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 most budgets and have a range of options from lakeside camping, self-contained chalets with stunning views of the lake, and dormitories. Our lakeside bar and restaurant also welcome’s day visitors providing a space 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 well spaced, naturally shaded, and each with their own private balcony with views towards the lake. We also have a spacious and naturally shaded lakeside campsite along with space for rooftop tent vehicles. 

Restaurant and Bar

We are very proud of our food here at Butterfly Space as we have trained Nkhata Bay’s finest chefs to cater for your every need. Our restaurant is open daily from 7 am – 9 pm serving a variety of meals which are exceptionally good value for your money including; breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Our bar area, with a deck that sits over the lake, is the perfect place to both relax and party! With hammocks, a pool table, ping pong and deck chairs for our private beach, you can enjoy a selection of wines, spirits, local and international beers and cocktails.

Our Restaurant is run by very talented chefs who serve a range of delicious international and local food at very reasonable prices. They offer an a la carte menu with weekly specials. Breakfast prices start from around $2, and lunch and evening meals from $5 to $9.
We also offer a very tasty pizza every Saturday, which is always a favourite!

Beach BBQ’s are also available upon request, and we can cater for private functions and parties.

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 and hot water. We also have a spacious outside woodfired 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 onsite, which offer 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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