Situtated high above Zomba, the historic old colonial capital of Malawi, Sunbird Ku Chawe sits on the rim of Zomba plateau and shares its views over Africa with a unique high tropical microclimate and a huge biodiversity of birds and animals. The recently completed dam, with fishing, sailing and water-surfing facilities on offer, has brought further species and new attractions. Zomba Mountain rises to nearly 7000ft (2100m) and has some of Africa’s most amazing views including those of Mulanje Mountain.
Sunbird Ku Chawe has 40 rooms with en suite facilities, satellite television and telephones. The superior and deluxe rooms have log fires for winter evenings when the high plateau is chilly. Meals are taken on the sunny patio or in the elegant dining room. At weekends guests come from all over Malawi for the hotel’s famous mountainside barbecues.
Close to Zomba is the Liwonde National Park with elephant, hippo and crocodile in abundance. Another hour’s drive to Southern Lake Malawi allows many possibilities of lake, wildlife and mountain activities.