Namalikhate Lodge (Mua Mission)

Namalikhate Lodge (Mua Mission) | Lake Malawi

Namalikhate Lodge (Mua Mission)

Mua Mission is situated in the hills near Salima, overlooking the southern waters of Lake Malawi. A local community project, it also offers a small number of simple guest rooms at the on-site Namalikhate Lodge.

Mua Mission is situated in the hills near Salima, overlooking the southern waters of Lake Malawi. A local community project, with a small museum on site and a centre for elaborate wood carvings with a religious theme, Mua attracts many visitors but most do not overnight. However the Mission does offer a small lodge, Namalikhate, with a limited number of rooms.

Mua can be easily visited from Salima or on a transfer between Cape Maclear area and Lilongwe.

Accommodation

Basic overnight accommodation can be booked at Namalikhate Lodge - part of the Mua Mission - in authentic, African-style rondavel chalets. Each room is en-suite and sleeps two people, allowing for a total of 20 guests.

Mua Mission is more often booked by groups, particularly those looking for an in-depth cultural experience or Church groups, rather than families or leisure travellers.

Dining

Malawian cuisine is served in the Mission House.

Activities

The Mua Mission museum, housed in three separate buildings, reflects the changing way of life in a traditional Malawian village. The first of the buildings contains information about the Catholic Church’s involvement in central Africa and at Mua in particular, while the other buildings focus on traditional Malawian culture with displays of handicrafts and masks providing an insight in the local mythology.