Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel

Step back in time to this great value accommodation in Malawi

Retreat to an oasis of wild mountain forests, high up on the Zomba Plateau, at the Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel, a fine example of true old-style Malawi accommodation. Enjoy a fine combination of warm, friendly service, elegant facilities and great food as you step back in time to an age of authentic hospitality and appreciate comfy well-loved hotel rooms. 

Sunbird Ku Chawe blends into the natural environment and is known as Malawi’s premier mountain retreat offering exquisitely landscaped gardens and mind-blowing views of the valley below. Feel adventurous and take advantage of the exhilarating hiking trails available on the Zomba Plateau reaching an amazing altitude of more than 2000 m. This elegant guest house is part of the familiar Sunbird Hotels & Resorts hotel chain renowned for its warm hospitality, hands-on service and competitive menus offering mouth-watering meals.

So, meet other guests in the hotel around the table in the Mulunguzi Restaurant which serves both local and intercontinental cuisine on a comprehensive a la carte menu. The Bastions Bar is well stocked with a selection of wines. Business guests are welcome at Sunbird thanks to its two highly regarded conference rooms accommodating 50 delegates with all the necessary equipment and seating arrangements. A dazzling swimming for the hot summer months is very popular.

Guests stay in the 37 ensuite rooms (Superior, Deluxe, Hillside Deluxe, Hillside Suite) with their luxury amenities including king-size or twin beds, air conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Voyage2Africa promotes unbelievable packages to the mountainous Zomba Plateau region where waterfalls, hikes, forests and awesome birds thrill visitors for days on end. Combine this adventure with a few days on Lake Malawi and in the magical game reserve of Liwonde National Park finding the Big 5!



Magnificently perched on the spectacular rim of the Zomba Plateau in the south of Malawi’s interior, Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel is an oasis of blissful relaxation with commanding views of the Shire Highlands and Mount Mulanje. This exquisite hotel is conveniently positioned a mere 30-minute drive down the mountain to the old colonial capital of Zomba, and an hour and a half to Blantyre, making it an ideal stop-over for visitors flying in and out of the area.

This stunning hotel in Zomba offers superb accommodation in 37 tastefully decorated en-suite rooms, each with satellite TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning as well as a cosy fireplace for warmth on winter evenings. Ku Chawe offers 4 accommodation options, which include a hillside suite, superior rooms, deluxe rooms and hillside deluxe rooms. 

Sunbird Ku Chawe resides in a beautifully landscaped garden with breathtaking views down to the valleys below and out to the mountains beyond. Malawi’s leading hotel group, Sunbird Hotels & Resorts, is recognized for its superb food, service and décor, all warmly encouraging visitors to stay a little while longer. Linger longer at the delightful Mulunguzi Restaurant which serves both local and intercontinental cuisine as part of a fascinating a la carte menu. Chill out in the Bastions Bar with a good South African wine and meet new friends. 

Both business and leisure travellers love this accommodation in the Malawi mountains which hosts excellent conferences and corporate events in two top-of-the-range conference rooms taking up to 50 delegates. High-tech equipment is available to allow every meeting and seminar to run smoothly.  

Be in touch with Mother Nature as you languidly stroll in the landscaped gardens at Ku Chawe Inn, or if you are in the mood for some adventure, take advantage of the exhilarating walking trails, waterfalls, mountain climbs and birding available on the Zomba Plateau.  

During the dry season, trips can be arranged to Liwonde National Park on the banks of the Shire River. Here guests can see an abundance of wildlife including elephants, hippos, crocodiles and antelope as well as over 400 species of bird. 

A visit down to Zomba town in the valley below will see guests mingling with the locals on their tour of the markets, Botanical gardens, the Commonwealth War Graves memorial, and many distinctive colonial buildings.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel

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  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Horse riding
  • Game viewing in the Liwonde National Park
  • Market tours, historical tours, trips to a botanical garden


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Wi-Fi

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  • 37 tasteful en-suite rooms – Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Hillside Deluxe Rooms & a Hillside Suite
  • Satellite TV, cosy fireplace, telephones, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 2 fully equipped conference rooms for 50 delegates


  • Malawi’s leading mountain resort offers plenty of diverse rooms with luxury facilities. 
  • One of the best places to fully appreciate the mountains and valley views, the hikes and waterfalls.
  • The best place to see diverse kaleidoscopes of butterflies relying on unique host plants to survive. 
  • A serene and secluded location makes a change from a safari in a game reserve.

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