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About Ndole Bay Lodge

The endless shoreline of Sumbu National Park offers a haven to wildlife, while the crystal clear blue waters teem with an unparalleled diversity of cichlids as well as the giant Nile perch. In the heart of the Rift Valley, the opportunities for discovery and adventure, beauty and relaxation, are as endless as African time itself. Nestled amongst lush tropical vegetation opening onto its own exclusive beach, Ndole Bay Lodge offers visitors a singular African experience on the shores of a unique lake.

Ndole Bay Lodge is built on a fantastically forested slope ending in our own private beach. All rooms are built mostly from natural materials, with thatched roofs and breezy designs. Discreetly set amongst lush tropical gardens and towering fig trees, the lodge is virtually invisible to the outside world.

A massive central thatched area acts as a dining room, reading area and bar. The fully stocked bar serves a range of local and international beers, wines and spirits, while our signature Ndole cocktails make good times at the wooden bar unforgettable. Comfortable couches, a dart board and other games make festivities a must before retiring to the beach for a moonlit nightcap, and a large swimming pool near the bar area allows cool dips between serious relaxation.

A large wooden deck is situated right over the lake, providing a shaded recluse strewn with hammocks and sunbeds. Spend the whole day reading, sun tanning, swimming and snoozing. Steps off the deck lead straight into the crystal clear waters of the lake, so don’t forget your mask and snorkel.

Delicious freshly prepared meals are available from our kitchen, with an emphasis on local produce and fresh fish from the lake; Tanganyika fish is internationally regarded as being among the finest eating anywhere. Any dietary requirements are easily catered for, please advise us upon your reservation. Our hospitality will make you wish time really would stop.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00


  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

Rates are inclusive of: meals, free use of snorkel gear at the lodge, free use of kayaks at the lodge, laundry services, use of the library, and a free cultural village tour. Transfers can be provided for an additional fee.

Ndole Bay Lodge Rooms

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Ndole Bay Lodge is 30.6km from the centre of Lake Tanganyika , the nearest airport 555.8km (Mfuwe International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling