Malawi is the perfect destination for a romantic African honeymoon experience

If you are looking for a honeymoon destination that is beautiful, romantic and provides a genuine wilderness and nature experience, look no further than Malawi. This small landlocked country is home to a variety of bush and beach destinations that are perfect for an African honeymoon retreat. Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa, feels like a tropical island destination with its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Experience the true magic and romance of the African bush in the remote wilderness habitats of Liwonde, Majete, and Nyika. Below is a selection of some of the best camps and lodges in Malawi for an unforgettable honeymoon experience.

Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Blue Zebra Island Lodge is located on Nankoma Island in Lake Malawi. Lake Malawi is the 9th largest lake in the world, and with its dazzling waters, pristine beaches and diverse marine life, is almost like a tropical island in nature. This charming lodge is made up of a diversity of tented chalets that provide stunning lake views. The tranquil island setting, plethora of marine and bird species, and facilities such as a spa and swimming pool make this the perfect honeymoon destination.

Mumbo Island Camp

Mumbo Island Camp is located on Mumbo Island, a small uninhabited island in Lake Malawi. Because it is not populated, the island provides an authentic wilderness experience. The camp is small and exclusive, accommodating just 14 guests. The fully furnished safari tents are set amongst the island’s greenery and have viewing decks with hammocks that look out over the lake. Natural materials such as wood and thatch have been used in the construction of the lodge, giving it a rustic and authentic feel. The en-suite bathrooms have hot water bucket showers and eco-toilets, with the camp employing a number of other eco-friendly practices as well. This romantic camp is perfect for honeymooners and nature lovers.

Chintheche Inn

Chintheche Inn, situated on the shores of Lake Malawi, is the perfect destination for an idyllic island honeymoon. It is a small lodge, made up of just ten rooms, each providing gorgeous views of the lake. The rooms all have en-suite bathrooms, minibars, and romantic fireplaces. The pool and and gardens are wonderful spots for relaxing, while guests can choose to dine out under the stars. Boat cruises, snorkelling, mountain biking, and hiking are some of the exciting activities on offer.

Chelinda Lodge

Chelinda Lodge is a rustic yet luxurious safari lodge, located amongst the rolling hills and grasslands of Malawi‘s Big 5 Nyika National Park. The lodge features cozy log cabins constructed from wood and thatch, ensuring a romantic atmosphere. The cabins are set separately amongst trees, and are double-storeyed. The ground floors feature en-suite bathrooms, open-plan lounges, and viewing decks. There are also beautiful views from the upstairs areas. The vast reserve is perfect for traditional game drives, safari walks, fishing, bird watching and cycling.

Domwe Island Camp 

Domwe Island Camp is a small charming camp, situated on the largest uninhabited island in Lake Malawi. This rustic yet comfortable camp provides an intimate nature experience in a beautiful setting. It is made up of fully-furnished safari tents, set amongst the lush vegetation of the island. The tents have viewing decks with hammocks, looking out over the lake- a great spot to relax. The island is home to a diversity of species, and exciting activities include canoeing, hiking, snorkelling and kayaking.

Mvuu Lodge 

Mvuu Lodge is situated in Malawi‘s Liwonde National Park. This Big 5 reserve is made up of a host of habitat types that combine to provide a home to an abundance of wildlife species. Mvuu Lodge offers a luxurious base from which to enjoy this African wilderness. The camp’s luxury safari tents provide beautiful views of a lagoon. There is a deluxe tent that is placed away from the standard tents, providing privacy- the perfect retreat for a couple on honeymoon. A host of exciting safari activities are on offer: day and night game drives, boating, and walking safaris. Rhino tracking is an incredible experience offered at Mvuu. This is the perfect lodge for a romantic bush honeymoon.

Mkulumadzi Lodge

Mkulumadzi Lodge is a luxury safari lodge, located in the isolated wilderness of Malawi‘s Big 5 Majete Wildlife Reserve. This splendid lodge is located in a private concession and affords excellent game-viewing opportunities. The lodge‘s eight lavish chalets are set on the banks of the mighty Shire River, Malawi‘s largest river. Each spacious chalet is shaded by huge mango and leadwood trees, and features private decks with riverfront views. The chalets have en-suite bathrooms, as well as outdoor showers- these provide a unique experience that brings you closer to nature. The facilities are excellent, including a pool, bar, restaurant and viewing terrace. Enjoy game drives, walking safaris, boating safaris, and cultural tours, before returning to the lodge for a romantic dinner under the African night sky.