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    Question Where to stay at Zomba Plateau ?

    Hi,
    I'm looking for a not too high-prised accomodation or camping at Zomba Plateau. Can anybody recomend something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dk0812 View Post
    Hi,
    I'm looking for a not too high-prised accomodation or camping at Zomba Plateau. Can anybody recomend something?
    Thank you
    Baerbel
    There's a basic campsite next to the old trout hatchery on the plateau - can be freezing at night. Also some private cottages and a couple of backpacker type places, and the very expensive Ku Chawe Inn. Google Zomba camping for contact details.

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    Hi Tony,
    I googled Zomba accomodation and did find easily Ku Chawe Inn, but that's far over our budget for Zomba. However I read also somewhere (can't find it anymore) that the campsite at the old trout hatchery isn't available anymore, that was the reason for my question. Has lately somebody been there ?

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    Last time I was at the Trout Farm, they were busy building some more cottages - it's basic, but 'ok. As Tony says, very cold at night.
    There is also a forestry commission campsite a bit further up the road towards the top on the right hand side, but it is just a field with no facilities at all (what was there is smashed up), if it has been raining, you are likely to get stuck in the mud.
    Ku Chawe Inn at the top of the road is very nice, but not cheap.
    At the boom, you turn right to head up to the top of the plateau. If you carry on straight, there is a sign for a forest lodge, which is run by the forestry commission. I couldnt get my truck up the road to go have a look, but I have stayed at the lodge at Mt Mulanje, and it was very good - maybe they are similar?
    Lots of boys will appear from the bushes selling strawberries and other fruits - definitely worth buying, there is something quite special about berries with a twang of pine flavour!

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    Hi Truckslag, thank you also for your comments to Zomba. So we have now some options to look at when we are there.

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    Things are always a work in progress in Africa :-)

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    Also consider the CCAP Cottage. You can hire the whole house or just a room (which is what we used to do). It will be very reasonably priced and views from the garden are stunning. This blog (not mine) has some further info.

    http://destinationmalawi.wordpress.c...-ccap-cottage/

    By the way Zomba Forest Lodge is a small private guesthouse ($95 pp for dinner bed and breakfast). It is not like Likhubula Forest Lodge at Mulanje.

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    We were there last weekend - beautiful!! Camp at the trout hatchery (no trout) wasn't that cold at night. Good fire temps. Enjoy the beautiful strawberries!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by warrenliack View Post
    We were there last weekend - beautiful!! Camp at the trout hatchery (no trout) wasn't that cold at night. Good fire temps. Enjoy the beautiful strawberries!!
    I was there in July and they were building new ablutions as well as rooms for hikers. The guy at the gate told us it should be finished by December.

    Can you perhaps tell if the camp site ablutions have been finished, we still had to go to the gate.

    BTW, we were told its the only functional camp site on Zomba at the moment.
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    A bit dated perhaps, but you can also check post 16 here: http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=88998 for some more alternatives.
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    Thank's again for your tips.

    We will start next week ....

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