uMunthu Lodge & Campsite | Established Campground

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Last Visited: 10 months ago
GPS: -11.465452, 34.016089
Altitude: 1261.6 masl
Place Website:


Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Camp site in mzuzu, lovely grounds with a restaurant and bar! Pizza is amazing! Hot water

Car ramp and links to good mechanic also!


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This place is closed untill next year. Camping is also not possible.

Camping is 3500mk. There are also rooms. Food is massively overpriced, bring your own or eat before. The most expensive restaurant in Malawi without doubt

Stayed here in our big-rig for a few days, found a level place on the lawn next to a room. Was charged 7000pppn (10 USD) for camping! Power available in common room and maybe at some sites. Ablutions were fairly good with hot water all the time, the place is convenient as you can easily walk to shoprite complex, market, and joys place. The food we had was good too.

Overall good but nearby Makondo lodge slightly out of town is nearly half price at 4000pppn!

Expensive lodge and restaurant. No room for negotiation despite the place being empty.
I wouldn't call this place overlanders friendly... It is just a lodge with a garden.
Dorms 7000 pppn, rooms from 20000, camping 3000 pppn.
No wifi, the owner didnt want to buy the credit to top it up, even we asked...

Very helpful and friendly, I pulled in here due to the mention of a mechanic, see other post. Couple of spots under shade roof with electrical points, spacious big garden with no shade to camp as well, no wifi and some construction going on, but good showers, great pizzas and just good people. The first place where I camped where your pizza is served at your car if you like.

Nice campsite with rooms restaurant and bar food is good quality and reasonable toilets and showers clean and well maintained. Great stop off.

Nice rooms, great restaurant and delicious coffee. Owner is extremely friendly and helpful. They will also do laundry (one plastic bag for 1000 kwatcha, 2000 kwatcha if they have to use the dryer). Best place we stayed in in Malawi.

Also has dorm for 5000KW and rooms for 20000KW. And best shower I had in a while!

roof for campsites are up again.

Indeed all as stated. Small but cute campsite with clean facilities and nice restaurant and bar with good couch to chill on. Superfriendly and smiling guard haha.

K3500,- pppn WIFI is now K3000,- for 24hours or K500,- for 1 hour.

Great and well maintained campsite. When I was there the spots for overlander vehicles were unavailable because the roof collapsed but they should have it fixed pretty soon and there is space to camp with a car elsewhere on the premises. Clean and wonderful ablutions with hot water. Fantastic food though not on Mondays as the restaurant is closed then. Pizza was very good and the hamburgers and salads also look very good. Right behind the shoprite so great base for shopping. 3500 mkw per night. wifi is very fast but costs 2000 mkw per day extra. Friendly owners, staff not so much.

For those like us trying to find this place in the dark: Drive past Shoprite, then 1st left (gravel road), then 2nd left. Lodge is approx 200 meters on the right. Our GPS had problems directing us here. But a super place to stay.

Great clean little oasis. Also cheeseburger & chips massive and done right, an unexpected taste like home! South African owner & chef. Nice stopover

Nice town centre camp site round the back of Shoprite, lots of space for larger vehicles too, we were given a room to use shower and toilet, lovely hot shower. Friendly owner, staff and dogs. We unusually eat in the restaurant and the pizzas were very good. This is a good over night in Mzuzu

Nice open place for a truckcamper, clean ablution with hot shower, no electricity for the car, no water supply, good restaurant, friendly staff.

Friendly owners. Restaurant closed on Monday. Let us camp. Still establishing campsite, a work in progress. But still a good stopover.

It's a nice place at a very fair price. Try the unbeatable pizza then you will stay for a while. :-)
The name is uMunthu Camp which means "Humanity" and "Friendship". You will feel it.

Car ramp and links to good mechanic also!

Camp site in mzuzu, lovely grounds with a restaurant and bar! Pizza is amazing! Hot water