Nkwichi Lodge: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
Main description of Nkwichi Lodge
Nkwichi Lodge: Facilities
|Property facilities||Skype Phones|
|Room facilities||Dressing Gowns, Outside Shower, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah|
|Available services||Airport Shuttles|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fishing, Gourmet Picnic, Kayaking, Mokoro, Safaris, Sailing, Snorkeling, Walks, Scuba Diving|
Room types at Nkwichi Lodge
KAKOA is named after the White Egret, which can often be seen fishing in the waters in front of the chalet. Kakoa has a secluded location with its own private access to the beach and is just a short walk from the main beach. Complete with its own dining area, bathroom under the stars and even a hidden cave tucked away in the bush, this intimate chalet, with outstanding views looking out on to Lake Niassa, is a favourite with guests – providing a feeling of complete serenity with a truly unique African bush experience.
KUYA has a convenient location hidden amongst the trees that border the main beach! This chalet is named after the cormorants that can be seen from the veranda, and it is the perfect place to sit back and relax, listening to the gentle sounds of waves lapping the lakeshore. Kuya is a tranquil chalet with a clever design, incorporating the natural rock and branching trees as part of its impressive structure. The chalet is all on one level, with an en-suite toilet – perfect for easy access. The bathroom is tucked away behind the chalet and is completely outdoors. This chalet works well for families with younger children as there is ample space for 1 or 2 extra single beds.
Lake of Stars bed
‘LAKE OF STARS’ BED - One of Africa’s most unique experiences, Nkwichi’s star-bed is the best way to enjoy the Lake of Stars. Nestled on your private rock island archipelago, a deserted beach or high above on a mountain viewpoint, gaze up to a star-filled sky while the flow and ebb of water and the cry of distant animals serenades you to sleep. Gently awaken to panoramic views of dawn stirring the lakeshore to life and enjoy a picnic breakfast in a stunning location. o Private dinner served at starbed location o Canvas shower and portable toilet o Included when paying full international rates o Guest management team nearby with radio communication o 2 pax maximum o Subject to weather and availability o Must be booked in advance
MAKOLO HOUSE - 1 double + 1 twin (4 beds) Makolo House offers the ultimate private retreat, located deep in the African bush. Hidden from view amongst the trees the house overlooks the lakeshore and offers complete peace and relaxation. The house is cleverly designed using natural local materials and has two en- suite bedrooms (1 Twin & 1 Double) with a high thatched roof providing a great feeling of space. There is an upstairs platform which is a perfect place for the kids to hang out, or to relax and watch the sunset over the lake. The location is ideal for taking walks out to explore the bush, and there is private access down to the lake for swimming and snorkelling. Meals will be provided on site by your own chef, and you are a ten minute walk from the main lodge – where you can take full advantage of all the facilities.
N I A S S A , simply named after the lake itself because of its beautiful setting, has the most magnificent design. Niassa’s unique and spacious structure is built on a natural rock face with the main feature an impressive flight of steps leading up to a platform on which the large four-poster bed is set. The location has the perfect mix of seclusion, with a romantic private dining area in a clearing under some trees, and proximity to the main beach. The bathroom is tucked away behind the chalet and the toilet is located in a separate little hut next to the chalet
NKWAZI means African Fish Eagle, and this impressive bird of prey is often seen on the tree in front of the veranda. The setting is truly magical, surrounded by the lake on two sides and with your pwn private Venus beach – perfect for sun-downer drinks watching the sunset over the lake, and romantic candle-lit meals for two under the stars. To ensure you can enjoy this enchanting location from your chalet, Nkwazi has been cleverly designed with three sets of double-doors, which can be folded completely back to offer wonderful views across the lake from your grand four-poster bed. Even the bathroom has been designed with honeymoons in mind – with a floodlit, heart-shaped bath for two on the lakeshore
SCOTLANDI, with its own private beach and idyllic site on the Lake, is our most secluded chalet, perfect for the ultimate private wilderness experience. Scotland was named by the staff of Nkwichi, after a Scottish volunteer who spent some time here. Scotland’s exceptional open plan design is split between two levels and takes full advantage of the fabulous views which look out across the lush vegetation to the lakeshore. The outdoor shower and bath provide lovely views of the surrounding bush. The toilet is located in a separate hut next to the main chalet. Scotland provides a fantastic location to relax in private luxury, deep in remote Mozambique.
Units at Nkwichi Lodge
Lake of Stars Bed
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