Lake Malawi: Pumulani Beach Lodge Extension

Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking, and More at Lake Malawi National Park

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $1495  
Length: 4 days
Arrive: Mfuwe, Zambia
Depart: Lilongwe, Malawi
Lodging: 3 nights deluxe lodge
Meals: All meals included
Activity: Snorkeling
Trip Level: Optional snorkeling, kayaking, nature walks, diving

Visa Requirements

Visas are required for U.S. citizens visiting Zambia and Malawi.

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

Pumulani Beach Lodge boasts a spectacular beachfront setting on the southern shores of Lake Malawi, a World Heritage Site. The crystal-clear lake, nearly 400 miles long and surrounded by towering green mountains, has one of the most diverse freshwater ecosystems in the world, with over 1,000 species of fish, many of them endemic. The snorkeling is wondrous, with an abundance of fish species and spectacular underwater rock formations, including swim-throughs. The lodge’s villas rest on a lush hillside along the picturesque western shores of the Nankumba Peninsula. As you look out over the calm waters of the lake from your private villa, you’ll enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets in Africa.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Pumulani Beach Lodge, Malawi

From the Lower Zambezi, fly via Mfuwe to Lilongwe, Malawi, and on to Monkey Bay. Transfer to Pumulani Beach Lodge, set on the unspoiled western shore of Lake Malawi's Nankumba Peninsula. Surrounding the lodge is Lake Malawi National Park, where hundreds of species of fish, including rare and colorful cichlids, swim in the clear blue water (there are more fish species here than any other lake in the world). Overnight at Pumulani Beach Lodge...BLD

Days 2-3
Pumulani Beach Lodge

Activities here include optional waterskiing, sailing, diving, wakeboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, birdwatching, and village visits, or you can simply relax on the sandy beach or at the stylish infinity pool. At sunset, scenic cruises are offered on the lodge’s traditional wooden dhow, a 40-foot sailing boat hand-built by local craftsmen. It’s the perfect way to experience the beauty of Lake Malawi, described by the explorer David Livingstone as “the lake of stars.” Overnights at Pumulani Beach Lodge...BLD each day

Day 4

Fly from Monkey Bay to the Lilongwe airport for departure on homeward-bound flights...B

Extension Cost

Prices are for 2016
$1495 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $2095
Internal airfare: $825 (subject to change)

Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • All activities except motorized sports
  • All meals included
  • Soft drinks, beer, and house wines
  • Airport transfers

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

Airfare, meals not specified (BLD), optional activities, airport departure tax, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, optional gratuities to lodge staff, transfer agents, drivers, and guides, additional hotel nights or extra costs that may be necessitated by airline changes.

Pumalani Beach Lodge

Lake Malawi, Malawi

Pumulani is a lovely beach lodge with a spectacular setting on the untouched southern shores of Lake Malawi, a World Heritage Site. The lodge features ten villas spread out along a lush hillside overlooking the lake. Each villa has a large bedroom, en suite bathroom, and a spacious living area that opens by sliding glass doors onto a private deck. Sunbathe by the infinity pool or on the beach, or be more active and enjoy a variety of available watersports. As you look out over the calm waters of the lake from your private villa, you’ll enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets in Africa. And in addition, the food at Pumulani is superb.

Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.