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Tongole Wilderness Lodge is an exciting new eco-tourism venture deep within the 1,800 km² Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. 30 km west of Lake Malawi and close to Lilongwe the lodge is ideally situated for a weekend away from the city or on route to Lake Malawi. Tongole is the only high-end lodge in the reserve and offers unique wilderness experiences with ecotourism at the heart of the venture. Guests can learn more about the communities living around the Wildlife Reserve and with the profits from the income received the lodge is helping fund local projects focusing on education, conservation, health and economic empowerment.

Zane and Joanne will be your hosts during your time at Tongole.

Caring for Destination

This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.

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Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:

They aim ‘to provide guests with a unique and memorable holiday experience of premium quality; to sustain business profitability and success through sound, ethical and responsible practices; to transform disadvantaged communities living in areas of high biodiversity; to respect local cultures and be sensitive to their needs and requirements; to benefit biodiversity conservation.’