From the name alone, Nkwichi, which means the sound your feet make walking along sand, you can guess that this lodge is all about simple pleasures and the good life. Set on a secluded bay on Lake Malawi, guests are surrounded by nothing but sandy shoreline, lush vegetation, birdlife, and turquoise horizons. Stay in either a chalet or a private house. Each chalet nestled along the tree line is built from local materials with open-air construction, canopy beds made from organic branches, deep rock-pool baths, and lake vistas. The private houses are ideal for families or travelers looking for a total privacy and come with a private chef, guest services and beach access. Like the chalets, the houses are designed with spacious, open-air spaces that utilize local materials like lava rock, smooth clay floors, and carved wood furnishings. With world-class snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and starbeds, it is virtually impossible to run out of things to do. Admirably, the lodge is dedicated to sustaining its gorgeous surroundings and runs on renewable energy. This is the kind of place you go to totally unplug: there is no mobile phone service or internet, so technology weary travelers can switch-off and enjoy the moment.