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Ntchisi Forest Lodge

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Ntchisi, Bwanje Malawi See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Free Wifi
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All reviewsdirt roadlocal communitylocal guideworth the journeygreat hostsdry seasonthe food is greatflora and faunatwo nightshot waterother guestswell marked trailshiking trailsallow plenty of timegreat weekendhigh clearanceirene
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Very welcoming host and hostess and staff provide excellent meals and comfortable lodging. The Lodge offers great views of the Malawi plain and is surrounded by the forest reserve where hiking trails are available. I would suggest a minimum 3 day visit as the 28...More

Thank jcrook2016
Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest LodgeResponded 16 April 2018

Dear JC, thank you for your review! Yes, the road can be a challenge. As some of the hikes in Ntchisi Forest. We always advise a high clearance 4 x 4, although simple sedans manage to get to the lodge. The lodge and its surroundings...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018

Irene and Rob are great hosts, the food is fantastic, the surrounding stunning. Great walks in the forest. On e of the last untouched rainforests of Malawi. Easy 2h drive from Lilongwe and a must for every visitor to Malawi. Great weekend escape for residents...More

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Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest LodgeResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Martin, thank you for your positive words! We recently cleared the trails and refreshed the signs in the Forest. Hopefully a lot more people realise that Ntchisi Forest is the last remaining afromontane rainforest in the South of Africa (not only of Malawi) and...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Everything about our stay at Ntchisi was fantastic! We could only stay for one night but would have stayed for the whole of Christmas if we hadn't made other plans already! The forest is absolutely spectacular and we could have spent weeks walking around it...More

Thank robdavis89
Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest LodgeResponded 22 January 2018

Dear Rob, It’s a pity you couldn’t stay longer. But of course you are always welcome at the lodge. We are sure there is a lot more to explore in the forest. No leopards (although…) but other beautiful flora and fauna. We were very happy...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Very warm hosts, excellent meals, beautiful surroundings and a fantastic guide who, accompanied by the sweet dogs, lead you through the rainforest. Do not skip this fantastic piece of Malawi if you are traveling around.More

Thank Katrien M
Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest LodgeResponded 22 January 2018

Dear Katrien, Thank you for your kind words. And amazing photo’s! Your Milky Way is fantastic! We think that Ntchisi Forest is a small hidden star in Malawi and are always happy when guests experience the same. And yes, our guides Eston, Sella and Simba...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017

wide rooms (don't take the small ones), a real cook so food is exceptional for Malawi, it is a real nice place to walk around in a protected forest ( I have seen a Serval and different groups of monkeys) and the place is really...More

Thank jacquesfevrier50
Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest LodgeResponded 4 January 2018

Dear jacques, Thank you for your kind words! We are very pleased about your appreciation of the lodge, especially about the food. We will pass it on to the chef. We together with our team do our best to maintain a high standard of food...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$70 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Malawi > Central Region > Bwanje
Traveller (105)
Room & Suite (17)
Dining (6)
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"Try to book a forest Cabine."
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"Camping or the luxury rooms are all excellent choices."
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"All the rooms are fine"
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"We camped, so can't say about rooms. But the lawn was nice and soft :)"
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