Set in the relatively unknown and untouched Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Tongole is a sanctuary for luxury in the wild composed of 4 riverside rooms and 1 family cottage. With the ideal lengthy stay of 3 nights, only 6-year-old children and above are allowed entry. Tongole focuses on gentle walks, birding and canoeing. It is a must-visit for keen birders who want to sit with their binoculars and tick off over 300 species of birds! The lodge offers a luxury stay with a large swimming pool, star deck, incredible food and spacious rooms. With large open fronted chalets, you can have uninterrupted views of the river, the wildlife and also the stars!
Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve was taken over by African Parks in 2015 and they really reduced the poaching epidemic. 500 elephants were moved from the parks of Liwonde and Majete to Nkhotakota in a record-breaking translocation. The population is now thriving and after some initial fear of humans they have happily settled in and there are regular sightings of the herds!