South African Lodges
Nyika Plateau
Nyika National Park
Northern Malawi
Lodge Type

Chelinda Lodge Reviews & Information

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Chelinda Lodge is in a remote forest area in the open Nyika National Park, Malawi's largest park. The reserves rolling grasslands are alive with large herds of roan, eland and zebra amongst other wildlife. Lodge provides an idyllic escape in the highland wilderness of Malawi. Each cabin is connected by wooden walkways and is on the hillside at Lodge. The main building offers a relaxed dining area with a roaring fireplace, a quiet lounge and a large outside deck.

Chelinda offers eight double story log cabins, each with fireplace. The ground floor features an open plan bedroom and lounge, en-suite bathroom, wing-back chairs and a veranda while upstairs additional living space functions as an ideal sleeping space for children.


Activities at Chelinda Lodge include game and nature drives, informative safari walks, birding trips and mountain biking.

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  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Separate sitting area
  • Terrace

Wildlife activities

Activities at the lodge include day and night nature and game drives, nature walks and mountain biking.

  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Safari drives
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  • Chelinda Lodge is in the large Nyika National Park in Malawi. A wide variety of animals can be seen in the park including roan, eland, zebra, reedbuck, bushbuck, warthog, hyena, jackal, elephant and leopard.

    Chelinda Lodge is also a paradise for bird lovers with approximately 400 bird species found in the Nyika National Park. 

    Bird species include the Red-winged Francolin, Pallid Harrier, Augur Buzzard, Mountain Cisticola, Mountain Marsh Whydah, Blue Swallow and Denham's Bustard.

Social Responsibility
  • Wilderness Safaris, the owners of Chelinda Lodge, have partnered with the Nyika-Vwaza Trust, an independent organisation, that is involved in collaborative conservation efforts in the region.

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

Chelinda Lodge offers eight double story bungalows. The ground floor of each log cabin features an open plan bedroom and lounge with queen size bed and en-suite bathroom while upstairs an additional living space ideal for children can be found. One of the bungalows is larger than the others which are perfect for families. Each unit features a fireplace and verandah. All the cabins are connected by wooden walkways.

Single Room US $290
Double Room US $580

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -10.586132

Longitude: 33.809457


Directions from Lilongwe International Airport, Lumbadzi, Malawi. 470 km - about 6 hours.
1. Get on to the M1
2. Slight left onto M9
3. Slight left to stay on M9
4. Turn right to stay on M9
5. Continue onto T312
6. Turn right onto S106
7. Turn left onto S107
8. Turn left onto T311
9. Keep right at the fork. Continue to follow M9
10. Turn left to stay on M9
11. Turn left to stay on M9
12. Turn left to stay on M9
13. Continue onto S103
S103, Nyika National Park (Malawi), Malawi


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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