These ten bungalows look out over the beautiful waters of Lake Malawi in the eponymous National Park. There’s an unexpected sandy beach, and a host of water sport opportunities make it feel like a seaside town. Guests can also try scenic cruises on the lodge’s own traditional wooden boat.
This freshwater lake makes up about a third of Malawi’s total area, but what a third that is. The Lake of Stars is also known as Calendar Lake (360 miles long, 52 miles wide) and has wildlife and exotic plants and flowers in abundance. If you’re feeling more active, there’s also a full range of water sports, including diving.