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Blue Zebra Island Lodge

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent three amazing nights here with my girlfriend and parents who were visiting from the US. First off, the pictures do not do this place justice. The grounds, accommodations, pool, beach and views are absolutely stunning. The management and staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The food was also wonderful. We stayed in two of the private chalets and they...

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Malawi
Reviewed 1 week ago

100 positive superlatives may struggle to describe this wonderful island lodge. From superb customer service, food options and accommodation to water activities and relaxation space, Blue Zebra offers the perfect setting for a truly great experience. Stayed for 3 nights over the Easter weekend with a few friends and enjoyed a very relaxing time. The managing couple do a superb...

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1Thank Dave B
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Secure parking on the mainland, then short motorboat ride to the island 8 kms away. Stayed for 4 nights at the end of our family trip after visiting different places in southern Malawi, to relax and experience a bit of luxury. This is indeed what we found, Matt and all staff were very friendly and helpful, we swam in the...

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3Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed August 26, 2016

We took our two small kids over to Blue Zebra fro a couple nights and we did not leave disappointed! We were unable to fault the island retreat on one aspect, from the food, right down to the snorkeling around the island. A must visit when in Malawi!

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St Phillips
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Wonderful lodge in a beautiful location. The rooms are very nicely done with great amenities, and the staff are fantastic and accommodating. An extremely peaceful and relaxing place to unwind and see the millions of stars of Lake Malawi when the lights are all shut off. Matt and Estelle and wonderful hosts and nothing is too difficult, and the food...

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2Thank Jos W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Stayed two nights at Blue Zebra after a week long work trip to Lilongwe. This was exactly what we needed. Everything was perfect and we had the best time. The snorkeling is a truly amazing part of this experience. I highly recommend Blue Zebra to anyone looking to take a Lake Malawi vacation. Thanks so much!

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3Thank clidster
Middletown, New Jersey
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I stayed one night in a luxury tent at Blue Zebra. I took the 12pm boat to shore (wear shorts as you will walk in the water to the boat!) and arrived by 1pm. After a delicious glass of hibiscus juice, we were informed of the activities available and when electricity was turned on. The luxury tents were great -...

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3Thank Jessica G
Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed June 30, 2016

We had a wonderful island vacation at Blue Zebra. We stayed at the cottage (3 nights), which has sweeping views of the lake, sunrise, and sunset. It was perfect for two couples and a toddler although you have to be okay with an open concept floor plan (no doors for the toilet or shower? no problem!). The cottage has an...

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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

A perfect relaxing resort with excellent staff headed up by Matt & Estelle. Serving staff are so polite. Complete relaxation in a stunning location on Lake Malawi. Beautiful snorkelling around adjacent islands. Thoroughly recommended. Five star.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 8, 2016

What more do you want from a luxyry resort? A thatched villa? Naturally. Your own private beach on a World Heritage site? That'll do. Dazzling birdlife? No problem. The sound of the lake, 20 feet beneath you, to lull you to sleep? Absolutely. French cuisine in the middle of Africa? Parfait.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The lodge offers 8 high-standard tented en-suite chalets each overlooking the lake. The island’s coastline is made up of deep and shallow reefs that support a dazzling array of marine life. This diversity of habitat makes the Marelli Islands home to a wide range of plant and wildlife species. Several kinds of unique and colorful cichlid fish occur exclusively around these islands. The islands are also rich with bird life, with over 300 spices represented. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Address: | Lake Malawi National Park, Lake Malawi National Park, Maleri Island, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Maleri Island
Price Range: $272 - $426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Zebra Island Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Chalet room accomodation around the corner from the bar and pool area offer stunning lake views and the most secluded experience.”
Dave_Bargh, 1 week ago | Read review
“Tents with beds, mosquito nets, bedside lights and electricity sockets, separate communal washrooms.”
E7275YEelizabethm, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“I suggest you pay the little bit extra for the lakeside rooms or family rooms. It is well worth it!”
matthewcL9594PJ, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the Heron tent which was close enough to the beach, bar and restaurant but far enough that I didn't hear much commotion.”
914jessicag914, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
“Fish Eagle Lodge, its the closet to the centre whilst still being secluded, peaceful”
solochewbacca, May 18, 2016 | Read review
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