Pumulani is a piece of lake paradise. The glamorous rooms are like something out of a James Bond film equipped with sliding doors, not to mention they are built on the side of a hill to give you the most spectacular views in the bay. Each room is bigger than a London apartment featuring massive en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and baths big enough for you and a few Bond girls! The lodge itself has two pools, one on the beach and an infinity pool at the top of the hill overlooking the bay and is perfectly placed near the bar for that mid-afternoon martini! With a locally hand-built dhow, you can sail around the lake for a memorable breakfast or perfect sundowner.

Why we love Pumulani!

Pumulani is the ultimate in luxury at the lake, sip a glass of wine from the infinity pool – THOSE VIEWS! Set your perfect room temperature (thanks to the amazing AC), the rooms are massive, the food is great and there are a bunch of activities to do here to keep you entertained. I took my parents and particularly loved going out on the dhow for an amazing breakfast and sundowners.

Last visited by Chloe, Marketing & Sales – May 2018

Experience Rating

Experience Ratings Explained

The star ratings are based on a variety of different criteria.

Namely it is a comparative aspect against the other lodges in this country and/or area. We like to think of this rating as a mix of the accommodation (please do remember just because the rating is lower doesn’t mean it is a bad lodge more that it maybe more of a rustic nature), guiding and wildlife in the area, food, safety and general vibe.

The lower ratings tend to either be due to being a rustic lodge or being in e.g a busy area of the park. This should be used as a general guide but please do contact us for more detail or check out the reasons why we love these lodges.

Fast Facts


Lake Malawi National Park


10 en-suite chalets (5 bush view & 5 lake view)

Avg. room price

From $320 (ppn)

Great for

Relaxing at the lake

Children welcome

Yes. Of all ages


March – mid Jan

Ideal length of stay

3 nights


Yes and AC



Lodge Key Features


The rooms here are very spacious, from the huge windows with great views, to the large comfy beds with AC above them to cool you down in the midday African heat. The rooms all have a separate living area with a private balcony or veranda and a huge en-suite bathroom with a separate bath and walk in shower. The rooms are like mini houses with endless space and at times you’ll probably wonder why you need to leave its comfort at all! But then you see all that’s on offer at the lodge and you won’t find it difficult to be tempted outside!


The lodge has its very own large dhow sailboat, crafted out of local wood it sets sail at a perfect gentle pace across the lake. Watch as fish eagles swoop as they hunt over the lake and see the people from local surrounding villages go about their daily life fishing in the dug-out canoes. You can either enjoy a delicious breakfast, a mix of continental and cooked, set out for you on your room deck or take to the water as the sky turns orange and pink while the sun sets, gin and tonic in hand (and some tasty snacks!). The dhow is included in your nightly rate and is well worth more than one excursion!


Pumulani has not one, but two beautiful swimming pools; a luxury for a lodge next to a vast water source. They have an infinity pool at the top of the lodge (built into the hill), which has incredible views of the lake and is next to the lodge bar and a larger swimming pool, which is great fun for the kids, on the sandy lake shores at the bottom of the hill, where you can enjoy relaxing on the beach between dips-don’t worry they have a bar down here too!

Client Reviews

  • A once-in-a-lifetime holiday in Malawi’s version of paradise

    Our stay at Pumulani started with a lovely cocktail on the deck overlooking the “Lake of Stars” and the mountains that lie beyond. The uber-hospitable managers and team made us feel special at all times by treating us to numerous trips to feed the fish eagles, snorkel in Cape Mac or on a sunset cruise. The food was always delicious, varied and suited to our needs and so was the wine. The room, perfectly integrated in nature, was beyond our expectations – our villa had an enormous living room overlooking the lake, a beautifully decorated bathroom and bedroom with all and more amenities needed to make us feel at home

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • Extraordinary Place to Getaway and Experience Lake Malawi

    This place is amazing! My 6 year old daughter and I visited for 3 nights at this stunning lodge in the Lake Malawi National Park. Our simple but spacious and beautifully appointed villa blended well into the nature. Young baboons wrestled on the roof and peered in at us. Vervet monkeys played in the trees. My daughter tried her first fishing (catch and release) in the lodge’s pond, her first kayaking after a 45 minute easy hike, and her first snorkeling in the incredible waters of the lake where fish congregate like an aquarium. The staff are professional and friendly

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • Wonderful place

    We had two nights in our own house with a wonderful view over the lake. The staff was amazing and the boat trip with sundowners in the evening was awesome. The bed was perfect with a nice clean mosquito net. Garth and Rose were so nice and welcoming. A home away from home!

    A TripAdvisor Member

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