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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 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.
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We had two nights in our own house with a wonderful view over the lake. The staff was amazing and the boat trip with sundowners in the evening was awesome. The bed was perfect with a nice clean mosquito net. Garth and Rose were so...More
This place is amazing! My 6 year old daughter and I visited for 3 nights at this stunning lodge in the Lake Malawi National Park. Our simple but spacious and beautifully appointed villa blended well into the nature. Young baboons wrestled on the roof and...More
My wife and I just shared a blissful 4 nights at the Robin Pope Safaris-operated Pumulani Lodge on Lake Malawi. The hosts, Roseanne and Garth, were totally welcoming and fun to talk to , and the staff was as nice as can be. We enjoyed...More
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
Date of stay: October 2018
Response from Steph F, Marketing at PumulaniResponded 4 weeks ago
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
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
Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Steph F, Marketing at PumulaniResponded 22 October 2018
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