A small colonial cottage nestled on the escarpment of Zomba Mountain, just within the Forest Reserve. The cottage lies in 20 acres of mixed woodland, home to samango and vervet monkeys, a number of antelope and a host of birds, butterflies and flowers.
One of the many great things about Zomba is its location. It is only an hour and a bit from Blantyre, 2 from Mulanje, 1 and a bit from Liwonde, 2 and a half from the southern lakeshore, and only 4 and something from Lilongwe.
The cottage has 4 lovely en-suite bedrooms, and like everything else in the house, they are small but perfectly formed. Each one is simple but stylish and tastefully decorated. We have 2 double rooms , 1 twin room and 1 that can be made into either a double or a twin so in total we can sleep 8 guests.
There is no electricity here but don’t worry, you won’t be sitting around in the dark; we have paraffin lamps, candles and a few solar lanterns as well so at night, it is wonderfully atmospheric. The evenings feel lovely and cosy especially, in the winter with the roaring log fire! To add to the atmosphere, we have two lovely, playful dogs who absolutely love having people around, adults and children alike.
Zomba was the old capital of Malawi (it even once won the prize for being the prettiest capital in British Colonial Africa) and although it has lost some of its grandeur, it really is a pleasure to explore. And Zomba Plateau is literally right on its doorstep so there is plenty to do around here.