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Chikwawa Road, Chikwawa Malawi
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#2 of 4 lodges in Chikwawa
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"Ng'ona" Crocodile in Chichewa (the national language of Malawi) Ngona Lodge is an oasis in the African bush.We offer accommodation of a high standard, a campsite with braai facilities, and can arrange game drives and other activities in Majete Game Reserve. Situated on the banks of the Shire River, it is common to see crocs sunbathing on the sand banks and rocks below the rapids.These are the same rapids where David Livingstone had to dismantle his boat to continue his exploration of the African interior.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Fishing
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
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River View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, German

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Chikwawa Road, Chikwawa Malawi
Getting there
Chileka Airport22 miSee all flights
Lilongwe Intl Airport161 miSee all flights
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daan wrote a review Sept 2022
Almelo, The Netherlands6 contributions
The best combination of total relaxation at the pool, beautiful views over the shire river, delicious food, lovely staff and Monika is very friendly! Majete just around the corner. Beautiful national park where you can see a whole lot of game
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alastair C wrote a review May 2022
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful lodge, stunning location delicious food and lovely rooms. Well worth staying in. Monika couldn't have been more welcoming, helpful or done any more of us. Very sad to leave and would love to go back.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Aruna Gunawardena wrote a review Jul 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka4025 contributions265 helpful votes
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A must visit place. Beautiful lodges far better than most in Malawi. A few Austrian/German dishes. A well stocked bar. A Swimming Pool overlooking the River Shire. A perfect place for relaxation πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Trip760912 wrote a review Jan 2020
15 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently spent one night at Ng'ona and absolutely loved it. The location is spectacular, the food tasty and plentiful, and the service both warm and efficient. We booked a game drive and boat ride through the lodge and Monika the owner drove us to the park early in the morning and then picked us up in between the two activities to take us back for a hearty breakfast. We were only there for 24 hours but both left feeling refreshed and relaxed. We opted for the full board package which turned out to be excellent value. Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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111Andrew111 wrote a review Dec 2019
Vienna, Austria61 contributions71 helpful votes
Ng'ona Lodge is a real bush oasis, set in a marvelous location on the Shire River. The 4 "chalets" are well appointed - roomy and comfortable, with an abundance of hot water in the large bathrooms. the staff are super-helpful, and the meals are excellent. (A word of caution - the chalets are not air-conditioned.) The dining area is open, with beautiul river views. The Majete Wildlife Reserve is 5 minutes away, and during the course of an afternoon game drive (alone with only the ranger/driver) I encountered 3 x lions, giraffes, elephants. hippos, crocodiles, warthogs, kudu, bushbuck, impala, gazelle. The highly interesting and friendly village of Maganga is 5 minutes away on a safe foot path, and the riverscapes are beautiful with their huge granite outcrops, which can be surveyed from the lovely infinity swimming pool. No evening "entertainment" - this is a "nature" destination. Highly recommended - and the 90 minutes drive from Blantyre also offers some stunning landscapes.…
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Date of stay: November 2019
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cazw wrote a review Nov 2019
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom15 contributions17 helpful votes
My first visit to ngona and it didn't disappoint stunning rooms, stunning location and the infinity pool with its breath taking scenes looking onto the shire River 😘 the staff are very helpful and even jakey and simba welcome you when you have food πŸ˜‚. Recommend the safari not 5 mins away from lodge. Definately a amazing adventure.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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KG2010891 wrote a review Aug 2019
Bath, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
Absolutely stunning river side location. Incredibly peaceful and beautiful. Loved the infinity pool over looking the river. The rooms were very comfortable and clean with some thoughtful little touches included. A real shame we could only stay one night, I would absolutely have loved to stay longer. Food was fantastic, very hearty and delicious - and very generous in portion sizes! Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Very near to Majete Park entrance. We hope to stay again, and for longer, in the near future!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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987hiltonm wrote a review Aug 2019
Scottburgh, South Africa86 contributions7 helpful votes
Lovely spot to get away from it all. Will be back soon. Close to Blantyre along a dusty road but a real oasis at the end of it. Tasty lunch specials and cold beers. Shady campsites and clean ablutions. Magic spot to be.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Ranjit D wrote a review Jul 2019
Yelahanka, India100 contributions78 helpful votes
This was my first visit, and only because the accommodation at Majete National Park was full. And I could not have had a happier experience! This Lodge is absolutely amazing . Located along the banks of Siri River, if lucky you can spot crocs and hippos. The lodge has a small swimming pool, once in the pool you look out over the river. Food is really good, service is spot on. The owner Maggie ( an Austrian Lady settled in Malawi) was a very graceful host. Forever, enquiring into your wellbeing .Getting up at 6 am to drive you to Majete, the national Park for a game drive. Maggie, if you get to read this, my time at N'gono Lodge ranks right up at the top with the best. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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fhdCornwall wrote a review Jun 2018
Callington, United Kingdom135 contributions62 helpful votes
Ng'ona Lodge was the last stay on our Responsible Safari Company organised tour of Malawi. We had selected it for its proximity to Majete national park and for the lure of a pool for our last day in country. The cabin was very spacious and comfortable with its own covered veranda with a view of the pool and the river. There is also a large dining and bar area. At the weekends the lodge is popular with day visitors but they are all gone by 5:00 and the lodge then becomes very peaceful. The food is good with an Austrian theme and appears to be geared to the day visitor market. Monica, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. She booked our trip into the Majete reserve for us and drove us the kilometer up the track to the park gates where we picked up our safari vehicle. The safari was amazing and was the main reason we came to Ng'ona. The pool was very welcome with very good views over the Shire river. N'gona ia a good choice for a visit to Majete.…
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Date of stay: May 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$179 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalawiSouthern RegionChikwawa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about N'gona Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to N'gona Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Majete Wildlife Reserve (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at N'gona Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at N'gona Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at N'gona Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at N'gona Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at N'gona Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Does N'gona Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.