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Welcome to Kumbali Lake Retreat

Our beautiful lake retreat is just an hours drive away from the capital city. Hidden on the edge of a hillside in Salima, it's the perfect get-away!

Highlights at Kumbali Lake Retreat


Image by Mika Korhonen


Kayaking and snorkeling offer a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, allowing you to explore the serene beauty of the lake while immersing yourself in the vibrant underwater world, making it an ideal activity for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.



Embark on a thrilling hike where you'll traverse hilly terrains and encounter remarkable natural features. As you explore, keep an eye out for wildlife like yellow baboons and rock rabbits. A visit to the nearby fishing village offers a glimpse into the life of local fishermen and their families, providing a meaningful cultural experience.

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Embark on a captivating boat trip  where there's a chance to spot and feed the majestic fish eagles. Keep your eyes peeled for these magnificent birds of prey, known for their graceful flight and impressive hunting skills.  Witnessing the fish eagle up close adds an element of awe and wonder, creating lasting memories of the natural beauty of the lake.



Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture through captivating Yao dances. 

These traditional performances showcase the rich heritage of the Yao community, offering a unique opportunity to witness their expressive artistry.

Pebble Stone Beach

"We stayed for a weekend in the lake view suite and it is an absolutely stunning room overlooking the lake with a large balcony. We watched as kingfisher birds flew around. The place is breezy, rustic yet well decorated and very spacious. The bathroom shower and tub were extra special with views over the water. It is self catering but the staff helped us to cook our meals and they were all terrific! This part of the lake in Salima is very quiet, secluded and private. There are many reeds around the beach area but the idea is that it is a natural vibe where everything is build around nature. So if you want the perfect beach or pool it’s not here. But here is peace and nature and a relaxing time! We would come again just enjoy the lake suite all over." - ManjoloMalawiTravel, Oct 2022


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