• The pool at Blue Zebra Island Lodge
  • Relax in the lounge at Blue Zebra
  • Kayaking on Lake Malawi from Blue Zebra
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Blue Zebra Island Lodge

A family-friendly island paradise, with luxury chalet accommodation and first rate snorkelling and diving.

  • The only lodge on uninhabited Nankoma Island
  • Explore on foot or by kayak
  • Snorkel with Malawi's colourful cichlid Fish
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Malawi
  • Rest at the lakeside spa, by the pool or in a hammock

Blue Zebra Island Lodge offers the perfect getaway for nature lovers seeking a combination of adventure and relaxation in a tranquil, private setting. The sole lodge on Nankoma Island, Blue Zebra is reached by a thrilling 20 minute speedboat ride and is the ideal base from which to explore Lake Malawi National Park.

Activities encompass water and land. Waterlovers are in seventh heaven! Snorkel and dive in clear waters teeming with colourful tropical fish, go kayaking, try a range of watersports, take a boat trip to neighbouring islands and relax on a sunset cruise. Stretch your legs on a nature trail around the island and you may see and hear sea eagles as Malawi has the highest concentration of these magnificent birds in Africa. Back at the lodge indulge in a spa treatment, doze in a lakeside hammock, sip a cocktail and cool off with a dip in the infinity pool.

There are ten rooms in total of various styles and sizes, some ideal for single travellers or couples and others providing excellent family accommodation. They are set in different locations so you can opt to be at the heart of the lodge or in a more tranquil setting as you prefer.

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Client Rating for Malawi 5/5 from 10 reviews

Beautiful views, pool, lodge. Slightly tired and in need of refurbishment. we asked for the mattress to be changed as it was so soggy. Confusion about which drinks were included which made us feel it was a bit commercial. Enjoyed the kayaks and snorkelling. Excellent food from their new cook, Heston. Took a while to meet the new managers, who were away at first. If the yoga retreat had been going on all the time we were there, it might have felt too much.

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Blue Zebra Island Lodge

The pool at Blue Zebra Island Lodge

A family-friendly island paradise, with luxury chalet accommodation and first rate snorkelling and diving.

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