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Holiday review by Perry Rooke

Name: 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"

Accommodation

 
Club Makokola
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.
 
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!
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

customer rating

5/5 from 8 reviews

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facts and information

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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