Safari Beach Lodge, Senga Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, Central Region, Malawi

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Safari Beach Lodge

Safari Beach Lodge offers Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Senga, Central Region, Malawi

Highlights Facilities & what to expect at Safari Beach Lodge

  • Safari Beach Lodge in Malawi is situated in a secluded forest reserve directly on the shore of Lake Malawi
  • Our sizable property of around 10 hectares has its own private beach, a swimming pool and a lush garden
  • 7 x beautiful gazebos (chalets build from natural materials), all with big verandas overlooking the lake from above
  • 2 of the gazebos each have 5 beds and are ideal for a family with children
  • From your gazebo you have a stunning view over Leopard Bay with its spectacular sunsets and the local fishermen in their dugout canoes
  • 4 x comfortable double hotel rooms in the main lodge set in our beautiful garden
  • Each of the gazebos, tents and hotel rooms has its own private bathroom, electricity and hot water
  • In the hotel rooms you can also enjoy air-conditioning
  • Our restaurant has a big veranda with fantastic views of the garden, the pool and the lake
  • We have an international menu with a focus on the local kitchen: fresh fish from the lake!
  • We cater for vegetarians
  • We can offer you some very nice activities
  • Conference Venue / Facilities
  • WiFi internet connection available.
  • We accept Visa and MasterCard.
  • We gladly arrange all transfers for you. For example to or from Lilongwe International Airport. Rates on request.

Safari Beach Lodge in Malawi is situated in a secluded forest reserve directly on the shore of Lake Malawi at only one and a half hour driving from the capital Lilongwe. Malawi, "The Warm Heart of Africa", lies at the south eastern end of the Great Rift Valley. The 585 km long Lake Malawi covers more than 15% of the country. Enclosed by hills and mountains and edged by tree-filled sandy beaches it is truly beautiful.

The clear waters of the lake are home to more than 800 species of fish. The people of Malawi exude a warmth and friendliness that make most visitors feel instantly at home.

Accommodation

You can choose to stay in one of our 7 beautiful gazebos (chalets build from natural materials), all with big verandas overlooking the lake from above. 2 of the gazebos each have 5 beds and are ideal for a family with children.

You can also stay in one of our 4 comfortable double hotel rooms in the main lodge set in our beautiful garden. Each of the gazebos, tents and hotel rooms has its own private bathroom, electricity and hot water. In the hotel rooms you can also enjoy air-conditioning.

Our restaurant has a big veranda with fantastic views of the garden, the pool and the lake. It has an international menu with a focus on the local kitchen: fresh fish from the lake!

Senga Bay Restaurant

Safari Beach Lodge has an excellent restaurant. This is confirmed by many of our customers who tell us they really like our food.

Restaurant dishes

We offer a wide variety of dishes.
Local lake and seafood like Chambo, Kampango or butterfisch, both whole fish and filet.
Fresh crocodile meat from the crocodile farm.
But also (local) chicken and beef and excellent sandwiches, snacks and hamburgers.

Vegetarians

And of course vegetarian dishes like vegetarian curry and pasta.
Salads, fresh vegetables, french fries, mashed potatoes and potato croquettes, a client favorite.

Places to eat

At Safari Beach Lodge you can eat at many different places throughout the lodge.
In our restaurant, on our restaurant terrace, in our lush garden, on our beautiful platform bar or on our sheltered private beach.
All with different views of the lake and/ or our forest garden.

Opening hours

We cater for both our resident clients and day visitors and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 06.00 am until 09.30 pm every day.
Enjoy your food! Sangalatsidwani ndi chakudya chanu!

Activities

If you have had enough of relaxing on the beach enjoying your food and drinks we can offer you some very nice activities. These can be arranged for you on the spot.

Our safari boat at Lizard Island.

Snorkling

The clear waters of Lake Malawi are home to around 800 species of fish! That is a greater number of freshwater fish than are found in Europe and North America combined. Many of them are endemic to Lake Malawi. Most famous are the brightly coloured cichlids.

