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Zomba is a magnificent table-top mountain covered with forests, streams and waterfalls.

Activities around Zomba Plateau

It overshadows the old colonial town of Zomba, formerly the capital of Malawi. The top of the plateau stands at over 1,800 meters with sharp edges which drop away dramatically to the valley below. Visitors staying on the plateau can enjoy walking and cycling along the woodland paths to waterfalls and streams where you can try a spot of fishing.

The plateau is also the perfect base from which to explore Zomba Town, which aside from its faded colonial splendor has a bustling market full of local produce.

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Map of Zomba Plateau

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    Places near Zomba Plateau

    Accommodation choices for Zomba Plateau

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Zomba Plateau. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Gardens at Ku Chawe

      Ku Chawe Inn


      A rather quirky hotel in many ways but charming, comfortable and peaceful. The staff are efficient, the food good and the atmosphere perfect for relaxation.

    • Zomba Forest Lodge, Zomba

      Zomba Forest Lodge


      Zomba Forest Lodge is an old colonial house, set high up on the mountain giving guests wonderful views over the landscape. This one of the best options for a stay in this scenic area.