Ulisa Bay on Lakoma Island in Lake Malawi was a good rest – 5 slothful days – away from my long Cairo to Cape Town overland trip.
Travel Advice for Ulisa Bay on Lakoma Island – Lake Malawi
The only accommodation at the bay is Ulisa Bay Lodge, ran by Chris, a sincere, middle-aged Englishman who has fully integrated within the community, including language, low-key locally-inclusive business, Malawi wife and kid.
> This is NOT a sponsored post or written for freebies. I only encountered this place by chance – late on arrival early evening on the ferry, I met the SA couple, who said tag along with them, as I had no plans as to where to stay on this island of very limited accommodation options.
Transport to Lakoma Island is via a twice-weekly ferry
But check locally, as the schedules are prone to changes.
Phone ahead / email / organize with the lodge a pick-up vehicle to Ulisa Bay, as it’s a meandering 2.5 km from the ferry point.
Accommodation at Ulisa Bay: $20 a room (great for couples).
A beautifully scenic and tranquil location. Yet, nearby some chilled village action to watch, along with tasty food, great service, simple amenities with thoughtful extras.
Ulisa Bay Lodge was a new, brilliant choice on the island – and the only place in Ulisa Bay.
The other two lodges on Lakona Island are well out of range for backpackers. One is expensive and upmarket. And the other, is exceedingly elitist.