Stay in our boutique, full board, Malawi safari tents on the edge of the Bua River, and enjoy the full splendour of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Stay in our boutique, full board, Malawi safari tents on the edge of the Bua River, and enjoy the full splendour of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.
Find us nestled within the vast Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Malawi’s oldest and largest national park, a protected area managed by African Parks.
Surrounded by miombo woodland on the edge of the Bua River, you will find complete escapism and immersion into the African wilderness. The experience of staying in one of our thatched boutique safari units we believe is like no other. Each accommodation has a private deck and open-air en-suite facilities including hot showers.
From the moment you arrive and wander down to the Lodge by the river, we invite you to allow the troubles of the world to slip away and enter this bubble of tranquillity.
For those who just want to unwind, we recommend grabbing the binoculars, a book or a cool drink and find yourself a shady spot to read, snooze or watch the world go by. The Lodge itself is regularly visited by elephants, vervet monkeys, buffalo and crocodiles, as well a plethora of birds.
For the adventurous we also offer guided hikes, during which our experienced guides will teach you not only about the natural environment, but also about local culture and history.
Other activities such as kayaking and fishing can be organised with other nearby Lodges if requested in advance. Fishing is not allowed within the Reserve as the river is protected here. Visits to Nkhotakota can also be organised, where vibrant markets and historic buildings can be found.
Meal are all inclusive and are based on produce that is fresh and in season, purchased from the surrounding communities – from this our creative cooks produce fusion dishes, mixing Malawian, African and European favourites together. We also offer tea and coffee throughout the day.
Drinks from the bar are extra.
In recognition of the sensitive environment in which we are located we aim to be as eco-friendly as we can and are always looking to improve. We also partner with local charities to help support our local communities.
Of an evening we invite you to relax by the camp fire. Let our staff will show you the true spirit of the warm heart of Africa – you will never wish to leave.
These Boutique Malawi safari tents can be found at Bua River Lodge, located on the banks of the River Bua within Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Malawi.
Find us just off the M5 that runs along the west edge of Lake Malawi. We are 22km (40mins) north of Nkhotakota town and 3 hours from Lilongwe .
GPS:1 2°50'01.4"S 34°09'39.5"E
We are one of only two Lodges within the fenced boundaries of the Reserve. The Reserve gates close around 5pm each evening and open again at 8am.
Activities within the concession area of Bua River Lodge are walking and driving safaris with our own experienced guides. Longer hikes can be organised with the protection of an African Parks ranger.
The Reserve also offers an Educational centre, cafe and gift shop.
Day trippers are also welcome and can choose from our daily lunch menu and depending upon availability organise a guided walk.