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Mount Mulanje

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This 10,000 ft. mountain accommodates gentle walking and serious climbing.

This 10,000 ft. mountain accommodates gentle walking and serious climbing.

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Fantastic trek.

We purchased the food in a nice supermarket in Blantyre. Food on the way is not good enough. We organized a guide and 4 porters on the spot and without any previous arrangement... read more

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Kiryat Tivon, Israel
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84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased the food in a nice supermarket in Blantyre. Food on the way is not good enough. We organized a guide and 4 porters on the spot and without any previous arrangement , at the forestry house in Likhubula. We also arranged for accommodation at the huts , rental of sleeping bags and the key for the koocking fasilities... More 

Thank Gadi1951
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 6 wanted to do a 3 day hike to the peak, but plans were scuppered by the weather. The hiking itself was very enjoyable, and finished at the waterfall.

1 Thank Mattshort93
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

So my friend and I got a day off from our work near Phalombe. We decided to do a 9h hike to the first platform and take another way back passing the famous waterfall. There are also hikes only to the waterfall, that only take about 2h, or the big deal to the peak about 2 to 3 days. The... More 

1 Thank Chri G
Crawley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a real hike.. amazing animals, wildlife, food, people and views. Just amazing.. There are spots to hang out on the way up with natural flowing water ways and mini falls that you could use to freshen up and have some fun.. There are also reported ghost sightings in and around the mountain and people sometimes reportedly go missing... More 

Thank Iron T
Blantyre, Malawi
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We have been twice, not to go on top but to hike around. Consider visiting Lujeri and the park. Run away from the guides at the entrance of the park. Get a guide at the park's office.

2 Thank Ana Maria F
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Mount Mulanje is very beautiful, hikes alternating between rough and steady. Paths are very well set. Mountain huts are great and well equiped with matresses en a fireplace. Local guides do a great job showing you around the place. We did a three day hike and i would love to go back for a 5-7 day hike!

2 Thank Koen B
Fairfield, Australia
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Brought up and raised in the warm heart of Africa (Malawi) made me realize how awesome the mountains and natural sightseeing is. it is always a privilege to have a fabulous beautiful country where people are always happy even if they don't have basic needs. I strongly recommend people to visit out Mulanje Mountain because it gives you the best... More 

Thank Peter B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I have a contribution to the mixed reviews about the guide Juma Tebulo. Positives: We had two days to spend in Mount Mulanje after a business visit. In order to save time and effort, I took advantage of the good reviews for the guide Juma here on Tripadvisor. The communication with him via email, whatsapp and on the phone was... More 

2 Thank Tuulikki68
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Mulanje is a unique hiking area with holes for 1 day up to 7+ days. The view from the sapitwa summit is stunning and the path towards it is just so much fun! For people with basic/decent hiking experience it's an easy hike. Just take a deep breath and enjoy the obstacles. Guides also seem to be friendly and the... More 

2 Thank Marjolein B
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

One of my favourite trips I've done so far. So untouched and beautiful. I went with a friend and we were blown away by the breathtaking views and the peace. We would spend all day walking through stunning landscapes bisected by clear streams. Our guides Reckson and Rober made our trip though. For a reasonable fee, their knowledge of the... More 

4 Thank Ashley A

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