Kumbali Country Lodge is a private lodge situated on a 650 hectare forest reserve and dairy farm in Lilongwe, Malawi. Only 10 minutes from the capital city along a quiet traffic-free road. Stylish, relaxed and informal Lilongwe accommodation, it is the perfect stopover to other Malawi travel destinations such as Lake Malawi.Contact us now
The 16 individual thatched suites offer conformable, spacious and airy Malawi accommodation. All rooms have their own entrances, ensuite bathroom and private verandahs. Kumbali’s easy-going hosts ensure cheerful, attentive hospitality allowing guests freedom to unwind and enjoy the peace of the farm, unlike the cramped city surroundings of other Malawi hotels.Contact us now
We are proud to offer a wide range of cuisine to both residents and outside guests to cater for almost every need. Our chefs are trained to the highest quality and are constantly improving the menu to guarantee your satisfaction. Our restaurant has carved a reputation for itself as a provider of some of the best food in Malawi.Contact us now
Conveniently located 8 kilometres outside of the city, our conference centre provides a beautiful and natural setting for conferences and private events. The Kumbali staff work closely with all clients to create tailor-made conferences and events that work for your needs. Conference visitors can enjoy first class facilities and great forest vistas from the balcony.Contact us now
If you are coming to Africa, Malawi has plenty to offer, with Lake Malawi being top of many Malawi travellers’ itineraries. For those wishing to get out and about during their stay we can offer our guests a number of Malawi tourism activities, some of which are within walking distance of the lodge.Contact us now
We pride ourselves in offering facilities that far surpass the best accommodation in Lilongwe, in a stunning location that highlights the natural beauty of Malawi. We provide luxury accommodation, fine cuisine and function rooms for conferences, private parties, and other business and personal events.
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We have a fine dining restaurant and a fully stocked bar with outdoor seating and beautiful vistas. We offer tailor-made packages to suit your exact needs and can provide everything from buffet lunches to 7 course fine dining in our highly respected restaurant.
On our 650 hectare forest reserve farm you will find pleasant walks, beautiful scenery, rare birds and wildlife and there is a Cultural Village and Permaculture Centre to see. For more information about the full range of activities on offer in and around the lodge please see the Activities page. We can also provide plenty of helpful advice about things to see and do in Lilongwe.
Malawi is known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ and offers a wide variety of activities and sight-seeing opportunities. For more information on this, please see our Malawi Tourism page.
Guy and Maureen Pickering emigrated to Malawi in 1991 with their young children John and Jes. While Guy worked in the tobacco industry, Maureen started Nature’s Gift Dairy producing yoghurt, cheese, and fruit juice. In 1998 they found themselves looking for a new farm and put in the successful bid for Capital Hill Dairy.
They found tobacco and dairy farming were not making ends meet so they opened their home as a B&B to supplement their income. Word quickly spread about their delicious food and “homey” atmosphere and their bed and breakfast has turned into Kumbali Lodge, one of Malawi’s most luxurious accommodation options.