Blue Zebra Island Lodge Nankoma Island

Blue Zebra Island Lodge Nankoma Island

Blue Zebra Island Lodge Nankoma Island

Blue Zebra Island Lodge is nestled on Nankoma Island: a wild paradise and a haven for flora and fauna, supporting diverse ecosystems. The island drastically transforms throughout the year. After the first rains (usually late November), Nankoma comes to life as trees bloom with a lush, green cover that quickly envelops the land, met by rising lake levels. Rains subside around April and over time leave and fruits fall to the ground, their nutrients seeping into the soil. Surrounding waters become crystal clear and rocky outcrops teeming with colorful fish are uncovered, inviting you to discover Lake Malawi’s aquatic habitats. While the island is spectacular in bloom, the dry season has its perks: particularly being able to see further into the vegetation for bird watching and exploring nature trails.

The capacity of Blue Zebra Island Lodge

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.  Location of Blue Zebra Island Lodge.

Blue Zebra Island Lodge Nankoma Island

How to get to Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Drive through Salima Town, towards Senga Bay. In approximately 12km you cross a narrow steel bridge. Shortly after, there’s a right turn with a signpost for Blue Zebra (and many other lodges incl. Matundu Cottage, Red Zebra, and Wheelhouse). Turn right here and continue down the tar road for approx. 1,5km at which point there is a fairly sharp left-hand bend in the road. Take the next right onto the dirt road (Blue Zebra, Sliver Sand & Rbm signpost). You will notice a long wall running along the right-hand side of the road (game sanctuary area). Do not take the right-hand turn at the end of the fence/wall, continue straight as signposted. Before Kachirenji village take a left turn (sign with the Blue Zebra logo). Soon after you will take another left again following the Blue Zebra/Matundu Cottage signage until you reach the entrance on your right. If you arrive early, there is a garden bar where you can relax while you wait for the boat. We advise having cash on you if you wish to purchase beverages from them directly.

Things to do while at Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Some of the top activities to do at the lodge include nature trails, birding, kayaking, snorkeling, wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, sunset cruise, seasonal scuba diving, relaxing at the infinity pool & cocktail bar, or chilling out on the hammocks.

Lodge grade by Wilderness Explorers Africa Experts

Our experts rate this lodge 8/10 the top luxury lodge for a perfect beach vacation in Malawi.


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