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Kande Beach Resort

Lake Shore, Chinteche, Malawi
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the first stop at Lake Malawi, and despite arriving after dark it did not disappoint! Large camping area and a number of bungalows were available (from what I heard these weren't too clean). It was right on the beach! Ok showers/ablutions. Bar was great, with a few different places to sit. Beer choices were limited and if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Kande Beach resort recently and it was very enjoyable. Mostly because the restaurant has improved greatly, they now have a good choice of food on the menu and actually have the food available unlike a number of times in the past few years that I experienced a limited menu which made staying there frustrating. Now that their... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting and relaxing sounds of the water coming from the lake. It's so big it looks like an ocean! Very pretty sandy beaches, they have hammocks to lay in to read a book or nap and the bar has great food. I would definitely go back! Just be aware that there are overland trucks that stop through and the... More 

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Mzuzu, Malawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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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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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 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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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 

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