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Private Bag 43 | Mzimba, Lilongwe, Malawi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Booked 1 night as stop-over between Lilongwe & Livingstonia, but changed it to 2 nights when I read Tripadvisor reviews saying they wished they had stayed longer. As it turned out, a broken rental car key enforced a 4 night stay in what turned out to be one of our favorite venues. George & Christine were tireless hosts. The staff,... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The lodge is right in the middle of the forest, very bumpy road to get there but worth it. Beautiful location and gardens. Very helpful staff, good meals. Lovely to relax for a couple of days as a complete get away

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Leipzig, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

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... More

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Harare, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed over Christmas period after few days on Lake Malawi, and so welcomed the cooler climate and freshness of the air all around. Well signposted, a few km off main road, only three hours from Nkhata Bay or Lilongwe so perfect stopover. The positives: Staff were so helpful and clued in to our needs, esp with young children, preparing... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Stayed here with Kiboko Safaris from Lilongwe in March 2008. The Lodge was fantastic & we were made very welcome. The local dancers & singers there were amazing, they made our stay there special. Great scenery :)

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
40 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were en route to Nyika and stopped here for one night to break the journey. The location is amazing - the views of the reservoir are quite something. The main lodge is very cosy, although is a bit tired and could do with a bit of a tidy up. However, the food was fabulous and Sandra the chef looked... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This place might be off the charts but it packs quite a punch! Lets start with how to get here - you veer of the highway and drive for 15 Kms of nothingness to reach this quite little resting place! The rooms are cosy, with good views; the small dining hall with its fireplace can warm anyone's heart on a... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The lodge is just perfect - location by the lake on the periphery of the forest with walks and fishing to hand (and other things too). The staff are excellent too. But the catering however is not so good with high (for Malawi) barand restaruant prices for the guest who really has no alternative unless self catering (there are rooms... More

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Lilongwe, Malawi
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed in the dorm, but it was un-sleepable due to excessive amounts of mold. We could not sleep and all felt sick the morning afterwards. The food was ok, but extremely over-priced for the quality and quantity. The chalets may be nice, but over-priced for what you get in the dining room.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Our final stay on our ten-day tour of Malawi was at Luwawa, which was a lovely experience. We had the opportunity to get out on a mountain bike tour of the forest; ate well in the restaurant, although not particularly adventurously; and were made extremely welcome by the British expat owner, George, and all of his team. Our chalet was... More

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Address: Private Bag 43 | Mzimba, Lilongwe, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Central Region > Lilongwe

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