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Central African Wilderness Safaris Chelinda Lodge

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Nyika National Park, Nyika National Park, Malawi
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Concierge
Free Wifi
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

On 2000 m sea level in a step enviorenment everything has to be done by the stuff themselves. Very spacious rooms, kind and helpful stuff and good food make stay very comfortable although electricity and internet are very limited and heating with wood is necessary.More

Thank Hofstaetter
Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Chelinda LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Hofstaetter, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review about Chelinda Lodge. We truly appreciate the positive remarks that you have shared about our accommodation, our facilities and amenities, our FnB offering, and the overall property. Thank you for your kind...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

I was recently at Chelinda lodge and certainly enjoyed it. It's in a beautiful location and the rolling hills while lovely, aren't dramatic in their beauty. I felt so relaxed while I was there. My cabin had a fireplace which added charm to my room....More

Thank africanman_840
Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Chelinda LodgeResponded August 13, 2018

Dear africanman_840, Thank you very much for taking the time to share this lovely review of Chelinda Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable getaway on the plateau. We are really pleased to hear that the accommodation at the Lodge was...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018

Got to be a five I think. Swiss style cottages at the main lodge, set in the Nyika national park - which was described to me as "like Scotland, but with Zebra". On reflection, that's fair! Some general notes: - This is a long way...More

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Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Chelinda LodgeResponded June 27, 2018

Dear Chris B, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review of Chelinda Lodge and Nyika National Park. We are really happy to hear that you had a pleasant and memorable stay with us and that you were able to enjoy...More

Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Having visited other parks in Malawi and Zambia and, having stayed at CAWS places previously we thought the Nyika Plateau should be worth a visit. I have to say, straight off, that the lodge was ok, the staff, both at the lodge and the guides,...More

Thank Michael23558
Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Chelinda LodgeResponded April 4, 2018

Dear Michael23558, Thank you for taking the time to review Chelinda Lodge, we appreciate your kind comments about the property, our guiding team and our meals . We are sorry to hear that you found the journey to be challenging and thought that you were...More

Reviewed February 18, 2018

We have just been lucky enough to stay for the second time at Chelinda Lodge. It was even lovelier than we remembered - the lodge looks amazing, Paul and the staff there are doing such a smashing job and we were so pleased to meet...More

Thank Zambians
Response from Marketing M, Team at Central African Wilderness Safaris Chelinda LodgeResponded February 19, 2018

Dear Zambians, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review of Chelinda Lodge. We are very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable, memorable and once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience at Chelinda Lodge, and we are glad that you were...More

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The rolling hills of Nyika, covered in grass and pockets of evergreen forests, seem to belong to another continent. A pocket of hagenia woodland and forest backdrop shelters the idyllic upland Chelinda ...More Lodge, and all its log cabins have sweeping views of the antelope-dotted hills. Wooden walkways link the cabins to the main area, complete with outside deck for sundowners, convivial dining around a fireplace and lounge area for quiet reflection or conversation. The vistas in Nyika are immense, while from a game viewing perspective a variety of animals can be seen around Chelinda Lodge - particularly in the grasslands. Numbers and species vary depending on season and include roan, eland, Crawshay's zebra, southern reedbuck, bushbuck, warthog, spotted hyaena, leopard and side-striped jackal. Even elephant can be seen at times. Birding specials and orchid species add colour and vibrancy to this unique area. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
$303 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Malawi > Northern Region > Nyika National Park
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
$303 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Malawi > Northern Region > Nyika National Park
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Room & Suite (14)
Dining (1)
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al1467
May 9, 2017|
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Dear Al, thank you for your inquiry. Please could you kindly visit the Central African Wilderness Safaris website and get our contact details from there to make a booking. Our phone numbers are listed on the site and our... More
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"all rooms have stunning views"
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"All the rooms have spectacular views of the surrounding rolling hills of Nyika."
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"Saw roan antelope and bush-buck every evening from Chalet 1."
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"Get a chalet!!!!"
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