About Ngala Beach Lodge

About our Lodge

Ngala Beach Lodge was first opened in the early 1980’s and was formerly known as “Heidi’s Hideout” The Lodge comprises of a large, thatched restaurant, bar and lounge area with beautiful views across the lake towards the Vipya mountain range.  Nestled within the expansive gardens we have 8 chalets overlooking the swimming pool towards the lake and mountain range in the distance, in addition we have 3 lake facing chalets in close proximity to the beach front with commanding views over lake Malawi, on a clear day its sometimes possible to see Mozambique in the distance. We have a beautiful grass campsite with large shady mature trees sitting directly adjacent to the expansive sandy beach front.  The mature gardens and trees offer a real haven for wildlife with over 143 species of bird spotted.

The Likoma Express

The Likoma Express high speed ferry service now operates directly from our beach, offering high speed transfer services to Likoma island, we also have a small visitor center at the lodge enabling you to view accommodation options on the island. Complimentary vehicle storage is available for whilst you are away exploring your next paradise location.

Community Projects / Malawi-Hilfe Schwindegg e.V.

We work closely with our chosen NGO Malawi-Hilfe Schwindegg e.V, first initiated in 2009 by Mr. Konrad Ess a guest traveling through Africa that fell in love with Malawi and wanted to make a difference to its warm hearted and friendly people. We support the organization with administration, project management and direct connections with our local community. The organization has made a huge impact to the local community with sustainable improvements primarily focused on education and healthcare. We would be pleased to provide guests with information or even a visit to see Malawi Hilfe projects.


Dan & Trish