Huntingdon House, Satemwa Tea Estate

©Huntingdon House Malawi 

©Huntingdon House Malawi 

Where is it?

Many people would say that the Thyolo area in the heart of Malawi`s tea producing area is among the most scenically beautiful part of Malawi. This is because of the rolling hills of immaculately cultivated, emerald green plantations and some of the oldest estates in the country. 

Why go?

For the colonial magic of the area and diverse scenery which ranges from tropical verdant green forests to riverine thickets and rolling hills. Huntingdon House was built in the 1920's and the estate has been in the Cathcart Kay family for generations with members of the family still running the tea and coffee production of the estate. The grand old colonial style house is surrounded by magnificent gardens and beautiful old trees.

With magnificent views of Mount Mulanje and the Lower Shire valley to the west, Satemwa enjoys a temperate climate of the Shire Highlands and relaxed ambiance of a by-gone era. 

©Huntingdon House Malawi 

©Huntingdon House Malawi 

©Huntingdon House Malawi 

©Huntingdon House Malawi 


©Huntingdon House Malawi 

©Huntingdon House Malawi 

What can I do?

  • Mountain Biking
  • Guided Birding walks through Thyolo Forest
  • Croquet
  • Tea Tasting and Coffee Tours
  • Golf (9 hole course) - off site
  • Tennis - off site
  • Squash - off site

 

Excursions:

  • Mount Mulanje Day trip
  • Zomba Plateau Day Trip
  • Blantyre City Tour
  • Lake Chirwa