Kuchawe Trout Farm | Established Campground

Malawi

Details

Verified:
4 months ago
Altitude:
1514.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
facebook

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Simple campground on top of the zomba plateau, quiet and nice temperature. Bought some really nice strawberries on the way up. The place is not really up to date but the price paid 3000 mkw pp.

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Logging activity going on in Sep as mentioned. Beautiful place but sad that they have now razed all the trees on the right of the campsite. I don’t think there has been trout farming for a long while as the pools are dry

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This campsite is closed at the moment due to logging… tree felling and huge trucks. But a really beautiful spot.

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Breathtaking views and ground. Yes, they can do much more. But was great for a nights visit. Cheap and there is a caretaker that helps with wood and atarting a fire if need be. Ablutions can be better maintained. One of the best places for awesome pictures and a night around a fire in the woods.

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Place still open . Did not stay . Met Dalitso . Firewood available. Lovely grass stands under high trees. 3000MK pp. Dalitso says you can use first chalet’s ablution. Just about 200m from campsite. We rather donated money to Reason ( lady) at Emperor’s view and wild camped there. Awesome view over lake and you can see all the way to Mount Mulanji. My best camp site in Malawi so far. No ablutions . You can eat nearby at the hotel.

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Don't understand the previous reviews... The location is great but the place is dirty, ablution block is crappy, staff begging for tips, harrassing "guides" and sellers etc... not pleasant at all. We moved on.

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Great place for camping for a few days. It is a campsite but also a lot of locals visit for a day to picnic or couples to make out in front of you so live soft porno...the trout farm is not there anymore. Nice and shady but unfortunately also a loooooot of mosquito so protect yourself properly. The walk to the waterfall is nice and the waterfall itself also. Unfortunately deforrestation is going fast in the area so enjoy the forrest while it is still there...

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Beautiful nature but the place is run down (toilets not clean and shower not good) and lots of plastics and dirt on the campground due to the weekend visiters. It’s a pitty because they can make a heavenly camp site of the place.

But once again: stunning nature!

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Exactly as described in previous posts, beautiful site surrounded by the forest. No power but if you have solar there is enough clearing to operate panels comfortably. Can do some walks from here and if wanted arrange a guide. Ablutions basic but there are nicer showers (still cold) about 200m from area where you camp. Prices still 3000kwh per person and 2000kwh for a wheelbarrow of pine wood.

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Rooms / campsite on top of Zomba Plateau, beautiful setting in a Pine forrest on a Trout farm, not sure if it is still operating as a breeding fish farm or not, camping @ 3000Mk and you can buy wood for the day for 2000Mk, immaculate camp site with ablutions , the only drawback is the cold showers

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as described in the more recent posts : large nice campsite under high pine trees. 1000MK firewood is enough for 2/3 hours. chairs and table, brai area and large roofed areas. rudimentary ablution block.

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Lovely setting and beautiful drive to get here. Endless profession of locals selling their wares until dark. Water was off when we were there. Nice bomas in campsite. Peaceful. Recommended.

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This whole area should be visited for a few days. Unfortunately i could only stay for one. This is great from the beginning of the pass approx 9 kilos up the mountain to the dam the lodge. Security good. Very dark at night no electricity. Big fire this is good clean camp site.

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Nice open space between the pine trees with a little stream to wash so who needs a shower....kw3000 pppn and kw2000 for firewood. Nice quiet place except for some locals selling semi precious rocks and fruit! On the weekends you will have day visitors who braai and have lots of children though, but they leave in the afternoon again.

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The small bridge leading to the trout farm was damaged by logging trucks. A car or light truck can pass, but the bridge is not strong enough for heavy vehicles.

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Beautiful tranquil spot, we were the only people there. Water working fine in toilets and on taps but not on showers. We had a lovely shady site next to the trout pools with a tap and a braai stand and lots of blue monkeys around in the trees. Firewood available for 2000kwacha. 3000kwacha pppn. Very friendly security guy. Poss not suitable for a long stay due to showers but definitely worth a night!

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A beautiful setting and would-be perfect camp site except that there’s no running water in the ablution block and no care from the folks who work here. It seemed nearly normal that things were as they are: “We can bring you buckets for water” was their solution. Pity. It has such great potential. I still stayed 2 nights but that’s less about the place and more about my logistics. It’s a huge pity.

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Price is now 3000 pppn. You should bring your own toilet and maybe water because the ablutions are not useable. The two watertaps at the place are not working but a man brought us 20 liter so we could fill our water bag and shower with it. There is also no flushing water in the toilet.
We arranged a hiking for 4 hours and 5500 K for 2 people. The man said on weekends it can become busy with local people and tourists from Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu, ... . You can still buy fresh fruits and samosa on the way uphill.

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Simple campsite, incredibly cheap at 1000 kwacha pppn. Great base for some amazing walking. Quiet, peaceful setting. Quite cold at night. Downside is the ablutions are not really useable...however we really enjoyed our stay and would return and recommend!

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Clean toilets, cheap at only 1000 kwacha. Incredibly quiet. Two other guests the night I was here but visitor book shows previous guests were here a week earlier.

Not well signposted, but if you have this app then you have maps to get you here.

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very basic but very cheap, 1000/person. toilets and showers were best avoided but it's a good location and there are taps and two picnic tables at the campsite

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The silence and darkness are just amazing! We love this place.

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Very basic campsite, toilets and cold shower. Provides a good base to walk from though. 1000 kwatcha per person.

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Large simple camp ground. Flushing toilets & cold showers. Braai area. Water taps.1,000 MK pp night. They can arrange a guide for hikes & was 6,000 MK for 3 hours..lots of fresh fruit to buy on way up .

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Simple campground on top of the zomba plateau, quit and nice tempreture. Bought some really nice strawberrys on the way up. The place is not really up to date but the price is right paid 1000 mkw pp.

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