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Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi National Park 10101 Malawi See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
4.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful location overlooking Lake Malawi. Hosts Roseanne and Garth are very welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The villas are gigantic with bedrooms that are air conditioned and very quiet for a restful sleep. Views from our villa (#6) were spectacular. Bathroom very spacious with a great...More

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Response from Steph F, Marketing at PumulaniResponded yesterday

Dear Foot_Loose Delighted to hear you enjoyed Pumulani and were happy with everything from the accommodation to the food and activities. Thank you so much for the suggestion of the shade which i will put forward to management. I will pass on your feedback to...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

I stayed here for four nights at the end of a recent trip to Malawi. Location: I’m a city boy and the location of this facility is very remote, but beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Malawi. Reception: I transferred here by land from...More

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Response from Steph F, Marketing at PumulaniResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mark I am thrilled to hear that you had such a great time at Pumulani and thank you for taking the time to post a review about your stay! Apologies about the noisy air conditioner. In the hotter months the air con units do...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Let's get the obvious points out of the way first. Pumulani is probably the only serious contender for a genuine five star boutique lodge in Malawi. The view is amazing, the villas feel modern and spacious. The food and service is top notch and the...More

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Response from Steph F, Marketing at PumulaniResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Chris I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at Pumulani! Thank you for the kind words which i will pass on to Garth, Rozanne, Happy and the rest of the Pumulani team. They will be happy to know you enjoyed your stay...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Spend 2 days at the lodge and it was an amazing getaway. We could not have asked for better hosts than Garth and Rozanne. They thought of everything and made our stay the most amazing relaxing holiday we have had in years. Their sense of...More

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Response from Steph F, Marketing at PumulaniResponded 12 September 2018

Dear Travelfirst1 I'm so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us at Pumulani and I will pass on your kind words to Garth & Rozanne as they will be thrilled to hear that you appreciated their hospitality and service. Thank...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Four of us just spent the most amazing weekend at Pumulani Lodge on Lake Malawi for two nights. What an amazing weekend, the staff were incredible and so friendly always making sure we were comfortable and enjoying our time. The rooms were of 5 class...More

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Response from Steph F, Marketing at PumulaniResponded 13 September 2018

Dear Andre Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of Pumulani with us and I'm very happy to hear that you all had a lovely time,enjoyed your accommodation, the service and the food. I will pass your kind words on to Garth,...More

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Situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern end of Lake Malawi you can find Pumulani subtly nestled in the lush hills amongst the trees and craggy outcrops. The ten villas with their grass roofs More to help reflect the heat provide the ultimate in space, design, comfort and privacy. David Livingstone famously named Lake Malawi “The Lake Of Stars” and for good reason, during the day the light dances across the deep blue water and once the sun has set the stars twinkle brightly both in the sky but also on the lake as the fishermen light up their hurricane lamps for their night on the lake. Guests can relax on the white sandy beach or enjoy an elevated view of the lake from the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking some activity we offer waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, walks in the hills, sunset cruises on our handbuilt dhow and snorkling and diving. Under water activities never fail to amaze as the diversity of fishlife is very surprising and experts say that this lake is home to more native fish species than any other in the world. Pumulani offers the perfect mix for a memorable holiday. Enjoy being active or simply relax in the beautiful and tranquil scenery. Luxury accommodation, friendly personal service and stunning views over Lake Malawi combine to make Pumulani the perfect African beach lodge. Dutch architect G. Hooft Graafland designed each of the ten villas individually adapting them to their own unique location to ensure they blend harmoniously into their different surroundings. The gently curving lines of the very spacious villas reflect the patterns and movements of the lake along with the interior design, which is directly inspired from the surrounding nature. Each villa has a large bedroom, which opens out onto a private deck where early risers can enjoy the morning’s first rays. The bathrooms also offer splendid views and are well equipped with a bathtub, double shower and double sink, and the spacious lounge area offers further comfort for those wishing to relax in the room. The central area consists of a spacious open restaurant with an undercover area, bar and a cosy fire area. The infinity swimming pool is on a lower terraced deck. Three raised walkways with steps lead off from the central area to the villas and down to the beach. The name Pumulani means “rest well” in the local Chichewa language, and that’s exactly what we offer – the chance to unwind in a beautiful and tranquil setting. Less
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Pool
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Also Known As
Pumulani Hotel Lake Malawi National Park
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Pumulani Malawi/Lake Malawi National Park
Location
Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Also Known As
Pumulani Hotel Lake Malawi National Park
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Pumulani Malawi/Lake Malawi National Park
Location
Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park
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Room Tips
"All of the rooms appear to have beautiful views of Lake Malawi."
Foot_Loose
3 days ago
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"The villas with the best views are highest up the hillside with a longish steep walk down to the beach."
chrismcl
22 Sep 2018
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"Best views, wonderful management and staff, delightful meals, rooms are extremely private"
melissampaq
22 Aug 2018
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"All rooms are separate, private bungalow style homes along an outdoor rustic winding walkway."
micheleanimal
22 Jun 2018
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