Lilongwe Activities and Information
The city limits of Lilongwe are large and the various parts of the city are quite spread out. While this seems initially limiting to visitors without their own transport, it has actually paved the way for one of the most interesting attractions for Kumbali Country Lodge guests: the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. With 180 hectares of forested land in City Centre, the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre provides shelter, care, and release preparation for orphaned and injured animals. They are open 365 days a year and offered guided tours on the hour from 8:30 am to 5:00 am.
Another great outing for guests is a guided tour of the Area 2 markets. A Kumbali Country Lodge driver would be happy to escort you around the place where many locals go to buy everything from food to hardware, new & second-hand clothing, fabric, bicycles parts and much much more. The market is abuzz with traders touting their wares and chances are you will invited by “Mr. Cheaper Cheaper” to look- because “looking is for free!” If you see something you like, give a go at negotiating the best price!
You might feel hungry after walking through the narrow market alleyways and a great place to get lunch and coffee is Mama Mia Italian restaurant located in the Old Town Mall. With fresh brick-oven fired pizza’s, homemade pasta, and even the old stand by, chicken & chips, Mama Mia’s is a great place for people with diverse dietary needs and preferences.
If it is a quiet stroll and a beautiful sunset you are after, you need look no further than outside your verandah at the Lodge. Maureen or Guy would be happy to point you in a direction for a walk on the farm (and they might even convince you to walk their dog!) which is 465 hectares! Make sure to walk down to Nature’s Gift Permaculture (500 meters) to see solutions for environment, food & nutrition security!
With its fantastic rooms, delicious food, gorgeous setting, and part-of-the family hospitality, what more could you want from a Lilongwe hotel?