Nkwichi Blog

5 Reasons Why Snorkelling is best at Nkwichi

Nkwichi, on the wild side of Lake Malawi, offers some of the best snorkelling on the lake. Here are a few reasons why:

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For Lovers of Africa

Many people who return to Africa may struggle to explain why exactly they come back. But they know with a certainty that each year, no other destination will offer quite the same excitement. What is it about Africa that makes you want to return?

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Nkwichi. The best sunsets in Africa.

In a continent full of wilderness and wonder, there’s little to compare with that special feeling, fantastical yet fleeting, of an African sunset. And there are a few reasons why Nkwichi offers some of the best…

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The Trees of Lake Malawi

A glue for binding. A prophylaxis against hair-loss. Bark string. A cure for an upset stomach. Elias, one of Nkwichi’s inimitable local guides, reeled off a list of uses and properties of some of the local trees as we passed through the pristine savannah woodland, all with exotic-sounding names such as Kachamira (Fever Pod Tree), Mlombwa (African Teak) and Mpingu (African Blackwood).

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Freeze! It’s a creature!

Being born and bred in Africa but mostly spending time in the city, and a rural area that was wildlife free, coming to Nkwichi seemed like the biggest mistake of my life. Having brought my son I thought maybe I wasn’t as clever as I often thought myself to be.

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Top 7 Nkwichi Activities

Doesn’t matter if you are the adventurous active type of person or if you are just looking to relax on a paradisiac beach, at Nkwichi you can choose the level of activity to suit total relaxation to adventurous activities and excursions.
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Wrapped in a Capulana

Travelling in Mozambique can present a striking picture of bright clashing colours of rectangles of bold patterns. You see it all around, strung out to dry on a sisal line or draped over bushes, in every market, in a group of passengers swaying precariously on the back of a chapa (a truck offering communal transport)… It’s the Capulana, the symbol and the life of the Mozambican woman!
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FROM THE BLOG...

For Lovers of Africa

Many people who return to Africa may struggle to explain why exactly they come back. But they know with a certainty that each year, no other destination will offer quite the same excitement. What is it about Africa that makes you want to return?

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Thanks so much to all the staff for creating the most romantic holiday ever.

Matthew & Sarah, South Africa, April 2015