The lodge is located about two hours north of Lilongwe. It is easy to get there although some of the way is along dirt roads. During the rainy season you may need a 4 WD vehicle.
The couple who runs the lodge are very friendly and you will find at home very easily. The food is superb, most of the ingredients come from their own vegetable garden or from local farmers from the villages nearby. They have a windmill but electricity is very scarce, it´s only used to warm up the water and for the kitchen. Rooms are very comfy as well as the terrace from where you can see the Lake Malawi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ntchisi Forest Lodge is a remote eco-lodge in a historial building in a rainforest location with the most stunning view in Malawi. Here you can experience the real Africa, either on one of our many rainforest or mountain hikes, or you can participate in some of our cultural activities in remote rural villages still untouched by tourism. We also arrange volunteering stays, on which you can spend a few days or weeks delving a bit deeper into Malawian culture and feel that you give something back as part of your holiday.The lodge runs entirely on renewable energy and we grow most of our own vegetables. You can stay in one of the 5 lodge rooms or stay in one of our two luxury tents. Here you can experience the real Africa in comfortable and safe surroundings and with a good conscience. ... more less