Shire Highlands, Malawi
Sited on the slopes of Thyolo Mountain, this historic tea planter’s bungalow is a relaxed, family friendly retreat surrounded by lush subtropical rainforests on Satemwa Estate. With its beautiful manicured gardens and panoramic views – Chawani has been sensitively refurbished to retain the rustic character and charm which have made this property enormously popular with visitors to the highlands for decades.
As one of two properties available to guests of the estate, Chawani Bungalow offers visitors a great deal of flexibility by offering superb meals prepared by our local chef or the option of self catering for those preferring the exclusive use of the house for their party. The 4 rooms provide comfortable accommodation for 8 guests with a wide range of activities available on the estate which range from mountain bike trails, tea tasting/factory tour quad biking and even clay pigeon shooting!
Chawani is surrounded by the protected evergreen forests which are host to a variety of endemic and special species of birds making the property an ideal choice for birding enthusiasts. Satemwa is a working tea estate and guests are encouraged to visit the factory for tea tasting and tour of the factory which produces some of Malawi's finest, export quality tea.