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Zomba Forest Lodge

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Zomba Mountain, Zomba Malawi See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am in awe of everything that ZFL is. From the cosy little home, delicious food, beautiful garden, to the brains and hands behind it all, the lovely Tom and Petal - ZFL truly was the highlight of our Malawian adventure. Tom went out of...More

Thank AlexSanan
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The drive up to ZFL itself is spectacular (helped by the perfect step by step directions provided by Tom and Petal! When they say “don’t follow google maps” believe them!), and then arrival at the Lodge you’re greeted by Tom and Petal who quickly make...More

Thank Lizzie B
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations!! Woww what a one of a kind, unique place to stay! Petal and Tom, the owners of the Lodge made us feel at home right away. Surrounded by beautiful nature, amazing views and silence, this is a very...More

Thank Berbera V
Response from Zomba Forest L, Owner at Zomba Forest LodgeResponded August 13, 2018

Dear Berbera, Thank you so much for your wonderful review - To be honest, we didn't want to let you go! 2 days was too short! It is a shame that the Netherlands and Malawi are so far away from each other :/ You will...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We have had a wonderful stay at the Zomba Forest Lodge. Petal and Tom are such nice and welcoming people, who made us feel at home right away. Nothing is too much for them and they will help you with everything. The lodge is located...More

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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 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

Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Quirky Hotels, Quaint, Family
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
MalawiSouthern RegionZomba
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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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