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Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel

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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing

Overview of Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel

Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Zomba with restaurant and bar/lounge

8,4/10 Very good

40 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
71 Zomba Plateau Road, Zomba

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Blantyre (BLZ-Chileka Intl.) - 65 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Local Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Zomba Gymkhana Club - 3 min walk
  • Uncle Dan's local restaurant - 3 min walk
  • TASTY BITES - 4 min walk
  • Wonder Bakery - 4 min walk

About this property

Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Zomba, Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel features an airport shuttle. The bar is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can check out The Mulunguzi Restaurant, which serves international cuisine. Fellow travelers say good things about the location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 37 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Garden


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Mulunguzi Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.
Bastions Bar - Onsite bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Ku Chawe
Sunbird Ku Chawe
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel Zomba
Sunbird Ku Chawe Zomba
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel Hotel
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel Zomba
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel Hotel Zomba

Frequently asked questions

Does Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel?
As of 28 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel on 10 December 2022 start from R3 096, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel?
Yes, The Mulunguzi Restaurant offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Zomba Gymkhana Club (3-min walk), Uncle Dan's local restaurant (3-min walk), and TASTY BITES (4-min walk).
What's the area around Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel like?
Sunbird Ku Chawe Hotel is located a short 1-minute walk from University of Malawi. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Shema, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful location on top of Zomba mountain. Rooms are pleasant and staff are accommodating. Wifi does not reach all rooms.
Benjamin, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Ku Chawe's situation and views are uniquely beautiful. The buildings somehow achieve the impression of a mountain hideout. Staff service was very good, going out of their way to please. Having stayed there before I was pleasantly surprised with the improvement in food standards, particularly in the evening. However, its a good idea to order well in advance if you don't want to be waiting at the table for too long. They do need to improve their culture with regard to coffee - for the price charged one would expect a far better service around it. Strangely penny pinching with regard to amenities, low quality toilet tissue provided with only one roll in the bathroom, only one towel when we checked in as a couple with a young child. Nevertheless, overall a very pleasant stay.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

stunning location
The place lives from its stunning location and the beautiful environment up on the Zomba Plateau and the breath-taking view from the terrace and the garden. In therms of service, restaurant, maintenance and internet access, there is still space for improvement.
Bernd, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Great views. Staff were very friendly and tried hard but they lack training.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Adam, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Deanna, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful location with a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Wonderful view from our room. Well appointed room. Poor menu choices at dinner ( no filet, no T bone and sirloin was not sirloin. Stafff obliging but let down by kitchen .! Breakfast is a great improvement.
Crofts, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A nice hotel surrounded by amazing nature
A perfect place to experience nature in Malawi's former capital city
Guillermo, 2-night trip with friends
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