A holiday to Mozambique does not always have to be on a magical beach or on an idyllic island – it can also be in the interior, where the wilderness soothes your soul just as much as the most beautiful beach in the world! This is Nkwichi Lodge on the shores of Lake Malawi.
This wilderness escape resembles a Mozambican beach but the indigenous bush beckons. Here, there is peace, there is snorkelling and there is fishing from a traditional dugout canoe. And here there are local people who are part of the natural environment – Nkwichi Lodge works with the colourful Nyanja people and helps preserve their culture while providing tourists with a wonderful experience.
The same applies to Ibo Island Lodge in the Quirimbas Archipelago! The people make the lodge extra special as they were trained to build it and are supported daily through mentorship and education programmes.
Ibo Island Lodge is named after the island while Nkwichi is named after the beach where local fishermen used to fish. ‘Mchenga Nkwichi’ means ‘Squeaking Sands’, named after the squeaking noise it makes when you walk on the sugar-fine sand. The lodge was built using local material by local craftsmen and fits into the natural environment. It is also part of the Manda Wilderness Project where tourism combined with community development assists conservation, the people and the tourists!
At Ibo Island Lodge, most of the fresh food and services comes from the local people, therefore impacts positively on their immediate families. So book a combo holiday to Ibo Island Lodge and Nkwichi Lodge and your holiday is made!
Each chalet at Nkwichi is private, the furniture hand-made and the rock pools carved out of the boulders found at the lake. All have captivating views of the blue lake from the trees surrounding the lodge – enjoy luxury in a natural setting! The houses are ideal for families and groups and offer a private chef, a private beach and chic open plan design.
Book your special Mozambique bush-beach package today.