Exclusive, remote, eco-lodge on the shores of lake Niassa is searching for trained kitchen chefs.



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    Come help our kitchen chefs at an exclusive, remote, eco-lodge! Located on the shores of lake Niassa| Malawi, our lodge consists of a handful of individually designed chalets. Built from local materials, run on solar power and without phone reception. We offer a great off-the-beaten-track experience on the most beautiful beach of the lake. We are a hidden paradise on a exclusive price range.

    We are searching for talented kitchen chefs who would love to show our chefs some up to date cuisine and teach them some new skills and daily Hygiene and Logistics routine. We are always trying to improve and if you can help us with that we would love to invite you to join our Team in one of the best kept secrets in Africa.

    All our staff is from the local villages near by, and the lodge is run by expat managers. We can show you one of the last remote places existing and you can show us the yummy side of life. WIN WIN situation right there.

    Feel free to write us if you are interested.


    Nkwichi Team

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping

  • Help


    We're looking for someone to help the kitchen staff improve their skills so we can provide our guests with the best cuisine and personal service to guarantee an unforgettable stay. Education as kitchen chef and previous experience in hospitality would be great!

    To teach our chefs more about precise hygiene, right logistics in the daily kitchen routine and some new ways of cooking and improving their skills, that's what we would greatly appreciate. Portuguese language skills are a big asset, and a stay of 2- 3 months is preferred. Most of the kitchen staff have been here for many years so the lodge is fine in the day to day running and the cuisine we are offering but any improvement is an plus for our kitchen chefs and for our guests .

    We are running our own garden and gardening skills are welcome too.

    If you can offer us your cooking skills , you are experienced in working in a (high ranked) restaurant or Hotel, but you also like to be outdoors, are not afraid to have the nearest supermarket 6 hours away and love interacting with a wide range of local people, you'll have a great time here!

    We are a young team which is providing a luxury experience in the middle of the African bush. Its never boring here...

    Hope to hear from you soon .

    Nkwichi Team

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, ChiNyanja, Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation and Food provided. Accommodation ranges from a rustic, on suite private thatched hut to a small on suite stone house both with a double bed and lovely outdoor shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You'll be an expert in running a lodge in a remote area once you leave. Depending on your interest and the needs of the lodge, we'll find you the tasks that suit you best.

    And rest assured, we love to show you the best of our surroundings. After the work is done, we encourage you to experience the lodge like a guest and try out all activities. Go snorkeling from the beach, take a trip with a kayak or paddleboard, hike the paths along the coast, or just sip your 2M in a hammock, there's endless possibilities.

    Please note: we are a very remote ecolodge but there are several ways of getting to us. You can either travel through Malawi and take the Ilala Ferry or fly to Likoma Island or from Mozambique you can fly to Likoma or drive straight to Cobue, from Likoma or Cobue our speed boat will be able pick you up and take you to Nkwichi.

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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One of the canoes on of the 8 beach that belong to the lodge
Preparations for sunset drinks
Your private room - table & bed
Welcome to our main beach!

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