Barefoot Lodge and Safaris in the heart of Africa, Malawi

About Us

Meet the Team:

We offer complete, tailor-made Safari services throughout Africa including logistics, sightseeing and accommodation. Our dedicated team with many years experience will work with you directly to design your dream safari that will suits your budget.

Barefoot Lodge and Safaris, run and owned by Louis Nel and Rudolf Badenhorst, specializes in spectacular African travel destinations and accommodation. Louis and Rudolf are passionate about the beauty and diversity of Wildest Africa and loves to share this with all their guests. Barefoot Lodge and Safaris is 100% committed to offering clients the journey of a lifetime.

Where to find us:

The Lodge lies toward Mchinji and the Zambian border along the M12, 10kms From Malawi’s Capital city Lilongwe. It is a well sign posted and easily located just 1.8 KM from the main road. The location is perfect as a starting or ending point for an African safari. It is ideally situated for transfers to and from the Lilongwe International Airport and to Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, a mere 2 hour drive to the majestic Lake Malawi..


Recently upgraded and expanded, is a fully equipped dining area and bar that offers an A La Carte menu, cold beer and wine and is the perfect place to unwind.
The lodge, one of the best places to stay in Lilongwe, is set in sixteen acres of lush landscaped gardens and boasts five on-suite luxury chalets, two self-catering houses, electrified camping site with clean hot and cold water ablutions, two over lander sites and a large backpacker’s house. All separated to provide our guest with privacy.

What we offer:

  1. Whether it is a Privately Guided 4 x 4 Trail, or a Self-Drive Expedition Safari, with our professional and experienced guides, we host and accompany clients along their journey to discover and experience untamed Africa. feeling its raw wildness and freedom.
  2.  Alternatively, we can tailor-make your itinerary with a superb personal service and expert advice according to your needs and interests, and at the best possible prices Book your travel and accommodation with Barefoot Lodge and Safaris. Experience a memorable safari at variety of luxury private game lodges:
  3. As African Travel Destination Experts, we go out of our way to negotiate the best possible deals. We can reserve or book client’s accommodation, organizing comfortable & reliable lodge transfers.

We take care of all your travel requirements, so you can relax & enjoy the journey, while we plan your dream itinerary right here in the heart of Africa, according to your needs and interests. We have also partnered with

Why you would benefit from using our privately guided journeys conducted by Barefoot Lodge and Safaris?

  • Using a Barefoot guide, means you will be accompanied by a professional, experienced, knowledgeable, friendly guide with an extreme passion for their country.
  • Our guide’s primary concern is to value your safety and make sure your experience is one of a lifetime.
  • Enjoy exclusivity, flexibility and the ability to make unforeseen decisions which are not always possible while on scheduled tours.
  • You deal directly with Barefoot Lodge and Safaris, eliminating all hassles related with third party communications.
    With your own Private Guide throughout your journey, we find that a stronger understanding and relationship with your guide results in unique adventures.
  • Your private guide, is well travelled throughout Africa and has immense knowledge of our wildlife, fauna & flora, culture, attractions, best knowledge of road routes and travel destinations.
  • In the event of any unforeseen problem, we are able to make immediate decisions to rectify the problem or make alternative arrangements just for you.
  • Your private guide is on standby 24/7. We go out of our way to ensure your journey is filled with great memories that are treasured forever and together!
    Please contact Louis or Rudolf directly if you need any more help or information.

Louis and rudolf

Barefoot Owners

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