The striking Malewa Wildlife Lodge is set within a glorious Yellow-fever tree woodland along the Malewa River which attracts over 250 species of exotic birds. Once a rudimentary lodge, it has been transformed into a stunning ecolodge incorporating a dramatic architectural style and traditional African building methods and concepts. The mess area is a beautiful double-storey structure made up of a massive thatched roof covering games and relaxation areas on the upper deck and a lovely communal sitting area with fireplaces, dining room and bar on the ground level. Accommodation is in 5 individual and traditional-styled buildings with 6 bedrooms (one is a 2-storey family cottage with 2 rooms) and 4 stunning river suites on stilts (including one honeymoon suite with outdoor bath), all offering spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms within an acacia forest filled with wildlife and birds.
A dramatic entrance to the lodge and a soaring mud clad chimney exemplifies the creativity of the designer Ben Jackson, who also designed Greystoke Mahale on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. To comply with the eco-footprint, electricity is generated by solar power, waste recycled, water drawn using hydro power, hot water supplied by efficient 'kuni' boilers, cooking done with gas and eco-bricks from sustainable sources and food sourced from local farmers. The lodge and the conservancy will work closely with the surrounding communities to offer wildlife courses, placements to students and assistance to schools, clinics and local enterprise.
2-storey cottage with 2 bedrooms (suitable for a family). Cottage has an ensuite and can have twin or king size double beds with warm duvets. This two bedroom cottage has uniquely designed showers with a roof light, flush toilet, safe, 24-hr solar power and a battery charging socket.
Single Storey Cottage has an ensuite and can have twin or king size double beds with warm duvets. Each cottage has a uniquely designed shower with a roof light, flush toilet, safe, 24-hr solar power and a battery charging socket.
River Suites overlook the Malewa River. Each suite is 72 Sq Mtrs and is fronted by large glass windows and a balcony. All suites have ensuite shower and flush toilets, large twin or king-size beds, sitting area, desk, 24-hr solar power, battery charging socket.
The suites are secluded and enjoy excellent views and birdlife.
All meals are included and guests are treated to a bush breakfast or lunch by the river when weather permits.
Guests can enjoy an all-encompassing nature experience that includes gentle walks with expert naturalists, fishing, and biking.
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