Zulunkhuni River Lodge offers seperate chalets or “bandas”, dorm or camping accommodation. All private, unique and hidden amongst granite outcrops and jungle glades.


Stone HouseEach banda has its own lakeside balcony with access to the water. There are currently two double rooms, one family room (double & single bed), and one twin room.


The spacious dorm sleeps eight people and also has a private balcony shared by dorm guests.



There are numerous camp sites throughout the lodge’s tropical gardens and more private sites overlooking the waterfalls.

Prices (per person)

Due to the unstable Malawian economy at present we are advertising our pricing in US dollars ($). We do accept and encourage Malawian Kwacha (MK) – the price in MK will be equivalent to advertised $ price.

We do accept payment at our office in Nkhata Bay in case you don’t bring enough cash with you.

Stone House – $25 per night
Chalets – $20 per night
Dorm – $10 per night
Camping – $5 per night (your tent)

(All prices are per person per night and couples will be offered a $5 double discount if staying in a chalet or stone house)


Mosquito repellent and anti malarial drugs are essential. Torches, waterproof clothing, first aid kits, bathing towels, sun block and sun glasses are all recommended. Rafters or waterproof sandals are useful for river walks. Although we have snorkelling equipment it is advisable to bring your own to use at your own leisure.


The only form of communication from Ruarwe to the outside world is via Airtel or TNM Mobile and is a 40 minute walk up a hill.