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Skinny Hippos Lodge

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On the beach, kayaking, motor boating
On the beach, kayaking, motor boating
On the beach, kayaking, motor boating
Outdoor pool

Overview of Skinny Hippos Lodge

Skinny Hippos Lodge

3.0 star property
Mangochi beachfront lodge with outdoor pool and restaurant

6 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Namiasi Fishery Drive, Mangochi

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Monkey Bay (MYZ) - 44 min drive
  • Blantyre (BLZ-Chileka Intl.) - 91.2 miles/146.8 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Skinny Hippos Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Mangochi, Skinny Hippos Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available on request). After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours

Working away

  • Conference center


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Multilingual staff


  • An outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 290 per vehicle
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 15 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per night


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Skinny Hippos Lodge Mangochi
Skinny Hippos Lodge
Skinny Hippos Mangochi
Skinny Hippos
Skinny Hippos Lodge Malawi/Mangochi
Skinny Hippos Lodge Lodge
Skinny Hippos Lodge Mangochi
Skinny Hippos Lodge Lodge Mangochi

Frequently asked questions

Does Skinny Hippos Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Skinny Hippos Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Skinny Hippos Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Skinny Hippos Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Skinny Hippos Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Skinny Hippos Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 290 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Skinny Hippos Lodge?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 15 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Skinny Hippos Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking and motor boating. Skinny Hippos Lodge also has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Skinny Hippos Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Skinny Hippos Lodge have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Skinny Hippos Lodge like?
Skinny Hippos Lodge is located a short 10-minute walk from Lake Malawi.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

David, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean sand. Friendly staff. Very Nice infrastructure.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Beautiful beach and pleasant staff
I was drawn to this resort by the reviews from their website. In my opinion these reviews were highly over rated. It is not a bad resort. The room are fairly comfortable, the food is fair. What make the resort is its lovely beach and very pleasant staff. It could be great if they just took care of the small things, like painting, finishing touches, descent food, etc. I don't know if I would ever go back to this resort, but most certainly to Lake Malawi, where it is just so beautiful and "out of this world".
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

No one should ever stay at this hotel/trust expedi
I booked this hotel for a working weekend based on it saying it had Internet. It did not but Expedia won't refund my money. In addition to Internet, it had no phone reception, security was poor and theft common and both my driver and I got sick from lunch in the restaurant. I hate to ever say categorically do not use this hotel, but alas.....
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Facilities are ok Rooms nice and clean Service needs to improve
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Venligt og serviceminded personale.
Venligt personale. Vedligeholdelse af den første bygning vi sov i var ikke god. Blev flyttet til bedre faciliteter
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