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Welcome to Sangilo Sanctuary Lodge

Your only place to be on the Northern Malawi lake shore!

Nestled around a secluded cove on the Sangilo peninsula, the Sanctuary provides an idyllic escape to the lake in Northern Malawi. Opened in December 2004 it has rapidly become recognised to be a place where good food, a friendly bar and stunning scenery can be enjoyed in perfect peace along with the enchanting secret beach, unique rock "caves" and crystal clear waters.

The Sanctuary is run on eco-friendly principles; power is provided by solar panels and inverters providing lights, music and 240v sockets for guests' needs. "Airconditioning" is provided by careful planning of buildings and windows to make the most of lake breezes. There is cellphone coverage should you really feel the need to communicate with the outside world! We are committed to making your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible at a price that won't strain your budget.

What people have said about us:
“A gem" SA 4x4 magazine          "Probably the most beautiful place in the world" Sangilo Sanctuary visitors' book     “Undoubtedly the most stylish place to stay on the northern lakeshore….with a far reaching reputation for the quality of its food”  Bradt Travel guide.

“..stunning setting….wonderful cliff-top cottages…excellent open-air restaurant”  Lonely Planet     “Wow!... We have found it, a true jewel of the north” Travellermagazine

“It was indeed spectacular….. just about the perfect retreat” Ewan McGregor in “Long Way Down”





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