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After 16 wonderful and highly successful years of running Danforth Yachting, Howard and Michelle have decided to take TIME OUT!

We have places to go, people to see and family commitments we need to attend to, plus Howard has returned to his Engineering roots and has started an exciting new venture in renewable energy!

In light of this change, Danforth Yachting is available for SALE or LEASE.

Interested? Please contact us.

Howard Massey-Hicks
Tel: +(265) 99 9960770

Danforth Lodge and Yacht Charters

Danforth Yachting, situated at Cape Maclear bordering on the Lake Malawi National Park, offers superb Lake Malawi accommodation. Surrounded by islands, this is one of the most beautiful locations on this magnificent lake. Danforth is both a Malawi yacht charter company and a luxury lodge, focusing on sailing and water sports. Owner run and offering personal attention, Danforth Yachting delivers all round excellence.

Malawi - The Warm Heart of Africa

One of the smaller African Nations, landlocked in the heart of East Central Africa, Malawi is one-third water. Its vast lake, southernmost chain of the great Rift Valley waters, is 580 km long, the third largest in Africa. Lake Malawi is linked through the Shire River to the Zambezi and the Indian Ocean. Lying in the tropics, Malawi is known as "the warm heart of Africa" due to its warm climate and friendly, peaceful people. Danforth Yachting operates from one of the most beautiful parts of the lake, the world's first fresh water marine reserve and a World Heritage site: Cape Maclear.

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Latest News: Green, beautiful Malawi.

Danforth is open for business! After a good holiday away, we are back, refreshed and ready for the season ahead.

We welcome our new Management couple, Garth and Rozanne Beeslaar. Garth is an Executive Chef and Rozanne brings extensive hospitality and administrative skills. PADI dive instructor Ryno Arendse and the vivacious, energetic Maike Holz head up our watersports, diving and entertainment team. Along with our outstanding Malawian staff, we all look forward to a great season ahead.

Malawi is stunningly green and beautiful now after the rainy season. This has to be one of the prettiest times of year.

Please feel free to contact us by email, phone or through the website link. We look forward to being your hosts here in paradise!

Howard & Michelle and the Danforth Team.
March 2016

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We really enjoyed our 2 days with Michelle and Howard and their excellent staff. Danforth Yachting is a lovely place to stay, everything is taken care of with an eye for detail and perfection and the food is absolutely great. The rooms are comfortable and tasteful, all with stunning lake views. Hope we can come back one of the days! November 2015

- Fredeman November 2015

Hosts Michelle and Howard are excellent. They couldn't be more helpful and accommodating. You can tell how much pride they take in their beautiful lodge and how they have worked so hard to achieve such a high standard. They have a wealth of knowledge of the area and various activities available and are wonderful people. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was also five-star. Altogether, superb. Thank you.

- Dumelalala September 2015

We finished our Malawi holiday at Danforth and it was even better than we expected. We had 3 generations of our family with us and everyone agreed it was the perfect venue, large enough to have all the facilities we required but small enough to feel that it was our "own space". Michelle and Howard were excellent and attentive hosts. Stayed October 2015, traveled with family

- Mike E October 2015

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