Activities in and around the lodge

If relaxing by the lake isn’t enough for you then there are also plenty of activities to do in the local area. Take a look at some of the ways in which you can spend your time whilst staying here at Sangilo Sanctuary.


If you like a ramble, and let’s face it in scenery as beautiful as this who doesn’t, then you’re in luck. All around Sangilo there are plenty of fantastic walking routes. Not only are these routes great for enjoying the varied and stunning natural beauty of the area but you can also take a look at the brilliant birdlife on offer and meet the wonderfully friendly people that populate the area.


For those of you who know how to sail, we have our very own catamaran available. Take it out onto the lake and sail to your heart’s content.

As well as sailing we can also help you arrange boat cruises out on the lake. These include sunset cruises, island visits or snorkelling trips! Seeing Lake Malawi is one thing, but being out on the water offers you a beautiful new perspective.


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As well as sailing there are also a range of other watersports available. You could take one of our two man kayaks out onto the lake or even try your hand in a local canoe! If you want something a bit faster then why not waterski off the back of our power boat?


You bring the gear and we’ll supply the cold beer and the boat! That’s right. If you have your own fishing equipment and fancy heading out onto Lake Malawi then can take you out on our very own boat. We’ll also load up a cool box with ice cold beers so you can have a bit of refreshment whilst you fish!


If you have your own motorbike and want to see all of the best riding spots in the area then why not see if you can persuade Mark (who is very easily persuaded) to take you out on a tour of his favourite routes? We’re sure you’ll love it!


Again for those of you who love motorbikes, or anyone travelling with their own vehicles, we have a well equipped workshop and vehicle pit. Mark, the owner here at Sangilo, is a mechanic and is on hand to help you offer your vehicles some tender loving care!


Do you need treatment for a fever? Or perhaps you require a much coveted ‘Love Potion’? Well make sure you pay a visit to our local witchdoctor. You won’t regret it!


Rock climbers can practice on our beach cliff. Overhang included…