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)

We are quoting our accommodation prices in $US due to the unstable kwacha. However we prefer if bills are settled in Malawi kwacha.

We can accept payment at our office in Nkhata Bay after your stay in case you don’t bring enough cash with you.

Stone House – $30 per night
Lakeside Huts – $25 per night

Chalet – $20 per night

Dorm – $12 per night
Camping – $8 per night (your tent)

(All prices are per person per night. However couples will get a discount of $5 per person in chalets.)


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.


Ruarwe village now has 3g cellphone reception! Exciting times! We have a strict no phones in the bar/restaurant policy.