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Alkmaar
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ok, the view got us to stay, on theedge of Lake Malawi a few meters up with a good view on the lake (through the trees, ofc) from the terrace and also from the balcony of our Banda. Apart from that, well, Breakfast was rather lousy (and overran by ants on Day 1), not much choice at all, the well-advertised...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Completly overpriced and in need of maintenance. Mattresses are a disaster. Power was off most of the time although generator on site. No wifi. Nice views of the lake and food is also good, but prices at $125 for a chalet is ridiculous. Compared to other similar accommodations in Malawi should be around $35 to $50 max!

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Wim W, General Manager at Safari Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Evitschka, I am sorry to hear that you did not have the experience you would have liked with us. I do think your wording is a little harsh... Some of your remarks were true at the moment of your visit but have been resolved now. Also our rates have been lowered. The rates for 2017 are USD 110,- for...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

It was not a good experience! My first room had no hot water & my second room had no water at all. It was raining & I got soaking wet going to the bathroom as the roof leaked. I got covered in bites, it was not clean.

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Wim W, General Manager at Safari Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Catherine8, I am very sorry to hear that you had such a disappointing experience. The problems you mention our NOT the normal situation in our lodge. We explained the situation and apologised to you and gave you a 20% discount for your discomfort. You (and we) were very unlucky with the weather, which can sometimes happen in the rainy...

Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I love this place! The people are friendly, the food is good, the thatched-roof huts have great views of the lake and the wildlife is fun! If you're looking for a resort experience, go next door to Livingstonia. If you want to feel like you're in Malawi, wander down to the beach where the villagers are playing futbol, visit the...

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Wim W, General Manager at Safari Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear KMexplorer, I am really happy that you like our place, our service and our food. I love to read your words about the village, the fishermen and the beach. It is great to hear that it "feels like Africa", because that is the experience we are trying to give and create. Warm regards, Wim Werrelman, General Manager

Shropshire
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Safari Lodge is in a nice setting although it is a long walk from the town of Senga Bay so if you want to do much more than sit by the pool or beach you may be a bit disappointed. The views from the chalets are spectacular, the gardens nice and the pool small. We thought it was a...

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Wim W, General Manager at Safari Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your nice comments and critical remarks. Good to hear that our staff was very helpful and that you had a nice room. We are working very hard on most of the niggles. We have changed internet providers several times the last few years. A week ago we changed to Airtel (the one that...

Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place is beautifully located, but shows signs of poor maintenance. The toilets were run down and filled with bugs, the pool was a bit green and the general appearance was shabby. We were charged MKW1000 each to enter, then another MKW1000 to swim and another MKW1000 to borrow a kayak, and we purchased lunch. We felt that the accommodation...

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Wim W, General Manager at Safari Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear kateloveday, I am happy that you liked our location so much. As to the swimming pool. It was completely repainted only last week. And filled with water again just a few days ago. Due to the power shortages (that you must know about) we have not been able to pump enough to make the water a 100% clear. This...

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Safari Beach Lodge. Nice staff, good breakfast, and the rooms are convenient and clean. The food was lovely and so are the views. The monkeys can be a bit cheeky, but the staff is around to help out.

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Wim W, General Manager at Safari Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear presleycohen, Thank you very much for your nice comments. I am truly happy that you enjoyed your stay so much. I will forward your compliments to our staff! Best regards, Wim Werrelman, General Manager

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Nice lodge with odd little campsite out the back. Electricity available and ablutions are basic but functional. Full use of the pool and internet is available for free. It was a little more expensive than others, however it is quiet and located at the good beach.

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Wim W, General Manager at Safari Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AWildLife, Thank you for your nice comments. I am happy you enjoyed your stay. Best regards, Wim Werrelman, General Manager

Pretoria
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The place has incredible views and the sunsets are spectacular. Though the staff are very friendly, like in many places in Malawi, the standards are really poor for the amount of money you pay. The toilets in the room we stayed in had no seat, the shower was scary to say the least, especially when you are sharing with another...

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Wim W, General Manager at Safari Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear TamaraNiamh, How nice that you liked the setting of our lodge, the beautiful views and our friendly staff. As to the bathroom. You unfortunately stayed in a room where the bathroom was indeed in need of a touch up. This touch up was done several weeks after you stayed there (long before you posted this review) and it is...

Tilburg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Great authentic place with very friendly people and wonderful food. Wow, a breath of fresh air here! A beautiful big garden with lots of nice plants and trees. In the garden alone I spotted 4 new birds for my personal list. And I loved the sound of the Eagles flying over frequently! The views of Lake Malawi are really great...

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Wim W, General Manager at Safari Beach Lodge, responded to this review

My co-workers and I are truly happy that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. You are very welcome indeed to visit again when you are ever around again. We are proud that we could represent some of the best of our wonderful country to you. Warm regards, Wim Werrelman, General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Safari Beach Lodge

Address: Senga Bay Forest Reserve | Shore of Lake Malawi, Salima, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Central Region > Salima
Number of rooms: 19
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“Rooms 3 & 4 are nice”
 of 5 bubbles presleycohen, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 6 and 9 had excellent views.”
 of 5 bubbles JaQST, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“go with a chalet, it is really worth it. ask for a chalet higher up as I flet the view was better.”
 of 5 bubbles JeanetteMN, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Chalets are much better than the rooms, you get a kickass view.”
 of 5 bubbles kimberlys554, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We asked for a private chalet/room and was not disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles AfriqueE, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
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