The Musicality of Pumulani, Malawi

The leisurely way of life at Pumulani moves to its own sweet and mezmerizing beat. The gorgeous African beach lodge is set overlooking the waters of Lake Malawi and there is something melodious about the setting and a luxurious stay there.


The excitement at Pumulani picked up in tempo recently at the arrival of a local celebrity as a guest. In the words of Robin Pope Safaris, “[Our] lodges are all so diverse and offer so much in terms of new sights, colourful season changes and new visitors to the areas.  Pumulani is no exception, and rather than the arrival of the usual birds or water mammals, we had a local music star visit us!  Tay Grin and his family arrived here after having taken advantage of the promotion being run this month, and after spending the first night, they promptly decided to extend their stay.”


Tay Grin, is known as “the Nyau King”, and has wowed the Malawian local music scene recently with the launch of his album Proudly African.  The Channel O nominated artist will be performing at the Sand Music Festival in Mangochi, South Malawi in October. Pumulani staff were thrilled to meet the hip-hop star and needed no introduction to him and his music. Robin Pope Safaris reports that the Pumulani management team and some other guests needed a little education about Tay Grin’s reason for fame though and were in for a treat.  Pumulani invited local villagers to come and perform the Gulu Wunkulu dance for the guests in front of the lodge, which is where Tay Grin got his musical inspiration from.


Pumulani is a slice of Malawian enchantment where relaxation and sunshine-styled activities are enjoyed daily and luxury is a given. The name Pumulani means “rest well” in the local Chichewa language and it fits the scene like sandy toes and beach umbrellas do.
The lodge is situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern end of Lake Malawi. Accommodation is in 10 privately set beach villas. They’re stylish, comfortable and blend perfectly into the lakeside environment with views that deserve applause.


Pumulani offers a whole selection of water based activities including snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, sunset cruises and more. Birding and mountain biking are favourite things to do amongst guests as well as good old fashioned relaxing. The stargazer at Pumulani will revolutionise the way you look at the stars and cultural tours to visit a nearby village can be arranged too.

To end off on another good note, here’s some more music -related news for Malawi. In celebration of its 10 year anniversary, the Lake of Stars Project is staging a two-day arts festival and conference showcasing the best in emerging and acclaimed talent from Malawi and beyond. It’s taking place in Lilongwe, from 27 to 28 September 2013. If that got your toes tapping then Robin Pope Safaris has just the package for you.

Contact Pumulani
Web.     www.robinpopesafaris.net
Email.   info@robinpopesafaris.net
Tel.       +265 (0)179 4491 / 5483