A world away to escape
Water-based activities, including traditional Dhow
Village visits
No booking fees


On the glittering shores of Lake Malawi, which is also known as the Lake of Stars, you’ll find Pumulani, the brightest star on the lake. Pumulani offers you the chance to experience the very best of both worlds on your holiday. Whether you want to relax amongst some of the most dazzling scenery in the world, or take the opportunity to be active whilst surrounded by rare natural beauty, it’s up to you.

Pumulani is open April – January

Emerald Season (1-11 Jan, 15 Mar-21 May and November-December)
Lush greenery following the rains and fewer tourists as the season kicks off for Pumulani. November signals the return of the heat, yet magnificent birding opportunities.

Shoulder Season (22 May-June and October)
Temperatures become cooler, fantastic time for birding including Fish Eagle, Pels and Pied Kingfisher.

Peak Season (July-September)
Cooler and comfortable temperatures, but still excellent snorkelling and activities


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. Each villa has fans as well as air conditioning and all the windows can be closed making it perfectly safe for young families or first-time travellers to Africa.

With both a private beach and swimming pool on the upper terrace this is a perfect place simply to relax. For the more active, a wide range of watersports activities is offered from scuba diving to sunset sails on the dhow


Snorkelling, fishing, sailing, nature walks, kayaking, sunset cruises on a dhow, mountain bike tours and village tours are included. Motorized watersports such as diving, waterskiing, fun tubing and snorkelling excursions are at extra cost.

Lake Malawi has 2,000 species of fish which are mainly endemic. It is the home of more species of fish than any other lake in the world, including over 1000 species of cichlids. Cichlids are bright and beautifully coloured fish, with the clear fresh water of the Lake, it makes for some truly exceptional snorkelling and diving experiences.

Though not your typical safari setting, because Pumulani is set within Lake Malawi National Park, there is game and birding opportunities. Commonly sighted are rock hyrax, vervet monkeys, yellow baboon; while bushbuck, duikers and spotted-necked otters are sometimes seen during hikes or boat trips further into the National Park. To date a total of 120 bird species have been seen. The national bird, African Fish Eagle, is a major highlight over the Lake. Though rare, Pel’s fishing owl and Narina Trogon have also been seen here.


The family villa is the closest to the beach and all activities are easily organized from this point. The honeymoon villa is secluded in the forest for the utmost privacy and even boasts an outdoor shower.

1-6 years = 20% of adult sharing rate, 7 – 11 years = 45% of adult sharing rate, 12 – 16 years = 65% of adult sharing rate.


Pumulani and guests, play an active part in supporting neighbouring communities; through park fees, donations and employment. Ensuring that your stay makes the best possible impact.


Emerald Season
  • per person sharing, inclusive
Shoulder Season
  • per person sharing, inclusive
Peak Season
  • per person sharing, inclusive


  • Accommodation in a bush view villa (lake view villas available)
  • All meals, laundry, bar
  • Transfers to/from Monkey Bay
  • Meet & greet person at Lilongwe airport
  • All non-motorized activities (these include fishing, sailing, nature/village walks, sunset cruises on the dhow, kayaking)
  • 4+ nights stay includes on snorkelling excursion
  • Pricing in US Dollars


  • Park fees
  • Activities not included scuba diving, motorised watersports (snorkelling excursion, water-skiing, fun tube)
  • International airfare
  • Visas and other entry costs
  • Travel insurance
  • PCR testing for your journey home (if applicable)
  • Personal expense such as extra drinks/food, phone calls, curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities for your tour driver/guide, waiters/staff at accommodations
  • Optional extensions available in other Malawian safari parks and safaris in Zambia

Let’s talk and plan your exciting safari in Africa.
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