We have compiled a list of lodging for you to consider during your stay in Zomba and a few suggestions if you intend to stay a little longer.
Sunbird Ku Chawe
The luxurious Ku Chawe Inn is a 45minute drive from Chancellor College on the Zomba Plateau. It is within 15km of the Mandela Falls and William Falls, and 15.9 km away from the historical Chingwe’s Hole. Ku Chawe has a gourmet restaurant, bar/lounge, 24 hour room service; including free continental breakfast, WiFi in public areas. All 37 rooms have fireplaces, Internet access, mini-bars, and coffee makers.
Price: Superior $150 and Deluxe $168/per night
Tel: 265 1 514 211
Casa Rossa is a twenty-five minute drive from Chancellor College. The Lodge is a bed and break that offers a rich Italian menu and Bar-Cafeteria. For guests who would like to experience the beauty of Zomba on a reasonable budget, Casa Rosa’s Veranda allows for spectacular views over the plain up to Mount Mulanje. There is reliable Internet that guests can pay for at the bar.
Price: $70 Dollars/per night.
Tel: +265(0)881366126 or +265(0)991184211.
Annie’s Lodge Zomba
Annie’s Lodge is conveniently located in the heart of Zomba, at the foot of the evergreen plateau. It is a ten-minute drive to Chancellor College, and about a thirty-minute walk. The Lodge is next to the Old Parliament building and next to the Botanical Gardens. The accommodation is comfortable and affordable: offering self-catering suites, all ensuite rooms, “executives rooms” and “standard” lodging. All rooms have access to television, telephone and Internet access.
Prices: $40 single, $50 double, Executive Single $60 and Executive Double $70/ per night
Tel: +265 888 864 872 or +265 999 957 608
T&D Guest Lodge
T&D Guest Lodge is a convenient five-minute walk from Chancellor College. The Lodge is opposite the college’s clinical facility. The accommodation is comfortable: offering ensuite rooms and air-conditioning. In addition, there is a fully stocked-up bar; and decently priced restaurant.
Price: From $35-$44/per night
Contact: +265 999 507 079 or +265 0888 709 159 or +254 528 776
A Working Vacation?
Here are some sites to see after the conference…
Liwonde National Park
The Liwonde National Park is perhaps the most popular of all the parks in Malawi, and it is about an hours drive from Zomba. The park boasts game viewing along the River Shire on its Western border. Wildlife includes elephants, hippos, and crocodiles. In addition Antelopes include kudu, sable and bushbuck; leopards, hyenas and lions can sometimes be spotted, as well as the Black rhino. For those who love to bird watch, there is an exceptional variation of our feathered friends. Accommodation is decent for those who would like to stay the night in the Mvuu Lodge and it is also close to the Mvuu campsite.
Price: From $230
Tel: +265 771 153
Lake Malawi is the pride and joy of the country. The Mangochi Lakeshore is about a two-hour drive north of Zomba. It includes the greatest concentration of lodges and hotels in the Southern lakeshore between Mangochi and Monkey Bay. The accommodation is suited to taste: some include sophisticated gold course, private beaches and airstrip to more simple intimate accommodation. http://www.malawitourism.com/pages/lodges/
Mulanje Mountain Hike
Mulanje Mountain offers some of Malawi’s most breathtaking views. The mountain is about a two-hour and thirty minutes drive South of Zomba, and has many fascinating myths and spiritual beliefs that are associated with it. These stories, for the most part, remain part of the local narrative. There are nine huts on the mountain owned by the Forestry Department and maintained by the Mulanje Mountain Conversation Trust. For more information: http://www.mcm.org.mw/
Game Haven Lodge
Located in Bvumbwe, 70km south of Zomba, Game Haven offers a quiet and peaceful opportunity observe local game including impala and giraffes and also has a golf course amongst the animals. http://www.gamehavenmw.com/