We will provide you with snorkelling equipment so you can thoroughly enjoy the underwater world. Please join us on our boat to explore the fantastic snorkelling waters around nearby Lizard Island.

Canoeing

On our private beach there are several canoes and life vests available for you to use (free of charge).

The beautiful beaches, the rocky coast and the fishing villages are a very nice experience indeed. It is also a perfect way to come close to the many beautiful birds!

Wildlife

Safari Beach Lodge is the only lodge in the Senga Bay Forest Reserve. This remote and beautiful location is not only very quiet, but also harbours very nice local wildlife. The lodge is home to a local family of baboons and among other species you can see genet cats, hyrax and monitor lizards. And of course there are the many, many different birds among which fish eagles, king fishers and cormorants.

We can arrange a trip to the nearby Thuma forest where they have elephants, buffalos and antelopes.

Hiking

Hiking in the Senga Bay Forest Reserve around Safari Beach Lodge is a worthwhile experience. Our tip is to take the trail up to the highest point in Senga Bay. You can follow our local guide and enjoy the stunning view of Leopard Bay and the lake.

On the way down the hill we will visit the local fishing village and the marsh area. This marsh area is full of beautiful birds.

Boat Safari

One of our nicest trips is our boat safari. In our boat we will take you to nearby Lizard Island where you can see a cormorant colony and monitor lizards. At the island you can enjoy a nice meal and some drinks and have a look at the many special fish with our snorkelling equipment. On the way you are very likely to see fish eagles.

Ecotourism

Malawians are well known for their friendliness. You can witness that by visiting a local market or the fishing village directly alongside the lodge.

You can also have a look at the famous Malawian woodcarvings that are for sale in nearby roadside shops.

Bird watching

Our 10 ha terrain and its surroundings are ideal for both bird watching and bird photography.
Some fairly easily spotted examples of the around 300 types of birds seen in and around Safari Beach Lodge are:

  • From our private beach: Pied Kingfisher, Cormorant, Little Egret.
  • In our Garden: Boehm's Bee eater, Little Bee eater, Blue Waxbill, African Pied Wagtail, Bulbul. At night you have a good chance to see an Owl.
  • From our boat. A 100% chance to see African Fish Eagle and a Cormorant colony.
  • In the Marsh and forest areas close to the lodge: African Jacana, many Egrets and Herons, Falcon, Kingfishers, different Eagles and Snake Eagles, Ducks, different kind of Weavers etc.

We can also arrange a professional Bird Guide for you, who can help you to find the most beautiful birds.

Conference room

Safari Beach Lodge has 2 very nice conference rooms which have a beautiful view on the lake from above.
One conference room has air conditioning and can seat a maximum of 50 attendees. The other one seats around 20.
There is a beamer available and drinks will of course be taken care of.
Our restaurant serves a well deserved and high quality breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.
Please contact us for rates.

The Lodge

Safari Beach Lodge in Malawi is located in the secluded and beautiful Senga Bay Forest Reserve near Salima and is situated directly on the shore of Lake Malawi.

Our sizable property of around 10 hectares has its own private beach, a swimming pool and a lush garden. From your gazebo you have a stunning view over Leopard Bay with its spectacular sunsets and the local fishermen in their dugout canoes.

In this oasis of rest you can enjoy the local wildlife (among which baboons, genet cats, hyrax and monitor lizards) and the many wonderful birds (among which fish eagles, king fishers and cormorants). Our active guests have lots of options too: swimming, canoeing, snorkelling, our boat safari, walking in the forest reserve and ecotourism.

Safari Beach Lodge 2020 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From $120 Per Unit: Based in a room for 2 People per night including Breakfast which would = $60 per person sharing when the rate is split. See rates for more information.

Safari Beach Lodge

(Rates are per unit per night)
Single Occupation: $100 per night
Double Occupation: $120 per night
Rates Include Breakfast

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Co-ordinates:

-13.709191, 34.622233

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From $120 Per Unit
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Senga, Central Region, Malawi
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