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Zomba Forest Lodge is a unique small guesthouse nestled amongst the forests of Zomba Plateau. Formerly a forestry commissioner's house the lodge is now a haven for people in search of peace and harmony surrounded by nature. Hiking and bird watching across the plateau and some of the best food in Malawi sitting around the open fire at the end of an energetic day will surely be one of your best Malawian memories. Open fire and all eating together create a homely feel and the food is simply delicious!

Note that all rooms at Zomba Forest Lodge are ensuite.

The gardens are looking lush and colourful and a real treat to walk around and the birds continue to love it.

Combine your stay with exploring Zomba Plateau and enjoying Horse Riding

A community day trip to one of the villages in Zomba can be organised upon request.

Tom and Petal are the new owners of Zomba Forest Lodge and they are personally working on the lodge to give it a complete new look. Tom has been doing most of the work and all of the decor and it is looking grand. Some of his artwork is up already and we can't wait for people to see it all.

Caring for Destination

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:

  • Electricity
  • Local Employment
  • Local Produce

Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:

Save Electricity: Zomba Forest Lodge does not use any electricity - it heats its water using an old Rhodesian wood fired geyser. Wood is all dead wood collected from around Zomba Forest Lodge.

Local Employment: Zomba Forest Lodge has a small staff team all from the local community. By employing from within the local community each staff member can return home to their families each day. Local employment practices ensure that local communitties see the benefits of tourism to the area.

Local Produce: Where possible Zomba Forest Lodge purchases food produce from the local community. They have their own vegetable and herb garden.

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