An eco-friendly lodge on the shores of the glorious Lake Malawi, Kumbali Lake Retreat offers good food, friendly staff, and comfortable accommodation; a rustic homely getaway for the whole family to enjoy. If you want to relax and appreciate the peaceful surroundings, take one of the kayaks out, hike up the hill or relax in a sundowner boat trip, there’s plenty to do and enjoy during your stay here.



Lake Malawi


5 thatched chalets (1 family chalet, 1 honeymoon suite)

Good for

Cuisine and Remote Location

Children Welcome



All Year Round

Ideal Length of Stay

2 Nights






Kumbali knows how to put on a good spread! The food is delicious and full of flavor. It is a family-run lodge and they are lucky to have a Cordon Bleu chef in the family. Jes, is the daughter of the owners, and with her passion for food and incorporating good service and training the team, you will go home with full bellies and memorable culinary experience.

With lots of activities to enjoy at Kumbali, one not to miss is the sunset boat trip where you will find the local residents nestled into the trees on the side of the hill – the African Fish Eagle. Get your cameras ready because these majestic beauties are quick when it comes to feeding time. With their eye on the prize you can watch them swoop down to the water and catch their dinner, they aren’t shy and get close to the boat – it is a pretty spectacular scene.

If you want a few days away with no contact with the outside world, then head to Kumbali Lake Retreat. With no signal around the property and no access to Wi-Fi this is somewhere to enjoy a technology detox. Instead, get a good book, relax on your own balcony or in one of the hammocks on the beach and enjoy some peace and quiet.