Pumalani Lodge

Situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern end of Lake Malawi you can find Pumulani subtly nestled in the lush hills amongst the trees and craggy outcrops. The ten villas provide the ultimate in space, design, comfort and privacy. 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.

The central area consists of a spacious open restaurant with an undercover area, bar and a cosy fire area. One of our infinity swimming pools is on a lower terraced deck. Three raised walkways with steps lead off from the central area to the villas and down to the beach and our second infinity swimming pool.

Guests can relax on the sandy beach or enjoy an elevated view of the lake from the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking some activity we offer waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, walks in the hills, sunset cruises on our hand built dhow and snorkeling and diving. Under water activities never fail to amaze as the diversity of fish life is very surprising and experts say that this lake is home to more native fish species than any other in the world. Pumulani offers the perfect mix for a memorable holiday. Enjoy being active or simply relax in the beautiful and tranquil scenery.

Each villa has a large bedroom, which opens out onto a private deck where early risers can enjoy the morning’s first rays. The bathrooms also offer splendid views and are well equipped with a bathtub, double shower and double sink, and the spacious lounge area offers further comfort for those wishing to relax in the room. There are 5 bushview villas as well as 5 lakeview villas. One villa is a Family Villa and is the closest to the beach and all activities are easily organized from this point. Just off the master bedroom is a twin room with a large spacious bathroom with double basins, showers and a bath. The sitting area has plenty of space for the whole family to relax.



Be it breakfast or sundowner, our hand made dhow offers an amazing boating experience.

Kayaking & SUP

Kayak and paddle board on Lake Malawi


Discover the amazing cichlid fish of Lake Malawi.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike around the property or venture out to the village.


Stargaze with this state of the art stargazer.

* Some photos courtesy of Robin Pope Safaris. Thank you.

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