Whether you are visiting Malawi on business or pleasure, there are many things to consider when picking your lodging location and venue. If you have never been to the Malawi region, you are in for a real treat and may be surprised at the Malawi hotels and accommodations available to choose from. Here are two of the most important things to consider before making your reservations.
The city or the country
Anyone who is visiting Malawi must come in through Lilongwe. Lilongwe is a logical choice for lodging as it is close to your destination and offers many Malawi hotels to choose from. However, if your goal in visiting Malawi is to get away from the hectic hustle and bustle of a highly populated city, Lilongwe may not be the place for you. With a population of just under one million people, Lilongwe is a large, densely populated city with dusty roads and lots of noise. The city also experiences power blackouts regularly. While most high-end hotels in Lilongwe have generators to restore power, some do not. So if you want to stay in the city of Lilongwe, make sure you get a hotel that has a power generator.
If you desire some relaxationin a country setting during your stay, Malawi is home to many nature preserves. Some Malawi hotels and lodges are on or very near these natural areas, providing lush views of beautiful greenery and the lovely sounds of bird calls and nature.
Accommodation amenities and services
The setting of your hotel or lodge may be the most important thing you want to consider, however, you should also consider the services the Malawi hotels and lodges offer their guests. Some hotels and resorts have laundry facilities on-site for the convenience of their guests. These days, Wi-Fi connections that are easily accessed from all over the resort are a must as well as generators to ensure 24/7 power in the Malawi area.
Consider what your most important service needs are and make sure the hotel you are considering offers those accommodations. It may come down to choosing a hotel in the city or choosing a lodge that has dry cleaning service. You will have to consider which services are most important for your comfort and enjoyment of your trip.
Believe it or not, some of the remote lodges and resorts do offer dry cleaning as well as have a bar and restaurant with gourmet cuisine. Pools and laundry facilities are common in most high-end Malawi hotels and lodges as are exquisite decorating and comfortable rooms.
No matter what your main concerns for your trip are, make sure to do your research so you don’t end up staying somewhere for two weeks or more and they don’t have your number one needed amenity. Nothing ruins a vacation like not having Wi-Fi to post your beautiful nature pictures from your time away and nothing is worse on a business trip than not having dry cleaning services for fresh suits. Whatever your needs are, make sure your choice of Malawi hotels has everything you need.