The Beach House

Details and Facilities

The Beach House

Chintheche, Malawi

On the very edge of the dunes, The Beach House is almost hidden from view by indigenous trees. To the front, translucent waters and shimmering sands invite the visitor in search of relaxation. Sit on the spacious patio and gaze over the beach and the lake, all the way to the velvety outlines of Chisumulu and Likoma islands and the distant mountains on the Mozambique shores of the lake. Sunrise over the islands of Chizumulu and Likoma is a photographer’s dream.

The Beach House appeals most to the independent traveler opting for self catering in the spacious kitchen as well as those seeking a get-away-from-it-all holiday. Come and be rejuvenated by the timeless beauty that is northern Malawi.

Four large bedrooms have twin beds, mosquito nets and en-suite bathrooms. The spacious lounge area is furnished in colonial style with many old maps, photographs and prints of real African interest. A wide shaded patio around the house offers the very best of outdoor tropical life.

The well-equipped kitchen encourages the widest range of self-catering. Three house servants are available to help including an ad hoc chef, available for your stay at a small extra daily cost. Barbecues allows al fresco dining on the beach or under the trees.

The local fish chambo, kampango, ncheni and the whitebait-like usipa can often be bought at dawn on the beach. There are many small shops and a traditional market in the village just three kilometres away.

The Beach House is easily reached. Lilongwe International airport is a 4-hour drive or a 30 minute flight away. Mzuzu, the capital of North Malawi, is an hour’s scenic drive away down the Rift Valley slopes and through beautiful rubber, tea and coffee estates.

This lodge offers the following activities

  • Beach Sports
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoe (Mokoro / Dugout) Trips
  • Close to Shopping Centres
  • Cultural / Heritage Sites
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Visit Historical Sites
  • Walking
  • Bank (online banking)Transfer
  • Cash (Major Currencies)
  • Cash(Local & Foreign)
  • Debit Cards
  • Major Credit Cards
  • Fridge
  • Laundry
  • Braai (Barbeque) Facilities
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Table Tennis