I spent a weekend at Ntchisi with some friends. The food was one of the highlights, really great fresh ingredients, delicious home-cooked meals. They make their own delicious bread, chutneys, jams, yogurt etc - all great. I stayed in the main house - very comfortable bed - next time would love to try the stunning glass forest chalet which was built this year I think. Scandinavian style in the forest - looks fabulous!
Other highlights, sundowners on the large sunset rock and walks in the forest. And they have a great small gift shop with crafts from Malawi and other countries in the region.
The owners/ managers are also trying their best to protect the forest, working with members of the local community.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less