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Zomba Forest Lodge

Zomba Mountain, Zomba Malawi See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Free Wifi
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All reviews no electricity other guests solar lights walking trails wonderful hosts great food local community living room guest house beautiful garden local ingredients every meal made us feel at home warm hospitality excellent stay one of a kind two nights
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We really enjoyed our stay with Tom and Petal! Their hospitality made the stay very special. The food was delicious, and we loved getting to meet so many wonderful people at the communal lounge area and dinner table. Petal was such a help before we...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank BevBehrmann
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited ZFL for an overnight visit to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Tom and Petal were amazing hosts, making us feel like we were visiting friends. The other guests were a delight to meet. The weekend was relaxing, and a sunday morning...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank GaryMcGurk
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Tom and Petal are wonderful people doing amazing work on Zomba plateau. They were lovely hosts and we felt very much at home.The rooms were clean and cosy and the bathroom had hot water and was clean. The food was really tasty and they catered...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank rohini2018
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We had such an amazing stay at ZFL - it was almost worth coming to Malawi for this place alone! Fantastic hosts in Tom and Petal, beautiful food, gorgeous setting, lovely rooms, and we loved wandering around the indigenous rainforest on their grounds. We did...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This lodge was recommended to us by a few people and did not disappoint! We had a busy summer hosting teams and were looking for a peaceful and relaxing get away to re-set and this lodge hit the mark! Tom and Petal do an amazing...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Ashley M
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Zomba Forest Lodge - A haven of peace and quiet, nestled half-way Zomba Mountain within 20 acres of mixed woodland, a real treat for those seeking to escape the daily hustle and bustle. The lodge has no More electricity so it is wonderfully atmospheric with candles and paraffin lamps and in the winter, a roaring fire. Zomba Forest Lodge is more than just a lodge, it is a home aways from home and we treat guests that way. Those who choose to stay with us can opt to hike around the mountain, amble around the gardens or spend a hard day relaxing in our stunning gardens. Our rates include your room with en-suite bathroom, full breakfast, lunch and a beautiful 3 course dinner. Please contact us for more information Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Malawi > Southern Region > Zomba
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Malawi > Southern Region > Zomba
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June 18, 2018|
Response from Tom and Petal I |
Dear Veronica and Peter, Thank you for your message and yes we do have availability for those dates :) Please could you email us directly (Our email is on our website) so that we can send you details? Communication over... More
October 17, 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
Room Tips
"All the rooms are glorious"
Nov. 6, 2017
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"The rooms are all situated in the same situation. Not very big, but enough space."
Nov. 3, 2017
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"Just go there and enjoy yourself. If you ever go to Malawi, don't miss this place."
Sep. 12, 2017
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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!"
Mar. 29, 2017
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