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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed here on four previous trips flying in and out of Llilongwe on our way to and from South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, and it has always been fun. Mabuya Camp is a walled compound in the old colonial district which has a rustic tropical feel with pleasant covered hangout porch and bar area, as well and...

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Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, comfy beds with nets, friendly helpful staff and I will be returning next year :) The swimming pool is a brilliant escape from the heat and there's a pool table and good wifi. Great atmosphere and feels really secure and safe

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I stayed at Mabuya for one night in May while travelling from southern Malawi to Lusaka in Zambia. The accomodation was basic but clean, the staff were friendly and I thought that the prices for food and drinks were very reasonable. I stayed in a dorm mid week so it was nice and quiet. On busier nights on weekends I...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stayed in the 'little house' behind the dining building for two weeks while seeking more long term accommodation. Very laid-back vibe in the camp, drinks available from reception, people hanging out playing pool, sunning by the swimming pool, a backpackers place. About a 20 min. walk to area 3 (grocery shopping, restaurants, etc.). A friend stayed in the dorm and...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I'll start with the positives of our stay at Mabuya. We arranged to be collected from the airport (for $30) which was a very easy process and our driver was ready & waiting to fetch us as we arrived. We also arranged our transfer to Cape Maclear (for $150) the next day through Mabuya which also went smoothly. For accommodation...

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MalawiMixer, Owner at Mabuya Camp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I fear you missed our other two sets of bathrooms! We have 3 sets of ablutions across the site. Sorry that you didn't find them. Also our rooms are only $30 per night not $40. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels?

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We camped here for several nights. It has a peaceful garden, lively bar and decent restaurant. Fast WiFi can be purchased too. Dog lovers will love the resident pooch. Staff are very helpful and friendly. We will definitely return.

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Enjoyed our stay. Very help and kind staff. Arranged for relative cheap pickup from the airport. Have a taxi driver on hold. We stayed in an ensuite room. Rooms OK - shower could have used another cleaning. Bar and restaurant on site were decent. Seems to draw an interesting mix of travelers. Walk-able to the old town center - for...

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Definitely one of the best places to stay in Lilongwe. A great backpackers with something for everyone. The food is great and the bar is always good fun. The rooms are great and staff are lovely. You should definitely visit!

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying at Maybuya for 3 weeks recently and our group of 7 had a brilliant time. We stayed in a combination of the A frames and chalets and had a pleasant and enjoyable stay. A recently installed bore hole meant that showers were freely available (not something experienced in all parts of our Africa trip!),...

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bucharest
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This place was the worst in all my trip in Africa. it is simply despicable. There is no words to paint the kitchen and the toilets.a hell!many layers of dirt.i think they never cleaned the fridge,the stove,the toilets.the room were dirty too,but a little less dirty than the rest.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet

Additional Information about Mabuya Camp

Address: Livingstone Road, Lilongwe Private Bag A 54, Malawi (Formerly Kiboko Camp)
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Lilongwe
Hotel Class:1 star — Mabuya Camp 1*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Dorms are right next to the bar and noisy on weekends. Dorms are best midweek if you want to sleep. Alternatively just bring earplugs.”
 of 5 bubbles claireg981, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Opt for an en-suite room for $45”
 of 5 bubbles c88traveller, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Camp far from the bar for a peaceful sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles russellamgalt, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Need a good room ? Don't stay here!!”
 of 5 bubbles markrD6874CU, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Hippo rooms are en-suite”
 of 5 bubbles RussellSmith2014, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
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