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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Butterfly lodge for 2 nights during the Lake of Stars festival 2016. There were many insects in the rooms, also mosquitos. My mosquito net had holes in it and I woke up in the morning with many mosquito bites. There was also no water in the shower in the morning. The location of the lodge is great as...

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I came to Butterfly Space and stayed in my tent and had an amazing stay for a month. Alice and the staff were incredible people with amazing hearts. I was able to partner with them in serving the community which was an incredible joy. The food on site was very good (nsima, the chicken club, and Ugandan Rolex were my...

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Reviewed October 9, 2016

After meeting several people who have stayed and served with Butterfly Lodge, I finally had the opportunity to make the trip to Nkhata Bay! Here are some highlights: -The owner, Alice, has developed multiple programs to benefit the community of Nkhata Bay. If you're interested in making a difference as you travel, this is the place to be! There is...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed September 8, 2016

We LOVED staying here. We only intended to stay for one or two nights but eventually stayed for five! The staff are extremely friendly. The lodge is very integrated with the community so you really feel connected with the locals. There is an amazing pebble beach from which you can venture out into the lake to swim with the cichlids....

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 22, 2016

I spent a month here with my 12 year old son while volunteering as a teacher at a local school; I can't praise the place highly enough. To put this review in context, I am a man in his fifties who is used to a ludicrous degree of comfort when on holiday. Butterfly Space isn't the kind of place I'd...

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Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 days just to relax from the hectic city life! It's quiet a cool and relaxed place, good food, friendly staff and owner. Took a canoe ride around the waters, jetty area and round the hill to a near by beach lodge, the guide was very friendly and talked about a lot of stories. Staff at the...

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Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have stayed at Butterfly Space on multiple occasions and it has always been a phenomenal stay on each visit. The set-up of the lodge is incredible and the views are to die for. They have a variety of options for accommodation from a dorm for K3,000 to a private chalet for K6-8,000. The prices are all incredibly affordable for...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We've been staying here for six weeks during our one year trip. To be fair, we took a break here from the daily travellers life to volunteer for a while and give back to the local community. Anyone with an open heart and willingness to help can get involved in one or many of the 15 diverse community projects, which...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 24, 2016

I stayed only a night on our way up north and was looking forward to a relaxing afternoon/evening. From arrival at the very untidy reception area, that must have been last cleaned years ago it didn't get much better. Our room was stuffy and the pillows smelled disgusting. The worst was the toilets. I've been to many excellent composting toilets...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Butterfly for a few nights in a rondavel. Although not luxurious, it was comfortable with clean bedding and good mosquito netting. The shared toilet was a little challenging to reach, same with the outdoor shower, however as the accommodation price was so cheap, can't complain! The owner Alice is a lovely woman and evening meals could obtained very...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Butterfly Lodge

Address: Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Northern Region > Nkhata Bay
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Butterfly Lodge Malawi/Nkhata Bay
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I was traveling alone and the dorm was a great value in my opinion. There are also more private options available.”
  • Porch in front of rooms
 of 5 bubbles jbbwr, Oct 9, 2016 | Read review
“Our reservation was lost, so make sure you get the terrace-chalets and not the A-frame.”
 of 5 bubbles SbeenieEdi, Apr 24, 2016 | Read review
“Beach lodges have the best views but are furthest from the toilets.”
 of 5 bubbles 944gillw, Jul 18, 2015 | Read review
“Chalet 4A has fabulous views overlooking Lake Malawi.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardMoore_22, Apr 1, 2014 | Read review
“the 'chalet' by the lake!”
 of 5 bubbles 258xavierh, Mar 12, 2014 | Read review
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