Once you set foot in this magical place and start to experience the beauty that is Pumulani, you won’t be surprised to learn that the name in fact means “place of rest”. A place of rest it is indeed, and with its prime setting – nestled in the luscious hills that surround the southern end of Lake Malawi – there not much more anyone could ask for when embarking on an invigorating yet soothing African adventure. Offering nine villas with grass roofs – four executive suites and five deluxe suites, the lodge also features ten standard bedrooms.
All units offer comfort, luxury and space in spades, while the conference facilities are extensive and the seven conference rooms provide for just about every need, and are able to accommodate up to 200 delegates at a time. An extensive range of equipment is available and can be tailor-made to your requirements. In the culinary department, the lodge’s old farmhouse, which was built in 1945, is used for conference lunches – providing one of the most unique networking and business settings on the continent.
Other perks of this slice of paradise include an inviting beach (where the lodge’s barbecues are a real treat), and pristine private decks from which to watch the bird life duck and dive into the crystalline waters.
And for those who want to get active, snorkelling, diving, waterskiing, sailing and kayaking are on offer. There are also dhow cruises in the evenings, and watching hippos waddle onto land at sunset is one of the highlights here.
Alternatively, guests can opt to perfect the art of doing nothing here, simply soaking up the landscapes and vistas of this vast wilderness. David Livingstone once called Lake Malawi “Lake of Stars”, and guests at Pumulani soon discover why this description is so wonderfully apt…
The lodge is the perfect place to witness thousands of shooting stars dancing across the lake – while you slink in the infinity pool of course. Added to the sheer romance that is Pumalani, guests can also witness the rural charm of fishermen with their hurricane lamps, manoeuvring their boats around the hippos and rocks.
- Bird Watching
- Cultural Tours
- Kayaking / Paddling