Skinny Hippos Lodge

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
Namiasi Fishery Drive, Mangochi, Malawi
3.0 out of 5 rating 5 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 3.0

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Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at Skinny Hippos Lodge in Mangochi, you'll be on the beach, and 10.1 mi (16.2 km) from Lake Malawi Museum and 17.1 mi (27.5 km) from Nkhudzi Bay Beach. This beach lodge is 19.9 mi (32.1 km) from Monkey Bay Beach and 29.7 mi (47.7 km) from Lake Malawi National Park.


Make yourself at home in one of the 7 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include desks and complimentary bottled water, and housekeeping is provided daily.


Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and barbecue grills.


Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the lodge's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary English breakfast is included.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Lake Malawi Museum - 16.2 km / 10.1 mi
Nkhudzi Bay Beach - 27.5 km / 17.1 mi
Monkey Bay Beach - 32.1 km / 19.9 mi
Lake Malawi National Park - 47.7 km / 29.7 mi
Liwonde National Park - 47.8 km / 29.7 mi

The nearest airports are:
Blantyre (BLZ-Chileka Intl.) - 233.4 km / 145 mi
Monkey Bay (MYZ) - 48.2 km / 29.9 mi

The preferred airport for Skinny Hippos Lodge is Blantyre (BLZ-Chileka Intl.).

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 10am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 290 per vehicle
  • Late check-out fee: USD 15 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Free self parking
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Coffee/tea in common areas
  • -Barbecue grill(s)
  • -Multilingual staff
  • -Conference center
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Designated smoking areas
  • -Front desk (limited hours)
  • -Restaurant
  • -Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • -Wheelchair accessible parking
  • -Braille or raised signage