can participate in some of our cultural activities in remote rural villages still untouched by tourism. We also arrange volunteering stays, on which you can spend a few days or weeks delving a bit deeper into Malawian culture and feel that you give something back as part of your holiday. The lodge runs enterily on renewable energy and we grow most of our own herbs and vegetables. You can stay in one of the 5 lodge rooms, our newly build Forest Cabin or stay in one of our two luxury tents. Here you can experience the real Africa in comfortable and safe surroundings and with a good conscience.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
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Getting there
Lilongwe Intl Airport51 km
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Lovely place to stay, espacialy when you travelled already enough days through very hot whether. The temparature is very nice here. Beuatifoll forest lodges, and normal rooms in the house. Nice managers ( dank jullie Rob en Irene) en very good meals. Do not forget to make the
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Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge
Responded 6 Nov 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words. We noticed that you enjoyed everything we have to offer at the lodge. And with an altitude of 1400 meter it’s indeed a very good place to escape from the heat in the rest of Malawi. We are happy that we and the staff could contribute to your hopefully wonderful Malawian experience. Also your gift to the community is highly appreciated! Thanks again! Rob and Irene and the staff of Ntchisi Forest Lodge
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I just wanted take a quick break and the Ntchisi Forest was exactly the place for the purpose. I enjoyed everything of the lodge; fresh air and delicious iced tea in the garden, champagne at the Sunset Rock, wine over bonfire, excellent meals, and gorgeous hi-tea served as part
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Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge
Responded 29 Oct 2017
Dear greenlover, our place indeed is perfect for green lovers! Seeing guests having a real good time, sharing special moments like the champagne on the sunsetrock and meeting interesting people: that is what keeps us going. We will prepare Eston to be fit for your next visit! Tionana. Irene, Rob and the Ntchisi Forest Lodge team.
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This Lodge is perfectly positioned for Ntchisi Forest trekking. The Lodge is beautifully designed, gorgeous gardens and amazing food. Rob and Irene are the perfect hosts and the staff are excellent. I camped in my tent this time, and have stayed in the rooms. Both options are
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Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge
Responded 29 Oct 2017
Dear Victoria, we are very pleased and flattered by your review. We also enjoyed your stay at the lodge, having nice conversations while stargazing and watching the telescope getting great views of the moon. Amazing how the milky way shows itself. Irene, Rob and the Ntchisi Forest Lodge team.
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We stayed for two nights and exchanged the cultural tour for a most informative and entertaining traditional medicine tour. The welcome was most appreciated after a long and bumpy dirt road journey. Hospitality and food was good. Solar power, candles and oil lamps worked fine.
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Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge
Responded 15 Oct 2017
Dear Thom and family, Thank you for your kind words. We noticed that you had a very good time and that is what we all constantly try to achieve. And yes, the walks are very special. Is makes you realize that we can learn so much from each other. It also gives you an insight in the culture of Malawi and way of thinking. And Sunsetrock, well, even without a sunset it’s a beautiful spot. Peaceful and currently very colourful. Thanks again and hopefully we will see you back some day. Rob, Irene and the Ntchisi Forest Lodge team.
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The Lodge is ideal for time away. Even a 1-night visit felt completely rejuvenating, although I would recommend staying at least 2 nights to feel totally relaxed and to take advantage of the many walks/hikes, the fireplace in the lounge, and the opportunity to just do nothing.
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Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Eigenaar at Ntchisi Forest Lodge
Responded 7 Sep 2017
Dear Judith, thanks for your stay with us and your nice review. Staying over for 1 night is absolutely worthwile and gives you plenty of opportunities to do some hikes in the surroundings and to relax. But we absolutely agree that to get the full experience of Ntchisi 2 nights is definitely recommended. You will leave re-energised! Great you did a hike with 74 year old legend Eston; still fit and keen to give our guests a truly unique forest tour. Hope to see you back here soon. The NFL team
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Sunset Rock
Sun rize view from verandah.
Sunrise from the room!
"Luxury Tents are just amazing."
"Try to book a forest Cabine."
"Camping or the luxury rooms are all excellent choices."
"All the rooms are fine"
"We camped, so can't say about rooms. But the lawn was nice and soft :)"
MalawiCentral RegionBwanje
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