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Malambe Camp

The Beachfront, Chembe Village/Cape Maclear, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Malambe Camp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Good value for money in stunning Cape Maclear. Average accommodation and food but good atmosphere at the bar and a great place to meet other travelers. Would stay there again. You can rent bicycles which is a great way of exploring the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We came to malambe camp two friends, we planned to stay there for two nights and we stayed for the whole week. Malambe camp offers great budget rooms in fair prices, beside that they also have a bar and restaurant with simple and good food. The staff is very helpful and very nice, and the owner is friendly also. If... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A lovely backpackers with some great beach huts are really great rates. Other accommodation seemed expensive in Cape Maclear but Malambe is truly backpacker rates. Great food is also served at good prices and the place is centrally located so everything is only a short walk away. Cape Maclear is also a great little village and a nice place to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Malambe is the best place for you to find a blend of both locals and travelers in Cape MacClear socializing over a brew, a mancala board and watching the sunset over Lake Malawi. As backpackers go, Malambe is pretty basic. Clean linen, friendly and knowledgable bar man, options for meals and drinks. However, keep in mind that what we consider... More 

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Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Been in this place in June and all I can say is that it is the best option for backpacker.met my friends there with a plan to stay 3 days but ended up staying 7 days. This place is right on the beach and we were even allowed to use the kitchen to make our own foot for almost no... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Malambe camp is very basic, bit is also very cheap. We stayed in one of the huts, which is really just some bamboo and a bed. The staff are really friendly and chilled out. The food is also really good and unbelievably cheap. Unfortunately we cut out stay here short due to the other guests. The price point attracts gap... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Malambe Camp is a nice spot for low-budget travelers who don't require too many frills. The property itself is quite cute and the bungalows are basic but nice, however, the camp could have easily been much better than it was. I found there to be a lot of garbage around the camp area and while there were several staff members... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was my favourite place in Malawi. The setting is perfect, right on the lake with a lovely piece of beach outside. The dorms is cheap and very nice, clean and airy. I had a look in the little huts which are quite small but very cute. The food is amazing, really good quality, huge portions and very reasonably priced.... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lovely and very memorable place offering standard dorms and incredible little but comfortable bamboo huts facing the beach and lake + all at a very good price. Bar and restaurant area are almost on the beach. Great relaxed atmosphere is a great part of that place. Nice big breakfast - at a very good price. Don't belive if they say... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

+ Points -Right on the beach, excellent for organizing activites -Very Cheap -Well stocked bar - Points -Food took ridiculously long to arrive, almost 2 hours on one occasion -Multiple rats spotted in the dorm, walls are not sealed at all. -Local bar blares loud music, sometimes until 6am despite said bar being almost completely empty every night

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