|Low Price: US$52.00|
|High Price: US$72|
|Price Basis: pppn, FB|
|No of Rooms: 22|
|Tel: +265 (0) 084 581 098|
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Nkhotakota Lodges, 12kms South of Nkhotakota Town, on the shores of Lake Malawi, combines Nkhotakota Safari Lodge and Nkhotakota Pottery Lodge. 400 meters apart the lodges have their own sandy beaches, fully serviced campsites, and are part of Nyasa Lodges, as are Dedza Pottery Lodge and Ulisa Bay Lodge on Likoma Island, more at www.nyasalodges.com
The lodges have Standard, Superior and Deluxe rooms. NSL has some of the most luxurious chalets on the lakeshore, plus a lakeside bar and restaurant with satellite TV. NPL, with 200m of safe beach, is popular with families who spend time potting under expert guidance at the training workshop. NPL has a quiet shade on the beach for diners and no TVs or music systems. Both lodges have mains electricity with back-up generators and all rooms are ensuite with mini bars. Guests staying at either lodge have access to all the facilities at both lodges.
Nkhotakota Pottery, like Dedza Pottery, makes a wide range of hand crafted ceramics and can also make special orders which can be shipped anywhere in the world.
The lodges run walking safaris in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, noted for its elephant population, tours to historical sites related to David Livingstone, visits to a cultural village and trips to see local potters at work. Nkhotakota Pottery run weekend and 2 or 3 week all-inclusive Potting Holidays during which guests can learn a very wide range of potting skills including making and firing pottery in the traditional Malawian way. More details at www.dedzapottery.com
Nyasa Lodges can organise special tours of Malawi that can include visiting any part of Malawi from climbing Mount Mulanje, to staying in a potters village near Zomba, to taking the lake steamer, M.V. Ilala, to Likoma Island. Previous tours have taken in the historical sites where the early missionaries settled and the famous Livingstonia Mission, the rolling hills of the Nyika Plateau and the Karonga Pre-Historic Fossil sites where a dinosaur skeleton has been excavated and can be viewed.
Nkhotakota Lodges with support from several schools in Europe and many guests have been assisting the local community to build and run Chanhkasi Community Primary School which now has over 250 pupils. The school welcomes visitors and the lodge staff can make an appointment with the Headmaster for a visit. NPL offers special rates for individuals or student groups who volunteer to assist at Chankhasi.