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Holiday review by Perry Rooke

Date of trip: 12/08/2011
Number of people: 2
Country: Malawi

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Well done Tribes!"
Tribes Service: "Excellent"
Guides: "Our guide Everlasting was a historian, storyteller, humorist as well as being our guide & driver. He was adaptable & willing to take us wherever we wanted to go. Deserves the highest praise."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Good"


The Makokola Retreat
Good room with mosquito nets. Big clean beach. Good recreational facilities. Had a great speedboat trip round the island. Good pool. Nice food but we unfortunately had picked up stomach bugs, so weren't able to eat much. Staff very helpful. Drawbacks - power cuts at night & pool a bit noisy.
Mvuu Camp
Nice comfortable chalets. Decent food. Safety -conscious. Good briefing on arrival & welll-planned itinerary. Great game drives & river cruises with very good guides. A well-organised place and a very pleasurable stay.
Zomba Forest Lodge
Wonderful experience. Completely isolated on Zomba plateau. No electricity but great atmosphere with log fire & oil lamps/candles.Roland the proprietor was a great host with many tales to tell & the cook Solomon( 80 years old & used to cook for the president) rustled up some delicious food & took great pride in telling us all about it. One of the old school! A great experience here - highly recommended!
Abalone Guest Lodge
High standard of accomodation - we had a room with fantastic sea views. Nice breakfasts, pleasant staff, safe off-road parking & conveniently located. Highly recommended.
Four Rosmead
Wonderful place. Modern, well-appointed rooms. Good parking. Great breakfasts & will order dinner from outside if required. Convenient location with views of Table Mountain. Great personal service from proprietors who couldn't do enough for us.

customer rating

5/5 from 11 reviews

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Time: GMT +2 hours

Flight time: International flights to Malawi are either with Kenya Airways (via Nairobi) or South African Airways (via Johannesburg) then to Lilongwe or Blantyre.

Language: English is the official language but not widely used in rural areas. Chichewa is commonly used.

Visas: Not needed for most nationalities but check with your embassy. You need a Mozambique visa for Nkwichi Lodge.

Health: No vaccinations are compulsory but some are recommended. Yellow Fever certificate required for Nkwichi Lodge (Mozambique). See your GP for advice.



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