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The Friendly Gecko

Lifuwu village, Leopard Bay, Salima, Malawi
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AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Suites
Pets Allowed
Free Wifi
Pool
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

During my backpacking trip through Malawi I stayed at the Friendly Gecko for one night (Thursday night before Lake of Stars began Friday). As I understood it, the Friendly Gecko is primarily for people staying for longer periods of time while doing volunteer work in...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank PernilleC94
Reviewed February 25, 2016

This is actually a very large home that acomodates volunteers with the organization help2kids. There is a nice kitchen and bath, all is shared. Most rooms are dorm rooms. Transport only goes twice a day, on an unpaved (at this writing) road.

Date of stay: February 2016
3  Thank RobynMichaels
Reviewed December 4, 2015

I chose the Friendly Gecko because of their active involvement in social upliftment of the Lifuwe Village. I was not dissapointed in fact I was pleasantly surprised.This is real Africa and the people are warm and accommodating,The views are splendid and the beach of the...More

Date of stay: December 2015
1  Thank Olwagen
Reviewed November 22, 2015

Great place to stay with a fantastic location and cool mission. Expect a few volunteers for their partner organization to be living there full time, but this doesn't detract from the experience at all. Hard to beat the location as it's in the heart of...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank heels2014
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Friendly hosts......friendly volunteers......recommended budget accommodation for a peaceful lake experience...... Incase you are lost, the villagers around the place are always willing to assist with directions. Also recommend everyone to visit this side of Senga bay more often as there is an extensive beach and...More

Date of stay: May 2014
Thank Tamzee
Response from FriendlyGecko, Manager at The Friendly GeckoResponded May 19, 2014

Thank you so much for the feedback and taking the time to write a review! We are so glad that you had a peaceful experience at our Guest House as we strive to create a tranquil environment for those hoping to escape the city for...More

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Description
The Friendly Gecko Guest House offers you the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful Lake Malawi and experience authentic Malawian village life. Our Guest House is located in the village of Lifuwu right on the shores More of Lake Malawi. We are around 2 hours by car away from Lilongwe or a 20 minute car ride to the nearby Senga Bay resorts. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Suites
Room types
Suites
Number of rooms
4
Price range
$12 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Friendly Gecko Malawi/Salima
Location
Malawi > Central Region > Salima
Room types
Suites
Number of rooms
4
Price range
$12 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Friendly Gecko Malawi/Salima
Location
Malawi > Central Region > Salima
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Room & Suite (6)
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"The private cottage B-)"
Tamzee
May 15, 2014
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