Waterskiing on the clear waters of Lake Malawi

Rates at Pumulani

Pumulani, set on the shores of Lake Malawi, opened in July 2008. Our prices include full board, road transfers to and from Monkey Bay airstrip, laundry and drinks at our bar.

Also included in our rates are non-motorised watersports – snorkelling, fishing, sailing and kayaking – plus nature walks, village walks and sunset cruises on our traditional wooden dhow.

All prices are per person per night and quoted in US dollars. International airport taxes, scuba diving, picnic tours and motorised watersports (waterskiing, wakeboarding, fun tube & snorkelling excursions) are not included.

Enjoy a romantic breakfast on the dhow The Lake’s well known fish eagle

2012 international rates

High season
(July, August , September and October)
Shoulder season
(22 May - 30 June)
Low season
(April - 21 May, November and December)
Pilot/guide rate US$100
Group rate (10+) 10% discount
Children’s rates
1-6 years, 25% of adult rate
7-11 years, 50% of adult rate
12-16 years, 75% of adult rate
Note: we regret that we are not able to accept children under 7 from 15 July - September.

Lake of stars rate 2012

During the 2012 high season we are able to offer a reduced rate of US$434 per night for stays of four nights or more. Please contact us to take advantage of this special price.


Air transfers are by private charter. Prices are per person each way, based on a minimum of two people travelling.

Road transfers to the lodge from Monkey Bay airstrip take approximately 20 minutes and are included in the rate. It is also possible to drive to Pumulani from Lilongwe in about three hours.

Terms and conditions

  • PAYMENT 25% of invoice deposit is required to confirm a booking. Full payment due 30 days prior to arrival.
  • CANCELLATION confirmation to 91 days 20% of accommodation only, then of full invoice (excluding park fees) 90-61 days 25%,  60-31 days 50%, 30- 0 days 100%
  • Cancellation fees will be applied and so we highly recommend that you ensure full "Trip Cancellation Insurance" is bought at time of confirmation
  • PROVISIONAL BOOKINGS will be held for 14 days and then must be confirmed or released.
  • Payments for extras can be made in cash (US$, Euros or Malawi Kwacha) or by credit card (Visa & Mastercard).


Tipping is not compulsory but welcome if guests are happy with the service. Please give tips to the lodge management to be shared amongst our staff. As a guide, we recommend a total of US$7.50 per person per day.

Contact us

To make a booking, or learn more about Pumulani, please contact us today.