Dzalanyama Forest Lodge - Malawi

The Dzalanyama Mountain range sits between the border of Malawi and Mozambique, just 2 hours outside of Lilongwe and covered in brachystegia woodland. 

One of the best locations for birding, offering superb miombo birding and the most accessible location to see the peculiarly localised Stierlings Woodpecker.

The house, set overlooking the Makata Stream, amongst the brachystegia trees is fully staffed, equipped with self-catering facilities and operates solely on solar and gas lighting and all cooking is done on a wood fired stove. 

This quiet timber house holds most of its colonial charms, with modern additions of en-suite bathrooms and then newly completed chalets built on stilts into the tree-line - Dzalanyama House can accommodate up to 14 guests.

Additionally we have built a secluded campsite on the banks of the stream near the waterfall, equipped with hot water and eco-loos. 

Ideal for families, groups or individuals for an escape from the modern world, Dzalanyama is ideal for ornithologists, hikers, bikers and 4x4 enthusiasts.

Dzalanyama is the home to many of our out-reach programs, including Dzalanyama School, Kachere School and The Dzalanyama Bamboo Project. Get involved in one of our programs by adding a voluntary experience to your tour, giving back to the community and forest.

Activity Map Downloads

Dzalanyama now has a variety of activities across the forest - Cycling Routes, 4x4 driving routes and Hiking and Walking Trails.

Have a look below at some of the routes available for download on your Garmin, Strava or GPS Apps.

Cycle Routes

We currently have three mapped out Cycle Routes across Dzalanyama Forest - These are The Plantation Route, The Border Route and The Cattle Ranch Route.

Below are available downloads in KML and GPX Files.

Though we also have hard copies of these routes available at Dzalanyama Forest Lodge and in our Land and Lake Offices. 

Each Route gives a general Outline of what to expect, from Gradient, Time and Km's.

Land and Lake have Mountain Bikes available for hire on a small per day cost.



Plantation Route



Border Route



Cattle Ranch Route    
+265 1 757 120.    
+265 88 120 3449 - Emergencies Only    
Box 2140 Lilongwe, Malawi
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