Robin Pope Safaris - Pumulani

Lake Malawi

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.

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Robin Pope Safaris - Pumulani

Located on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern end of Lake Malawi. 3 hours’ drive or 45 minutes flights from Lilongwe. The lodge is a 45 minutes scenic drive from the closest airstrip.


4 x Villas with twin beds, 4 x Villas with king beds, 1 x Honeymoon Villa & 1 x Family villa

Villa features include:

En-suite bathrooms with double basins, showers and bath tub. The honeymoon villa has a unique outdoor shower. Tea/coffee making facilities
Stocked minibar fridge
Air conditioning
Mosquito net

Villa Exterior Family Villa Interior Bathroom Lounge Bedroom View Lounge View Villa Villa Deck

2 infinity pools, one close to the dining area and the other at the beach

Gift Shop

The central area consists of a spacious open restaurant with an undercover area, bar and a cosy fire area.

The name Pumulani means “rest well” in the local Chichewa language, and that’s exactly what is on offer – the chance to unwind in a beautiful and tranquil setting.

Dining with a View Pool with a View Bar Beach Swimming Pool

Inclusive activities are: Snorkelling, fishing, sailing, nature walks, kayaking, sunset cruises on a dhow, mountain bike tours and village tours are included.

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

Motorized water sports such as diving, water-skiing, fun tubing and snorkelling excursions are at extra cost.

Kayaking Biking Fun Paddle Boarding Snorkeling Star Gazing Nature walks Village Visits Dhow Cruise

Children of all ages are welcome. There is one Family Villa although all the villas are spacious enough to have extra beds added. There's lots to keep kids busy at Pumulani and its the ideal family vacation.

Open from 15th March until 11th January each year

Operating lodges and camps in protected ecosystems in Africa alongside local indigenous communities and wildlife comes with a great deal of responsibility. Robin Pope Safaris is committed to responsible tourism and conducts their business in a manner that benefits the environment and wildlife conservation, the people who work for them, and their neighboring communities. In this way their tourism operations, and the presence of their guests, has the capacity to protect natural wildlife areas, alleviate poverty through good employment practices and contribute positively to the local community. For further information on their projects please follow this link:

The lodge is run on mains electricity with a backup generator.

Bottled water is available throughout the lodge and in your personal fridge. Our tap water has been through a filtering system and is safe for brushing your teeth; however, we recommend that you rather consume only bottled water.

There is no WIFI but there is cellular reception.

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