Nkwichi now offers another activity to immerse yourself in the wonder of Africaâ€™s 3rd largest lake; stand up paddle-boarding.
Besides being an excellent work out for the bodyâ€™s core, the forward-facing technique of paddle-boarding is an amazing way to take in life on the Rift Valley lakeshore. Gently gliding by sandy bays and volcanic monoliths, you may even see the local Nyanja version of the paddleboard, standing up on their dug-out canoes hauling in their fishing nets. This is where the similarity ends however as they have to balance on what is basically a floating log!...Read more
Relishing the Rains
Is there anything as beautiful as Africa during its rainy season? It's a time when nature blooms and mushroomsâ€¦Read more
After 5 years of planning, the Girls Boarding House in Cobue has finally been completed...Read more
A Staff Story - Chambo's Charm
With his hearty, high-pitched laugh, towering figure and impeccable manners, there aren't many guests at Nkwichi who left not feeling charmed by Mr. Chambo....Read more
A mother and two daughters who recently visited Nkwichi were treated to a unique experience in the lakeshore village of Mala. Having brought various items of womenâ€™s apparel to donate to local women, Nkwichi helped to bring the two groups together in what is known as a â€˜troco de experienciaâ€™ in Mozambique, or â€˜exchange of ideasâ€™.
In the polygamist lakeshore culture, women are often married off at an early age and along with few education opportunities and a lack of perspective of womenâ€™s status in the wider world, are unable to realize their potential. The three ladies spent the day in the village, chatting with the local women and swapping stories of their lives and cultures. This was facilitated through a round-table discussion and a makeover session with donated beauty products from the guests, including a raucous bra-fitting melee which saw flailing straps, flashing elbows and even a broken mirror, highlighting the importance of something that many women take for granted.
The three ladies returned to Nkwichi with braided hair, knowing smiles and hopefully a head-full of memories.
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Lake of Stars Bed, as featured in Vogue Paris!