Chelinda Lodge Nyika National Park

Chelinda Lodge Nyika National Park

Chelinda Lodge Nyika National Park

Nestled in the highlands of Nyika National Park, Chelinda Lodge is a 16-bedded exclusive classic camp that lies against a magnificent backdrop of towering pine trees. Situated high on the plateau, the eight luxuriously appointed chalets offer panoramic views of woodland patches, rolling plains, and montane grasslands (often dotted with herds of antelope).

The cabin-styled chalets are constructed of stone and pine, and each is fitted with an en-suite bathroom, fireplace, an upstairs seating area, and a viewing deck. Meals can be enjoyed in the spacious main lounge or on the grand outdoor deck that overlooks the grasslands.

Nyika National Park is one of Malawi’s most scenic and spectacular wilderness areas. It boasts an incredible mixture of scenery and landscapes – pristine Brachystegia woodlands, mature mountain forest patches, crystal clear running streams, and miles and miles of open rolling grasslands.

The capacity of Chelinda Lodge

Set high up on the Nyika Plateau in northern Malawi, Chelinda Lodge is a decent quality property, with guest accommodation in 8 rooms and providing access to a range of modest safari activities. Chelinda Lodge is located on the Nyika Plateau in northern Malawi.

Location of Chelinda Lodge

Chelinda Lodge Nyika National Park

Situated in the north of Malawi within Nyika National Park, The lodge overlooks the open grasslands of the High Nyika Plateau.

How to get to Chelinda Lodge

The lodge is located further north towards the Zambian border and the best way to get to Chelinda lodge is by charter flight Lilongwe which lands in the park and a 4×4 safari vehicle transfer will be arranged to the lodge.

Things to do while at Chelinda Lodge

Leopard sightings are common on the plateau as well as sightings of Burchell’s zebra, roan antelope, reedbuck, eland, bushbuck, warthog, bush pig, spotted hyena, side-striped jackal, and Serval. Birdlife is prolific with over 400 species inhabiting the plateau. The park is also one of the best places to see leopards in Malawi. Activities include day and night game drives, guided walks, mountain biking, the Livingstonia Trail, the Sangwala Trail, and seasonal fly fishing. Guests can also visit a nearby school during their stay.

Lodge grade by Wilderness Explorers Africa Experts

Our experts rate this lodge 8.5/10 one of the best lodge views in Malawi perfect for Family and romantic safari holidays.


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