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    Zomba Forest Lodge

    Zomba Mountain, Zomba, Malawi
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    • Very good7%
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    1 - 5 of 138 reviews

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Best food I tasted in Malawi plus wonderful company of Petal and Tom. Loved watching monkeys playing in the trees while drinking coffee in the morning. Such a unique experience. Highly recommended! Not to be missed when in Zomba.

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This is an utterly delightful place for restoring, reflecting, discovering, learning, resting and of course digesting. The menus are outstanding - thoughtfully prepared and presented with flare. Petal and Tom look after everything with great care - the restored Lodge, the surrounding forest, their lovely...More

    Thank Rob M
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Wonderfully strong shower with water solar-heated to wash off the red dirt of Malawi. Yummy meals prepared by Petal and Tom, comfortable beds, and relaxing setting with walking trails. Loved being off the grid but still able to enjoy creature comforts of home. TripAdvisor website...More

    Thank Tamara M
    Reviewed 8 November 2017

    ZFL was the start of our honeymoon and it eased us in gently! cooler as up the plateau with a breeze, and no mozzies! And we really embraced switching off and living by the light with no internet or electricity! Petal, Tom along with Saxon...More

    Thank natraliam
    Reviewed 6 November 2017

    There is nothing not to love. I frequented ZFL during two years working a stressful job in Malawi and it never failed to restore my mind, body and soul. The best food in Malawi - Petal, Clement and Asinta work miracles in the kitchen -...More

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    lzaza
    17 October 2014|
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    Response from Zomba Forest L | Property representative |
    Hi Laura, Thank you for your enquiry. We can't normally get good enough internet to check TripAdvisor but I am in Blantyre at the moment with good internet :) In answer to your question, we are actually fully booked up to... More
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    "All the rooms are glorious"
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    "The rooms are all situated in the same situation. Not very big, but enough space."
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    "Just go there and enjoy yourself. If you ever go to Malawi, don't miss this place."
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    "ZFL is an intimate lodge with only four rooms, each of which is unique and lovely. You can't go wrong!"
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