On the Northern shores of Lake Malawi lies Chitimba Camp. Chitimba is a village situated 122 km south of the Malawi/Tanzania border at Karonga, and 143 km from the capital of the north, Mzuzu.
The lodge/campsite is set on a beautiful golden sandy beach, amongst banana palms and papaya trees, surrounded by the famous Livingstonia and Nyika mountains. It lies off a tarmac road that runs straight through the country, from the border of Tanzania all the way to the capital city of Lilongwe.
As you enter the property through a large wooden gate the main focus is the large thatched bar/restaurant/lounge. On the right side of the 1.8 hectares are 8 single rooms, 7 twins rooms, 2 double rooms and a dorm with 4 beds. On the beach you'll find our honeymoon suite "The Love Boat" and there is a block with 4 en-suite rooms with toilet and shower. There is space for 120 tents and there is a separate toilet en shower block for males and females.
The lodge/campsite is mostly visited by overland trucks, backpackers and by independent travelers with own transport. During the day it is possible for people to visit Chitimba camp to have a drink or eat something. Chitimba Camp is the first (heading south) or last (heading North) stop in Malawi for overlanders.