Sunbird Nkopola Lodge
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsSunbird Nkopola Lodge Mangochi
Had a very pleasant stay in the Nkopola lodge. Manager Ellard Salva was very helpful. Rooms were nice and staff was pleasant. Beautiful buffet breakfast (included). Location on the beach is tropical.
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We bounced around in our very hot little turbo prop plane with all the thermals in the heat. After about 40 minutes we had reached an altitude high enough to be cooled down to be a warm comfortable. We bounced around again coming down but landed on time.
Nice thing about only a dozen passengers, it doesn't take long to clear customs/ …
... of the park and quickly managed to see a small group of elephants and a couple of very shy zebra but not else. This evening we managed to make it to the riverside to watch the sunset and, with lightening in the distance and a red sky, enjoyed a gin and tonic and a snack. All incredible and like another world. There were only four people for dinner which was a communal affair and delicious. One of my companions is a lecturer in ...
... a 'speed trap' where, once again, they asked Peter to pay a 'fine'. Again, Peter was able to set them straight; he was not speeding. There was a woman who was there before him who was distraught at being stopped. The thinking is here that, if you can afford a car, you can afford a fine. We arrived at Hippo Lodge where I was to meet the boat in plenty of time. However, we had to wait for quite a while as two people who were also scheduled to catch the boat were running very ...
... much cooler and the temperature difference is quite marked. The Lodge is located next to a large watering hole and I sat for a long time in the late afternoon watching the children playing in the water and reading. The noise they were making was incredible; they were having such fun. In the evening there was a church gathering in the field behind the lodge and the sound of people singing was fantastic. Someone was playing a traditional drum and it was ...
... road little stands with thatched roofs sold snacks and cigarettes, sort of Malawi village form of 7-11s. Small farm stands selling tomatoes, half-butchered goat carcasses, or piles of fish also dotted the road. As we became more familiar with the drive, we started to notice other small enterprises. A fellow had set up a bicycle repair shop under a tree. A metal working shop, also outside under the trees, used a man-powered bicycle wheel to run ...