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Namizimu Forest Retreat
Cape Maclear, Malawi
1 review
“Blissful retreat”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

I first discovered Namizimu about a year ago, and since then I have become a regular guest. This place is a sanctuary of calm - a place where there is always time for forest walks, afternoon naps, long hot baths, reading books on the veranda, floating in the plunge pool... I like top off such a tough day with sundowners delivered to the top of the big rock, where you can watch the sun set across the lake. The food is amazing and the hospitality is always warm and welcoming. There is definitely something special about Namizimu!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tara-Namizimu, Owner at Namizimu Forest Retreat, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
You are such a regular guest that you feel like family! We want it to feel like home and I love how you have made it a second home!
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Zomba, Zomba, Malawi
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

we spent one night at Namizimu, which included a magical sunset, good dinner and conversation, and a nice hike the next day. Tara is friendly and informal, which makes staying there special, different from other lodges. She also has a good relationship with the village nearby, and her staff, which is nice. the rooms are nice and simple, the place quiet and peaceful.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Tara-Namizimu, Owner at Namizimu Forest Retreat, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
It was good to have you here. Its always nice to meet people who are living near by, your homemade cheese was gorgeous!
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Additional Information about Namizimu Forest Retreat

Property: Namizimu Forest Retreat
Address: Mangochi - Chiponde Road | P.O.Box 12, Mangochi, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Southern Region > Mangochi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Mangochi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A peaceful and private sanctuary, set in untouched mountain woodland, south-east of Lake Malawi, with stunning panoramic views and a natural environment which hosts many unique plant and animal species. A network of well-maintained paths within our owner managed 16 acre estate gives easy access to incredible picnic locations and scenic walks. Individual needs and requirements can be catered to and group/events bookings are also welcome. We are easily reached from Lilongwe or Blantyre. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Namizimu Forest Retreat Malawi/Mangochi

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