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Mount Mulanje

Mulanje, Malawi
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A stunning hiking destination

Three day hike 29/30/31st October with 'spectacular' weather (see below) on beautiful Mulanje and... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Francis W
London, United Kingdom
Short climb to waterfall

The 100 odd km trip on the M2 from Blantyre offers scenic views of the Ponkozi tea plantations. At... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Kuala Lumpur
via mobile
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This 10,000 ft. mountain accommodates gentle walking and serious climbing.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Mulanje, Malawi
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Three day hike 29/30/31st October with 'spectacular' weather (see below) on beautiful Mulanje and had a fantastic time. Schedule was as follows: - arrived day before around 4pm (having noticed an afternoon storm on the mountain on drive from Blantyre) and booked a guide and...More

1  Thank Francis W
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The 100 odd km trip on the M2 from Blantyre offers scenic views of the Ponkozi tea plantations. At the entrance we hired a guide for about MK 4000. The 30 to 45 min climb took us to the main waterfall with a very deep...More

1  Thank cooldoc1971
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I am Malawian, however had never been to Mulanje let alone climbed the mountain, Growing up you always hear of stories about breathtaking views, dangerous and steep climbs and mystical creatures that live there. So I was fascinated from the beginning. I had a group...More

Thank Yolanda G
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a 3rd world little tourist trap. There was an african Childrens choir who are good like always. there are vendors ready to harrass you to buy there crafts but remember that you can't find these items anywhere. its tough to find and ebony...More

1  Thank Justin P
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Before heading here, I had mixed reviews between that this mountain is beautiful to others claiming it was "just a mountain." It is neither of these. The mountain is vast and enormous. A worthwhile hiking experience. Take your time to do research into the trails....More

Thank George C
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I came to spend a night on the mountain, but ended up staying for four days. And I had a great guide. The popular trailheads start in Chitakale (Boma Path) and Likhabula (Skyline (Chambe Plateau) Path or Lichenya Path or Chapaluka Path). Chitakale is easier...More

3  Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Beautiful views and really fun climbing. Extremely steep, but there's still no need for any technical climbing gear. Also very affordable compared to other treks in Africa, and the guide was top quality. The hut where we slept was modest but still very sufficient. Highly...More

Thank Avi G
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The place is ideal for serious trekkers and also for Nature Recliners. It accommodates the adventurous campers, backpackers and also the luxury travelers. We did a short hike to a water fall and was very scenic. Lots of birds and flowers for the keen observers.

Thank Manighandan
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We went up to Chambe hut (approximately a hike of 3 hours) in about 5/6 hours. A tough climb up but amazing views. After 3 hours we reached the plateau, this was great. Lovely views and surroundings. We slept at Chambe hut, easy, simple but...More

Thank 1234Anne5678
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I visited mount Mulanje when I was on 6th year at school it was such a beautiful and fascinating place. We visited the local villages around the mountain and the markets it is one experience that I am desperate to repeat again and I am...More

Thank Amy M
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2 January 2017|
Response from Justin P | Reviewed this property |
Not very difficult. Good shoes are needed but it's not difficult
8 December 2016|
Response from George C | Reviewed this property |
There's honestly not much cost involved - the fee for a tour guide is really reasonable, as are cost of staying at the huts (and I think it was per person). The whole atmosphere there is very loose and casual, and rates are... More

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