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Kande Beach Resort

Lake Shore, Chinteche, Malawi
Kande Beach Resort
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Mzuzu, Malawi
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kande Beach is a nice laid back place. The huge areal has everything you need. Stayed for two nights, the single rooms under the dorm, are rather small, dark and have no sockets. The beach is clean and has no annoying vendors wanting to sell you stuff. The bar is nice and well stocked and though I was the only... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kande beach campsite is a busy place that attracts several young folks who travel in groups. Consequently, it gets noisy at night. Despite this, the showers and bathrooms are very clean. The showers are excellent and better than some hotels we've stayed in. We initially planned to stay for two nights but due to a late night party decided to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was very happy to find the very nice bungalow by the beach when I arrived at the resort because not all lodges I had stayed at untill that day were even remotely nice and clean like this one. Staff was very welcoming and helpfull at arrival. Wifi free access at all times until closing of reception which is fair.... More 

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Lumbadzi, Dowa, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

You have not been to Malawi if you have not visited Kande Beach Resort. The place it spectacular, it takes your breath away with the beautiful beach stretching along the fresh waters of lake Malawi and overlooking a couple of small islands. It is a must visit place. I was there recently with my family and we can't stop talking... More 

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Chinteche, Malawi
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138 reviews 138 reviews
22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had the pleasure of staying right next to Kande Beach resort for the last 6 months. I cannot recommend the place enough, the staff are great, the owner Dave is extremely approachable and will help you out anyway he can. I experienced the place when it was completely empty, and times when there were multiple trucks, backpackers, private cars... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Awesome spot right on the shore of Lake Malawi. No fans, so pray for a breeze otherwise you won't sleep in the heat and the mosquitos will feast. Shared ablutions, use the new ones beside the dive centre. Beware the local 'beach boys' and any 'village tour' it's just a sell-a-thon. Internet doesn't work, so don't expect it to. Take... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Do not stay here at any cost. I stayed as part of an overland tour and multiple people had things stolen. A phone, head torch, flip flops- 1 girl went to use the toilet and left her flip flops on the table outside, 2 mins later they were gone, with only cleaners around. I had my camera stolen and when... More 

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kandebeach, Owner at Kande Beach Resort, responded to this review

thanks for you helpful review. i can understand your devastation at losing the pictures of your trip, and disappointment in you and your fellow travelers at getting stuff stolen from our lodge. the staff in question are all about to loose their jobs and livelihoods, should other like minded travelers take up your advice to avoid us at all costs.!... More 

chiang rai
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112 reviews 112 reviews
32 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I travelled here in a group of three (backpackers) and instantly Emily looked after us to a very nice degree! We resisted some moderate hassling at the front gate and managed to avoid any further hassles for the three days we were there. We stayed in a three bedded room which was basic, perfunctory but cheap considering the options we... More 

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44 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Maria and I spent two nights at Kande in a tent, during our Nomad Tour, Victoria Falls to Nairobi. Since the tent was pitched on the sand itself, it was quite a task for us to get rid of the sand hanging on to our wet before entering the tent. The area is well kept and there are hammocks to... More 

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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stayed here as part of our East African tour. Great spot!! We were in tents but spent most of our time at the beach and at the very reasonable priced bar ($1 for a large beer). The people were great, the beach was a blast. This was one of our first stops and the relaxed fun atmosphere set the... More 

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