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Situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern end of Lake Malawi you can find Pumulani subtly nestled in the lush hills amongst the trees and craggy outcrops.


David Livingstone famously named Lake Malawi “The Lake Of Stars” and for good reason, during the day the light dances across the deep blue water and once the sun has set the stars twinkle brightly both in the sky but also on the lake as the fishermen light up their hurricane lamps for their night on the lake.

Guests can relax on the sandy beach or enjoy an elevated view of the lake from the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking some activity we offer waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, walks in the hills, sunset cruises on our hand built dhow and snorkeling and diving. Under water activities never fail to amaze as the diversity of fishlife is very surprising and experts say that this lake is home to more native fish species than any other in the world.

Pumulani offers the perfect mix for a memorable holiday. Enjoy being active or simply relax in the beautiful and tranquil scenery.


On the Water
Our 40ft traditional, hand crafted dhow is a slow and relaxing way to enjoy the tranquillity of Lake Malawi. Whether it be on a early morning breakfast cruise or a magical sunset cruise. Our speedboat can whisk you around the lake with various water activities such as water-skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. Or an exhilarating drive to secluded spots where you can jump out the boat and snorkel or dive taking in the clouds of tropical fish that inhabit the water. For the more experienced sailors we have a dhingy which is great fun to nip around the lake in.

Land Excursions
Take a guided walk from the lodge up into the hills enjoying the views and beauty as well as the wonderful birdlife. Coming down from the hills to the lake shore a kayak will meet you there for a gentle paddle back. Cycle down the hill from the lodge through the village and around the point where the kayaks will meet you for your paddle back.

Enjoy the peace and quiet and relax under the shade of a parasol or tree on the beach with a good book.

Village Tours
Take a guided walk through the village seeing and having the local traditions and rituals explained.

After Dark
Revel in the joys of the night sky with our incredible star gazer, it will revolutionise the way you look at the stars.


COST (per person per night – Pumulani closed mid January – mid March)

Bush View Villa from US $320
Lake View Villa from US $370

Included in the rate
All meals, laundry, bar, transfers to/from Monkey Bay, a 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.

Booking terms & conditions apply.

Book your stay with just 25% deposit.

Pumulani is available to book with any safari lodge throughout Africa as the perfect ‘bush & beach’ combo – speak to our team today to start planning the perfect vacation.



Our team will be happy to chat to you about your African honeymoon – our safaris cover Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe;

Email us: info@capturedinafrica.co.za

Chat with Paul about your trip; paul@capturedinafrica.co.za



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