A luxury eco-lodge on snow-white beaches and in its own game park. Nkwichi lodge is not only a luxury lodge offering all a true African wilderness tourist would desire, it is also a development project giving back to soil and people what they take out - and a great deal more.
Things to do
The closest beach resort to Lichinga in a historic setting. Complexo Cetuka is a basic but popular weekend destination for Lichinga residents.
The lodge accommodates 14 people in three guesthouses right on the beach. The mayor of Metangula, Sr Katawaia and his wife owns the lodge and will be your hosts.
The restaurant offers a variety of traditional dishes, however a barbecue and classic continental dishes are also available on request.
Visit the garnet mine and trek the legendary mount Mitucu. Touring Niassa from the lake, through, Lichinga to the reserve, you pass through Cuamba - where all of Niassa´s, major roads converge.
Traveling road from Malawi, it is advisable that you spend a night here. Vision 200C the best hotel in Cuamba offering a conditioned rooms with TV and fridge.
It is possible to get rooms with a view over the beautiful mountain Mitucue - a legend and a place with a long history.
The restaurant is known to be the best in town offering buffet and continental food a la carte.
Luxury Hotel with conference rooms swimming pool & tennis court. A new luxury hotel was opened in September 2002. Lichinga Hotel offers 4 VIP suites and 72 air-conditioned rooms with bar, TV facilities and a large swimming pool.
There is and tennis court, which can be turned into a basketball court or a field for indoors football. The large conference room can accommodate 100 but can be resized for smaller functions or seminars.
The restaurant offers continental and traditional dishes. English speaking guides are available to assist with touring the area.
Lichinga, formerly known in the Portuguese colonial era as Vila Cabral, is the capital of Niassa Province. It is here that 75,000 of the Province's 756,000 inhabitants live.
Lichinga is also the main gateway to the Mozambican side of the lake.
The town is located at Lichinga plateau, which is part of the famous African 'The Rift Valley' that comprises Great African Lakes and the escarpment running from Djibouti to lake Niassa.
The closest 'game park' to Lichinga. 150 km north of Lichinga in Sanga districts the closest game viewing option for travelers in and around Lichinga Chipandje Chetu wildlife conservation area.
As it is situated just outside one of the Niassa reserves buffer zones, it shares a lot of its wildlife with the park. The conservation area is home to elephants, lions, leopard buffalo and a variety of antelopes including the rare sable antelope and eland.
Hunters lodge with wildlife management responsibilities.
When the game-hunting season starts in June, Luwire livens up.
Trophy hunters from around the world visit this unique game and hunting reserve on the fringe of Niassa Reserve. The tent-ed camp lodge can only be visited if booked in advance and specifically with the objective of participating in a hunting safari.
Luwire is run by the Rani group, also owners of the famous beach lodge in Pemba bay. The lodge manager is an experienced hunter and wildlife manager who acts as your hunting guide.
The Niassa Reserve covers 42.000 km2 -an area the size of Wales - and is one of the largest nature reserves in the world - certainly the largest in Mozambique and Southern Africa.
Allegedly, the reserve is home to fauna and flora yet to be discovered.
On the vast planes of miombo woodland, engraved by intertwining rivers, the majestic Inselbergs rise in the landscape. Some isolated and insular, others shoulder to shoulder.