Friendly Gecko

Leopard Bay, Lifuwu, Lilongwe, Malawi, Distance from city centre: 93.8km

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If you are an expat living in Lilongwe looking to spend a weekend at the Lake without spending exorbitant amounts of money at the resorts or if you are a backpacker looking to experience authentic Malawi then our Guest House is the perfect place for your stay.

Our Guest House is located in the village of Lifuwu right on the shores of Lake Malawi. We are only a 20 minute car ride or a beautiful hour walk along the Lake to the nearby Senga Bay resorts. As we are located in the closest proximity to Lake Malawi from Lilongwe, we offer an alternative to the busy and touristy Cape Maclear or Nkata Bay. Vacation at the Lake on a budget by visiting the nearby resorts and attractions in the area during the day, while staying at a reasonably priced and quiet place at the end of the day.

We offer an affordable and genuine adventure for guests looking for a culturally enriching experience. Explore the local community by visiting the market, rice fields, the fisherman’s wharf, and playing with the resident children in the Lake. Additionally, guests can visit our community projects within walking distance of the Guest House to gain insight into Malawi’s educational and health care systems.

Offered types of rooms: Dormitories with shared bathroom, Ensuite Private Room (double and single), Self-contained Private Cottage (double and single).

All of our rooms are fitted with mosquito nets and fans. Snacks and drinks (water/soda/beer) are always available for purchase in the living room. Internet access is available and can be purchased for a low fee. Laundry service is also available twice a week for a low fee.

Monday to Friday lunch is prepared and available for purchase (USD 2). We prepare a delicious mixture of local and 'Western' dishes.


Please note:

Cancellation Policy: 1 day before arrival.

Check In: 10.00 am.
Check Out: 12.00 pm.

Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash Only.

Breakfast is included.
Taxes are included.

Please be aware that we only accept USD banknotes issued after the year 2006, as is common practice in Malawi.

The state run electricity supply is unfortunately not always very reliable (in average we have 20 hours electricity per day).

Prices are per person per night.

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B&B Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Included
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Free Parking
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Meals Available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Please note:

Cancellation Policy: 1 day before arrival.

Check In: 11.00 am.
Check Out: 10.00 am.

Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash Only.

Breakfast is included.
Taxes are included.

Please be aware that we only accept USD banknotes issued after the year 2000, as is common practice in Malawi.

The state run electricity supply is unfortunately not always very reliable (in average we have 20 hours electricity per day).

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It takes approximately 1.5 hours to get from the airport in Lilongwe to us and it costs around USD 100. We are happy to arrange airport pick-up for you.

You can also take a bus from Lilongwe to Salima and we can pick you up there.

Located Near

The Friendly Gecko Guest House in Malawi is located in Lifuwu, Senga Bay, directly at the shore of Lake Malawi. From the airport in Lilongwe it takes approximately 1.5 hours to get to us and it costs around USD 100. We are happy to arrange airport pick-up for you.

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