MALEWA WILDLIFE LODGE
striking Malewa Wildlife Lodge is set within a glorious Yellow-fever
tree woodland along the Malewa River which attracts over 250 species
of exotic birds. Once a rudimentary lodge, it has been transformed
into a stunning ecolodge incorporating a dramatic architectural style
and traditional African building methods and concepts.
mess area is a beautiful double-storey structure made up of a massive
thatched roof covering games and relaxation areas on the upper deck
and a lovely communal sitting area with fireplaces, dining room and
bar on the ground level.
A dramatic entrance to the
lodge and a soaring mud clad chimney exemplifies the creativity of the
designer Ben Jackson, who also designed Greystoke Mahale on the shores
of Lake Tanganyika.
in 5 individual and traditional-styled buildings with 6 bedrooms (one
is a 2-storey family cottage with 2 rooms) and 4 stunning
suites on stilts (including one honeymoon suite with outdoor bath),
all offering spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms within an
acacia forest filled with wildlife and birds.
To comply with the
eco-footprint, electricity is generated by solar power, waste
recycled, water drawn using hydro power, hot water supplied by
efficient 'kuni' boilers, cooking done with gas and eco-bricks from
sustainable sources and food sourced from local farmers.
The lodge and the
conservancy will work closely with the surrounding communities to
offer wildlife courses, placements to students and assistance to
schools, clinics and local enterprise.
Malewa Wildlife Lodge is a
very special retreat. Here guests can enjoy an
nature experience that includes gentle walks with expert naturalists, bush breakfasts or lunches besides day or night game
drives. Cycling is also available at an extra cost.
A minimum of 2
nights stay is recommended but many guests would have preferred to
stay much longer.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A
UNIQUE CONFERENCE, PARTY OR WEDDING VENUE?
On behalf of our Regional Management Team, I would like to take this
opportunity to sincerely thank you for taking good
of us at the lodges during our meeting. The response I received from
our Directors' was overwhelming with praises for your wonderful staff
both at Kigio and Malewa. They were very impressed with the place, the
space, the animals and special compliments to the chefs. We thoroughly
enjoyed our conference and the manner in which the arrangements were
done was EXCELLENT! and to the letter.
SNV - 22 Sept 09