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Kumbali Lake Retreat

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Overview
Lifuwu, Near Senga Bay, Salima Malawi See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Kumbali Lodge Lake retreat, being a frequent customer of the Lilongwe sister hotel. I would like to thank Benedetta, Tanya and Stinger for a truly 5 star experience from start to finish. Our party was fortunate to use the new...More

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Response from Relax792244, Public Relations Manager at Kumbali Lake RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Colin. What a lovely review. Staff and Management at Kumbali Country Lodge always look forward to welcoming you back. I’m extremely please that you have notice our improvement over the past years. Our aim is to get better with each visit. Our staff...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

My husband and I were drawn to Kumbali Lake Retreat by the overwhelming positive reviews of the place. However, after our experience, and reading the reviews here once again upon our return, our experience at Kumbali was very similar to the negative ones left here...More

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Response from Relax792244, Manager at Kumbali Lake RetreatResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your review, my name is Guy and my family owns Kumbali Lake Retreat. I must say that I was absolutely shocked by your review which is by far the worst we have ever received, and I also must state, in no uncertain...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018

We stayed two nights at Kumbali Lake Retreat Lodge, and it was far too short a visit. The 'huts' have a treehouse vibe, nestled into the side of the hill overlooking stunning views of the lake. Beds were super comfortable, an awesome spot to hang...More

Thank ljrjung
Response from Nda M, Public Relations Manager at Kumbali Lake RetreatResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for such a great review! We're really glad you appreciated the "blended into nature" feel of our place! Guy and Maureen will be very happy to hear what you said about the place. We can't wait to have you back with us!

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Kumbali is one of our favourite places to stay on the lake! We stayed here over new years eve and as ever the food, room and location was amazing! Their fish eagle feeding trip is one of the best on the whole lake with the...More

Thank robdavis89
Response from Nda M, Public Relations Manager at Kumbali Lake RetreatResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for your reivew, and for pointing out the wonderful complementary activities we have on offer! We're glad you got a chance to see some simango monkeys, although we have a quite a few on our property, in general they're actually very rare! Our...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic weekend here! All the staff were very friendly & helpful with great food & service. Loved the location & serenity with the individual thatched chalets. All the comforts you need for a lovely weekend! Enjoyed the sunset cruise to feed the eagles,...More

1  Thank Tricia K
Response from Nda M, Public Relations Manager at Kumbali Lake RetreatResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for your review, we're so happy you enjoyed your stay at our retreat. We're also glad that you liked our thatched chalets. We will be very glad to see you at our property again!

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About
Description
An eco-friendly lodge with thatched chalets on the foot of Lifuwu Hill overlooking Lake Malawi at Senga Bay. Each chalet has an open air heated outdoor shower and self-decomposing toilets. We offer a private More beach, a guided hike up the hill, snorkeling and a sundowner boat trip to feed fish eagles. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
8
Location
Malawi > Central Region > Salima
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
8
Location
Malawi > Central Region > Salima
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Traveller (33)
Room & Suite (24)
Dining (7)
Pool & Beach (7)
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RichardeChanda
6 June 2017|
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Response from roanda2015 |
Hi. The rate is $95 per person sharing. This includes all meals and a daily boat ride (weather permitting)
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lusich
16 December 2016|
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Response from FroiseCAmy | Property representative |
Hi Lusich Please can you give me your email address so that I can forward your enquiry onto reservations. Thanks
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Room Tips
"All the rooms are beautiful!"
kgouveia
7 Oct. 2017
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"V good pair of bedrooms each with own shower/loo; sitting room between and some cooking. Good for four..."
reluctanttraveller47
29 Oct. 2016
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"All the rooms are really private and have great views"
Bernadette54
6 Oct. 2016
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"The higher on the hill, the better the view. No need to worry about noise, this place is peaceful."
KimberInAfrica
7 Sep. 2016
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