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Blue Zebra Island Lodge

178 reviews
Breakfast included
All Inclusive
Lake Malawi National Park, Nankoma Island Malawi
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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
A WILD ISLAND PARADISE: the exclusive Blue Zebra Island Lodge is situated on Nankoma Island, part of the Marelli Archipelago in Lake Malawi National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site). The perfect getaway for nature lovers looking for a combination of adventure and relaxation in a tranquil, private setting. The 3 islands are home to a vast array of fresh water fish, including some of the most rare and colorful in the world. The islands support diverse flora and fauna and are a bird watcher's paradise. A unique set-up with 9 en-suite safari-style tented chalets and 1 Superior Cottage overlooking the lake. Secluded executive chalets boast stunning views from private balconies, some with lake access. The chalets are set in an unspoiled environment, immersed in nature. Activities: nature trails, birding, kayaking, snorkeling, wake boarding, water skiing, tubing, sunset cruise, seasonal scuba diving. Relaxing at the infinity pool & cocktail bar or chilling out on the hammocks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid wifi
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Water sport equipment rentals
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Lake Malawi National Park, Nankoma Island Malawi
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Lilongwe Intl Airport56 miSee all flights
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Loved it! Went for my birthday with my friends and we had the best trip. Amazing to Kayak around the island and enjoy a day by the pool. The foods also excellent. We will be sure to come back sometime soon!
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I went to Blue Zebra for a friend's birthday and I had a fantastic time. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food is fantastic and the amenities are wonderful. You must try kayaking around the Island it is extremely fun!
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Beautiful place to stay, where we can experience the total relax. We loved to be there, to walk around the island and to stay in the pool - although the pool had too much clorine that was unconfortable for the eyes and skin - and go in the canoa to the lake. The beach could be better arranged - with chairs etc so we could also stay there instead always in the pool (which is very nice but it's also good to be close to the lake). Food is good but breakfast could be more tasty - bread, pancakes with jams and nutela, more fruits.
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Our time at Blue Zebra was an absolutely dream! My partner not only took me there for my 30th Birthday, but also surprised me by popping the question and asking me to marry him! The team at blue zebra were fantastic at making the weekend extra special. I was also spoilt with a complimentary Birthday massage from as well! We stayed in Fish Eagles lodge, which was absolutely beautiful, overlooking onto the lake. Highly recommend staying at this pocket of paradise! We thank you to all the Blue Zebra team who looked after us and a special thanks to Jen & Duncan!
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Wonderful stay! Location is only 2 hours from Lilongwe airport. The property is on a small island and there is plenty to do to explore the island including hiking, kayaking, snorkeling etc. The chalet is a safari tent with a proper roof and platform with an amazing view directly of the lake. Great for sunrises and sunsets. Service was excellent and food very nice. Would recommend!
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$428 - $550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalawiLake Malawi National ParkNankoma Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Zebra Island Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Zebra Island Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Zebra Island Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Zebra Island Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Zebra Island Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool with a view during their stay.
Does Blue Zebra Island Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Blue Zebra Island Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Blue Zebra Island Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Nankoma Island.
Does Blue Zebra Island Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.