Lodge & Accommodation

With a range of beautifully situated chalets nestled into the coves of the lake, there is something for everyone here at Butterfly Space. We aim to suit a range of budgets with options from lakeside camping, self-contained chalets with stunning views of the lake, and dormitories. Our lakeside bar and restaurant also welcome day visitors providing a place for everybody to enjoy!

The Non-Profit Lodge

We have twelve rooms, made from local natural materials with their own unique style, including self-contained double chalets, a self-contained family room, two six-bed dormitories and triple and standard chalets. All are well-spaced, naturally shaded, and have their own private balcony with views of the lake. We also have a spacious and naturally shaded lakeside campsite along with space for rooftop tent vehicles. 

Restaurant and Bar

Mkana Cafe is open daily from 7 am – 9 pm, serving a variety of international and local meals which are exceptionally good value for money including; breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, smoothies and juices. Browse the full menu here. Saturdays is our pizza night which is always a favorite! Delicious cakes are always available and can also be made to order for any occasion. We often do BBQ’s on the weekends, and have daily specials in the evenings.  We also cater for private functions & parties.

We take pride in our on-site restaurant, which is run independently by Friday, a local passionate chef who recently returned from South Africa where he gained excellent skills. Over the years, we have trained Nkhata Bay’s finest chefs to cater to all needs.

With full use of the facilities including our restaurant, lakeside bar, community gym and private beach, you will find everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Our accommodation includes linens, soap, towels, mosquito nets, solar heated water and potable water. We also have a spacious outdoor wood-fire shower with views of the lake and gardens. Our beautifully renovated compost loos are environmentally friendly and easy to use, helping to fertilize the gardens. During your stay, there are loads of activities both here at Butterfly and around Nkhata Bay, including Monkey Business, situated on-site, which offers kayak and canoe hire, snorkel trips, fishing trips and hikes. Across the bay, Aqua Africa offers scuba dives and sub-winging. Click below for more information, and see Malawi Tourism.com for more activities in the region!

For bookings, please click the link below or contact us on +265 (0) 999 156 335 (Reception)

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