Chelinda Lodge is set against a pocket of hagenia woodland and overlooking vast tracts of Nyika National Park’s rolling grasslands dotted with large herd of roan, eland and zebra. The forest backdrop to Chelinda Lodge provides perfect shelter for an idyllic escape into the highland wilderness of Malawi.
Accommodation at Chelinda Lodge consists of eight log cabins, each with fireplace for those cold highland nights. The cabins are double storey. The ground floor is an open plan bedroom and lounge, with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, queen-sized beds, comfy chairs and a veranda. Upstairs there is a viewing area. One of the log cabins is slightly larger, offering ideal accommodation to families with two bedrooms sharing a sitting room and bathroom. The main building has a convivial dining area around the fireplace, a quiet lounge which opens onto an outside deck for sundowners and star-gazing which is usually superb in this remote location.
Activities at Chelinda Lodge revolve around day and night nature drives which explore the rolling hills and patches of evergreen forest of the Nyika Plateau. Bush walks and mountain biking are also very popular with a variety of trails of varying lengths on offer. Three dams nearby are brimming with fish and so fly-fishing is also a possibility.