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About Us

Fisherman’s Rest was purchased in 1997 by the Chichlowscy family. Since then it has changed from a family home to a family run lodge, which supports long standing community programmes. Fisherman's Rest is set within an enchanting 500 acre forest with breathtaking views over the Great Rift Valley and our very own nature reserve.

For twenty years Fisherman's Rest has been working alongside its communities in the surrounding schools and villages.  It is a thriving not for profit Lodge and Nature Reserve, which employs more than one hundred people from the local community. 

The vision of the Chichlowscy family is to see the districts around Fisherman's Rest thrive, through communities working together to raise living standards, education and economic opportunity.

From Fisherman’s Rest we organise unforgettable holidays. We are able to offer a range of day trips and tours to the famous Lake of Stars, the National Parks and wildlife reserves, using lodges and venues that meet all budgets. We also offer opportunities for individuals and groups to engage with local communities across a wide range of projects in schools, clinics, prisons, orphanages, churches and villages.


We simply love to provide our visitors with an experience that will be cherished for life through the sharing of their energy, time and skills with the communities around us. 

We are connected with broadband throughout the site and we are an excellent venue for conferences, workshops and retreats. Nearby is Blantyre city and Chileka international airport is our closest airport.

To find out more about our projects or for information regarding bookings, please contact us

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