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Monkey Bay Mufasa Backpacker Lodges

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Opposite the Monkey Bay Harbor, Mangochi, Malawi
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed briefly at Mufasa's when traveling up the lake with Ilala. The lodge is located in a beautiful and relaxed part of the beach little separated from the main street (i quess) of Monkey bay but is still the closest lodge when considering the harbour where Ilala sets off. Rooms are small but comfortable and we felt like the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

When I arrived there, owner(or staff) offer and offer "Do you wanna something to drink?" I didn't wanna drink, but he asked many times, so I got sprite but it wasn't cold. After drink, he asked same offer again, make me annoy. shower room was not really clean. They should remove twigs and spider webs. And they said you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Really warm friendly staff! Unfortunately only stayed here one night whilst camping, but it was beautiful to wake up looking at the sunrise over the unique pontoon! If possible look to book a boat and snorkel trip with one of the locals! Spent the day on the boat and had fresh fish, rice an vegetables cooked on an island while... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We spent there few days, but unfortunately the weather was not really helpful especially in the afternoon. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm and paid 3500 kwacha per night. Completely relaxing by the beach enjoying the Mufasa bar and restaurant. They use Green Energy: solar energy (which sometimes does not really help) and toilet water that comes from the... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great location, great staff. The rooms are located right at the beach. Nice location to swim and the beach is private. Really relaxing to stay over there but It's a rustic backpackers what means that there is only solar power and no internet connection. We went fishing over there, the staff helped us with finding worms but we didn't catch... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and then came back at another night before leaving the lake. The first two nights were good. The lodge is rustic but in an incredible location so we were impressed. Also the food is really good! However on our second stay it rained pretty heavily and it was as if the roof wasn't even there!... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I stayed at Mufasa for one night on 30th Dec 2013 and about 500$ was stolen from my bag. I suspect that one of the staff, i.e. either the barman or night guard, took the money. The manager was very unhelpful refusing to give me the name of the owners of the lodge, and going to the local police proved... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Mufasa Backpacker was the first location where we hit the lake. We never made it to Cape McClear, but travelled instad onwards to the north. Cape McClear was said to be a vibrate little town, Monkey Bay isn't. But I'm really happy Mufasa is there for people like us, who got stranded. And it's not such a problem to get... More 

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Boca Raton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

As the name implies, the Mufasa in Monkey Bay is rustic. No electricity so it's dark at 6:30pm and there is no kitchen for guests, as everything is cooked over a fire. There is a menu for breakfast and lunch, but dinner is one meal choice. I would not recommend staying here if you are a vegetarian, as there are... More 

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Lusaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

I've had the pleasure of staying here for a long while. When we first got to Monkey Bay we made the mistake of going to some other lodge. Now, thats fine, until you get to Mufasa. To me, it is paradise. Nobody bothering you, clear water, a private beach, great atmosphere... Have you seen or read 'The Beach'? There you... More 

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Address: Opposite the Monkey Bay Harbor, Mangochi, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Mangochi
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Monkey Bay Mufasa Backpacker Lodges Malawi/Mangochi

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