Nkwichi Blog

Sailing on the Lake of Stars

The boom pulls to starboard and the sail unfurls, catching the wind’s breath. A gentle gust sets the dhow in motion, pulling us further away shore, giving a feeling of adventure and the serene quietude that comes only with a sea (or lake!) voyage, leaving behind terra firma and all its solidity and certitude.

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Lake Malawi’s Comorants

Among the abundant birdlife at Nkwichi is the Cormorant (White-Breasted Cormorant and Little Cormorant) and it’s easy on any day to see one or two perched prominently on top of the protruding monoliths which frame the Nkwichi beach.

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Cherishing Chuoda

With a thundering of feet and walloping of drums, the screech of multiple whistles, the women of Chicaia village swung their bodies into action and the Chuoda dance started.

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Choir Festival lights up the Lake of Stars!

What better way to start off our first entry than by celebrating one of Nkwichi’s greatest annual events; the Manda Wilderness Choir Festival!

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To bathe or not to bathe. (Or is there even a question?!)

There’s nothing quite like a bath. And there’s definitely nothing like an outdoors bath.

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Walk on the Wild Side

Walking to work this morning, I took one of the paths that led behind the lodge and looking at its worn-down contours and cavities, thought about the myriad wanderers in whose footsteps I followed.

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Blue Vervet

Its more than likely that during a stay at Nkwichi, you’ll get a chance to see some of our most regular guests looking for an opportunity to steal your bread.

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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