Pumulani is owned and operated by Robin Pope Safaris and offers a wonderful beach experience in luxury villas and superb service and excellent food. The main area is at the top of the property affording incredible views over the Lake. David Livingstone famously named Lake Malawi “The Lake Of Stars” and for good reason, during the day the light dances across the deep blue water and once the sun has set the stars twinkle brightly both in the sky but also on the lake as the fishermen light up their hurricane lamps for their night on the lake.
Dutch architect G. Hooft Graafland designed each of the ten villas individually adapting them to their own unique location to ensure they blend harmoniously into their different surroundings. The gently curving lines of the very spacious villas reflect the patterns and movements of the lake along with the interior design, which is directly inspired from the surrounding nature.
Location: On the Western side of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern shores of Lake Malawi subtly nestled in the lush hills amongst the trees and craggy outcrops. A 3 hour road transfer from Lilongwe or a short 40 minute flight into Monkey Bay followed by a 20 minute road transfer
Number Rooms: 10 villas with grass roofs to help reflect the heat (four twin, four king, one honeymoon & one family villa)
Room Features: large bedroom, 2 private decks, bathroom with bathtub and double shower and double sink, spacious lounge area. The Honeymoon Suite has a unique outdoor shower. The family villa has 2 bedrooms and a separate toilet. Each villa has tea/coffee making facilities as well as a stocked minibar fridge, hairdryer, ceiling fans and air conditioner in the bedrooms. All the villas have incredible views over the lake. The family villa is conveniently located close to the beach.
Power Source: mains electricity with back up generator
Other Features: infinity pool, spacious restaurant, beach bar, evening outside fire, Wifi and cellphone reception, telescope for star gazing on clear nights
Activities: Snorkelling, fishing, sailing, nature walks, kayaking, sunset cruises on
a dhow, mountain bike tours and village tours are included. Motorized watersports such as diving, waterskiing, fun tubing and snorkelling excursions are available at extra cost.
Child Policy: welcomes children of all ages
Season: 28th March to 12th of January