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Luwawa Forest Lodge

Discover Luwawa Forest Lodge

Luwawa Forest Lodge is located on the heavily forested Viphya Plateau in Northern Malawi, a fresh and malaria-free climate 1,560m above sea level. The Lodge specializes in outdoor adventure tourism with a variety of activities on offer including hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, fishing, and much more.

The Lodge is set within glorious gardens, and you can opt to stay in the family chalets or two-storey cottages. The indigenous woodland surrounding Luwawa Forest Lodge also offers a campsite. From the lodge, you will enjoy delicious home-cooked meals accompanied by vegetables from the lodge’s own permaculture garden.

The forest surrounding the lodge provides a wide variety of bird habitats for species such as slaty fly-catcher, Bertram's weaver, and the miombo rock thrush. The forest also provides a home for bushbuck, blue monkeys, leopards, hyenas, jackals, and porcupines.

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Expert View

  • Adventure activities including horse riding, mountain biking, rock climbing and abseiling
  • Nature activities such as trail walking, canoeing, fishing, birding, and orienteering
  • Luwawa is renowned for its variety of colorful birdlife
  • An ideal place for a family holiday at a reasonable cost

At a glance

  • 7 Cottages & Chalets
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • B&B – Full Board
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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  • Accommodation community icon

"You may visit, or even stay overnight in the village of Donija Nkhoma, which the lodge supports through upliftment schemes. You will be accompanied by Tumbuka-speaking guides."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Cycling Icon Cycle Tours
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walk
  • Birdwatching Icon Sightseeing
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
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