Kara O'Mula Country Lodge is located at a pristine site at the foot of the magnificent Mulanje Mountain. The main structure is a 1905 renovated colonial building that was the residence of the district commissioner. It is 12kms from the Likhubula Falls and the Dziwe la Nkhalamba natural pool. From Blantyre via the scenic rolling green tea fields and natural woods through the Thyolo road; or via the 19km shorter Robert Mugabe Highway.
Kara O'Mula Country Lodge has 27 accommodation rooms ranging from single bed, double bed, to family rooms. 7 of these are corridor rooms within the colonial building. The rest are the more spacious chalets spread out in various locations within a few meters of each other with vantage views of the great Mulanje Mountain, the surrounding tea estates, the Thyolo Highlands and mountains across the border with Mozambique.
You have options between corridor rooms (7) within the main building and the even more spacious chalets (20) with vantage views of the great Mulanje Mountain, the surrounding tea estates, the Thyolo Highlands and mountains across the border with Mozambique.
The Conference Hall which can comfortably sit 50 delegates overlooks the swimming pool, which has its own bar, the bar has two open sides to allow guest enjoy the forest view and breeze. These quite surroundings make for little disturbance, save for monkey, bird and insect sounds, and the water flowing down the river through small rocky waterfalls.
Wonderful sunsets can be captured from the veranda of the main building or upper land at the rear. The natural surroundings contribute to what is probably the best mountain holiday lodge south of Malawi.
Visits to nearby Likhubula Forest reserve and the many tea estates. For the more adventurous, a climb to the top of Mulanje Mountain is recommended (depending on the weather). Tour guides may be arranged for shorter forest walks. Mulanje Golf Club is just over a kilometer away from Kara O'Mula Lodge.