Blue Zebra Island Lodge, Lake Malawi

central district, malawi

From $220/night
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From $220/night
  • bar / lounge
  • binoculars
  • boat transfer
  • books / library
  • community pool
  • conference facilities
  • electricity - generator
  • electricity - solar/wind powered
  • event space
  • freezer space
  • hammock
  • kayak
  • life vest
  • mosquito nets
  • restaurant
  • safe - in room
  • snorkeling gear
  • spa
  • towels
  • turndown service
  • umbrellas
  • wi-fi
  • badminton
  • bird watching
  • board games
  • boating
  • boules
  • cornhole
  • darts
  • guided tours
  • island hopping
  • kayaking
  • massage
  • nature walks
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • stargazing
  • sunrise / sunset cruises
  • swimming
  • tubing
  • volleyball
  • wakeboarding
  • water skiing
  • water sports
  • yoga
  • All- Inclusive
  • On-site Restaurant

  • Check-in

    12:00 PM

  • Check-out

    11:00 AM

  • Taxes

    Included

  • Gift Cards

    Available, please inquire.

  • Included in the Rates

    Meals, tea/coffee, drinking water, non-motorized activities.

  • Gratuity

    Not required, but appreciated.

  • Other Fees

    Lake Malawi National Park Fees: $10 per person per day.

  • Parking

    Included on-site.

  • Cellular Signal

    Strong

  • Wi-Fi Signal

    Strong, available for purchase.

  • Minimum Age for Children

    None

  • Additional Guests

    For the two family executive chalets: 3rd & 4th adults pay 50% of the fee. Children: 30% of the adult rate when sharing with 2 adults / 50% when sharing with 1 adult.

  • Suggested items to bring with you

    Torch, swimsuit & beachwear, walking shoes, cap/hat & sunglasses, preferred toiletries.

  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    All canceled reservations received 61 or more days prior to arrival are subject to a 10% cancellation penalty. 

    Reservations canceled within 60 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 15% penalty.

    Reservations canceled within 30 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 25% penalty.

    Reservations canceled within 7 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 100% penalty and are responsible for the entire stay and will forfeit all payments.

  • Pet Policy

    Pets are not allowed at this property.

How Do I Get There?

Lilongwe International Airport is the nearest airport. The drive is 1.5 to 2 hours from Lilongwe but allow 3 hours if coming from the airport (to clear customs etc.).

The boat pick-up point is 20 minutes past Salima. There is a 15-20-minute boat ride from there to the lodge.

Detailed directions are emailed to guests upon booking. Airport transfers can be arranged.

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The exclusive Blue Zebra Island Lodge is situated on Nankoma Island, part of the Marelli Archipelago in Lake Malawi National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site).

It is the perfect getaway for nature lovers looking for a combination of adventure and relaxation in a tranquil, private setting.

The 3 islands are home to a vast array of fresh water fish, including some of the most rare and colorful in the world. The islands support diverse flora and fauna and are a bird watcher's paradise.

A unique set-up with 9 en suite safari-style tented chalets and 1 Superior Cottage overlooking the lake. Secluded executive chalets boast stunning views from private balconies, some with lake access. The chalets are set in an unspoiled environment, immersed in nature.

Just a 2-hour drive from Lilongwe, this is a great combination with Zambian Safaris as well as various wildlife parks in Malawi.

Glamping Types

  • Tents
  • Villas

Great For

  • corporate / events
  • couples
  • families
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • small groups

Setting

  • island
  • national park

Total Accommodations

  • 9

Minimum Night Stay

  • 1

Rates Based On

  • Per person on double occupancy

Best time to visit

Open February - December

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
4.5 130 Reviews
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Accommodations

  • Executive Chalets

    From $245/night
    01
    05
  • Executive Family Chalets

    From $275/night
    01
    06
  • Lake Safari Tents

    From $250/night
    01
    04
  • Superior Family Cottage

    From $600/night
    01
    06
  • Amenities
    • bar / lounge
    • binoculars
    • boat transfer
    • books / library
    • community pool
    • conference facilities
    • electricity - generator
    • electricity - solar/wind powered
    • event space
    • freezer space
    • hammock
    • kayak
    • life vest
    • mosquito nets
    • restaurant
    • safe - in room
    • snorkeling gear
    • spa
    • towels
    • turndown service
    • umbrellas
    • wi-fi
  • Experiences
    • badminton
    • bird watching
    • board games
    • boating
    • boules
    • cornhole
    • darts
    • guided tours
    • island hopping
    • kayaking
    • massage
    • nature walks
    • scuba diving
    • snorkeling
    • stargazing
    • sunrise / sunset cruises
    • swimming
    • tubing
    • volleyball
    • wakeboarding
    • water skiing
    • water sports
    • yoga
  • Dining Options
    • All- Inclusive
    • On-site Restaurant

  • Policies
    • Check-in

      12:00 PM

    • Check-out

      11:00 AM

    • Taxes

      Included

    • Gift Cards

      Available, please inquire.

    • Included in the Rates

      Meals, tea/coffee, drinking water, non-motorized activities.

    • Gratuity

      Not required, but appreciated.

    • Other Fees

      Lake Malawi National Park Fees: $10 per person per day.

    • Parking

      Included on-site.

    • Cellular Signal

      Strong

    • Wi-Fi Signal

      Strong, available for purchase.

    • Minimum Age for Children

      None

    • Additional Guests

      For the two family executive chalets: 3rd & 4th adults pay 50% of the fee. Children: 30% of the adult rate when sharing with 2 adults / 50% when sharing with 1 adult.

    • Suggested items to bring with you

      Torch, swimsuit & beachwear, walking shoes, cap/hat & sunglasses, preferred toiletries.

    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      All canceled reservations received 61 or more days prior to arrival are subject to a 10% cancellation penalty. 

      Reservations canceled within 60 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 15% penalty.

      Reservations canceled within 30 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 25% penalty.

      Reservations canceled within 7 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 100% penalty and are responsible for the entire stay and will forfeit all payments.

    • Pet Policy

      Pets are not allowed at this property.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    Lilongwe International Airport is the nearest airport. The drive is 1.5 to 2 hours from Lilongwe but allow 3 hours if coming from the airport (to clear customs etc.).

    The boat pick-up point is 20 minutes past Salima. There is a 15-20-minute boat ride from there to the lodge.

    Detailed directions are emailed to guests upon booking. Airport transfers can be arranged.

    View Google Maps

Inside Scoop

  • Dining

    Enjoy a continental buffet with hot-breakfast to order; select a 2-course lunch & 3-course dinner from a set menu presented daily.

    Breakfast: 6.30 to 10.00

    Lunch: 12.00 to 14.00

    Dinner: 18:30 to 20:30

    The restaurant can seat 40 guests. Guests may opt for a poolside lunch or a private evening dining experience at the sunset lounge or Nankoma Beach.

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