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Chelinda Lodge

Beautiful hillside lodge offering luxury log cabin accommodation within the Nyika National Park.

Chelinda Lodge is situated in the 2607m high Nyika Plateau in the Nyika National Park, a vast, untouched, beautiful wilderness area, home to eland, roan antelope zebra, reedbuck, bushbuck, klipspringer, duiker, warthog, bushpig and blue monkey.

Accommodation at Chelinda Lodge is in eight log cabins, each with fireplace; an important feature, as this region can be colder than anywhere else in Africa. Some cabins have two floors. On the ground floor there is an open plan bedroom and lounge, with ensuite bathroom, queen-sized beds, wing-back chairs and a verandah. Upstairs there is a further living area. All the cabins are connected by wooden walkways and are beautifully landscaped on the hillside. The main building has a large dining room, a comfortable lounge, bar, reception area and curio shop. There is also one unit which has two rooms linked by a lounge in the middle, great for families or friends.

Nyika is the only 'big game' Afro-montane area in southern and south-central Africa. Mammals here include zebra, roan, reedbuck, eland, bushbuck, warthog, bush pig, leopard, hyaena, side striped jackal and serval. Birding here is spectacular including quite a few endemics. One of the world's richest areas for orchids over 200 species occur here.

Photographs by Dana Allen and Mike Myers, courtesy of Wilderness Safaris

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Client Rating for Malawi 5/5 from 10 reviews

Another not-to-be-missed place to stay, with drives through wonderful scenery and seeing very special animals, as well as some colourful flowers just emerging after the annual burning of about half of the grassland area - for firebreak and conservation purposes. Frosty mornings but evening log fires, including in the beautiful and spacious log cabins, and plentiful hot water - as well as excellent food - made the stay very comfortable. Larger groups are allocated to a guide, who helps them plan their activities during their stay and these can include whole day drives to about 3 different destinations. As a sole traveller, I didn't get the option to do the longer drives but was happy to join in any other drives available.

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Chelinda Lodge

Chelinda Lodge

Beautiful hillside lodge offering luxury log cabin accommodation within the Nyika National Park.

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