Chintheche Inn

Experience the delights of lakeside living at Chintheche Inn

Book the Chintheche Inn and fulfil your quest for a beach-style vacation in valuable and comfy lakeside lodge accommodation on the shores of Lake Malawi. Leisurely walks on the pristine white sandy beach, relaxation in large, pretty gardens and myriad water sports on and in the lake enhance our lakeside living at Chintheche Inn. Feel spoiled for choice in of Malawi’s most visited regions, the great Lake, and visit a local fishing village to add variety to your lakeside holiday.

Majestic old trees shade the Chintheche Inn in its lush gardens on the edge of Lake Malawi which stretches like a huge sea to the distant horizon where the charismatic Viphya Mountains create a breathtaking backdrop. Join fellow lake lovers in the central bar, comfy lounge and dining area and tuck into nourishing meals mostly served under the trees in the garden or beside the vast dazzling swimming pool. 

Walk straight into the water for a swim, try some boating and snorkelling activities and enjoy a bike ride through the nearby villages. Get involved in the Chintheche tree planting initiative to give back to the earth what we remove in terms of carbon and find incredible bird species in the garden trees. Stay on the 10 bedrooms placed in a row along the shores of the lake with water views, each one featuring lovely French doors opening out onto a sunny veranda with deck chairs. 

Each elegant room offers an ensuite shower, tea and coffee-making facilities, fans and mosquito nets and the larger suite has been adapted for families with its larger lounge space and daybed for children. Some guests prefer to camp in the Chintheche Inn campsite a little way away from the main lodge with its own swimming pool for cool relief when the lake gets too rough. Sun yourself on the welcoming loungers under typical Malawian thatched umbrellas dotted along the lake beach.

Visitors to the Lake Malawi accommodation in Chintheche Inn rave about the peaceful, tidy gardens and the delicious foods, the warm staff and the comfy holiday facilities. Enjoy well-known South African wines with wholesome meals outside under the stars after long days in the water and hiking the area. Join Voyage2Africa to stay here as part of your Malawi explorer holiday package en route to Majete Wildlife Reserve and the wonders of the Zomba Plateau Forest. 



Set against a backdrop of dreamy, serene beaches and dramatic mountains, with glorious clear blue Lake Malawi vistas, Chintheche Inn is a refreshing holiday destination for families seeking something resembling a beachside holiday in Malawi. Positioned on the northern shore, south of Nkata Bay, the Inn has a magnificent white sandy beach, and beautiful gardens on a large property with many fine indigenous trees. 

Find typical Lake Malawi accommodation at Chintheche Inn in 10 well-appointed rooms and 1 suite, decorated in bright ethnic colours and featuring innovative local crafts. Families and friends can stay in the large, picturesque cottage that sleeps up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms with a shared ensuite bathroom and a spacious lounge for chilling in before the next thrilling activity. 

Enter the 10 rooms from the back, open the French doors onto the large private verandas and marvel at your lake view. The rooms are carefully positioned in a row overlooking the beach and boast en-suite showers, coffee and tea-making facilities, fans, mosquito nets and wall-mounted safes.  

 If you prefer to be more rustic and closer to nature then pitch a tent in the Chintheche Inn campsite set further apart from the lodge with its own swimming pool for cool dips when the lake is too rough. Sprawl on an inviting sun lounger with a book as birds hover overhead.  

The social hub of this unpretentious lodge on Lake Malawi comprises a lounge and bar area as well as a dining area that opens out onto a covered terrace with individual tables. Weather permitting, dining is usually served alfresco under the trees and in the gorgeous gardens. Feel spoiled for choice at the diverse array of water sports, hiking and biking activities you can take part in – join expert local guides on fascinating birding walks in the area or arrange fishing with the local fisherman. Local village tours, sailing, paddle skis, and snorkelling are all great fun in the sun! 

Amazing Holiday Packages including Chintheche Inn

From $150



  • Water sports: scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking
  • Cultural tours and visits to a local village
  • Guided walks, mountain biking
  • Fishing trips, beach activities


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Activities

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  • 10 pleasant rooms with twin or double beds
  • 1 larger cottage for 5 people
  • Fans, mosquito net, shower, toiletries, tea/coffee station, safe
  • Campsite
  • Dining area
  • Bar
  • Alfresco dining
  • Lounge
  • Swimming pool


  • Gorgeous beachfront setting overlooking the turquoise Lake Malawi with the mountains in the distance.
  • Exciting array of activities from water sports, fishing and boating to hiking, biking and swimming.
  • Small and intimate, with a friendly atmosphere, delicious meals served in the lush garden. 
  • Idyllic for families and honeymooners alike who love a peaceful destination where warm local people care about their guests.

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