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Kumbali Cultural Village

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Kumbali - Luxury in the Country Side of Lilongwe - Malawi

Not surprised that Pop stars come to this place. Embassies chose to have their functions here as... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
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Delightful premises, a small choice on the menu but high quality food and service. Much enjoyed; a... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Michael B
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
44 Capital Hill Dairy Farm, Plot 9 & 11, Area, Lilongwe 30420, Malawi
+265 999 96 34 02
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Excellent service and a good cup of coffee followed by an interesting walk through the park. We saw lots of animals and enjoyed the tour guide's information. Low key and relaxing—recommended for all including kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We had our corporate team event organized here and it was a great experience with traditional performers, lip smacking food and nice ambiance.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Not surprised that Pop stars come to this place. Embassies chose to have their functions here as well. Reason is simple. This is Luxury in the serene country side of Lilongwe - Malawi

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Makangano
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Delightful premises, a small choice on the menu but high quality food and service. Much enjoyed; a fair trek along a dirt road but I would say worth it.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Up-town dinning with a real local to.. ouch! you won't believe nothing comparable exists 'till you get there. Rural setting, secure, farm-fresh organic foods. Just a horn-ping-drive out of Lilongwe City Centre. Take me for directions or c u there.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Charles079
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I visited the Kumbali Cultural Village with a group of my American guests who had come to Malawi on an outreach visit. We went out for dinner one special Sunday evening 19th November 2017. I loved the way staff have been trained to welcome visitors...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank amonk984
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The cultural village is closed, they only have the lodge that caters to events. They still mention the village on their website, so we wasted about 30-60' of our precious time getting there and away, missing our next tour.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank AndromachosD
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This place is oriented towards the occasional visits by VIPs and seems to have zero interest in serving others. The narrow dirt road leading to and ending in the village is closed just in front the village without any signs upfront when the village is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank karvenov
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The lodge is quiet and out of town and I really like it on the weekends if you're working in the city but looking to get away a bit. It's kind of far if you are working in town, but a good relaxing spot. The...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A very special place to visit. Good food, great vibe- love the African bands playing. Safe environment for children....and best thing is that you can bring your pets( on a lead ). Keep it up Kumbali...we will be back!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank JL1240
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