Lake Malawi, Malawi
Located privately within Lake Malawi National Park on the edge of the water is the beautiful lodge Pumulani. Luxury accommodation, friendly personal service and stunning views over Lake Malawi combine to make Pumulani the perfect African beach lodge.
The name Pumulani means “rest well” in the local Chichewa language, and that’s exactly what we offer – the chance to unwind in a beautiful and tranquil setting.Download Fact Sheet
Dutch architect G. Hooft Graafland designed each of the 10 luxury villas individually adapting them to their own unique location to ensure they blend harmoniously into their different surroundings. The gently curving lines of the very spacious villas reflect the patterns and movements of the lake along with the interior design, which is directly inspired from the surrounding nature.
Each villa (four twin, four king, one honeymoon & one family villa) has a large bedroom which opens out onto a private deck where early risers can enjoy the morning’s first raysand the spacious lounge area offers further comfort for those wishing to relax in the room. The ensuite bathrooms also offer splendid views and are well equipped with a bathtub, double shower and double sink. Each villa has fans as well as air conditioning and all the windows can be closed making it perfectly safe for young families or first time travelers to Africa.
The family villa is the closest to the beach and all activities are easily organised from this point. Just off the master bedroom is a twin room with a large spacious bathroom with double basins, showers and a bath. The sitting area has plenty of space for the whole family to relax.
The spacious villas blending into the environment and the various spread out communal areas ensure that you are always able to feel alone. The central area consists of a spacious open restaurant with an undercover area, bar and a cozy fire area. Take in the views from the dining room whilst enjoying a perfectly prepared meal or relax down at the beach and have lunch at the beach bar listening to the water lapping up against the beach. The infinity swimming pool is on a lower terraced deck. Three raised walkways with steps lead off from the central area to the villas and down to the beach.
Luxury accommodation, friendly personal service and stunning views over Lake Malawi combine to make Pumulani the perfect African beach lodge.
Pumulani offers a range of activities from the enjoyment of a good book by the infinity pool or down at the beach to racing around the water with some waterskiing or wakeboarding. When the day starts to draw to a close enjoy a sail out in the traditional dhow for sundowners in the middle of the lake. After dark take a closer look at the magic of the night sky through our stargazer. Take a guided walk through the village seeing and having the local traditions and rituals explained or take a guided walk from the lodge up into the hills enjoying the views and beauty as well as the wonderful birdlife. Coming down from the hills to the lake shore, a kayak will meet you there for a gentle paddle back. You can cycle down the hill from the lodge through the village and around the point where the kayaks will meet you for your paddle back.
Our 2 speedboats can whisk you around the lake with various water activities such as water-skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. Or an exhilarating drive to secluded spots where you can jump out the boat and snorkel or dive taking in the clouds of tropical fish that inhabit the water. For the more experienced sailors we have two dhingys which are great fun to nip around the lake in.
Pumulani is the ideal retreat for families welcoming children of all ages, the family villa specifically designed and positioned under the hillside on the lake shore allows children to play on the lawn under the mango trees in complete safety. Let our experienced team look after the children whilst mum and dad relax on the beach or go for a walk in the hills. There is not one minute for boredom, we can take them out on the speed boats, tubing, learning to water ski or simply wander around the property with one of our guides showing them the many birds and fantastically colored skinks and igamas.
Children’s activities and services:
· Pumulani's trained staff can look after the children in the villa and help supervise them during activities.
· Cot and bedding available for younger children.
· Meal times are flexible and can be fitted to your child’s needs. We have a selection of delicious child friendly food on the menu to choose from.
· Swimming pool and beach ball.
· Fishing rods available and the rocky shoreline is a wonderful spot to test your skills.
· Water sports are wakeboarding, water skiing and fun tubing, snorkelling kayaking.
305 Booty Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Tel: (757) 428 1166 / Fax: (757) 428 0554 / Toll Free: 1 800 322 3867