Blue Zebra Island Lodge
Restaurant Dinner on the beach
Dinner on the beach

Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Located in the Central Region of Malawi and just a 2 hour journey from Lilongwe, The Blue Zebra Island Lodge is situated in the Lake Malawi National Park on Nankoma Island which forms part of the Marelli Island Archipelago,and a UNESCO World Heritage site ( The three islands are home to a vast array of fresh water fish, including some of the most rare and colourful in the world. The islands support diverse flora and fauna and are a bird watchers paradise. Blue Zebra Island Lodge offers 8 exclusive tented ensuite chalets each overlooking the lake with some of the chalets boasting private lake access from where one can discover the dazzling array of fish in crystal clear waters. The chalets are set in an unspoiled environment and our guests are surrounded by nature and luxury. Guests are free to chill at the infinity pool, kayak around the islands or enjoy a game of volleyball as part of the full board package. The lodge also offers free use of snorkelling equipment to view the unique colourful fish that inhabit every inch of the coastline. The more adventurous can take advantage of other water sports including wakeboarding, skiing and SCUBA diving. Nature lovers can take the time to explore the island’s birdlife either by boat or by foot with its nature trails leading to the top of the island.




- only 2 hour drive from Lilongwe

- an exclusive private island

- in the heart of Lake Malawi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Need to Know

Being in a protected game park, Nankoma Island is a wildlife sanctuary. The island preserves the natural beauty of a rugged tropical wilderness that is home to a large range of wildlife species including birds, lizards, snakes, insects, small mammals and fish.

The management and staff do their best to run an ecofriendly lodge. The island is not on the national power grid and relies on a generator for power. The generator is operated for 6 hours per day.

Scheduled boat transfers are 11.00am for check out and 12.00 noon for check in. On Fridays, we offer an additional arrival transfer at 4.00pm. We might organize out of scheduled boat transfers upon request, however, for safety reasons, please note that boat transfers will not be possible after 4.30pm. Boat transfers are arranged with our 2 RIB BOATS (one 6 seater and one 12 seater) both equipped with life jackets, communication systems and an experienced crew. The transfer takes about 15minutes.

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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