A brighter future
Our passion lies in using the benefits of a successful travel destination to help fund local projects. Focusing on education, conservation, health and economic empowerment.
About Tongole Wilderness Retreat
Our vision and aims
Tongole Wilderness Retreat is an exciting new eco-tourism venture deep within the pristine woodlands of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. Our vision was to create a stunning luxury wilderness lodge with first-class accommodation, food, service and safari activities that will delight our guests. The long-term aim is to benefit the local communities and the conservation of the abundant wildlife through sustainable tourism. The lodge has created significant training and employment opportunities in a deprived part of the country and with it has brought hope and pride in the area.
Built with a vision of sustainability, the luxury safari lodge is fully eco-friendly. Both electricity and hot water are produced by solar energy.
Tongole is the only high-end lodge in the reserve, perfectly positioned a unique location on the forested banks of the beautiful Bua River. This is one of Africa’s, and possibly Malawi’s last remaining truly unexploited areas of wilderness attracting those who seek an exceptional wilderness experience with all the comforts of home.
A warm welcome
At Tongole we pride ourselves on our friendly and personal service. Our professional team include trained chefs, knowledgeable safari guides and experienced game scouts. You’ll be greeted with a smile and every request will be enthusiastically attended to.
“We’re leaving at least a stone heavier, very relaxed and reluctantly! Tongole is a totally magical place and we’ve enjoyed every minute here. Your team made us feel right at home.”
Zoe, Cleo, Alan and Debbie