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Sunbird Thawale

3-star lodge in Chikwawa with safari and outdoor pool

  • Free English breakfast

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  • Terrace/Patio
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Family Chalet, 2 Bedrooms - Living Room
  • Standard Tent - Bathroom
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Chikwawa, Chikwawa, Malawi
9.0.Superb.
  • Great stay! Very friendly and attentive staff. The electrical sys went down and the lodge…

    Mar 17, 2019

  • A reasonably short drive from Blantyre good to be able to visit wildlife reserve.…

    Feb 14, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Self parking
  • Airport shuttle

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Tisunge! Lower Shire Heritage Centre - 16.6 mi / 26.7 km
  • Sanjama Golf Course - 19 mi / 30.6 km
  • Lengwe National Park - 19.2 mi / 30.9 km
  • Museum of Malawi - 29.6 mi / 47.6 km
  • Kamazu Stadium - 30.1 mi / 48.5 km
  • St. Michael and All Angel's Church - 30.4 mi / 48.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Tent
  • Family Chalet, 2 Bedrooms
  • Luxury Tent

Location

Chikwawa, Chikwawa, Malawi
  • Tisunge! Lower Shire Heritage Centre - 16.6 mi / 26.7 km
  • Sanjama Golf Course - 19 mi / 30.6 km
  • Lengwe National Park - 19.2 mi / 30.9 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Tisunge! Lower Shire Heritage Centre - 16.6 mi / 26.7 km
  • Sanjama Golf Course - 19 mi / 30.6 km
  • Lengwe National Park - 19.2 mi / 30.9 km
  • Museum of Malawi - 29.6 mi / 47.6 km
  • Kamazu Stadium - 30.1 mi / 48.5 km
  • St. Michael and All Angel's Church - 30.4 mi / 48.9 km

Getting around

  • Blantyre (BLZ-Chileka Intl.) - 84 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 7 cabins

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 5 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property is located in Majete Wildlife Reserve. The additional mandatory fee covers entrance to the national park.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 4 per day)
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Hiking/biking trails on site

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the cabin

Things to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Onsite venue - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Sunbird Thawale Lodge Chikwawa
  • Sunbird Thawale Lodge Chikwawa
  • Sunbird Thawale Lodge
  • Sunbird Thawale Chikwawa
  • Sunbird Thawale Lodge
  • Sunbird Thawale Chikwawa

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 4 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Additional fee: USD 20 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Sunbird Thawale does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 4 per day.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local and international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Angeke (3-min walk) and New Spot 9 Club (9-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like boat tours and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.