Nkwichi Blog

Best 5 reasons reasons to visit Nkwichi

1. People and culture – “Zikomo” Which means thank you in the local Nyanja language, is the most common word you will encounter here at Nkwichi Lodge. Our staff, are some of the most friendly people you will ever come across in the world. Known for their warm hearted welcoming smiles and general laid back approach will ensure your Nkwichi experience is one you will never forget.
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Under the Mango Tree

Numerous local people do not know what the laws of the country they live in, nor do they speak or understand the official language of their own country, but there’s a law and language that is common to all… It is not the constitution that provides certainties for many; these are provided by nature and by custom. The Manda Wilderness rural villages are small lake shore communities ruled from within, and usually these laws and rules are applied under a tree… a mango tree!
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Top 6 reasons to visit Nkwichi during rainy season

Rainy season can generally be depressing in most parts of the world. Cold, wet and muddy, not at Nkwichi Lodge! Here are some of the top reasons to visit us:
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Blooming Mushrooms

It’s April and the rainy season goes on… This time of the year a natural phenomenon occurs and the bush goes wild with mushrooms bursting up all around. There are all the types of exotic looking fungi with different shapes, sizes and colours that evoke fairy tales, witches’ brews, primitive and modern hallucinogenic rituals.
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Learning the A, B, C in Manda Wilderness!

Sitting on a hard floor, dusty in summer, damp in winter, trying to learn the A, B, C? That’s how every child in Manda Wilderness used to learn… But now thanks to the joint efforts of the MWCT Trustees, Kristina Low and Tatiana Pina Mendes, and to everyone that contributed with their generous donations, that is something from the past.
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Bank Mukhonde

Three years ago a government scheme called Bank mu Nkhonde (which translated means Veranda Bank) was launched in Mozambique. In July 2015, it hit the shores of Lake Niassa (also known as the Lake of Stars), and its sensational popularity has wowed many villages along this glorious coast. Essentially a micro-loan scheme with a Mozambican twist – Mozambicans love to do things differently! – it provides a catalyst for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
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The African Rains

Is there anything so beautiful as Africa during its rainy season? It’s a time when nature blooms and mushrooms. The earth soaks up every downpour and deluge, turning browns to greens and hazy days to crystal clear horizons.

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FROM THE BLOG...

SUP Away

Stand up paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and for good reason; it’s a fun way to play on the water! And there’s no better place to practice than the beautiful blue waters of Nkwichi.

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An eco lodge by nature, not just by name. Thank you for a very special time.

Lou, UK, December 2014