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Salima, Malawi
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June Cheapest month to stay with an average 60% drop in price.

High season

July Most expensive month to stay with an average 28% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

$117 Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

$186 Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

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With a stay at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach Hotel in Senga, you'll be on the beach, and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Lizard Island and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Senga Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at Blue Waters by Serendib in Salima, you'll be by the ocean, and 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from Senga Beach and 13.3 mi (21.4 km) from Lizard Island. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Safari Beach Lodge - Salima - Pool
8.6 Excellent (35 reviews)
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With a stay at Safari Beach Lodge in Senga, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Lizard Island and Senga Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. This lodge has 2 meeting rooms available for events. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
6.0 Good
Pros: Everything only that they have less staffs
Cons: Waiting time once an order for food is placed
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely chalet, lovely view, super nice bathroom, lovely breakfast, lovely staff. We will be back!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The Lodge and the Chalets are clean and provides a great hospitality. The lodge staff is very helpful and will guide you throughout your stay. You are most welcome to enjoy a pool on comfortable sunbeds. There is also possibility to rent a kayaks. The terrace bar will ensure your sunset experience unforgettable while you enjoy great music and drink. Even the dinner can be served on terrace bar. Food was great and timely provided. Overall experience was awesome. I'll recommend this lodge to every single traveler or couple. You won’t regret, just be there :)
Cons: Please make sure you do a preorder for food :-) as this is Malawi.
7.0 Good
Pros: The view is great. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Food taste great.
Cons: Lights were little bad. No place that say turn on the geyser - We did tell one manager and he said he will find some stickers to show people where to get warm water. Big ants problem in rooms but can be sorted out. No place to put clothes etc.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Bev and Marinus are perfect hosts! We felt really at home. Their staff are also impeccable and breakfast was great. I absolutely loved the tiny carved elephant pinned to our receipt on checkout!!!!
7.0 Good
Pros: Having done quite a bit of lodge/hotel hopping in the Senga Bay area during our stay, we observed that Safari Beach Lodge is certainly unique. Set in the Senga Bay forest reserve with its own private beach, it would appear to have the best of both worlds. The environment offers a sense of peace and tranquility, and is respectful of its natural environment (both in terms of vegetation and the people). For travelers seeking a more natural and simple vibe, this is ideal. Going to sleep and waking up the sounds of the waves was a beautiful treat. And the view from our private balcony was stunning. The Lodge also has a fantastic Platform Bar, overlooking the Lake and was a great place for us to spend our evenings. The food was also delicious! I highly recommend all the local dishes from the Lake, my mouth still waters for the butter fish fillet and the fried chambo. However, our favourite part of our stay was the staff. They were absolutely amazing! Very professional, friendly and gave us a superb personalised experience, particularly Omiy and Brian. They made us quite sad to leave.
Cons: The first day we arrived there was an ESCOM power outage. Of course this wasn't the lodge's fault, but as their only back up is solar, which powers the lights, we were a bit discouraged to have a cold shower and unable to use the fan, charge our devices or use WiFi (all of which are down when power is out). We almost considered checking out after one night but were persuaded to wait til evening to see if power would be restored (fortunately it was). We also had some issues in our room; there was no toilet seat on the toilet (we didn't complain though because we had already moved from the first room we were given and decided this might be a minor thing to contend with). However on our second day there was a strange "murky" smell from the bathroom that unfortunately didn't really clear during our stay. The room as a whole was quite damp and so it would be a good idea to investigate options for better ventilation. Also we had to ask for an additional mat to be put by our entrance. In my opinion, this should be standard for outside rooms, especially during the rainy season. Overall the rooms were quite "basic" and at over $100 I thought they could have done more with the room decor. I wasn't sure if rates in Malawi were just expensive and that was what you got at that price point until we went to visit some other lodges (e.g. Kambiri Luxury Resort) and saw their rooms were much more comfortable for a similar or even less price, so I think an update on the linens/decor would greatly increase the value for money of the lodge. Lastly, while I appreciate the lodge sitting within the forest reserve and not really disturbing their surroundings, I do think they can still work on making their private beach a bit more pleasant.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Loved the monkeys and baboons. Well thought out buildings and cottages. Great people
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff were sooooo friendly. a lot of baboon activity around the grounds every morning when we were there which was fun. No tv in the chalet and it gets dark early which you need to factor in.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Safari Beach Lodge is the perfect place to relax at Senga Bay. The rooms are clean with everything you need. The staff are lovely. The food is excellent. And there's plenty of baboons and vervet monkeys to keep you entertained. I definitely recommend Safari Beach Lodge.
7.1 Good
Pros: Awesome views and friendly staff
Cons: There is a village VERY close by with music up until early hours of the morning. The people doing the repairs to the one building started at (I kid you not) 4:30am. No rest!
With a stay at Blue Zebra Island Lodge in Salima, you'll be on a lake, and 11.4 mi (18.3 km) from Senga Beach and 14.7 mi (23.7 km) from Lizard Island. Featured amenities include a business center, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Event facilities at this lodge consist of a conference center and a meeting room.