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Kara O'Mula Country Lodge

Chichiri, Blantyre 8 | PO Box 80095, Blantyre, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
ChristyinChambana Orem, Utah
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Orem, Utah
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lodging in Mulanje can be pretty barebones, but the Kara O'Mula is an oasis to Western travelers. I have stayed there on four different occasions for multiple nights, and I recommend it to anyone traveling in the area. The sleeping quarters have showers (and usually hot water) and mosquito nets on the bed. There is toilet paper, sheets, pillowcases. There... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I wanted to see the main attraction mount Mulanje and decided to perch here for the night! It was a great experience. It is one of the greenest places in Malawi and beautiful. The swimming pool is directly fed by the water from the fresh springs. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the rooms were quite spacious. You... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great location @ the foothills - unfortunately it rained all day and night whilst we were there so cudnt maximise on the facilities. Wasnt too happy with the room rates as they specify as double room (we were 2)and when we had an extra person to add to the room they charged per person so the cost went higher as... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed for one night as a base for visits to the tea plantations and Mt Mulanje. The location is lovely. We had a great view from our cabin. However, the cabin itself was quite rundown and shabby. We found the restaurant to be terrible both for food and service at dinner. Breakfast was adequate. I would like to commend... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
21 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Our group of 12 from the US and Canada stayed at Kara O'Mula on a volunteer vacation with Habitat for Humanity. After our days building houses in the village Kara was a welcome retreat. The grounds are beautiful and the views also fantastic. We found the accommodations perfectly adequate, the beds were comfortable and there was hot water for the... More

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Stratford, Canada
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173 reviews 173 reviews
54 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

For some reason this hotel is listed as being in Blantyre, and it isn't - it is a long way away in Mulanje. It is a very pleasant place to stay - we were there for one night. It has a pool, comfortable beds, and a good restaurant. Walking from the lodge is easy, and the start of one of... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The location of this lodge could not be better. The Boma walk up Mt Mulanje is within easy reach, and the lodge is surrounded by majestic trees, also offering a spectacular view. The lodge is very clean and comfortable, with outstanding helpful service. The food is simple, fresh, delicious and very good value. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, simple and... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Just stayed at this lodge during a volunteer trip. Our team spent 5 nights and it was lovely. The manager and staff were outstanding. We were greated on arrival and our bags promptly delivered to our rooms. Laundry charges were very reasonable with quick turnaround service. Food was good with options for buffet or menu. Rooms were spacious with ensuite... More

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Glasgow, Scotland.
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Visited as part of a day trip to Mulanje from Blantyre. Had a good walk round the grounds and then a tour from the owner who was very friendly and hospitable. Accommodation looked good valuec. The views are spectacular and the air is cool and fresh. Dinner was good although a little limited in choice. They set up a table... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Stunning location and friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were clean and have fans and mozzy nets and all the plumbing worked but no bedside reading lights. Good service and good food in the restaurant. (Though lampshades might be more flattering to the diners!) We hadn't compared prices and similar accommodation in the area but we would would happily return.

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Address: Chichiri, Blantyre 8 | PO Box 80095, Blantyre, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Blantyre
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