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Reviewed November 3, 2017

FANTASTIC. Tom and Petal, the managers, are extremely nice people, and nothing is too much to make you feel at home. Is is a small lodge, 4 rooms, but ,as a matter of fact, it feels really as you are at home. Nice garden to relex, nice varandae to have a drink, and the diner, which you do togehter with other guasts , is of high quality.

Room Tip: The rooms are all situated in the same situation. Not very big, but enough space.
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank mwgraaf1960
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

This is a very nice guesthouse with a beautiful garden. They have a cozy livingroom with a fireplace. The food was excellent!! Petal and Tom are very anxious to make your stay
as pleasant as possible. We made a wonderful walk with a guide from the guesthouse through the old wood with a little river and waterfalls. The sleepingrooms ar not so big, but Petal can arrange something with your luggage. Thank you very much for this nice experience in Malawi. Also thank you for very friendly staff!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kremer02
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

It was absolutely fantastic. Great rooms, beautiful furnished in African style, and the garden was just so beautiful to walk in. You could walk for miles and enjoy the birds, monkeys, the beautiful vegetation, the waterfall. Everywhere in the garden at the house were nice private places to sit and enjoy the sounds of the birds.
No electricity, but solar lamps to take with you in your room. These lasted all night. In the evenings by the fireplace, Tom and Petal came by to have a nice chat. And to explain how there project against deforestation works. Great job they're doing.
But the most perfect of all was: the food! We have never had such great food, luckily we had booked full board! We have never been to a place before, were everything was so perfect, every detail was right. Thank you Tom and Petal for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: Just go there and enjoy yourself. If you ever go to Malawi, don't miss this place.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Paula-reiziger
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for just one night but could have stayed a couple more as would have liked to explore hiking trails. The home cooked food was outstanding, best I had in Malawi. Really nice setting, great views and worth taking a short stroll to watch the sunset. Be prepared for a slightly bumpy entrance though!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank T419KG0
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Thinking back on our family holiday, it was a year ago to the day that we stayed at Zomba Forest Lodge. We still have really happy memories of our excellent stay there. Tom & Petal's hospitality is superb. ZFL blends a combination of fine dining and exquisite artwork with a relaxed and homely feel. The hosts not only lovingly prepare beautiful meals, but they are also then willing to come and chat during the evening and 'share life together'. If you are looking for electricity or high tech gadgets then you may want to stay away ... but if you love seeing the beauty of creation in a relaxed and friendly environment and enjoy wide-ranging, even philosophical, conversations then Zomba Forest Lodge could well be just what you are looking for. You may even remember it with happy memories a year after your visit!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Tim392
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