Unrivaled Luxury in the African Wilderness

Tongole Wilderness Retreat

Malawi's last true wilderness in the heart of Africa

Tongole Safari Awards 2018

Tongole Experience

Explore the African wilderness with a fantastic range of exciting safari experiences.


Tongole Wilderness Retreat

Tongole Wilderness Retreat offers unrivalled luxury in the heart of the wilderness.

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Accommodation and dining

Our lodge is the only high-end lodge in the Nkhotakota Reserve and with breathtaking views over the beautiful Bua River, it provides a truly exceptional experience in this pristine region.

Indulge in our luxurious, open-plan suites that offer the perfect retreat in which to relax after an exciting day of exploration. The dining experience at Tongole is often rated as ‘the best in the country’!

Responsible Travel

Tongole Wilderness Lodge is dedicated to operating the business in the most sustainable way possible and with a commitment to a positive impact on the surrounding communities. The lodge provides significant training and employment opportunities in a very poor region of the country. The safari activities on offer to the lodge’s guests have been carefully selected to have, a low environmental impact to protect this pristine region. Tongole Lodge was built with locally sourced and sustainable materials and self-sustainable systems like solar power generation. Finally, at the heart of the Tongole Wilderness Lodge is The Tongole Foundation; a community uplift charity, which has a lasting impact on the community, providing hope and pride in this beautiful area.

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Tongole Wilderness Lodge in pictures A colourful image gallery with pictures of the lodge, the reserve, wildlife and the community.

Customer reviews

“Wonderful sights and amazing experiences with sustainability at its heart! We must return.” “The individual dwellings are spacious and cleverly equipped with all modern amenities, following a natural theme very much in keeping with the beautiful surroundings.”Tongole genuinely offers a level of remoteness and variety you won’t see anywhere else.” Read our customer reviews

Video brochure

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