Tongole Wilderness Lodge

Tongole Wilderness Lodge is an exciting new eco-tourism venture deep within the pristine woodlands of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. The vision was to create a stunning luxury wilderness lodge with first-class accommodation, food, service and safari activities that will delight our guests. The long-term aim is to benefit the local communities and the conservation of the abundant wildlife through sustainable tourism. The lodge has created significant training and employment opportunities in a deprived part of the country and with it has brought hope and pride in the area. Built with a vision of sustainability, the luxury safari lodge is fully eco-friendly. Both electricity and hot water are produced by solar energy.

4 Riverside Suites

The riverside suites are perfectly designed to comfortably accommodate two adults. Two of the riverside suites are equipped with super king sized double bed and the other two feature twin beds, which can be easily joined to create a super king if required.

All rooms are en-suite with a spacious shower, twin marble basins, flushable lavatory and a large hand-built sunken bath, doubling as a plunge-pool ‘with a view’! Every room has a fantastic wooden deck area offering stunning views over the river and forest; the perfect spot to enjoy a peaceful moment with nature.

The Family Cottage

Crafted by locals using the same distinctive red earth and rock upon which Tongole stands, the riverside family cottage has two bedrooms and a spacious lounge and deck area. In addition to a second bedroom, the cottage provides plenty of extra communal space and is therefore ideal for a family or two couples traveling together.

Bird Safaris

The Nkhotakota Wildife Reserve is home to over 280 species of bird. Classified as an ‘Important Bird Area’ by Birdlife International, the region is filled with a spectacular variety.

Walking Safaris and Hikes

Take a gentle stroll through the woodlands or embark on a more strenuous mountain hike!

Cultural Experiences

Meet the local Malawian community. For a different kind of experience take a guided excursion to the meet the local community.

Fly Camping

Camp under a star-lit sky. Tongole offers its guests one-night or two-night fly camping trips within the Nkhotakota reserve.

Fly Fishing

Relax by the river...Enjoy superb fly fishing and freshwater fishing the whole year round on the banks of the beautiful Bua River.

Canoe River Safaris

Explore by river. The Tongole eco-lodge sits on the picturesque banks of the Bua River. Drift along the river on a relaxing canoe safari and enjoy a true wilderness.

Wilderness Safaris

Explore the reserve on foot, on water or on a relaxing drive.

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