Satemwa Tea Estate
BLANTYRE – The Satemwa Tea Estate has spectacular views across the rolling tea gardens including views down to the Lower Shire Valley. Step back into the lifestyle of early tea planters, and a former more leisurely period where the pace of life was seemingly stress-free.
Huntingdon House and Chawani Bungalow have been recently refurbished in partnership with Ulendo Safaris. Originally the family home built by Maclean Kay in 1928, Huntingdon House exudes a colonial charm and unique character. This magnificent house forms the heart of Satemwa Tea Estate and is surrounded by sprawling manicured gardens with secret patios and terraces. The house has been tastefully refurbished offering 5 unique suites, each individually decorated to reflect the quirks and character of this grand residence. Different parts of the house have a story to tell from the original children’s nursery to the resident priests quarters and private Chapel. Chawani Bungalow has been sensitively refurbished to retain its rustic character and charm. It offers 4 comfortable double/twin rooms either on a catered basis with superb meals prepared by locals chefs or self-
The unique rainforest on Thyolo Mountain was once home to several endangered bird species like the alethe cholensis, white winged apalis and the green headed oriole. Extensive deforestation has reduced the rainforest to a minimum, and the protected part within the Estate has become the final refuge for the last few pairs of these remarkable birds. Watch the sunset from a beautiful picnic spot high up on the mountain with views of Mount Mulanje and the Shire River.