Top 4 Luxury Bush Lodges in Malawi

You likely wouldn’t be alone in thinking that the African bush is not the place for a luxury escape. However, you wouldn’t be alone in being mistaken! Malawi has experienced a growth in interest because of its natural beauty and wildlife, and as this is currently home to a incredibly luxurious hotels-right from the bush!  Here are our selections for the top 4 high-end lodges in Malawi:

Chelinda Lodge

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Tongole Safari Lodge

Chelinda Lodge is a great choice for anyone visiting with Nyika National Park. Chelinda Lodge boasts fine dining, eight luxury eco-lodges and views of Nyika National Park. Each cottage was constructed with rock and pine, features a large ensuite bath, wood burning fireplace floor seating room and balcony for optimum wildlife viewing. Each cottage possesses a rich, rustic elegance that you won’t find in another resort in Malawi.

Mvuu Lodge

The expert team caters for your every need. With turndown service and meals, it’s easy to get spoiled here. Near the lodge is Chelinda Camp — a wonderful alternative for the nature enthusiast who wants the tranquility of nature with all necessary creature comforts nearby. It’s four chalets complete with dining, kitchen room and bath. Chelinda Camp looks over a scenic dam and is only a stroll down a path from the main reception place.

Mkulumadzi Lodge

Cost range: $325 — $550, Comprehensive rates (vary seasonally)


The Tongole Safari Lodge is not your average resort. It also has architectural appeal and all of the conveniences of a five-star resort including riverside cottages, private balconies and large bathrooms with soaking tubs.

Breezy and tranquil, the shrub lobby and dining room is functional and striking. Rich wooden shades and a warm color scheme offer a tasteful look to this lodge. The tranquility of this forest, lavish guestrooms and fine dining make Tongole the greatest couple’s escape.

Top 4 Luxury Bush Lodges in Malawi

Cost range: $275 — $345 per night, depending upon the Year (includes all meals, drinks, alcoholic beverages, laundry, game viewing activities, fishing and Playground Charges )

Situated on the banks of the Shire River is the Mvuu Lodge.

Top 4 Luxury Bush Lodges in Malawi

Mvuu means”hippo” from the native Chichewa speech, which will be a title which alludes to the thriving hippo population that resides in the park. Founded by one of the leading groups of Africa for the last 30 years, Wilderness Safaris, Mvuu Lodge includes all you need to maximize game viewing — even an open-air reception area with views of the Shire River.

Without having to move a muscle here, you can see creatures, hippos and crocs. All eight luxury guest chalets are private and superbly decorated. Who said you have to rough it in the bush?

Each chalet has an ensuite bath, private deck overlooking the water, and tradition handmade furniture. Another (a less costly ) option is that the Mvuu Camp that is nearby.

Cost range: $360 — $540 per person, per night (include Food, guided game viewing, activities and laundry)

Top 4 Luxury Bush Lodges in Malawi

This boutique-style luxury lodge is the finest accommodation in the Majete Wildlife Reserve. Facilities comprise eight figurines chalets with private decks along with an region decorated with handmade artwork and original artwork.

Included in this Robin Pope Safaris brand, Mkulumadzi Lodge includes a pristine recording for exceptional game viewing and customer satisfaction. Visitors enjoy tranquility and seclusion amidst fabulous surroundings.

Appears of hippos, a roaring river and chirping birds would be the symphony of your stay — it doesn’t get any better than this.

Cost range: $306 — $378 per person, per Evening depending on the Year (rate includes all meals, afternoon tea, bar drinks, laundry, game drives, river cruises and escorted hikes)

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A special thanks to the Malawi Tourism Board.