Kumbali Country Lodge

Top choice bed and breakfast in Lilongwe
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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.

Information from Booking.com

Quick description

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.


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


  • Smoke alarms
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Terrace
  • Walking tours
  • Airport shuttle
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Children television networks
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Parking
  • Internet services
  • Invoice provided
  • Packed lunches
  • Shallow end
  • Bridal suite
  • Cycling
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Kid meals
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Swimming pool
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool with view
  • On-site parking
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Family rooms
  • Gift shop
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Hiking
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Trouser press
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • First aid kit available
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Cashless payment available
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Tour desk
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant


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


  • Free WiFi available


  • Outdoor pool


  • Private parking