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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The place is beautiful and it's the only tourist-appropriate place to stay near Ntchisi Forest. It's one of the more upscale lodges in Malawi, and the prices reflect American pricing more than local pricing. The food is great. Angelina, our host, was fantastic.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Kelly N
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Hi Kelly,

Thanks for you review, we always appreciate the feedback from our guests. The isolated spot where the Forest Lodge is located has many advantages, especially the quietness from the forest and the great views over Lake Malawi. We serve homemade Western style food but with many local products which we buy from the surrounding communities. We have accommodation in all price ranges; camping on our beautiful campgrounds, Luxury Safari Tents with shared facilities, different types of Ensuite rooms and our popular Forest Cabin which is ideal for families or a group of friends. We hope to welcome you back at our lodge in the near future.

Best regards from everyone at Ntchisi Forest Lodge

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

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.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank toni j
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Hi Toni,

Thanks for your review. We enjoyed your stay at the lodge and are happy to hear that you two enjoyed the forest so much! We are trying our best together with the local community to protect the rainforest and to keep it preserved for the future generations. In this rainy season we are also busy planting small trees in the forest on places that were affected by bushfires last year. We really hope you will be able to spend more days at our lodge during your next trip!

Warm regards from all Ntchisi Forest Lodge staff

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via 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

Stayed: February 2017
Thank Thokozani D
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Dear Thokozani,

We really appreciate your feedback. Ntchisi Forest Lodge is located on the edge of the last remaining rainforest of Malawi with hiking trails starting in our backyard. The views from the terrace reach as far as the mountains of Mozambique on a clear day. With our Community Trust Fund we support local initiatives to preserve the forest and to stop illegal logging and poaching. Local community members are patrolling twice every day to protect the forest. If you like some extra information on the forest during your hike we have a guide available who can tell you lots of interesting stories.

Kind regards,

The Ntchisi Forest Lodge Team

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

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. There are different trails in the woods, which are easy to hike but also interesting.
All in all, it's a very charming and relaxing place, I can only recommend anyone taking the trip there!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank janinabrocke
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

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 rainforest which starts in our backyard. We hope to welcome you back one day for a bit longer stay!

Warm regards from all of us!

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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!

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Koen B
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

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 see you next time!

Groeten van iedereen op Ntchisi Forest Lodge

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