The Best Accommodations in Mulanje
Mulanje is situated along the M2 highway from Thyolo to the west with the Mozambican border to the east.
It is famous for both its spacious and green tea plantations and the achingly pretty Mulanje Massif which is the tallest mountain (3,002m) in south-central Africa.
The upper plateau which is serviced by ten well-maintained huts, offers some of the most rewarding hiking opportunities in the country, while the peaks are renowned for their rock climbing.
The town is also an important gateway for overland travel to/from Mozambique, situated about 16km from the Muloza/Mulanje border post at the southeast base of the Mulanje Massif.
The town comprises of two distinct parts.
If you are coming from the direction of Blantyre, you first arrive at Chitakale, which is the main commercial centre and the most popular base for climbing Mulanje.
The older administrative part of Mulanje is home to most of its smarter hotels and it lies about 1.2km further east and it is reached by following a flame-tree-lined stretch of the M2 that bisects Chitakale Tea Estate.
Mulanje offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to clean, affordable guesthouses.
Here are some of the best accommodations in Mulanje by budget.
Popular Accommodations for USD30-100
1. Hapuwani Village Lodge
|Name||Hapuwani Village Lodge|
|Location||Mulanje Boma, Mulanje|
|Phone||+265 (0) 888 997 809|
Hapuwani Village Lodge is a hotel located in the Mulanje town, facing Mount Mulanje.
The view of the mountain from the rooms is amazing and it is a good choice if you want to stay in a hotel of good quality on the day before or on the day after your hike to Mount Mulanje.
On arrival at the hotel you will be welcomed by a monument of animals.
The hotel also has a well-equipped business centre, conference facilities, a swimming pool, a bar and a restaurant.
All 40 rooms are air-conditioned, have a flat-screen TV with DSTV connection and are kept clean.
The restaurant serves a variety of local dishes such as fish and chicken, as well as a wide range of pizza and Asian dishes, so you’ll never be short of something to eat.
2. AfricaWildTruck Camp and Lodge
|Name||AfricaWildTruck Camp and Lodge|
|Location||6 km from the Muloza-Milange border, Mulanje|
|Phone||+265 (0) 995 941 542|
AfricaWildTruck Camp and Lodge is an eco-friendly lodge and camp in the Mulanje district.
It is located just 6 km from the Muloza-Milange border on the road to Mozambique.
If you are planning a trip to Mozambique, want to explore Mount Mulanje, or just want to spend a relaxing weekend in nature, this is the perfect place for you.
AfricaWildTruck Camp and Lodge is a renovated building built in 1912, originally used as a library.
It offers a quiet, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, with a secluded, huge tree canopy overlooking the tea plantations and Mount Mulanje in the background.
There 4 ensuite rooms, a hostel, a camp site, a bar and a restaurant for guest.
AfricaWildTruck Camp and Lodge offers activities such as Mulanje hikes, tea plantation walks, swimming pool, kids playground, bird watching and mountain biking.
Cheap Accommodation Under USD30
3. Hapuwani Court & Conference Centre
|Name||Hapuwani Court & Conference Centre|
|Location||Mulanje Boma, Mulanje|
|Phone||+265 (0) 992 801 555|
Hapuwani Court & Conference Centre is located at the entrance to Mulanje town on the way from Blantyre.
It is more reasonably priced than its sister hotel, Hapuwani Village Lodge.
The rooms are air-conditioned, have flat screen TV with DSTV and are clean, making it a good choice for those who want to stay in a clean hotel on a budget.
The restaurant serves a variety of local and continental dishes such as Chambo tartar and pizza, so you’ll never be short of something to eat.
The hotel is also within walking distance of the town, making it a very well located and convenient hotel.