Pumulani Lake Lodge

Pumulani Lake Lodge offers luxurious Malawi accommodation.

Pumulani Lake Lodge offers superior and luxurious Lake Malawi accommodation along the white beaches of this body of water and Voyage2Africa promises premier package holidays to this well-known Robin Pope destination. Expect superb service in a captivating Malawi wilderness setting and observe dazzling views from the vantage point of an open restaurant while you savour delectable meals. 

Take advantage of the exciting menu of activities, filling up your days in the great outdoors – explore the beautiful shoreline in a sailboat, fish for bream, canoe into the distance and stand up paddle board on flat waters. Sprawl on a sun lounger as you truly relax.

Find Pumulani on the Nankumba Peninsula on the south side of Lake Malawi, hugging rocky outcrops in magnificent shady trees. Ten thatched villas stay cool in the summer heat and warm up at night as the stars come out in indigo skies. Fishermen take to the lake with lanterns shining on the water and remind you why the lake is nicknamed “The Lake of Stars”. The raised infinity pool is the ideal place to be in between lake activities such as skiing, hiking, diving and dhow sailing. 

Look out for the rare 700 species of cichlids. The lake is a global biodiversity hotspot thanks to more than 1000 fish species, maybe even 2 000 species according to new data.  

Each of the 10 villas is uniquely designed by a Dutch architect who ensured they blended into their own bit of the lake shore – each one is sensuously curved to mimic the dynamic movements of water, air and sun, stars and planets – and to blend into the verdant vegetation all around. Spacious bedrooms lead onto super decks while deep bathtubs, showers and comfy lounges offer respite from busy outdoor days. 

Gather in the central dining area with its covered bar and a blazing log fire to add atmosphere while neat boardwalks lead to the lake beaches and rooms. Pumulani means ‘rest well’ which is what you do here, in style.  Voyage2Africa can add on to this holiday with exciting safaris into the wildlife regions of Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife reserve.  



Set within Lake Malawi National Park on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula, Pumulani Lake Lodge is the embodiment of luxury and grandeur.  Find this splendid lodge perched on a hillock affording sweeping panoramas of the lake. This premier location within the first freshwater marine reserve in the world makes Pumulani an ideal destination choice for adventure travellers into Africa who want to snorkel and scuba dive.

Each of the 10 opulent villas are uniquely designed, built on different levels along the hillside and mimicking the movement of the water. Spacious bedrooms, inviting lounges, private viewing decks and en-suite bathrooms with infinite views over the lake from your bathtub or shower.  Book the family villa if you bring the children with room for 5 guests travelling together. For more romance and solitude, the unforgettable honeymoon chalet promises lavish comfort in a gorgeous wild setting.

Meet new friends in the central bar and dining area set high above the lake, the perfect vantage point from which to take in the magnificent scenery. The infinity swimming pool is peppered with sun loungers and umbrellas, an ideal spot to wind down and soak up the sun. Nothing is ever too much trouble for staff here while the food is real quality and delicious, along with the Malawi gin! 

Enjoy a nature trail from the camp to the lake, around 40-45 minutes, and then you kayak back, great fun. Enjoy swimming in the Lake every morning and boat trip, snorkelling, diving and cooling off in the two swimming pools.  Chat to Voyage2Africa about your next Malawi safari and maybe combine it with a bush-beach tour to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve then a few days on the Mozambique coast!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Pumulani Lake Lodge

Lake Malawi accommodation
Per person sharing

Scintillating Southern Malawi Safari

12 Nights
Travellers on our Southern Malawi Safari fall in love with the regal colonial-style Huntingdon House on the lush Satemwa Tea Estate, and the traditional Mkulumadzi Safari Lodge in Majete Wildlife Reserve. Birding at surreal Kuthengo Camp, Liwonde National Park and […]

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  • Romantic sunset cruises, picnics
  • Sailing, snorkelling, kayaking, scuba diving
  • Water-skiing, tubing, wakeboarding
  • Bird watching, guided nature walks
  • Visits to a local village, cultural excursions


  • Luxury accommodation
  • Activities
  • All meals and drinks

Lounge area of the accommodation at Pumulani Lake Lodge
that include this property


  • 10 opulent villas with en-suite bathrooms, spacious bedrooms, sitting areas & private decks
  • Bar
  • Open-air restaurant
  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Fireplace


  • Intimate lodge in a stunning and serene setting on the Lake Malawi shores 
  • Fantastic family retreat for relaxation around the pool, trying out water skiing and kayaking to nearby beaches, or hiking in the hills
  • Excellent facilities and personal service, delicious traditional and international foods
  • Many water sports activities available including fishing for rare species.

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