Review by: Roy Fraser & Anne Pfitzinger

Countries Visited:
Holiday Type:
Family Holiday
4 11/07/2016

Overall Impressions

Great voyage of discovery, learning and adventure

Countries Visited

Malawi 4

Lovely people, fascinating geography, quite saddened to feel that their future might be imperiled by over-fishing, vast tree destruction, poor government and insufficient investment in industry and tourism

Accommodation Visited

Huntingdon House 5

Exceeded our greatest expectations! Splendid accommodations, superb service and attention to detail

Zomba Forest Lodge 5

Wonderful greeting by the team at ZFL, very interesting conversation and discussions, sweet atmosphere, amazing food and much appreciated efforts on solar. We loved it.

Mvuu Camp 4

Close to perfection in terms of the villas, the safari team and the general atmosphere but serious improvements are easily possible (and needed) on the food and beverage sides.

Pumulani 5

I challenge anyone to find fault with the superb service and the stunning rooms at this 5-star lodge. From teaching bao to the kids, to water activities, to a guided tour of the village, to offering lovely food, we can only praise the team at Pumulani. We didn't even really mind the absence of internet. Simply magnificent.

Staff Review 4

Claire was extremely helpful in proposing a varied and interesting itinerary and with providing travel options. It seemed as if she might have been stretched a bit thin at times and so there were a few miscues in relation to actual trip details, and there was a fair bit of mayhem with the airlines at the actual time of travel, which could have been avoided. Generally I think Mahlatini have a greater role to play in promoting a better understanding of the challenges facing Malawi and as first-time travellers to the south of Africa, we personally could have used a tad more coaching as to expectations and things we could have done to help the people in a more concrete manner; we have followed up ourselves upon our return. Thank you very much all the same.