Safari Beach Lodge Senga Bay Reviews
Lovely accommodation on the shore of Lake Malawi Sep 14, 2009
Safari Beach Lodge is located in the Senga Bay Forest Reserve on the shore of Lake Malawi and is the only lodge inside the reserve. We stayed here for only one night, but it was a lovely experience. Ronny and Konny from Germany is running the place and they are very friendly and helpful.
The Lodge is just a two hours drive from Lilongwe. It has a private beach which makes the Lodge a nice place to relax.
We stayed in a chalet which could sleep 5 people, ideal for a family. We had a beautiful balcony overlooking Leopard Bay and the lake. Safari Beach Lodge has 6 chalets, tents and 4 air conditioned rooms in the main building. All the accommodation is en suite, have electricity and hot water.
The garden was full of birds, which thrilled the bird lovers in our group, and animals like a family of baboons, hyrax and monitor lizards. There was also a lovely pool there. The restaurant has a big veranda with views of the garden and it offers italian dishes and of course fresh fish from the lake.
If relaxing on the beach is too quiet, Safari Beach Lodge offers a variety of activities:
SNORKELING in Lake Malawi which is home to around 500 species of fish! Many of them are endemic to Lake Malawi.
CANOEING. The lodge has several canoes you can use free of charge.
WILDLIFE. The lodge offer a trip to the nearby Thuma forest where they have elephants, buffalos and antelopes.
HIKING into the Senga Bay Hills with a local guide. Take the trail up to the highest point in Senga Bay.
BOAT SAFARI. We decided on this option. A boat to took us to Lizard Island to enjoy the cormorant colony and the monitor lizards. On the way to the island we saw some African Fish Eagles fishing. Just amazing to see how they catch fish.
They also arrange OX CART RIDS in the nearby village.
Safari Beach Lodge is an ideal place to spend the weekend if you want to get out of Lilongwe. It is only a two hours drive and it is closer to the capital than any other part of Lake Malawi.
The 2009 rates per night per room (double) are:
Bed & Breakfast: $115
Half Board: $150
Full Board: $170
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