Kumbali Country Lodge

Top choice bed and breakfast in Lilongwe

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8.9 out of 10

A short drive from the city centre, on a 650-hectare forest reserve, is a choice of swanky individual thatched chalets (Madonna has stayed here on her controversial visits to Malawi) with beautiful views of nearby Nkhoma Mountain.

This is a working farm, so the food, including fresh vegetables from the farm gardens and delicious homemade yogurts and cheese, is fantastic. There are plenty of nature trails and bird-spotting opportunities, while hyenas, wild pigs and even leopards are occasionally seen.

Quick description via booking.com

Just 10 minutes' drive from the centre of Lilongwe, Kumbali Country Lodge is situated on a 650-hectare forest reserve and dairy farm. The lodge has a garden with outdoor pool. The spacious, thatched rooms have their own entrance and a private bathroom. The beds are draped with a mosquito net. Kumbali's restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fine cuisine, including home-grown vegetables and dairy products are offered. Drinks can be enjoyed at the well-stocked bar. Activities in the surroundings include bird watching, forest walks, visits to the Kumbali Cultural Village and the Permaculture Centre at the Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology. Lilongwe International Airport is a 40-minute drive from Kumbali Country Lodge.

Important information

Please inform Kumbali Country Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Features of Kumbali Country Lodge


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bridal suite
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift shop
  • Hiking
  • Packed lunches
  • Wifi
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Trouser press
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On-site parking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Children television networks
  • Kid meals
  • Secured parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Business centre
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Vip room facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Shoeshine
  • Car hire
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout


  • Outdoor pool


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking