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Welcome to Kumbali Lodge

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, it is the perfect stopover to other travel destinations such as Lake Malawi.

What We Offer


Luxury Accommodation


Fine Cuisine

Conference Centre

Conference Centre

Well Stocked Bar

Fully Stocked Bar

Garden Seating

Outdoor Seating

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Lilongwe Airport

Airport Transfers



Availability & Booking


More Than Just a Hotel

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.

The Pickering FamilyAbout the Owners

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.