Sambani was great. We keep reading reviews about planned rennovations, let's hope it doesn't spoil the brilliant down to earth ambience and dirt cheap prices here! It is pretty basic but it is excellent value.
The Malawian staff really could not have been nicer or more helpful, and the spacious lawned gardens down to the fabulous beach were peaceful and restful. We didn't just enjoy the bats, we found a fairly large monitor lizard in the flower bed outside our basic but spacious chalet. And we enjoyed the chickens wandering around too, and the herd of zebu/brahman cattle which were driven along the beach.
There were only 2 small problems: without a car you need to find transport to get there and back from the main road (they called a matola for us when we left), and the children effectively begging on the beach were a pain, particularly when we decided to walk along to the upmarket Chintheche Inn for a meal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sambani Lodge is a lakeside hotel, guesthouse and hostel retreat for local, international and budget visitors. We invite and welcome families, backpackers and travelers who wish to discover the unspoiled Lake Malawi beaches and hospitality Sambani Lodge has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sambani Lodge Malawi/Chinteche