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Ntchisi Forest Lodge

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Ntchisi Forest Lodge is a remote eco-lodge in a historial building in a rainforest location with the most stunning view in Malawi. Here you can experience the real Africa, either on one of our many rainforest or mountain hikes, or you can participate in some of our cultural activities in remote rural villages still untouched by tourism. We also arrange volunteering stays, on which you can spend a few days or weeks delving a bit deeper into Malawian culture and feel that you give something back as part of your holiday. The lodge runs enterily on renewable energy and we grow most of our own herbs and vegetables. You can stay in one of the 5 lodge rooms, our newly build Forest Cabin or stay in one of our two luxury tents. Here you can experience the real Africa in comfortable and safe surroundings and with a good conscience.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Lilongwe Intl Airport51 km
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My stay at the Ntchisi Forest Lodge was just perfect!
The two managers Rob and Irene are very nice and care-taking people and help you out in every situation. They are very well connected to the surrounding villagers and follow a very social and nice way how to manage their staf
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Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Tim, Thank you very much for your compliments! We also enjoyed your company and we're sorry that you had to leave. Your enthusiasm, drive and positivism are what the people in this area need. We sincerely hope that the project works out very well and that it can be an example for other villages. The coffee tour is such a nice way to show visitors the plantations and we are proud that we now can present another special activity in the area. You are always welcome for a cup of coffee! Rob, Irene and the team of Ntchisi Forest lodge
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Our visit to Ntchisi Forest lodge was part of a tour inspired by Earthchangers and organised by The Responsible Safari company. The lodge is a remarkable place connecting deeply with the history of the country while also being engaged with the issues of today. Rob and Irene organ
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Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Bobbie and Chris, Our team is very happy to hear that you liked your visit so much. It inspires us to go on, on the way we started out. To help the community and make visits to Ntchisi Forest Lodge and Forest Reserve remarkable to our guests so they are eager and love to come back and enjoy the beautiful forest once more. The coffee plantations are very vulnerable as altitude and water can be an issue. However we did find out that some special circumstances, do add great quality to the coffee. We try to do our best to make our guests feel at home and at ease to enjoy all the utmost. Thank you for your warm words, and thank you for your involvement and generosity! Managers and the Ntchisi Forest Lodge Team
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We really enjoyed the stay in the forest lodge's luxury tents. Nothing else than birds and monkeys to hear, nice and absolutely clean room with even a bottle of drinking water and fresh flowers. Shared toilets / showers are clean as well. Food was excellent as was the welcoming i
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Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Cornelia, We are happy that you liked the walks to sunset rock and the forest walk. Your words make us blush. We and our team try our best to give the guests a comfortable stay and obviously we succeed. We are very happy about that. But the most we like is your opening “wonderful stay close to (a) wonderful forest”. It is a beautiful forest and we hope that our efforts to protect it will give our guests and the community a forest with a future. Warm regards, Managers and the Ntchisi Forest Lodge Team
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The way to Ntchisi lodge is terrible and from the mainroad it takes an hour to come there over the 25 kn, but if you are there, the lodge, the place , the views make it to make the trip. For me it was when we arrive, i saw a dutch car and the staff welcome me in Dutch, the first
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Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Marian, Thank you for your beautiful, positive review! Yes, the road can be a challenge but we are glad you considered the trip up to the lodge worthwhile. We also enjoyed your company and our Dutch conversation. We are sorry about the water but as we use a solar system it takes some time before the water is hot. The water has to run for like 10 minutes. It might be strange, but the water is not wasted as it goes back to nature. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip as well. Warm regards, Managers and the Ntchisi Forest Lodge Team
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Good rooms, friendly hosts and staff, wonderful food, and all at an amazing location. We enjoyed the forest walk and also the village with its friendly people. We helped cooking and enjoyed the contact with the local people. A different experience from the wonderful safaris we al
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Response from NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge
Responded 7 Oct 2018
Thank you Gewndolyn and family for your nice words. How nice that you enjoyed everything so much! Your positivity, curiosity and enthusiasm have certainly contributed to this. Undoubtedly you will keep your beautiful and warm memories of the forest, the special Forest Cabin and the meetings with the friendly people here. We hope to see you back at the lodge. With kind regards, Rob, Irene and the team at Ntchisi Forest Lodge
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Sun rize view from verandah.
Sunrise from the room!
Hi ashah_008, Have you been there recently or just in 2012? Can you give us an update if you have been there recently. Thanks in advance. Kind regards, Irene
"Luxury Tents are just amazing."
"Try to book a forest Cabine."
"Camping or the luxury rooms are all excellent choices."
"All the rooms are fine"
"We camped, so can't say about rooms. But the lawn was nice and soft :)"
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