A hidden hand-built lodge on the dazzling Mozambique shores of Lake Niassa. A rare chance to savour an unspoilt corner of real Africa.
Explore on foot, by canoe, in sailing dhows. Laze in a hammock above a secluded cove.
See for yourself how responsible tourism supports local people and their timeless surroundings. Sugar-white ''squeaking' sands, washed by clear fresh water teeming with tropical fish.
Nkwichi. The ideal romantic interlude. The perfect match for an African safari
When you arrive by boat you would never know that Nkwichi Lodge is here. Each Chalet has been carefully tucked away in the tree line so that the pristine lakeshore scenery is unspoilt.
There are 6 chalets in total, allowing only 14 guests to sleep at the lodge at any one time. The chalets are located far enough apart to provide privacy. Each one is designed differently with their own unique characteristics. Some are built around rocks and trees surrounding the chalet. All of them are spacious attracting the breezes from the lake under the shady thatched roofs.
The central feature in each chalet is the enormous, 4-poster bed, made of old tree trunks and covered in a beautifully crafted white mosquito net. The sheets are freshly pressed as are your beach and bathrooms towels. Alongside bedside tables with flowers are carefully arranged by the lodge's staff. In the evenings there are electric lights in each room.
Each chalet at Nkwichi Lodge has its own en-suite bathroom cleverly designed so that you can bathe outside under the tree canopy in complete privacy. All of the bathrooms have showers hung from overhanging branches with hot and cold running water. Some have bathtubs carved out of the living rock.
Each chalet @ Nkwichi Lodge has a thatched veranda to cool guests from the midday sun, complete with carved armchairs and hammocks for siestas.
Activities: @ Nkwichi Lodge we have Land, lake and safaris
Lake Niassa (as its known in Mozambique) is the 9th largest freshwater lake in the world. As you stand on the shoreline looking out over the blue water it feels as though you are looking out to sea - it's an enormous expanse of crystal clear water shimmering in the bright sunshine. This freshwater environment provides a wonderful opportunity for guests to explore the lake with a number of activities , along its shores, and beneath its transparent surface.
Swimming, Snorkeling, Sailing, Canoeing, Manda Wilderness Reserve
Nkwichi has a great variety of exciting and interesting activities. Whether you are visiting for the first time as a couple, as a family with children or in a small group there is plenty to get involved. For those people who have been on safari and are looking to relax for a few days the beach at Nkwichi rivals any on the Indian Ocean. Guests who want to explore the surrounding areas will find a fascinating 'trail' of local cultural and environmental interests.
LAND: Walking, Bird Watching , Likoma Isand Tour , Relaxing….
Sit back, relax and imagine this scene;
You are in Africa, sitting under the shade of a fig tree, looking out over one of the world's largest freshwater lakes.
To your right rock pools filled with crystal clear water, teem with fluorescent coloured fish darting amongst smooth ancient boulders.
On your left lies a white sandy beach stretching away from you, backed by pristine forest. All you can hear is the warm waters of this tropical lake lapping against the beach. Out on the lake the silhouette of a fisherman in his wooden canoe passes by as he paddles home with his day's catch.
Sounds like the perfect place to relax? At Nkwichi Lodge, on the shores of Lake Niassa in Mozambique, it's just the end of another day in this peaceful corner of Africa.