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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only stayed one night, which was a pitty, because the lodge is just beautiful, the staff very friendly, and the forest, well it was just amazing! Wonderful walk through thick foggy forest, lots of birds, lovely rainforest.

Thank toni j
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is the best place to unwind, relax and recharge Its still the best experience trip ever, the staff very friendly, and I would recommend the forest walk and first priority...when you walk in the rain forest you will appreciate why is important to preserve nature why its important to protect the this rain forest

Thank Thokozani D
Mannheim, Germany
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Lodge is very beautiful. We stayed in a luxury tent, which deserves the name, very comfy and more like a room. The food was great, especially the freshly made bread (which helped us survive the minibus trips the next days) and salads. Although we only stayed for a day, I could easyly imagine to stay there for a week....

Thank janinabrocke
NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Janina, Thanks for your kind review. Since we are not close to any supermarkets we are making most of the food ourselves. This also means fresh homemade bread every day! And we try to get most of our vegetables from one of our three vegetable gardens. With one of our maps it is easy to walk around in the...

Reviewed 10 January 2017

Host and staff were friendly. It was special to stay in the last epic forest of Malawi. The lodge does a great effort to protect the forest from deforestation and poaching. Hikes are great. Camping and the fireplace in the garden are cozy!

Thank Koen B
NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Hoi Koen, Bedankt voor je review. Leuk dat jullie op de lodge kwamen kamperen! We try our best in cooperation with the local communities to protect the forest. Two times a day we send a patrol team to different areas in the forest to check for illegal logging and poaching. We hope you enjoyed your travels around Malawi and perhaps...

Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I spent a weekend at Ntchisi with some friends. The food was one of the highlights, really great fresh ingredients, delicious home-cooked meals. They make their own delicious bread, chutneys, jams, yogurt etc - all great. I stayed in the main house - very comfortable bed - next time would love to try the stunning glass forest chalet which was...

Thank travellingcircus2016
NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your friendly words. We are happy to hear that you appreciated our place, food and service. We make a lot of the food ourselves at the lodge. We use as many local products as possible, both to support the local communities as well as the high quality of the products. Since there are many tasty mushrooms in the...

Reviewed 4 December 2016

It remained a wonderful experience. Having visited Luwawa Forest Lodge I was much tempted to visit Ntchisi Forest Lodge which was near to Lilongwe. We are much appreciative of staff of lodge for preparing vegetarian meals for us. That was extraordinary and out of way experience. Not forgetting ecofriendly management of whole setup. Cleanliness of entire area was catching eyes....

Thank Anup P
NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Anup, Thank you for your nice review. It was very nice having you at the lodge. We have a wide variety of vegetarian dishes and always try to suit the needs of our guests. We are working close with the local community by providing them with jobs in and around the lodge. Also, a group of local men and...

Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Not only the fact that this lodge is located in the last remaining rainforest of Malawi makes it unique. We Stayed in the forest chalet. Any Scandinavian or Finnish architects wet Dream. Just a beautiful Little house with glass walls, fireplace, nice furniture and the forest just outside. A truly unique Place not only for Malawi but for the whole...

Thank David H
NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi David, It was a pleasure having you two at our lodge and we are glad you enjoyed your stay here. Our Forest Cabin is the ideal accommodation for couples, or families and even with all the glass overlooking the forest it offers lots of privacy. Besides the Communty Tour with one of the local guides we also offer guided...

Blantyre, Malawi
Reviewed 20 September 2016

nice place, nice people, the food was very nice, the forest and the history of the place is amazing. Was lucky enough the weekend I visited there was a a music event, " Rythyms of the Rain forest" you would want to visit again and again

Thank fmeki
NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We were happy that the two of you could visit us and enjoyed your stay! As we told you Rhythms of the Rainforest was the first music festival ever at our lodge and we are therefore happy that it turned out to be such a success. We will definitely organise this next year again. We...

Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's not easy to get to this remote lodge. It's takes a lot of time and effort but it's worth it, Actually, its remoteness is its highest virtue. It's located in a beautiful scenery and the indigenous forest (in which we walked the next morning) is very near by. The public areas of the lodge itself are very inviting and...

Thank Ohad A
NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ohad, Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure having you and your daughter at our lodge last April. Ntchisi Forest Lodge is located right next to one of the last remaining parts of rainforest in Malawi. It is at the end of a 27 km dirt road, but still only 2,5 hours from Lilongwe. Our staff is...

Paris, France
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Looking for quite , relaxing place , and beautifull nature .That's the perfect place not far from Lilongwe .We went there coming straight from the airport .It' was the best choice to avoid Lilongwe and be in the real Malawi.

Thank grandkudu
NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and your stay at our Forest Lodge. It was a pleasure having your family stay here. Ntchisi Forest Lodge is only a 2 hour drive from LLW airport and therefore a perfect first and / or last stop in Malawi, instead of staying at Lilongwe city. The quietness and beautiful surroundings of the lodge will give...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ntchisi Forest Lodge

Address: PO Box 1517 | Ntchisi, Bwanje, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Bwanje
Price Range: $92 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Book the glass forest chalet”
 of 5 bubbles travellingcircus2016, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Do not miss camp fire if you are traveling during winter. And enjoy drinks from their verandah during rainy season.”
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“The Forest Chalet is the best option.”
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“for privacy stay in the luxury tents (quiet and very comfortable, no en-suite but who cares? theres a whole forest to pee in)”
 of 5 bubbles davidnartan, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to the rear of the lodge are quieter, tents are great for the adventurous but cold at night, and quite a walk to the ablutions.”
 of 5 bubbles blairtoursb, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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