Mt Mulanje

Mt Mulanje, photo by africankelli
 

Mount Mulanje, located in the Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve in southern Malawi, is the highest mountain in southern central Africa (9,849 ft or 3,003 m).

It is part of a massif of rolling grassland at elevations of 5900-7200 ft (1800-2200 m), intersected by deep forested ravines.

The massif is popular for hiking and climbing, and has several mountain huts scattered across it which are maintained by the Malawi Mountain Club and the Malawi Forestry Department.

Sapitwa peak is the most popular climb on the plateau.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Kara O'Mula Country Lodge - Mulanje

Located in Mulanje, Kara O'Mula Country Lodge - Mulanje offers a garden and outdoor pool. Mount Mulanje Conservation Trust is 800 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Sunbird Mount Soche

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Chenje's Nest

Chenje's Nest

Located 900 metres from Hillview Primary School in Blantyre, Chenje's Nest features free WiFi access and free private parking. Some units have a seating area for your convenience. Certain rooms include views of the pool or garden. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
Chinyonga Guesthouse

Chinyonga Guesthouse

Chonyonga Guest House is situated in Limbe, 1.2 km from Limbe Medical. Free private parking is available on site. Certain units include a seating area for your convenience. Some rooms feature views of the mountain or garden. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

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Home Up Guest House

Home Up Guest House

Featuring free WiFi and a children's playground, Home Up Guest House offers accommodation in Blantyre, 1.4 km from Church. Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$37

$37-
Blue Lagoon Lodge Blantyre

Blue Lagoon Lodge Blantyre

Offering a garden, Blue Lagoon Lodge Blantyre is situated in Mpingwe. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is fitted with a TV. Blue Lagoon Lodge Blantyre also includes an outdoor pool. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

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Kara O'Mula Country Lodge - Mulanje

Kara O'Mula Country Lodge - Mulanje

Located in Mulanje, Kara O'Mula Country Lodge - Mulanje offers a garden and outdoor pool. Mount Mulanje Conservation Trust is 800 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65

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Top Lodge

Top Lodge

Top Lodge is located in Blantyre city and offers air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and conference facilities. Chileka International Airport is a 15 -minute drive away. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$70

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Villa 33

Villa 33

Villa 33 is set in Blantyre, 900 metres from Church. Blantyre Sports Club is 1.4 km from the property. Free WiFi is available . Free private parking is also available at this lodge. Immigration Parking is 1. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Serendib Suites and Conference Center

Serendib Suites and Conference Center

Offering an outdoor pool, barbecue and children's playground, Serendib Suites and Conference Center is set in Blantyre, 1.8 km from Anglican Church. The hotel has a spa centre and hot spring bath, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$94

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Camp Henry

Camp Henry

Located in Blantyre, 1.4 km from Seven Day Adventist Hospital, Camp Henry features free WiFi access and free private parking. Certain rooms have a flat-screen TV and a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$120

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls

Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls

Protea Hotel Ryalls offers accommodation in Blantyre. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Certain units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Certain rooms include views of the garden or city. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$195

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Sunbird Ku Chawe

Sunbird Ku Chawe

Set in Zomba, 800 metres from Plateau Stables, Sunbird Ku Chawe boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms have a TV with satellite channels. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$244

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Sunbird Mount Soche

Sunbird Mount Soche

Located in Blantyre, Sunbird Mount Soche features free Wifi throughout and free private parking is available on-site. The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a minibar and tea-and-coffee making facilities. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$256

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Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Lowland Mountains

The Plateau Massif

The plateau mountains of the massif were formed by the intrusion of magma into the Earth's crust about 130 million years ago. The surrounding rock eroded away over time, leaving behind the erosion-resistant igneous rock of the plateau. The mountain itself is part of the protected Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve.

Among the important species are the native Mulanje Cypress, which has been so heavily logged that it is considered endangered. The park contains the last remaining stands of this tree, as well as a number of other plant and animal species. Examples include forest butterflies, birds such as the cholo alethe and White-winged Apalis, a dwarf chameleon, geckos, skinks, the Squeaker Frog, and a rare limbless burrowing skink species.
Hiking and Trekking
The most popular hike is to the park’s highest peak, Sapitwa. This can be reached without technical climbing experience but does involve some tough and strenuous hiking. Porters and guides can be hired at either Info Mulanje or the Likhubula Forestry Station.
Other Interests:
Natural
Waterfalls
Tropical Forests
Climbing
Wildlife and Plants

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