Tongole Wilderness Lodge

Tongole Wilderness Lodge

Imagine being in the middle of nowhere with only canvas separating you from the wilderness. And knowing that a lion or hyena is roaming somewhere out there? Make this your reality when you stay for 3 or more nights at the Tongole Wilderness Lodge. Get close to nature and seek out both the smaller critters and the more elusive wild animals on guided walking safaris.

  • Breathtaking setting on the Bua River
  • Award-winning eco-friendly safari lodge
  • The only upmarket lodge in the Reserve – intimate and friendly
  • Open-plan suites offer the perfect retreat in which to relax
Set deep in the heart of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, hugging the forest-clad banks of the magnificent Bua River is Tongole Wilderness Lodge, an eco-friendly holiday destination in Malawi for discerning travelers in search of a relaxing bush retreat in pristine wilderness.
Relax in luxurious, open-plan suites with breath-taking views over the beautiful Bua River. The lodges have been carefully constructed so that they blend in with their natural surroundings.
Tongole Wilderness Lodge features four luxury riverside suites and a beautiful two-bedroom family cottage. The riverside suites are perfectly designed to comfortably accommodate two adults. Two of the riverside suites are equipped with super king sized double bed and the other two feature twin beds, which can be easily joined to create a super king if required.
The lodge is supplied with 240v power and hot running water generated by the solar-powered system and back-up generator. Guests are normally too relaxed to feel the need to log on but WiFi is available throughout the lodge is needed!
Tongole offers one of the best dining experiences in the country. Its varied menu and dining locations provide an exceptional dining experience.
  • 4 free-standing, open-fronted chalet & a 2 bedroomed Family Cottage
  • In-room amenities: en-suite bathrooms with showers, twin marble basins, flush toilets and large hand-built sunken baths which double as a plunge-pools ‘with a view’
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Curio shop
  • Private airstrip
From $ 385



  • Scintillating wildlife experiences
  • Bush walking & trekking
  • Birding, fly-fishing
  • Fly-camping, canoeing
  • Cultural experiences
  • Motor boat safaris

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Likoma Island

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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