we stayed 4 nights at Barra Lake Camp, the campsite at the lake run by the owners of Namizimu Forest Lodge. They recently extended the place with somr tree houses. We were the first guests to stay there. We had an amazing 4 days at thus place. Sleeping in a tree house is a stunning experience in itself - outdoors, comfortably tucked in in a warm and cozy bed, looking out at the lake, being waked up by the sound of fisheagles, hearing the hippo's during the night.
The place is an interesting mixture of basic and luxurious. No unnecessary or superfluous luxury, but everything is there for your comfort. Tara, Dave and their staffare warm and generous hosts, who do everything possible to make you feel at home and relax. They give you your attention and leave you in peace.
The atmosphere in the place shows care for people, animals and environment and attention to details. The food was very tasty and of great variety. Looking at the sunset while sitting on the deck is an experience we could never get enough of. Highly recommended!
Although we stayed in Barra Lake Camp at the lakeside, we also visited the lodge uphill in the forest reserve. This has a charm of its own, different from the lake camp, but equally impressive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A peaceful and private sanctuary, set in untouched mountain woodland, south-east of Lake Malawi, with stunning panoramic views and a natural environment which hosts many unique plant and animal species. A network of well-maintained paths within our owner managed 16 acre estate gives easy access to incredible picnic locations and scenic walks. Individual needs and requirements can be catered to and group/events bookings are also welcome. We are easily reached from Lilongwe or Blantyre. ... more less