Me and my girlfriend stayed at luwawa in march 2013 for one night. We met the owners the day before in Mzuzu and they agreed to give us a ride, since they were going back anyways. Afterwards, they told us that it is 10$ per person, also for the way back to the main road (so 40$ in total, since there is no public transport). Unfortunately, they told us this right before we wanted to leave.
We brought our own tent, but also had a look at the dorm, which was not only the most expensive one I have ever seen in that region of Africa, but also in a bad condition and densely packed with 20 beds.
Staff is friendly and helpful, except from the owners, who mainly ignored us while being extremely friendly to the only two other guests. It seemed to us, like they don't really want to have backpackers/campers around, but are trying to get as much money out of them as possible.
The dinner was nice, nothing special, but quite expensive. The breakfast was great, and not too expensive.
If you are looking for a quiet, natural environment and are willing to spend a lot of money, this might be the right place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luwawa Forest Lodge is an Eco -Tourism Lodge and Outdoor Adventure centre. Located 240km North of Lilongwe in the mountains of the North Viphya Forest Reserve. A very beautiful and peaceful Location far from the madding crowds. ... more less