Chelinda Lodge

From: $303 p. p. n. sharing

Chelinda Lodge is located in Malawi’s largest National Park, Nyika National Park, in an area stocked with big game. The rustic log cabin lodge is tucked away in a pine forest on a high altitude plateau, in a very remote setting with beautiful views. This is a fantastic option for guests who are not only looking to go on safari, but would like added activities such as fly fishing, mountain biking and horse riding.

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The area is known for plenty of elusive leopard, and although often hard to find, Chelinda’s guides are excellent at seeking them. Great safaris and attentive service make Chelinda a gem in Nyika.

Why choose Chelinda Lodge:

  • Large herds of roan, eland and zebra can be seen from the lodge
  • Leopard can be seen in the daytime because of the cooler to the temperatures
  • Spacious and luxurious log cabins

Staying at Chelinda Lodge:

The 8 two-storey log cabins all come with a fireplace to keep your cabin toasty during the cooler evenings. With such a small number of cabins, stays at Chelinda are intimate and a bit more special. The cabins are large enough for families, especially because of the big living spaces. Unlike many other places set in national parks, Chelinda Lodge also offers guests game drives at night: This gives guests a chance to spot some of the lesser seen nocturnal creatures.

There are plenty of activities in the area, in addition to the night and day game drives and bush walks. Mountain biking on the park’s good gravel road network is a great way to discover the landscape and see plenty of small animals and interesting flora. Bird lovers will also enjoy the birding safaris, with the park’s rich populations of bird species.

The road to Chelinda is long and fairly rough, so this spot is better suited to adults without very young children. From Thazima Gate, the drive is approximately 6 hours.


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