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Reviewed 10 January 2017

It was beautiful experience to visit the Luwawe forest lodge. It is clear that George and the amazing team have great attention for your experience, making a beautiful place in the densly forested area. They protect the area against the loggers. A beautiful treahouse between 4 treas shows the creativity of the lodge. Firewood is brought to the campground. The...

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

On holiday with my family and this Forest lodge is 12kms off M1 road to Mzuzu. Rooms are good for this type of lodging. Staff are very friendly. Various outdoor activities like horse riding, fishing, tour to the water fall.... The cool breeze is fantastic.

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Thank Makangano
Pretoria
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The lodge is in a great setting in a beautiful forested area only three hours north of Lilongwe. The lodge itself and the various chalets and cottages could all use a bit of TlC, as things are a bit run down, but it's still a wonderful getaway for families and groups of friends. The highlight for me is definitely the...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I spent three nights at Luwawa and couldn't speak more highly of it. George and Christine were so, so welcoming- being a lone traveller, they very kindly looked out for me, organised for someone to take me walking and sat down for an evening meal with me- lovely, lovely people! I stayed in the dorm room which is pretty basic...

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Thank Eleanor C
Bicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We camped here for 5 nights and had a fantastic time. George, the owner was welcoming, and so were the rest of the staff including the dog. Lots of marked walks around the forest, as well as activities you could book. Thoroughly recommend mountain biking and horse riding! The food was fantastic, dinner and breakfast recommended also! Facilities for camping...

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1Thank Catjane2610
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 11 April 2016

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Luwawa with hopes of hiking and canoeing one day. It rained almost the entire time so we decided to stay inside by the fire and read, or sit on the porch and bird. We stayed in one of the cottages (which actually can sleep 5 people) rather than camp because of the...

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2Thank shannonEHM
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Just stayed here for the second time. Lovely place in the forest with a huge lake. Owner George was very welcoming, as was Eunice in the kitchen and the smiling barman whose name I forget. Large comfortable rooms and home cooking.

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Thank RussellSmith2014
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I spend two day trips at luwawa during my time in Malawi and both occasions were wonderful. We did a orienteering day trip with maps around the forest which was beautiful, and we also took one of the kind, interesting guides on a walk to a waterfall which was stunning. the food was good and George the owner was really...

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Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Luwawa Forest Lodge is a beautiful spot, hard to get to but absolutely worth the effort. It is tucked away in acres of forest, close to a small lake, and provides everything you need for a great stay. We camped and loved the outdoor living facilities provided. Cosy dorm rooms and fancier group accommodation is also available - something for...

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2Thank Chris D
Reviewed 12 August 2015

My first 2 visits were on school trips which were great with the range of team building activities that they offer. I had a very short stay this time round for just a night in their "Avocado cottage". Beautiful English looking cottage although the taps and showers could use some fixing. Other than that it was so lovely and clean,...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luwawa Forest Lodge is an Eco -Tourism Lodge and Outdoor Adventure centre. Located 240km North of Lilongwe in the mountains of the North Viphya Forest Reserve. A very beautiful and peaceful Location far from the madding crowds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Luwawa Forest Lodge

Address: 43 Private Bag | Mzimba, Near Luwawa Dam, Lilongwe, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Lilongwe
Number of rooms: 23
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“Avocado cottage is wonderful for families! Of the chalets, #4 is the most quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles SATraveler222, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford a cottage- go for it! The dorm room is very basic, a bit too dark and sometimes noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles eleanorc847, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are four rooms with big windows looking over the gardens. All nice.”
 of 5 bubbles RussellSmith2014, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“there will be hot water when you see smoke under the water tank towers. let it run for 5 minutes haha”
  • The view from our bedroom balcony
 of 5 bubbles macthedoc, 3 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Self catering options look good if I was going again with kids. Great views from most of lodge rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles WanderingFunFour, 14 Jan 2014 | Read review
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