Chawani Bungalow is available on a self-catering rate and is ideal for families or groups. Chawani is set within the working fair trade tea estate of Satemwa. Set amidst the rolling tea fields, Chawani is tucked into an idyllic corner of the estate surrounded by a stunning garden backing onto the tea fields.
The lodge now has a swimming pool!
Ulendo Safaris have recently taken over the running of Chawani Bungalow. They are excellent at ensuring the small details of your stay run smoothly and are always at hand if you need that little bit extra information.
This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
Satemwa has a social responsibility programme and provides a number of welfare services to both staff and immediate dependents. Satemwa has created a clinic with an antenatal facility and an under 5's centre. Further to this a 24 hour ambulance service funded by Satemwa takes any referrals to hospitals within the district of Thyolo.
Satemwa has funded the building of their own primary school which educates over 900 pupils- they also provide resources and teachers for the schools.
Environmentally they regularly plant trees and have a program aimed at training workers and members of the community to use stoves that burn less firewood. They have worked closely with GTZ on this issue.
Satemwa has its own football division for its staff to take part in across the district.