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“Relaxing to the point of boredom after anymore then a few days”
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Safari Beach Lodge
Ranked #2 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Salima
Reviewed October 15, 2011

Private beach, free kayaks to paddle, refrshing swimming pool.
The rustic gazebos overlook the water offering great views & a great environment to relax on the balcony if you are not on the beach.
The staff are very friendly.
My wife & I stayed for 5 nights. Given that the Beach lodge is in a quite isolated area, 5 nights was probably too long given we didn't have our own transport. So if you're in for a lengthy stay, make sure you've got a big book or a deck of cards.

Food options are limited & as much as the smiley chef does his best, the food coming out of the Safari Beach Lodge kitchen is pretty average. You also need to turn a blind eye to the traffic of rats scurrying in & out of the kitchen.

And Settle your bill in Kwacha. These guys offer a lousy rate on USD.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank piarts_ontour
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

We where there for two nights R & R after building two houses for needy famlies with Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland. One night done us as we where aware of money starting to disappear. It was such a pity as it was a great place on the shore of Lake Malawi

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Thank JimOmagh
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

landscape: we loved the lake and its surroundings
beach: built very nicely, we especially liked the swing under the tree.
rooms: cosy chalets (double or family) with stunning views (you shouldn't be afraid of monkeys =))
meals: we stayed at the Safari for a week, so we got to know the range of food the hotel offers. The food makes use of the local possibilities, it's tasty and nicely presented.
services and staff: concerning the services we especially appreciated the shuttle and laundry service; we experienced the staff as extremely friendly.
care of management: We were very pleased by the warm hospitality of the assistant manager Yobe Thompson.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank rmue
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Reviewed May 28, 2011

Second trip, came last year and returned after our son keps saying how much he loved it. yes it is rustic and a little upgrade on the rooms would go along way but the view is fantastic and the staff absolutely lovely and so helpful. Food was good, swimming pool spotless and little beach lovely. Our boys had such a wonderful time exploring the rocky terrain. Highly recommend it!!!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank OxfordAlice08
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Reviewed April 10, 2011

We paid $54/night/per person for five of us in the "chalet." The view was great, the grounds fairly cute, although the beach piece is small and not really any usable sand. The chalet was very, very basic. One bathroom, 4 twin beds and a double upstairs. "Rustic" would definitely fit, but more like summer camp. The included breakfast was an omelet or eggs and sausages, but almost no fruit (one pathetic plate of pineapple that when it ran out and I asked for more they answered with the typically Malawian response, "finished"). The other food was edible but overpriced, as were the drinks. We will be staying somewhere else the next time we go to Senga Bay.

Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
Thank yeehawlil
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Reviewed February 20, 2011

My colleague and I took a weekend break here at Safari Beach Lodge and it was fantastic. This is a great lodge, beautiful location, some nice activities in the lake and really great food (best I have had in Malawi). The staff are friendly and relaxed. It looks well run, fair management and a good atmosphere.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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1  Thank rob104
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Reviewed November 2, 2010

A great location and helpful staff...but watch when checking out...it took the best part of an hour to settle the bill and then only found out when home that they had used our credit cards for a cash advance and not a credit payment. They also had the cheek to charge a 6% commission to load us with cash advance and interest fees!
However the location and the views were great and for the most part the service was good.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Woody042
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Address: Senga Bay Forest Reserve | Shore of Lake Malawi, Salima, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Central Region > Salima
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Ranked #2 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Salima
Price Range: $134 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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