On my second stay at the Sambani Lodge, I'm pleased to discover that its still the same.
The rooms are still basic and clean, the food is still tradtional...you can actually get chambo and nsima, and the staff are still warm and friendly. Most westerners might call it rustic but to me its a little Malawian oasis. Its where Malawians stay which only gives it more authenticity.
Of course, being located right on a magnificant sandy beach on Lake Malawi doesn't hurt. One night of star gazing, wave watching and seeing the lights from the small fish boats bobbying on the waves in the dark and you' re hooked.
Sambani has an atmosphere and pace all its own, friendly and relaxed. Its a place to talk to people...kids adults,fisherman.. who are strolling down the beach. The staff are warm, attentive and efficient but not gushing.
Meals are served in the semi open dining room, always in view of the lake, always in view of your server seated quietly near the kitchen.
This is a place to enjoy and take in even if you have only 1 night. Tawonga!
- 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