Blue Zebra Island Lodge in the Marelli Islands – Malawi is quickly becoming a household name in the world of luxury tourist destinations, with safaris, beaches, incredible scenery, and some of the richest cultural experiences to be had. The Malawi’s crown jewel is Lake Malawi. The first freshwater national park in the world is located here – and it covers one-third of Malawi and is Africa’s third-largest body of water. This crystal-clear freshwater lake is betrayed by its sheer size – it resembles an ocean whose shorelines are pristine golden sands gently touched by lapping waves. Lake Malawi is a real-world aquarium. With nearly a thousand different fish species, many of which are indigenous, it’s no wonder why the lake was deemed a national park in need of preservation. And these fish aren’t shy! They’ll swim with you, giving you an up-close-and-personal view of their magnificence.
Not just a lake for taking in the views, you can try your hand – or your feet – at several different water sports. Accommodations are found all around the lake’s shores. You can choose from luxury lodgings, yacht charters, rustic campgrounds, or even deserted islands. You’re sure to discover a relaxing experience, many times in total seclusion. On the Marelli Islands of Lake Malawi, one of the best luxury accommodations you’ll find Blue Zebra Island Lodge.
The Marelli Islands are a small archipelago. The three islands in the archipelago all fall within the national park and are themselves also UNESCO-recognized. The region is full of diversity and an absolute perfect spot for bird-watchers of all levels. On Nankoma, Blue Zebra is a wild paradise perfect for lovers of nature and adventure.
Blue Zebra features eight tented villas and a large cottage perfect for families, all of which overlook Lake Malawi. Executive villas are more secluded in an untouched location, complete with private balconies, two-course lunch menus, and lavish three-course dinners.
Hammocks are set up around the property, giving you the perfect excuse to get to that novel you’ve been meaning to read. Or head to the pool with a cocktail in hand. However you experience Lake Malawi, it’ll be the experience of a lifetime and a much-needed respite.