It isn’t until you sink into the welcoming clear waters of Lake Malawi that you realise how much superior it is to salt water. Pumulani Lodge offers spacious luxury accommodation on the lines of a safari lodge rather than a ‘resort’.
We travelled as two families with four teenage children (17 and 15) and added this onto a safari trip. Pumulani was ideal for it combined a chance to relax (if you felt so inclined) with the opportunity to do a lot – sailing / kayaking / snorkelling / diving / waterskiing / cycling / dhow trips. However, from the activities point of view the real strength lay in the fact that not only could you do all the things that you could do if you visited the Mediterranean, but you could make uncontrived visits African villages and go on exciting bird walks, thus it was not just a cop-out for the children, but a chance for them to experience different aspects of Africa before we went off on safari.
The accommodation is outstanding. Very comfortable in a perfect understated way so that you felt you had the height of luxury without being pretentious.
There is quite a mixture of people who stay there – honeymoon couples / families / older couples / small groups of friends. There really is something for everyone.
The food was quite excellent and I couldn’t recommend the lodge highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “The brightest star on the Lake”Pumulani is situated on the Westside of the Nankumba Peninsula in the South end of Lake Malawi – romantically called “The Lake of Stars”. The Peninsula is recognised as one of the most beautiful shores of the Lake and borders Lake Malawi National Park (a World Heritage Site). The lodge is built on a steep hillside which provides the most spectacular views from our villas, dining and main lodge area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pumulani Hotel Lake Malawi National Park
- Pumulani Lake Malawi National Park