Perched above the rolling, wildflower-studded grasslands of Nyika National Park, Chelinda Lodge’s spacious log cabins invite guests to stay and explore this unique area of Malawi.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of eight, charming two-story log camps like mini Swiss chalets set against a backdrop of hagenia woodland. Each cabin features a ground floor with a spacious open-plan bedroom, en suite bathroom, and lounge fitted with a warm, fireplace against the cold highland nights. An additional living space upstairs is perfect for any families with children. Two of the chalets are inter-connected forming a family unit. A viewing area upstairs and a covered veranda provide the ideal spot to relax with a morning coffee and take in the sweeping views.
The lodge is located in Nyika National Park. Taking up 1250-square miles, Nyika is Malawi’s largest and most unique park. The land extends across a vast plateau over a granite dome. Nyika means “place where water comes from” and its important natural catchment feeds over 200 species of orchids during the rainy season and an extensive variety of wildflowers throughout the rest of the year. Many varieties of antelopes as well as zebra enjoy the ample grazing. Other animals found here include one of the highest densities of leopards as well as warthogs and bush pigs. The elephants and lions mainly roam the lower ground on the northern edge of the park.