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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long flight from London via Addis, Kumbali Lodge offered some welcome relief. Nice rooms, friendly staff, decent food and beautiful grounds with plenty of wildlife (especially birds). The best place we stayed in during a two-week trip around Malawi and Zambia. This next bit is for birders, please ignore if you're not! Birds seen at the Lodge (one... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting, spacious & well appointed rooms & friendly staff - the perfect package. We arrived after a long day at work, & a hurried departure from our previous (not very nice) hotel, & were warmly welcomed & made to feel at ease. Dinner was relaxed, delicious & ample. I started my morning with a swim in the lovely pool... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

An excellent stay. Very attentive staff and extremely comfortable. The pool could have been cleaner. The food was excellent and plenty of comfortable chairs from which to contemplate the beautiful surroundings.

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Thank Mike H
Erlangen, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We arrived at Kumbali Lodge directly from the airport on a beautiful Friday morning. We were welcomed at the reception and after check in, we were shown our room. It was spacious, with a very large bed and quite a big balcony / terrasse overlooking the green area. This was the place where we spent most of our early mornings... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My wife and I started our 6 week trip to Malawi at the Kumbali Lake Retreat and so it was fitting to end the trip at Kumbali Lodge. The Lodge easily deserves it's reputation as one, if not the, best place to stay in Lilongwe. It may seem expensive to was very good value for money both in terms of... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Had a amazing stay at Kumbali Lodge thanks to the great hospitality of Guy, Maureen and all the staff at the lodge. Good food and fantastic service.Highly recommend Kumbali lodge whether on business or holiday. Thanks to all.

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Thank vvvandre
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

A great experience from start to finish, hospitality was excellent the service was great, the food was also great and the property was just what was needed after a day in town. take your swimming costume there is a lovely pool. Rooms have everything you need. wifi is very good.

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Thank Joanne W
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a very luxurious lodge (Madonna apparently stays here) about 6km out of Malawi - we stayed for one night before catching our plane home. Although everything was very efficient, and our room was very large and pleasant, we just did not like this hotel. It was a long drive (4 km or so) from the main road, and... More 

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Thank Heathermacc
Mossel Bay, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at Kumbali Country Lodge. The staff was very friendly and the management great. Food was great and the property well looked after. One night I was surprised to even hear Hyenas close by!

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Thank 148francoisv
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 June 2016

A Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Outstanding service, friendly and outgoing staff and owners. I strongly recommend if traveling to Malawi, specifically Lilongwe, do pop in. Food was awesome and the location is perfect

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury Accommodation (14 executive and 2 deluxe rooms) Cuisine (restaurant, private and fine dining) Conference Centre (2 rooms) Wireless internet access (2 separate providers to ensure maximum availability) Fully stocked bar Comfortable outdoor seating with garden views and private upstairs lounge Lilongwe Airport transfers Transport to/from Lilongwe city centre Printing and photocopying Packed lunches (cool box available) Laundry facilities (7 days a week) Dry cleaning available on request Reliable electricity supply (generator power back up…just in case!) Torches and umbrellas in all rooms Swimming Pool ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kumbali Country Lodge

Address: Presidential Way | Capital Hill Dairy Farm, Plot 9 & 11, Area 44, Lilongwe, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Lilongwe
Price Range: $215 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kumbali Country Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Any of the rooms they have lovely views of the garden and the distant hills”
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“I have stayed in K2, M1, and M2--they are all lovely and have great views from the private porches”
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