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Chembe Eagles Nest

Chembe, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Chembe Eagles Nest
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was a beautiful night. We enjoyed our evening walk seeing the giant Coconut crabs. THE HIGHLIGHT WAS THE SNORKELLING. Gorgeous. The food was good and accommodation good under the organic circumstances with this being an ECO estate. The sand toilet was interesting. The island was very romantic and the beaches beautiful.

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Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Cape Maclear is certainly worth a visit and this hotel did us just fine. The little chalets on the beach were clean and comfortable. The menu was very limited at dinner and the food was ok but not anything special. What makes this hotel is definitely it's secluded location with a lake full of activities and beauty quite literally on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed for 6 nights and had plenty activities to keep us busy and relaxed. The lodge has exclusive beach, away from the bustling of village life, but close enough to participate with local activities. We saw the most splendid sunsets every evening, sailing on the Catamaron, snorkeling, swimming, and hiking. The kitchen provided a variety of fresh and balanced... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If there is a campsite for paradise, this one will do! We arrived late that evening, checked all the other campsites, either too crowded or no feeling until we found this one! The campsite is at the end of the village, a little bit too remote for people without a vehicle, but we did have one. After a bumpy way... More 

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Small resort in quiet corner of Lake Malawi. Accomodation in simple huts, with bathroom and comfortable beds. A wide beach with coarse sand, crystal clear water with ciclides swimming everywhere. Food was acceptable and service friendly but not top notch. Good value for money, and the road to get there is well worth the effort.

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San Canzian d'Isonzo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Courtesy, kindness and hospitality of the owners. Wonderful sunset view from the bungalows. Chembe Eagles Nest is perfect for a romantic getaway, far from the noise (and from the village of Chembe). Enjoy the view of the hills on the right and the islands on the horizon, a unique landscape, which is not seen anywhere else in Cape Maclear!

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We camped here for three nights in September 2013. The road up to Cape MacLear is now almost fully tarmac'd so a more comfortable drive than others have had previously I understand! The location is sheer bliss and a weird and wonderful experience of real-life Malawi. You have to drive through Chembe village to find Eagles Nest but great fun.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Cape Maclear was a last second addition to our trip and after and INCREDIBLE 3 nights at Chembe's Eagles Nest we can't believe we nearly missed out. The second we pulled in we were greeted from a member of the staff and shown the campsite overlooking Lake Malawi just as the sun was setting. The campsite is on a privately... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a lovely place on Lake Malawi. its quiet, serene and there are some stunning sunset. If you are planning for a short stay plan to get there before sunset. There is a sunset cruise you can do on the hotel's catamaran, pick the sunset cruise rather than the other trips, unless you do not mind the hot sun.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed two nights and enjoyed perfect beach weather. The resort wasn't very full so it was an oasis of calm beside the busy village right next door. The sand is quite coarse so if you have water shoes it could help. We took in the sun from a nice setup with loungers, umbrellas and a low table. There is... More 

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