Shore of Lake Malawi

10 of our top beach lodges and resorts in Shore of Lake Malawi

There are many places to stay overlooking the lakeshore, which offer diving and snorkeling. Listed below are some of our recommendations.
Ask us for more details of what's where, and what's likely to suit you best!

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Pumulani

Pumulani

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Pumulani is a luxury beach lodge located high on a hill on the west side of Nankumba Peninsula, towards the southern end of Lake ...More about Pumulani

Excellent  93%
(19 reviews)

The focus here is on lakeside activities. A short bird walk one morning was rewarding and we enjoyed looking at Saturn and Jupiter through the telescope. Dinghy sailing ... Pumulani reviews...

Chintheche Inn

Chintheche Inn

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The simple Chintheche Inn, owned and managed by Wilderness Safaris, is a relaxed beach lodge on the western shore of Lake Malawi, ...More about Chintheche Inn

Good  86%
(7 reviews)

We had visited Chinteche on a previous journey. location & setting all good. This visit it seemed the place had a new face on it. Facilities all good, fresh & inviting... Chintheche Inn reviews...

Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island

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Mumbo Island Camp is a small sustainable eco-camp located on Mumbo Island - ten kilometres off Cape Maclear on Lake Malawi. ...More about Mumbo Island

Excellent  100%
(7 reviews)

We loved every moment on the island, even though we are too old to snorkel or kayak, we found plenty to do and watch Mumbo Island reviews...

Danforth Lodge

Danforth Lodge

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***Stop Press*** Sadly Danforth Lodge is in the process of being sold and is no longer taking bookings. Home to Howard and ...More about Danforth Lodge

Excellent  100%
(4 reviews)

This was the perfect place to end our fairly busy holiday - it was possible to choose how much activity and how much relaxing you wanted to do. The facilities are excellent ... Danforth Lodge reviews...

Makokola Retreat

Makokola Retreat

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Previously known as Club Makokola or 'Club Mak', the large Makokola Retreat is a large thatched family-owned and run resort beside ...More about Makokola Retreat

Excellent  95%
(4 reviews)

The room needed a good clean inch of dust is not good. Food was good as long as your waiter understood you when you ask for butter the tomato sauce arrived! But the place ... Makokola Retreat reviews...

Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Blue Zebra Island Lodge

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Simple and inexpensive, Blue Zebra Island Lodge is located on the tiny Nankoma Island, which is part of a small archipelago in ...More about Blue Zebra

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

Small island resort. Good water sport facilities. Relaxing bar & restaurant. Great place to relax & chill out. Blue Zebra reviews...

Domwe Island

Domwe Island

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Nestled in dense bush, beside a small beach on the island's western shore, Kayak Africa's Domwe Island has five large tents and ...More about Domwe Island

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

Pretty much had the island to ourselves. Nice and relaxing. Had a Kayak Africa staff cooking for us. There is no way we can eat that much food! When so many local people ... Domwe Island reviews...

Makuzi Beach

Makuzi Beach

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Ten kilometres south of Chintheche is Makuzi Beach Lodge, a small owner-run lodge situated on the northern shores of Lake Malawi ...More about Makuzi Beach

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

We have been here before, but the place was as good as ever......really enjoyed our stay here Makuzi Beach reviews...

Livingstonia Beach

Livingstonia Beach

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A two-hour drive from Lilongwe, the Livingstonia Beach Hotel (part of Le Meridien Group) has 32 colonial-style rooms set in tropical ...More about Livingstonia Beach

Yacht Mufasa

Yacht Mufasa

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***Stop Press*** Sadly Danforth Lodge and Yacht Mufassa are in the process of being sold and are no longer taking bookings. Owned ...More about Yacht Mufasa

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