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“Serenity amidst the trees”

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Ntchisi Forest Lodge
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

The Lodge is ideal for time away. Even a 1-night visit felt completely rejuvenating, although I would recommend staying at least 2 nights to feel totally relaxed and to take advantage of the many walks/hikes, the fireplace in the lounge, and the opportunity to just do nothing. We stayed in the Deluxe Double, but would be just as happy in any of the other rooms or the gorgeous glass 'Tree House.' The food was plentiful and delicious. We appreciated being able to bring our own wine & not pay outrageous corkage fees. All of the staff were genuinely gracious. Eston, the local guide, is an incredible resource; his knowledge of the forest and the history of the area is invaluable. We can't wait to return!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Judith H
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NtchisiForestLodge, Eigenaar at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear Judith,

thanks for your stay with us and your nice review.

Staying over for 1 night is absolutely worthwile and gives you plenty of opportunities to do some hikes in the surroundings and to relax. But we absolutely agree that to get the full experience of Ntchisi 2 nights is definitely recommended. You will leave re-energised!

Great you did a hike with 74 year old legend Eston; still fit and keen to give our guests a truly unique forest tour.

Hope to see you back here soon.

The NFL team

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I came with a few friends and we stayed for 2 nights doing the cultural package. It was an incredible cultural experience that was supplemented by some beautiful hiking during our free time. The lodge staff were very friendly, and the food was delicious! I would recommend Ntchisi Forest Lodge to anyone traveling to Malawi.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Eric T
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Eric,

we loved to accommodate you and your friends during your stay at
Ntchisi Forest Lodge. Our Cultural Package is one of the many great experiences we offer. We are happy you liked all the activities included. And of course you are most welcome to stay with us once more. If you do we make sure there are some other delicious dinners for you to taste.

The Ntchisi Forest Lodge staff and management thank you and your friends to have stayed with us.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We chose Ntchisi Forest Lodge as we wanted to camp for two nights in a quiet spot. Ntchisi Forest Lodge was ideal for this. Rob & Irene were warm and friendly and very helpful. The ablutions were clean. Best of all for us we were the only one's camping.

We left to continue our travels across Malawi refreshed. The road to and from the Lodge takes one through rural Malawi which was also a plus, seeing the villages and people living there.

Room Tip: We camped, so can't say about rooms. But the lawn was nice and soft :)
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Terrano2014
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Ken and Di,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We know you had a hectic
trip and wanted some quietness. We are very glad that you found that at
our lodge. As many visitors do. Hopefully you were refreshed enough to
cope with the goodbye party at the Lake.

We hope to see you back some day at the lodge!

Warm regards,
Rob & Irene on behalf of the Ntchisi Forest Lodge team.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Me and my wife rented one of the 2 safari tents which is a spacious, clean beautiful way to sleep in the forest. It would be great though if these tents get their own shower en toilet facility closer by, but the resent situation is beautiful enough. Breakfast was great, dinner was even greater, it was a very well, nice, fresh 3 course dinner where I like to say that it also was very healthy and out-ranged a lot of good restaurants in Lilongwe on originality and use of ingredients. I would love to state that I would go there also only for a dinner.

The surroundings are beautiful and the rain-forest is a surreal spot of beauty and tranquility, if you go, go for 2 days and 2 nights at least. You can walk nice walks and the garden is a spot where you can relax, read or spot birds. We also where friendly invited to visited the forest cottage which is a beautiful architectural piece of art.

Also Rob, Irene and the Ntchisi Forest Lodge team are very professional and pleasant hosts. All the compliments to them. I hope we can visit the lodge soon again.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Camilio V
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Dear Camilio,

thank you for your kind words and all the compliments of the food! We enjoyed your stay at the lodge as well and appreciated the nice conversations and exchange of
information and ideas. We hope to see you and Erine back at the lodge.
We don't know if the tents will have a private shower and toilet by then
but we certainly take the suggestion in consideration.

Rob & Irene on behalf of the Ntchisi Forest Lodge team

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very serene place with a good atmosphere for a weekend getaway. The room was nice with a a comfy bed and nicely cleaned. The walk in the forest is great and good thing about it there are no mosquitos. Staff were very friendly :)

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Busekese
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NtchisiForestLodge, Manager at Ntchisi Forest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Dear Buseke,

thank you for your nice words and positive review. We
enjoyed having you and Uchizi here and seeing that both of you had a
real good time.
We hope to see you again at the lodge!

Rob & Irene on behalf of the Ntchisi Forest Lodge team

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Additional Information about Ntchisi Forest Lodge

Address: PO Box 1517 | Ntchisi, Bwanje, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Bwanje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Bwanje
Price Range: R934 - R1 068 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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 

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