Butterfly Space has to be the most humbling and spectacular place a backpacker (or indeed anyone else) could visit in Malawi. Josie and AJ (the owners) run an extremely efficient and friendly lodge. There are chalets and other small buildings dotted around the site and because of the lodge's position all of these enjoy fantastic lake views from their balconies.
There tingle of peace and serenity constantly surrounding the lodge, but also a buzz of excitement (re: the volunteering projects)which is constantly being emitted by AJ and Josie. However, if you just want to enjoy the surroundings or relax in the lake there are plenty of peaceful little hidey-holes on the site to creep off to to do your own thing.
I can't wait to go back and take as many people as possible off with me, for sundowners in the bar by the lake, compost toilet fun (non mandatory), and the opportunity to get involved with a lovely but struggling Malawian community.
As close to true Africa as you will get in Nkhata Bay, without the noise of the town!
- Also Known As:
- Butterfly Lodge Malawi/Nkhata Bay