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Lodge Camp Chitimba Beach Backpackers Campsite

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Located in Malawi :: Malawi
Category: Camping :: Lodge Camp

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Description [ correction ]

On the Northern shores of Lake Malawi lies Chitimba Camp. Chitimba is a village situated 122 km south of the Malawi/Tanzania border at Karonga, and 143 km from the capital of the north, Mzuzu. The lodge/campsite is set on a beautiful golden sandy beach, amongst banana palms and papaya trees, surrounded by the famous Livingstonia and Nyika mountains. It lies off a tarmac road that runs straight through the country, from the border of Tanzania all the way to the capital city of Lilongwe. As you enter the property through a large wooden gate the main focus is the large thatched bar/restaurant/lounge. On the right side of the 1.8 hectares are 8 single rooms, 7 twins rooms, 2 double rooms and a dorm with 4 beds. On the beach you'll find our honeymoon suite "The Love Boat" and there is a block with 4 en-suite rooms with toilet and shower. There is space for 120 tents and there is are separate toilet en shower blocks for males and females. Our bar closes at 23:00 hours so that everyone can have a peaceful and quiet night. The lodge/campsite is mostly visited by overland trucks, backpackers and by independent travellers with own transport. During the day it is possible for people to visit Chitimba camp to have a drink or eat something, From 18:00pm till 06:00am Chitimba Camp is for residents only. Chitimba Camp is the first (heading south) or last (heading North) stop in Malawi for overlanders.

Contact [ correction ]
Address : Malawi
Postal : P.O. Box 63, Chitimba, Rumphi District, Malawi
Cell : +265 88 838 7116
Email : Click Here
Website : Click Here

Opening Times : [ correction ]

24 hours

Directions [ correction ]

Chitimba is a village situated 122 km south of the Malawi/Tanzania border at Karonga, and 143 km from the capital of the north, Mzuzu.

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Rates Quoted : Per Person
Base Currency : USD
Minimum Rate : 7.00
Maximum Rate : 7.00
Updated for : 2018
Comments : Camping with own tent: USD7 per person (children from 0 till 4 years free and children from 4 till 12 years half price) Usage of electricity for trucks, campers, cars, etc: USD 2 dollars per day. (Rate info updated Nov-18)
Payment Methods Accepted : Cash

Facilities [ correction ]
Accommodation (Dorms, Chalets), Camping, Restaurant (& Bar), Wireless Networking

Camping Facilities [ correction ]
Shower Facilities :   Hot and Cold Showers

Activities [ correction ]
Tours and Excursions, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Swimming, Boat Trips
More Activities: They offer a three hour Chitimba Village walk as well as day hikes to Manchewe Falls. Livingstonia and Mount Chombe. (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Self Drive Access: Yes
Vehicle Type: ALL

Comments [ leave a comment ]

“The site is primarily interested in catering for Overlander trucks and is well used by them. The management advised us to seek an alternative camping site when we visited as they had run out of earplugs! There are several alternatives on the lake shore.” - David Clack, 2009/02/09

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