About

Kwathu is a Malawian word which means ‘Home’. Visitors often refer to homeliness, home cooking and warm personalised service . We pride ourselves on fresh local produce in our cooking, and the tranquillity and beauty our location gives us.

As a result, after a few conversations and some thought, we named the resort ‘Kwathu‘ (home) to reflect our visitors sense of belonging and we aim to keep this sense growing. We aim to meet visitors expectations of an understated yet stunning location to relax and enjoy the beauty of their surroundings. Located in North Malawi on the lake shore of Lake Malawi, Kwathu Resort boasts a front row view to Malawi’s beautiful lake which has the worlds largest range of tropical fish and a culture of friendliness and welcome.

Kwathu means “home” in the local language. The perfect name for such a place. Gloria and her staff here at Kwathu Resort are kindly hosting and cooking delicious local dishes for us. Great to recharge our batteries. Thank you so much!
Cheap Trip – Big Impact, 2015 

Whatever your pleasure, we can accommodate you in luxurious and simple chalets by the lake side. where you can relax, enjoy the view and let the cares of the world drop away.

We actively promote social responsibility, as evident in our Health and Education programmes which have built a secondary school and aids foundation in Nkhotakota, Malawi.

We hope you find this website useful, why not view our suggestions of Local Treats, or browse pictures in the Gallery. Alternatively, please Contact Us to discuss or make a reservation.

I have always looked for destinations that immerse me in local culture – experiencing as much of the Malawian lifestyle as possible was my main aim in my travelling to the Warm Heart of Africa. 

Malawi

Quick Facts

  • Full name: The Republic of Malawi
  • Population: 15.9 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • Area: 118,484 sq km (45,747 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, Chichewa (both official)
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 55 years (men), 55 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Malawi kwacha (MK) = 100 tambala
  • Main exports: Tobacco, tea, sugar, cotton
  • GNI per capita: US $360 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .mw
  • International dialling code: +265

Kwathu is simply breathtaking without any pretence. We found ourselves extending our stay just to soak up more of the relaxing vibe!
Mabvuto, 2012

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What People Say

Kwathu strikes that important balance of offering comfort as well as insight into traditional Malawian life – with all its simplicity and humility. 

George, Tanya and Kids, 2013

Kwathu is simply breathtaking without any pretence. We found ourselves extending our stay just to soak up more of the relaxing vibe!

Mabvuto, 2012

We were looking for a relaxing holiday and stumbled upon this unspoilt treasure right by the lake. Our host was superb – despite us arriving pretty late, she made us feel very welcome. 

Stefan, 2014


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