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New Star Bed on Private Island opens on Lake Malawi

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ell Lake Niassa to be precise on the Mozambican shore line of Lake Malawi. We love a night under the stars and since the introduction of Loisaba Safari Lodge star bed in Kenya we’ve seen star beds introduced all over Africa from the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar to the Deserts of Namibia. However this is the first we have seen on a lake and where more fitting than Lake Malawi known as the ‘Lake of Stars’.

Nkwichi Lodge, tucked away on a beautiful sugar white beach on Lake Malawi, has just opened its ‘Lake of Stars Bed’ sleep out, offering guests the opportunity to experience the lake as never before. This ultimate African sleep out is set on a private rock island, 10 minutes by boat from the main lodge and accommodates just two guests at a time – a superb addition to a honeymoon and a truly unique beach night for any traveller or stargazer.

The star bed evening starts with sundowners on the rocks, followed by dinner served under the stars before guests settle down for the night under the glorious African skies. Early morning coffee and tea precede a bush breakfast which will be set up under a baobab tree a short boat ride away. The rest of the morning can be spent exploring the rock islands which are lovely for swimming, snorkeling and canoeing.

Guests will benefit from an amazing sense of privacy whilst under the reassurance that a Guest Management Team and boat are always stationed only 2 minutes away and remain permanently contactable by radio.

A canvas shower and portable toilet (hidden from view) are also provided to make for a comfortable and undoubtedly magical night under a stellar canvas on the Lake of Stars.

Standard rates apply so make the most of this option now. Subject to weather and availability.

Nkwichi Lodge itself is a perfect spot for honeymooners, families and authentic African seekers offering romantic, castaway beach living at its finest. It’s part Flintstone, part barefoot luxury style means open rooms, tree-trunk four poster beds, swinging hammocks, giant baths hewn from boulders and showers crafted into overhanging trees. The surrounding rocky coves, pristine forests and empty beaches are perfect to explore. Activities include snorkeling, canoeing, sailing, birding, game walks, fishing in local canoes and guided tours of local villages.