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Sunbird Thawale Lodge

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  • Excellent72%
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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“water hole”(12 reviews)
“bush walk”(4 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

My boyfriend and I spent one night at Thawale, we enjoyed the place so much. We had very good service, the food was excellent and our room was comfortable and perfect as it was my birthday, Lester had us in the honeymoon tent. The game...More

Thank SairaC0613
Reviewed 1 April 2018

A friend and I spent two days and two nights at Thawale Lodge in Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa, Malawi. The drive from Blantyre takes you down the escarpment to the Lower Shire River, which is awe inspiring in itself. After crossing the bridge over...More

Thank doctorgolfer
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We enjoyed this place very much. The restaurant is very nice, with a view on the waterpool. Our tent, number 5, was the most far away from the restaurant, and we had also e beautifull view on the waterpool with sometimes many animals. Personel is...More

Thank mwgraaf1960
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This lodge is truly perfect in every way. There are six tents, spaced far apart and facing a water hole that attracts many animals, as well as a restaurant in the middle. There is also a family unit. The tents are very comfortable, with powerful...More

Thank AdventurePhiles
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly recommend an overnight stay at this venue with at least 2 activities which can be a night drive or day and a river cruise. Special thanks to the game drive staff and to the hospitality staff. Smiling service and activities very informative. Tents...More

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Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$142 - US$287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$142 - US$287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Family Rooms
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jrkeiko
16 January 2018|
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Response from AdventurePhiles | Reviewed this property |
We used Central African Wilderness Safaris to book this. But, we had issues with them in later parts of our trip so if you can book directly you would be better off.
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Debi W
27 July 2016|
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Response from kerosen | Reviewed this property |
I have not been inside the family chalet, but it and the other chalets-tents are placed in a large half-circle, all at a modest distance from the watering hole. Note that if you visit during the rainy season, when there is... More
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alisa_m_h
27 August 2015|
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Response from kerosen | Reviewed this property |
I was there in February, the rainy season, and saw few animals near the lodge, but on game drives I saw several groups of elephants very close up, 4 different types of antelope in large numbers, zebra, hippo and crocodile in... More
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"If you can get Tent 3, I think this is very close to the watering hole."
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"Prepare that is can be very hot there as it is in the Shire valley. You can do walking safari, boatsafari and..."
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"the Honeymoon tent is worth the extra"
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"The tents are arrayed in a semi-circle facing the watering hole. Tents 3 and 4 are closest to the lodge..."
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