Tongole Wilderness Lodge is a unique experience of absolute luxury in the middle of the Malawian jungle. The rooms are exquisitely designed and despite our initial doubts about the possibility of a comfortable nights sleep so far removed from anywhere the imported mattresses and fine linen were a real treat. The view from the room over the Bua River is spectacular – especially when you see baboons swinging in the trees! The accommodation rivals more established places on the Tripadvisor top 10 list for Boutique and Romance.
The hosts, Zane, Jo, Shai and the team created a warm and friendly environment and succeeded in tailoring our stay to give us a fantastic introduction to Africa. The early morning safari walks with our scout Chris and his in-built GPS were a real treat, but nothing could prepare us for the afternoon when he led us down-river to watch a group of elephants frolicking only a few metres from where we sat. A truly memorable experience! The days activities were rewarded with delicious meals, each served on a more picturesque and romantic deck than the last. The team behind the food preparation, service etc are the same local villagers who built the amazing structures which is a real credit to the management and it is a great pleasure to get to know them all.
We look forward to a return to Tongole for a longer stay sometime in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover Tongole Wilderness Lodge. A luxury eco-lodge nestled deep amongst the breathtaking Miombo woodlands of the 1,800km² Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. Tongole is unique in being one of only two lodges in the reserve and the only lodge to boast high-end, luxury accommodation and first class facilities. Nestled in the South East corner of Africa, sandwiched between Zambia and Mozambique: Malawi and the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve are your playground. Each experience in the wilderness is unique. Your adventure at Tongole is fully customisable. Whether a first time explorer. Or a veteran of the safari. Your escape is personally tailored to allow you to be as wild or laid back as you wish. Traverse the snaking Bua River on a canoeing adventure. Trek through the rugged wilderness bush with an expert guide. Or if that all sounds too much like hard work, relax in your suites hand-built sunken bath before enjoying a meal under the African star-lit sky. Adventure or relaxation. Whatever your desire it's waiting for you in the wilderness. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tongole Wilderness Lodge Malawi/Nkhotakota