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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.

Zomba Forest Lodge

Zomba Forest Lodge is an ideal base for experiencing the wonders of Zomba Plateau. There are many trails from the lodge which guests can take unguided or guided. Other activities on the plateau including, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing and hiking.

From Zomba Forest Lodge you can take a day trip to one of the Community Projects in Zomba - 10 minutes from Zomba Town. Book this activity through The Responsible Safari Company or Tours and Activities section of WHL!


  • Car Parking
  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Tour Desk
  • Wheelchair access


  • Arrival/departure point transfers (Extra charge)
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Guiding
  • Orientation - Cultural
  • Security Guard (24 hrs)


  • Bushwalking/Hiking/Trekking
  • Cultural Entertainment
  • Cycling
  • Educational Experiences
  • Fishing/Crabbing/etc.
  • Horse Riding
  • Jogging/Walking
  • Mountain Biking

Languages Spoken

  • English