Malawi Tourism – Sunbird takes over Chintheche Inn


Ministry of Tourism has revealed that government has decided to handover running of Chintheche concession to Sunbird Tourism plc in a bid to ensure smooth running of Chintheche Inn in the lakeshore district of Nkhata Bay along Lake Malawi.

Minister of Tourism, Mr Vuwa Kaunda said the arrangement will widen accessibility of the white sandy beaches of Lake Malawi at Chintheche Inn by local Malawians and international tourists and there will an increase of employment opportunities to the people living in Nkhata Bay and the lakeshore area.

Chintheche Inn had famously hosted the first ever Malawi’s biggest musical festival Lake of Stars supported by Wilderness Safaris Limited (WSM). The Sunbird hotel chain has nine properties; Sunbird Lilongwe, Sunbird Capital, Sunbird Mount Soche, Sunbird Mzuzu, Sunbird Nkopola, Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, Sunbird Ku Chawe, Sunbird Thawale in Majete Wildlife Reserve and Sunbird Kara O’ Mula in Mulanje.

Sunbird will refurbish and rebrand Chintheche Inn and increase it’s bed capacity and offer better services to meet international standards to attract more tourists. Various activities are available every day such as diving, snorkeling, sailing and windsurfing. There is also bird watching, mountain biking and fishing tours