Nestled around a secluded cove on the Sangilo peninsula, the Sanctuary provides an idyllic escape to the lake in Northern Malawi. Opened in December 2004 it has rapidly become recognised to be a place where good food, a friendly bar and stunning scenery can be enjoyed in perfect peace along with the enchanting secret beach, unique rock "caves" and crystal clear waters.
The Sanctuary is run on eco-friendly principles; power is provided by solar panels and inverters providing lights, music and 240v sockets for guests' needs. "Airconditioning" is provided by careful planning of buildings and windows to make the most of lake breezes. There is cellphone coverage should you really feel the need to communicate with the outside world! We are committed to making your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible at a price that won't strain your budget.
On the beach there is a outdoor restaurant deck with an open-air kitchen and handy access to the well-stocked bar (with cold drinks!) where the atmosphere can be lively, chilled-out or tranquil depending on the whim of the guests. Fresh fish are brought daily by fishermen in dugout canoes and frequently appear on the simple but carefully prepared menu.
Fishermen, swimmers and snorkellers will love the warm lake Malawi waters with its amazing variety of fish. We have three boats for hire – a catamaran for sailers and a dinghy with outboard or a power boat (with 2 x 75hp engines) for fishing trips, water-skiing or cruises.