Property Profile: Nkwichi Lodge

A halcyon paradise, hidden in the ancient mountains of Lake Niassa, lies a place so secret, it’s been forgotten in the mists of time! Nkwichi Lodge is located in the north-western corner of Mozambique, on the easter side of Lake Malawi or Lake Niassa (as it’s called on the Mozambican side). Nkwichi offers a touch of Robinson Crusoe.

Here guests can savour an unspoilt corner of real Africa and experience how responsible tourism supports local people and their timeless surroundings, besides sugar-white ‘’squeaking’ sands, washed by clear fresh water teeming with tropical fish.

Guests can explore the wilderness on foot, with snorkel gear or by dug-out canoe. Guests will also see the difference Manda is making – and by staying at Nkwichi, they become a part of it.


Nkwichi has been recognised as a pioneering eco-tourism establishment and has been awarded many accolades, including the most recent Conde Nast Traveller World Saver Award in the ‘Doing it All’ category for small resorts 2012, and a GOLD African Responsible Tourism Award in 2016. Nkwichi Lodge aims to continue to work hard at pushing the boundaries of responsible tourism and redefining the ultimate experience of a beach safari in Africa.

Dedicated to conserving the pristine lakeshore and virgin wilderness in which it operates, Nkwichi engages with the local Nyanja people in their development and helps preserve and enhance their colourful culture.

Arriving at this idyllic location by boat one would never know that a luxury lodge is secluded in the tropical bush.

The lodge itself and each of the eight chalets have been carefully tucked away in the tree line so that the pristine lakeshore scenery is unspoilt and each chalet is located far enough apart to provide privacy.

The chalets are hand-built and sculptured from primordial boulders, with rock pool, outdoor baths, tree-hanging showers, and hand-crafted, natural furniture.

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About The Mozambique Collection
The Mozambique Collection showcases some of the most exciting, unique and intimate destinations, accentuating the variety found in Mozambique, one of Africa’s most incomparable, rapidly developing and beautiful country. The brand brings together a collection of stunning properties working together to promote the destination. The hand picked portfolio of members each has it’s own special attractions and experiences to contribute to the plethora of adventures that the country has to offer. The underlying principle of authentic luxury, in the true sense, resonates with all members – to offer the best possible experiences in idyllic locations, while creating a positive legacy for the local communities and environment in which they operate.

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