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Why we love Chembe Eagles Nest
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Chembe Eagles Nest Tours

Chembe Eagles Nest lodge is located in Cape Maclear, with its very own private beach on Lake Malawi. The lodge boasts a number of small quaint chalets which are all en-suite and have views overlooking the well-kept gardens and lake itself. If you are here for a short or long stay you will find this lovely location has so much to offer, adventure awaits you. If you just want to relax and enjoy some down time there is plenty of that to do around this tranquil spot too.

“I LOVE Chembe, it’s like a home away from home, and a regular destination for me over a long weekend; with my husband or a group of friends (but it’s a great spot for families too!). It’s situated right at the end of the Cape Maclear bay so you have your very own large, clean and private beach, free from passersby and vendors. The rooms are simple but comfortable, clean, en suite, with air-con, fan and all with a beach view! The swimming pool is a great win as well when all you want to do is be lazy and horizontal in the sun. The food is tasty, creative and carefully thought out with the owner’s chef son having taught the kitchen crew a thing or two about good food! The staff here are fantastic too, very friendly, organised and attentive. The lodge even has its own catamaran ‘Mama Afrika’ that can be rented with a skipper for a full or half day picnic excursion around the bay and surrounding islands.”

Last visited by Gabi Costantini, Sales & Marketing – Jan 2021


Golden Beaches & Clear Waters

When you head out on holiday, to a beach resort, having a private beach is definitely a want and need, and that’s exactly what you get when staying a Chembe Eagles Nest. Golden sands and crystal blue waters are such a welcome. Enjoy that all important down time on the shores of the lake, you will feel like you have hit a quiet paradise at how secluded this gorgeous spot is.

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Delicious Cuisine Experiences

Yummy food and great culinary experiences is exactly what you get at Chembe Eagles nest, you are guaranteed to fill your bellies with spectacular meals, all prepared using fresh ingredients. They like to offer a variety of dishes to those passing through so change their menu regularly and keep it exciting and different. If you want to enjoy a BBQ then this too can be arranged, the area is built into the rock face and is very popular with guests. Organise with the lodge to take you to Domwe island and have lunch on Domwe island during a snorkelling trip.

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The small en-suite chalets are comfortable and you will wake every morning feeling well rested and ready for the day ahead. All rooms have a mosquito net, ceiling fan and air-con, keeping cool in those hotter months is no problem at Chembe. Each of the chalets also faces the lake so you can enjoy those gorgeous African sunsets from the comfort of your very own Veranda.

OPEN: All year round



  • Lush green scenery and best sunsets
  • Flowers and birds galore
  • Few tourists
  • Cheaper rates


  • Beautiful green scenery after rains
  • Fantastic photography opportunities
  • Dry weather
  • Mild temperatures


  • Warm/hot temperatures
  • Best for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing
  • Dry weather

Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost per person for this accommodation.

  • Great relaxing couple of days here

    Perfect way to end our stay in Malawi! Rooms comfy (and ac!), staff so very helpful. Felt no need to leave the guest house, so relaxing! Organized a boat trip for us at last minute as we only had one day left. Finally the pool, what a great place for a sunset drink!

  • Quieter spot at Cape Maclear

    We spent a couple of nights here either side of our trip to Domwe Island. We were pretty much the only guests there. We camped and had a great view of the lake. The toilets/showers were very clean. There was also 24 hour security. The beach is private as there is a fence each side of the beach. There is a clean swimming pool and shaded thatch lapas at the top of the beach. Food and service were very good.

  • Fabulous as usual.

    The lodge has a fresh new look and a great chef- some of the best meals in Malawi.
    Crisp new, white linen makes a huge difference to the experience. The view from the chalet right onto the private beach is the biggest draw card. Staff are extremely friendly and professional, making it the perfect stay.

    Penny O

Fast Facts

  • Location: Southern Lakeshore, Lake Malawi
  • Internet connection:WiFi, Cell network coverage available
  • Fans/Air ConAir con and fan
  • Number of rooms:11x Double & twin en suite Chalets
  • Child policy:Children of all ages are welcome
  • Swimming poolYes

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