Blue Zebra Island Kingfisher Room

Blue Zebra Island

An exclusive hideaway that offers Tented Chalets and Safari Tents

14 Rooms

££

On Nankoma Island in Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi has the highest concentration of African Fish Eagles, Malawi’s national bird, on the continent and its cry is heard frequently over Nankoma Island.

Blue Zebra Island Lodge is tucked away on Nankoma Island, a part of the Marelli Island archipelago. This ancient environment is thriving and alive with bird songs and waves gently breaking on the shore. Lake Malawi is the third deepest lake in the world and is inhabited by the largest assembly of fish species of any lake on earth: about 875 species of cichlids, most of them endemic. Under the protection of the Lake Malawi National Park, these three Islands offer a unique opportunity to see rare species of Malawi's colourful Cichlid fish that have earned this site its UNESCO World Heritage Site accreditation. Since Lake Malawi is heavily isolated from other seas’, oceans and other water bodies, the lake is an outstanding example of biological evolution. The Islands are also renowned for their dazzling array of bird life. Less than two hours from Lilongwe you will find yourself on an unspoilt island paradise, surrounded by nature and luxury.

Blue Zebra Island Lodge is an exclusive hideaway that offers Tented Chalets and Safari Tents. An executive tented en-suite chalet is generously proportioned, including a sitting area and boasts a romantic lake front. An absolute honeymoon dream. The two Family tented Chalets are spacious, double suite rooms with a stunning lake front. The four Luxury tented Chalets are deluxe standard en-suite chalets. The five Safari Terrace Tents are set on the hillside with spectacular views over the treetops and closest access to the wild hiking track around the island. These Safari Tents have twin beds for guests interested in water sports and outdoors activities, with shared bathroom facilities and a common area overlooking a dreamy sunset view. The main area boasts a swimming pool in which novice divers can learn the basics.

From experienced divers to beginners we have something to cater to all guests. Literally just a few meters off the shore, you will experience Malawi’s renowned cichlids in all their natural splendour. Famed for their vivid and vibrant colours, the Islands are home to species unique not only to Lake Malawi, but many to these islands! Whether it’s to explore the stunning, natural archipelago, enjoy a spot of fishing, or simply experience the pleasure of cruising across the calm and clear waters of Lake Malawi, at Blue Zebra you can do it all. The lodge offers its guests a complimentary trip out on a boat to enjoy activities of their choice and to fully appreciate everything that makes this world heritage site so special. Kayaking offers a great way to get out and explore the coves and coastal wildlife up close. There are six top of the line kayaks available for free use by guests.

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