• Location: Malawi, Lake Malawi
  • Type of Accommodation: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Viphya Mountains, Chintheche Inn lies on the remote northern shores of Lake Malawi on extensive lawns dotted with indigenous trees. The inn is just south of Nkhata Bay on a broad sandy beach that stretches for miles and is often deserted apart from a few local fishermen.

Chintheche Inn is a wonderful place to do nothing more than lie under the shade of a thatched beach umbrella, but there is no shortage of things to do. Take a swim off the beach, make use of the lodge's snorkelling equipment or explore the lake on paddle skis or a Hobie Cat - you could even try your hand at fishing. Local guides will take you on birding excursions or hiking trails through the tropical forests, and for something different you can explore local villages on a mountain bike or visit the nearby orphanage for an enthusiastic welcome.


  • Set on a classically deserted, beautiful beach
  • Fun, beach holiday for families
  • Many lakeside, cultural & nature-based activities
  • Mountain biking, birding & fishing
  • Friendly Malawian service & hospitality

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Hire mountain bikes to explore the area, have a game of tennis or relax around the big refreshing swimming pool overlooking the beach.

Explore Lake Malawi on Chintheche Inn’s paddle skis, Hobie Cat or traditional fishing boat.

General Facilities

    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool


Grab a drink from the relaxed beach bar before tucking into wholesome home-style cooking in Chintheche Inn’s pleasant dining room overlooking the garden.

Most meals at Chintheche are however served alfresco - beach barbecues at the lake’s edge, romantic lantern-lit dinners and private dinners on your balcony are often arranged.

Standard Room

The ten rooms at Chintheche are all brightly furnished with local crafts and draped mosquito netting, and open out onto a private balcony and the beautiful beach. All rooms are en-suite and are equipped with fans.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only
    Outdoor area
    Mosquito net

Other Room Types

Inter-leading rooms are available for those travelling as a family and who want to stay in close proximity to their children.


  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Guided walks
  • Local village visits
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Wind-surfing
  • Beach activities
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 11 Jan 2016 - 10 Jan 2017 $165 Half Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Unit Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"Anyone looking for something quiet, rustic and remote will love this dream location on a beautiful stretch of the lake."



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