Isanga Bay Lodge
(3 thatched chalets) Tel: 01 223608; fax: 01 235333; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.isgangabay.com
Originally built by Hugh Smith, who sadly died, this was due to be a smart lodge about halfway between Mpulungu and the Tanzanian border, within hiking distance of Kalambo Falls. It's reachable by 4WD (a map is available by email) or you can transfer by boat from Mpulungu (US$80 return, for up to 10 people). The lodge itself consists of three thatched four-person chalets built on stilts on a beautiful sandy beach, surrounded by coconut palms and indigenous vegetation, overlooking a white sandy beach and a bay of the lake. Each sleeps four people, with one double bed and two single beds, all draped with mosquito nets. Each chalet has an en-suite shower and toilet, and a veranda overlooking the lake.
There are also a number of rondavels with communal ablution facilities, and a campsite. Activities include snorkelling, hikes to Kalambo Falls, canoeing, fishing, bird walks, and even water-skiing.