Chelinda Lodge, Malawi

Chelinda Lodge

Chelinda Lodge sits high on the plateau, with sweeping panoramas of rolling plains and montane grasslands. A refreshing oasis in a pristine, off-the-beaten-track wilderness. Savor the warm, genuine Malawian hospitality and enjoy a truly incredible escape in nature. Embark on exhilarating game drives, to see the diverse wildlife. Get closer to the game on horseback and seek out smaller animals on walking safaris.

  • Idyllic escape in the highland wilderness of Malawi
  • Ideal for private groups with their own guide
  • Easy access to rich pockets of life – wildlife, birdlife and plants
  • Highest concentrations of the elusive leopards

Chelinda Lodge offers spacious log cabins, which have sweeping views over Nyika’s rolling grasslands, which are often dotted with large herds of roan, eland and zebra. A pocket of hagenia woodland and forest, perfectly shelters this idyllic upland camp.

Accommodation comprises eight warm log cabins made of pine with fireplace, en-suite bathroom and an upstairs viewing area, or room for accompanying children. Two chalets are joined to form an interconnected family unit. Elevated wooden walkways link the cabins to the inviting main building, complete with outside deck for sundowners, convivial dining around a fireplace and lounge area for quiet reflection or conversation.

Activities include game drives to discover the wonders of the park, informative walks, birding, and mountain biking. Visiting Chelinda Lodge is an exciting component to any visit to Malawi and, indeed, to the sub-region.

  • 6 double-storey log cabins & a 2-roomed family unit
  • In-room amenities: fireplace, open-plan bedroom & lounge, en-suite bathroom, veranda plus a viewing area upstairs that functions as an additional living space
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Lounge
  • Viewing deck
  • Bar
  • Conference centre
  • Internet access
From $ 350



  • Horseback safaris
  • Day and night game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Fly-fishing, birding
  • Mountain biking

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Malawi Northern Circuit

Immerse yourself in nature in the most pristine environments. Embark on a memorable safari in Nyika National Park whose rolling grasslands are the keeper of large antelope herds. Observe the indigenous flora on hiking trails. This Gold standard safari will also see you frolicking in the azure waters of Lake Malawi teeming with over 1,000 ciclid fish species.

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