Thuchila Tourist Lodge

Lodge in Mt Mulanje

This rustic lodge has an edge-of-the-world feel (maybe it's the caged baboons outside), with lush gardens nestled in the shadow of the massif. There are basic rooms with shared bathroom, while comfortable blue-walled en-suite chalets further up the slope have fridge, fan and a swimming hole below. The bar-restaurant (mains MK2000) serves curries, chambo, nsima (a porridge-like dish) and the like.

Convenient for walkers, the lodge is at the base of the path to Thuchila Hut. It can arrange guides and porters, but check they are registered. The turnoff to Thuchila is about 20km northeast of Likhubula on the road to Phalombe. From there, it's a 2km drive (4WD only) between maize and bean fields.