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Zomba Plateau

Zomba, Malawi
+265 882 77 32 47
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Geographical highlight of Zomba

Worth renting a lodge with friends or family. The plateau is huge and you can visit different parts... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Chieka C
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Nice views and great nature

This is one of the highlights of Malawi. You feel like if you are in the Alps. It is an hour drive... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
WillemHWindhoek
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Windhoek, Namibia
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“sunbird hotel” (3 reviews)
“great hiking” (2 reviews)
“passion fruit” (2 reviews)
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Zomba, Malawi
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+265 882 77 32 47
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Worth renting a lodge with friends or family. The plateau is huge and you can visit different parts of it. If it's not too cloudy, you can catch a gorgeous sunrise. Very green scenery.

1  Thank Chieka C
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of the highlights of Malawi. You feel like if you are in the Alps. It is an hour drive from Blantyre.

1  Thank WillemHWindhoek
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Fabulous views of the valley from the top of the plateau! Fascinating to see local people hauling huge loads of firewood down the mountain on bicycles!! Sunbird at the top of the mountain is a great spot for a drink and chance to take in...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Zomba we have visited now five times in the last twenty years. We are in the final stages of finishing building a church for 350 People. Having travelled to Blantyre and longer Zomba is our favourite. Watching just the wood sellers load up their bikes...More

Thank Michael O
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Zomba plateau is a beautiful destination with scenic views, hiking trails and friendly people. The road up to the plateau is a paved road in good condition, although roads to some of the scenic views should really be accessed with a durable truck or land...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I had a beautiful day visit to Zomba plateau. View is unbelievable, once the mist lifted. The Sunbird hotel is amazingly located. We just stopped for coffee and to take the views. There are plenty of hikes starting in and around the hotel. The drive...More

Thank tillie1001
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We went to Zomba several times; it is a convenient and nice place to stop to/from Blantyre, Mulanje, Liwonde and/or Cape Maclear. We stayed at Pakachere Backpackers and went up with Isaac; he very nice guy who knows a lot about the area and is...More

Thank AnneJeroen
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The map for Zomba plateau on maps.me is excellent - you don't need a guide if you download the map beforehand (or if you're like me and have been for some reason too lazy to download this amazing app but have found someone to hike...More

Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Zomba Plateau is a beautiful serene spot found in Zomba town. I recommend a guide if you are new to the plateau. The scenery, plants and view are spectacular.

Thank salsez
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Our challenge to our guide Jonas was to take us on a 4 days/3 nights hike around and beyond the Zomba plateau. Thanks to his dedication, enthusiasm and professional skills, we were able to see more than beautiful landscapes. This was truly an adventure to...More

Thank Vincent H
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