Irate villagers in the early hours of Sunday have torched part of Kumbali Lodge in Area 44, Lilongwe.
The villagers are said to have been angered by the arrest of fellow villagers who were apprehended for encroaching into the lodge.
Chaos started at around 3 am when the villagers went into the premises of the lodge and torched seven vehicles and other buildings at the lodge.
Heavily affected has been the Kumbali Lodge Kindergarten which has been completely damaged, as well as some other rooms which were being used by guests.
As of Sunday morning, there was heavy police presence at the lodge and calm has returned.