Namizimu Forest Retreat is a
small and exclusive, residents-only, ecologically conscious lodge.
Namizimu offers a full-board package, with accommodation options
of en-suite rooms, a forest cabin, or - for special occasions only - camping.
Come and join us on the khondie, to enjoy tasty organic meals from
our well respected kitchen. Or perhaps you would like your meals
delivered to your room, to the top of the cliff or anywhere you
wish. For those who like to be out walking during the day, we can
prepare tasty packed lunches.
We offer a residents-only bar within the main sitting room where
an open log fire blazes on chilly evenings. We maintain a simple
stock of cold beers, minerals, wine and a few spirits. Sun-downers
can be delivered to “the big rock” or other sunset viewpoints.
All our rooms are en-suite, with hot solar-heated showers and/or
baths. Each room is also provided with a private veranda, candles,
solar lighting and mosquito protection.
Our forest cabin is a true hideaway. It was created for those visitors
who are looking for a high level of outdoor privacy, which cannot
be provided by the average hotel or lodge. This simple, but very
private cabin sits on the edge of a small clearing in the forest,
a few minutes walk from the rest of the retreat buildings.
The cabin has a double bed at mezzanine level with a view of the
forest and a small gas stove for brewing morning coffee. A private
outdoor shower and flush toilet close by give an added luxury, with
the option of a food delivery service completing the package. The
peaceful and naturally secluded site, its spectacular views of the
lake and the surrounding forest makes this cabin one of the finest
private locations available in Malawi.
Our special event camp site - which can accommodate large groups - is utterly surrounded by forest, boasting a splendid lake view. Normally this special
space is closed to campers, providing retreat guests with peace and tranquillity across the estate. However groups making advance bookings can rent the campsite and forest cabin as a package.
Group Bookings & exclusive rental of entire Estate
With sufficient warning it is possible to book out the entire estate
for your exclusive private enjoyment. This facility is suitable
for those seeking a private venue within a beautiful and natural
sanctuary surrounded by indigenous woodland.
It’s a great place to host a wedding or celebration, a yoga or natural
health course, or an environmentally focused workshop or conference.
Groups can book up the campsite, complete cottages or the entire
Please contact us, if you wish further information.
Special event catering
For larger bookings we provide bespoke catering services within
Namizimu’s forest estate. Please let us know your requirements so
that we can provide you a quotation for anything special you have
in mind. With enough warning we can accommodate almost any request.
Enquiries and Bookings
Booking is essential at Namizimu. There are certain dates for which
the entire estate is booked out, so to avoid the risk of disappointment,
we suggest you call as early as possible.
Enquires and bookings can be made by phone or text (checked regularly),
or by email (checked less regularly!).
Price note: although prices are quoted in US Dollars for the benefit
of international visitors, we accept local currency.
See our "What to Bring" page.