Set on Nankoma Island in Lake Malawi, the captivating Blue Zebra Island Lodge offers a unique escape within the Marelli Archipelago, part of the Lake Malawi National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Contrary to the terrestrial zebras, the lodge's name draws inspiration from the vibrant Blue Zebra Cichlid; a striped, blue-hued fish endemic mostly to Lake Malawi.
Amid the island's lush greenery, the lodge provides enticing barefoot luxury with safari tents and secluded chalets along a palm-lined beach. The island's wild and distinctly African ambiance is reminiscent of both lakeside jungle and nearby bushveld, creating a unique atmosphere. The calm lake waters provide an idyllic backdrop for various activities, including boat rides, water sports, snorkelling, and swimming.
Blue Zebra Island Lodge caters to families, groups of friends, and couples seeking an African island retreat. Ideal for combining with a safari, it pairs seamlessly with stays in Malawi's Liwonde National Park or Zambia's South Luangwa. While the lodge welcomes visitors year-round, the best time falls between May and October. For those considering a safari combination, choosing the dry season from July to October enhances the overall wildlife viewing experience in adjacent safari destinations.