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Pumulani is an exclusive beach lodge with just ten villas on the protected southern shores of Lake Malawi. It is a magical place to unwind after a wildlife safari and guests are able to do as much or as little as they like, in a beautifully relaxing area.

Lake Malawi
  • Scenic sunset cruise on a traditional wooden dhow

  • Try your hand at scuba diving in the lake - glorious crystal clear waters and a profusion of brightly coloured fish

  • Stunning views over Lake Malawi, "The Lake of Stars"

  • Each of Pumulani's villas is designed to be eco-friendly with grass roofs to reflect the heat of the sun

The name Pumulani means 'rest well' in the local Chichewa language, and that is exactly what is on offer – the chance to unwind in a beautiful and tranquil setting. Pumulani enjoys a spectacular setting on the unspoilt western shore of the Nankumba Peninsula. Surrounding it is Lake Malawi National Park, a World Heritage site, where hundreds of species of fish, including rare and colourful cichlids, swim in the clear blue water.

Nestled in lush hills above the still waters of Lake Malawi, just ten villas provide the ultimate in design and comfort. Their distinctive grass roofs reflect the heat of the African sun while the simple and elegant interiors ensure comfort and privacy.

Guests can relax on the sandy beach or by the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking activity, there is plenty to do including water-skiing, sailing, diving, wake-boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing and bird-watching. At sunset enjoy a scenic cruise on the traditional wooden dhow, a 40ft sailing boat hand-built by local craftsmen. It’s the perfect way to experience the beauty of Lake Malawi, described by the explorer David Livingstone as The Lake of Stars.

At Pumulani you will be in good hands. The lodge is part of Robin Pope Safaris, a very established safari company operating in Zambia offering high standards and friendly service.

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Top tip:

Go for a canoe around the headland and stop off on one of the isolated beaches for a cool drink and dip in the lake.

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Lake Malawi

Pumulani enjoys a spectacular setting on the unspoilt western shore of the Nankumba Peninsula on the southern shores of Lake Malawi.

Pumulani can be reached by a ten hour international flight to Lilongwe Airport in Malawi. On arrival at Lilongwe’s Kamuzu Airport, Pumulani guests will be met by a member of staff, who will assist with immigration procedures and the payment of airport taxes. From there its a light aircraft to Monkey Bay, the closest airstrip to Pumulani. At Monkey Bay, Pumulani staff will be waiting to meet you and take you the remainder of the journey, a 20-minute drive through African bush and local villages.

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