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Ntchisi Forest Lodge
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

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. We enjoyed the sunset from sunset rocks and found the walks through part of Malawi's last bits of rain forest stimulating. This was a great part of our 17 day family tour through the length of Malawi. Many thanks to Irene, Rob and the Team.

Room Tip: All the rooms are fine
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Thank BrabbenTE
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 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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Reviewed 4 September 2017

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. We stayed in the Deluxe Double, but would be just as happy in any of the other rooms or the gorgeous glass 'Tree House.' The food was plentiful and delicious. We appreciated being able to bring our own wine & not pay outrageous corkage fees. All of the staff were genuinely gracious. Eston, the local guide, is an incredible resource; his knowledge of the forest and the history of the area is invaluable. We can't wait to return!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Judith H
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NtchisiForestLodge, Eigenaar at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 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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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I came with a few friends and we stayed for 2 nights doing the cultural package. It was an incredible cultural experience that was supplemented by some beautiful hiking during our free time. The lodge staff were very friendly, and the food was delicious! I would recommend Ntchisi Forest Lodge to anyone traveling to Malawi.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Eric T
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Eric,

we loved to accommodate you and your friends during your stay at
Ntchisi Forest Lodge. Our Cultural Package is one of the many great experiences we offer. We are happy you liked all the activities included. And of course you are most welcome to stay with us once more. If you do we make sure there are some other delicious dinners for you to taste.

The Ntchisi Forest Lodge staff and management thank you and your friends to have stayed with us.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We chose Ntchisi Forest Lodge as we wanted to camp for two nights in a quiet spot. Ntchisi Forest Lodge was ideal for this. Rob & Irene were warm and friendly and very helpful. The ablutions were clean. Best of all for us we were the only one's camping.

We left to continue our travels across Malawi refreshed. The road to and from the Lodge takes one through rural Malawi which was also a plus, seeing the villages and people living there.

Room Tip: We camped, so can't say about rooms. But the lawn was nice and soft :)
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Terrano2014
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Ken and Di,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We know you had a hectic
trip and wanted some quietness. We are very glad that you found that at
our lodge. As many visitors do. Hopefully you were refreshed enough to
cope with the goodbye party at the Lake.

We hope to see you back some day at the lodge!

Warm regards,
Rob & Irene on behalf of the Ntchisi Forest Lodge team.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Me and my wife rented one of the 2 safari tents which is a spacious, clean beautiful way to sleep in the forest. It would be great though if these tents get their own shower en toilet facility closer by, but the resent situation is beautiful enough. Breakfast was great, dinner was even greater, it was a very well, nice, fresh 3 course dinner where I like to say that it also was very healthy and out-ranged a lot of good restaurants in Lilongwe on originality and use of ingredients. I would love to state that I would go there also only for a dinner.

The surroundings are beautiful and the rain-forest is a surreal spot of beauty and tranquility, if you go, go for 2 days and 2 nights at least. You can walk nice walks and the garden is a spot where you can relax, read or spot birds. We also where friendly invited to visited the forest cottage which is a beautiful architectural piece of art.

Also Rob, Irene and the Ntchisi Forest Lodge team are very professional and pleasant hosts. All the compliments to them. I hope we can visit the lodge soon again.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Camilio V
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Dear Camilio,

thank you for your kind words and all the compliments of the food! We enjoyed your stay at the lodge as well and appreciated the nice conversations and exchange of
information and ideas. We hope to see you and Erine back at the lodge.
We don't know if the tents will have a private shower and toilet by then
but we certainly take the suggestion in consideration.

Rob & Irene on behalf of the Ntchisi Forest Lodge team

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