Zomba Forest Lodge Plateau Horseriding

Breathtaking mountain scenery around Malawi's former capital

Zomba offers a peaceful and cool haven in which to relax and enjoy the picturesque scenery or take part in one of the many activities on offer.

The former capital of Malawi, Zomba Town is set at the foot of the Zomba Plateau, a unique rocky massif at 1800 metres, with the highest mountain viewpoint in excess of 2000 metres. Its setting in the Shire Highlands and altitude is the reason that Zomba enjoys a cooler climate and is blessed with a rich variety of plant life, as well as dramatic scenery. The large forests of cedar, pine and cypress offer excellent walking trails and a shady refuge from the African sun.

The beautiful Zomba Plateau can also be explored on horseback or by mountain bike. The top of the plateau, intersected with streams, waterfalls and lakes is definitely worth visiting for the spectacular views alone. For the less active the viewpoints can be reached by mountain tracks in a 4x4. Visitors can also enjoy the attractive colonial architecture of the city itself and the main tar road to the top of the plateau make it accessible to all.

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