Fisherman's Rest is set in a magnificent fifty-acre private park on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the Great Rift Valley. The park is filled with indigenous trees and plants and home to a multiplying population of antelope.
We offer a number of properties designed to suit the needs of families, groups and the individual visitor.
Our swimming pool is available to all our residents. From its location, two thousand feet up the escarpment, it offers magnificent views over the Shire Valley.
The Lodge has four bedrooms, one en-suite, three with a shared bathroom, a lounge, dining room, khonde and kitchen for self-catering groups.
The Cottage has two bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge/dining room, kitchen and khonde.
The Woodland Suites, surrounded by a khonde, with two en-suite bedrooms and a self contained family accommodation.
The Teahouse accomodates more permanent visitors, workers and gap year students with comfort.
Two Bushcamp Hides, located in the Nature Reserve, with double beds, shower and bathroom facilities.
Refreshments and meals are available at the Teahouse where a Gift Shop is also located.
From Fisherman's Rest, we bridge the gap to Africa for visitors wishing to experience, learn and engage with the enchanting country of Malawi.
Spend some time with us and connect with the community visiting Fisherman's Rest Community Trust: 'Tilitonse' (we are together) and engage in games, arts, crafts, carpentry, pottery, gardening and even sports tournaments.
Join the Book Bus with a team on a converted mobile library safari truck painted with Quentin Blake's illustrations and visit schools teaching reading. This includes storytelling, illustrating, reading and lots of fun and games.
Computers and Libraries do go together! Can you help teach IT skills in one of the twenty-three schools nearby? Or help convert a classroom to a library or computing suite? Help speed Malawian students into the computerised age and improve their employability. Your reward will be their gratitude.
Fishermans' Rest oversees the community centre in a 1 acre site, a ten minute walk from Fisherman's Rest. The site consists of a multipurpose building, a covered outdoor activity area, a sports ground and borehole with a play pump for community use.
The staff, visitors and volunteers at Fishermans' Rest engage with the centre in a broad range of activities and exciting and evolving projects.
The centre also offers a preschool run by the community. The children are introduced to the alphabet, basic reading, listen to stories and play lots.
We do appreciate the help of suitable volunteers to assist the preschool team with training in administration, planning and teaching.
The centre hosts Interdenominational Bible Teaching. The main objective here is to improve the standard of Bible knowledge amongst church leaders and to encourage discussion and debate between Christians of the many denominations we find in our neighbourhood. It is a family event with wives, husbands and children, who participate in additional programs laid on at the time.