Nkwichi Blog

It’s a wild life!

Long before people arrived on the shores around Nkwichi, the bush was teeming with animal and plant life. Today, through careful management and sustainable practices, that holds true.

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The B of Bao

Bao is as much a board game as part of a culture, and is known to many throughout Africa. The game belongs to a bigger family of games that are named ‘mancala’, or sowing games, as the way the game is played reflects the sowing of seeds. The word ‘bao’ however has a more literal meaning: it is the Swahili word for ‘board’.

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Boat-iful Memories

Boats are vital for anyone living along the lakeshore and a real experience for everyone visiting Lake Malawi. They are so common that we often take them for granted. But while watching the fishermen sail by in the beautiful red light of the setting sun, it was time to put them in the spotlight.

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The Tree of Life

Across cultures and continents, the Baobab captures people’s imagination. Standing wide and tall, proudly towering over the landscape, the tree is a presence you cannot ignore. So its no wonder that the mighty Baobab often features in legends and inspired many tales.

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Ready, steady.. cook!

Have you ever wondered how the Nkwichi kitchen produces such tasty food? Of course, its mainly due to the skills of the chefs and the freshness of the produce, no discussion there. But helping it along are special stoves, designed to be both fuel-efficient and eco-friendly.

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“Quick! Hide the Jam!”

Coming back to a place where you had a fabulous time can be a mistake. Maybe the magic won’t be there a second time… Maybe you are remembering it through sun-tinted glasses… But what do I find when I come back here not just once but many more times?

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And the wind cries Mwera…

In many cultures around the world, a people’s vocabulary is shaped by their surroundings, most often illustrated by the Inuit culture’s variety of words for the different types of snow. In Nyanja culture, the ‘People of the Lake’, they have developed sensitivity for the different types of wind which breeze over and occasionally batter the lake, and have named these accordingly.

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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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Thanks so much for a wonderful stay here. Peace, calm, relaxation.. bliss. Every day there was another idyllic spot for lunch and sundowners .. I’ll be back!

Angela, UK, November 2014