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 seven 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.

Mattresses & bedding  are available to all our campers for a small charge. We also have a couple of tents available to rent for those guests without their own (or for those arriving in the dark when putting up their tent is the last thing they feel like doing!)

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 Aqua Africa dive school in Nkhata Bay in case you don’t bring enough cash with you.

Stone House –  $20 per night
Chalets – $15 per night
Dorm –  $10 per night
Camping –  $5 per night (your tent)
–  $7 per night (our tent)
–  add$2 per night to use our mattress and bedding

(All prices are per person per night and you may be charged a small single supplement if staying in a chalet or stone house)


Mosquito repellent and anti malarial drugs are necessary (although for much of the year, due to its location, Ruarwe is mosquito free). Torches, waterproof clothing, first aid kit, bathing towels, swimming costumes, Rafters or waterproof sandals are necessary for river walks, as are sun block and sun glasses. Although we do 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 TNM Mobile and is a 40 minute walk up a hill.