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Blue Zebra Island Lodge

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Lake Malawi National Park, Nankoma Island Malawi
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A WILD ISLAND PARADISE: the exclusive Blue Zebra Island Lodge is situated on Nankoma Island, part of the Marelli Archipelago in Lake Malawi National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site). The perfect getaway for nature lovers looking for a combination of adventure and relaxation in a tranquil, private setting. The 3 islands are home to a vast array of fresh water fish, including some of the most rare and colorful in the world. The islands support diverse flora and fauna and are a bird watcher's paradise. A unique set-up with 9 en-suite safari-style tented chalets and 1 Superior Cottage overlooking the lake. Secluded executive chalets boast stunning views from private balconies, some with lake access. The chalets are set in an unspoiled environment, immersed in nature. Activities: nature trails, birding, kayaking, snorkeling, wake boarding, water skiing, tubing, sunset cruise, seasonal scuba diving. Relaxing at the infinity pool & cocktail bar or chilling out on the hammocks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid wifi
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Beach
Badminton
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Darts
Spa
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Private beach
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lake Malawi National Park, Nankoma Island Malawi
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single0nsafari wrote a review 06 Jan
England, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
Wake to birdsong and the fall asleep to the gentle sound of waves. I give it solid marks for the hospitable service, friendly staff and res team, excellent f&b on offer, resort facilities, comfortable tents with views, heavenly spa overlooking masked weavers that frolic in the reeds and range of watersport activities. Also worth noting the res team are well-placed to offer support Ito PCR testing. The Blue Zebra is 100% a must visit when travelling to the warm heart of Africa, Malawi. A tranquil, island resort on the lake, twin-centred with a top river safari lodge like Tongole WR in the nearby Nkotakota Reserve.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Blue Zebra Island Lodge, General Manager at Blue Zebra Island Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your wonderful review! Yes we are fortunate to be close to Tongole Wilderness Reserve and this makes for a great Wilderness and Lake combination. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back someday!
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Madalitso Aline... M wrote a review Nov 2021
Mangochi, Malawi34 contributions2 helpful votes
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Serenity at its best. Went for a weekend to cool off from a busy schedule and it’s exactly what I got. The place is a beauty, the rooms magnificent( I like that they are not close to each other), great food and drinks and amazing customer service. Best place to be when you just want to be close to nature and looking for some quietness.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don’t miss out the sunset cruise and the trail hike they provide best views.
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Response from Blue Zebra Island Lodge, General Manager at Blue Zebra Island Lodge
Responded 02 Dec 2021
Thank you for this spectacular review Madalitso! You captured the Blue Zebra experience so well with these photographs too. We hope to welcome you back for a relaxing retreat soon.
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Kelly K wrote a review Nov 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had an incredible 3 nights at Blue Zebra; what a magic place! Highlights included the absolutely delicious food, watching exquisite sunsets from the balcony of our secluded, beautiful room, an early morning kayak, and the friendly staff (Bryan at the bar is a champion cocktail maker!). Exceptional service and scenery all round. We travelled to a few places in Malawi (including Cape Maclear and Mumbo Island) and can confidently say Blue Zebra was the best!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Blue Zebra Island Lodge, General Manager at Blue Zebra Island Lodge
Responded 18 Nov 2021
Thank you for your magical review! We are honoured to be your best spot in Malawi. Thank you for sharing your Blue Zebra experience!
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Brandon M wrote a review Nov 2021
3 contributions4 helpful votes
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We had an incredible 3 nights at Blue Zebra. Managed to spend most of our days chilling at the pool and its possible to be on the odd work call if needed(TNM SIM card helped with this). Our room and the views from it were great. All the staff are very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Spotted a thin (apparently harmless) snake while running on the nature trail around the island.
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Response from Blue Zebra Island Lodge, General Manager at Blue Zebra Island Lodge
Responded 18 Nov 2021
Thank you for visiting Blue Zebra and for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope you didn't have to work too hard!
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Gp wrote a review Nov 2021
Harare, Zimbabwe21 contributions10 helpful votes
My 3 nights stay at the lodge were perfect, the food was of high standards and so was the service at the bar as well as at the restaurant the activities were well planned I do wish I could have stayed longer a real little gem
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Blue Zebra Island Lodge, General Manager at Blue Zebra Island Lodge
Responded 18 Nov 2021
Dear Gabriella, thank you for taking the time to leave this incredible review! We hope you will be visiting Malawi again soon so that you can join us for a longer stay. Thank you for sharing your Blue Zebra experience.
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PRICE RANGE
US$439 - US$552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalawiLake Malawi National ParkNankoma Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Zebra Island Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Zebra Island Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Zebra Island Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Zebra Island Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Zebra Island Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool with a view during their stay.
Is Blue Zebra Island Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Nankoma Island.
Does Blue Zebra Island Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.