Activities

Day Excursions

Zomba – 68 Km – 1 hour drive from Balntyre

Zomba was the capital of British Central Africa and then Nyasaland before the establishment of the Republic of Malawi in 1964.It has some interesting buildings and monuments. The Cobbe Barracks are home to what were the King’s African Rifles (now the Malawi Rifles) and a clock tower serves as their World War I memorial. The Gymkhana Club and old Residency of the first commissioner of Nyasaland are wonderful relics of the town’s colonial past. Zomba is also home to the University of Malawi, the old parliament buildings and one of the country’s State Houses. A small botanical garden and wonderfully sited golf course make the most of the lush low slopes of the plateau and also typical African produce Zomba market.

A days outing to Zomba is a must to those who love scenery and learning history of the country.

Mulanje & Thyolo – Blantyre to Thyolo 43. 6 Km 1 hr drive, Thyolo to Mulanje 44 Km 1 hr drive

The trip to Mulanje and Thyolo gives you an opportunity to relax as you see the beautiful scenery of the countryside on one hand and seemingly endless tea plantations on the other and on a luck day, witness the picking of tea as you drive.

The Mulanje Mountain, landscapes dominated by vibrant green tea estates which contrast with beautiful purple jacaranda trees. In the heart of this region is Malawi’s highest peak (the highest mountain in Central Africa – Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia), Mount Mulanje, which rises to over 3,000 metres. The foothills of the mountain are covered in estates, woodlands, rivers and waterfalls and form a beautiful area.

A days outing to Mount Mulanje and to any one of the tea plantations can be arranged where you may enjoy tasting different varieties of tea/flavors.

Majete Wildlife Reserve – 70 Km – 1 ½ hrs drive from Blantyre

Majete Wildlife Reserve is a unique conservation and tourist destination for all visitors. The amazing success story of recovery and restoration and the continued protection of endangered species have led Majete to become one of the most popular reserves in Malawi.

Majete Wildlife Reserve is situated in the lower Shire valley in the South West of Malawi,

The story of Majete Wildlife Reserve is perhaps the most interesting of all parks in Malawi. In the late 1990s most species of large game had been eradicated, mainly as result of poor law enforcement and an inability to deal with poaching. In 2003, however, a project spearheaded by the government, in liaison with local communities and a NGO took control of the situation and turned it around so that the rehabilitation of the park could go ahead. Today, as a result of infrastructure development including new fences, tracks and waterholes, nearly 3,000 animals of 13 species have been introduced including black rhino, elephants, Lichtenstein’s, hartebeest and eland.

Majete Wildlife Reserves is the only protected area in Malawi where the famous big five can be seen.

A days outing can be arranged by leaving Blatyre at 7.00 am and start the safari tour on high, open vehicle with assistance of a tour guide to spot the different animals that inhabit the park and learn about the diversity of habitats and species. After the safari tour you may join a boat ride on the Shire River, watch the game from the river and the beautiful Kapichira Falls

 

Tour package combining Serendib Suites and Blue Waters by Serendib

City n Beach Stay – 3 nights/4 Days

Serendib Suites/ Blue Waters (3 nights/4 days tour)

Day 1 – Pick up from Chileka airport. Half day Blantyre city tour,

check-in to Serendib Suites & Conference Centre

Day 2 – Leave Serendib Suites by 6.30 am to Liwonde National Park (188 Km 3 hrs drive) enjoy the game safari. Leave to Blue Water by Serendib at Salima after lunch.

Liwonde National Park – lies on the east bank of the Shire River in Southern Malawi. With scenic views and a hippo filled river running through it, the park is a true reflection of beautiful African bushland. The environment of the park is untouched and less travelled than most parks in Africa, thus enhancing its beauty and tranquility. Wildlife on view here include elephants, lion, leopard, warthog, greater kudu, vervet monkey and many other species. The black rhinohas been introduced to Liwonde and the population has now grown to 10 as a result of conservation project in partnership with the government. The park is also ideal for bird watchers, with nearly 300 species of birds.

Day 3 & Day 4 – Spend time at Blue Waters by Serendib on the shores of Lake Malawi and relax by the lake. Water sports are available from the hotel. Snorkeling is excellent on Lake Malawi. See the many varied colourful tropical fish species found in the Lake Malawi.

Below activities and excursions can be arranged.

Boat Trips

Mua Mission Tour

Curio & Fish Farm Tour

Fresh water snorkelling

Fishing village tour and view point

Kuti Community Game Ranch

Crocodile farm

Day 4 – Depart Blue Waters after lunch for Lilongwe Airport

No of Pax – Minimum 20

Package includes;

Accommodation – One night a Serendib Suites Hotel – Blantyre, Two nights at Blue Waters by Serendib, Salima

Transport

A bottle of wine on arrival

Dinner at the beach

Price per person can be provided after finalizing the room category and the activities and excursions.

City n Beach Tour – 4 nights/5 days

3 nights at the Blue Waters by Serendib at the Lake 1 night at Serendib Suites Hotel at Blantyre

No of Pax – Minimum 20

Package includes;

Accommodation – One night a Serendib Suites Hotel – Blantyre, Two nights at Blue Waters by Serendib, Salima

Transport

A bottle of wine on arrival

Dinner at the beach

Price per person can be provided after finalizing the room category and the activities and excursions

Bay leaf

Bay Leaf Restaurant

Our Bay Leaf restaurant offers wide variety of continental cuisine. You may start your day with a hearty breakfast or nutritious light bite; or simply relax with a cup of coffee. Experienced hands of our chef bring in contemporary fusion to Italian cuisine with fresh ingredients. Perfect ambience for an intimate romantic dinner, a family affair or a business gathering. Our attentive staff will always be at your service ready to assist you with our delightful menu.

Breakfast is served daily between 07.00 to 09.30 hours. On Wednesday and weekends, between 07.00 to 10.30 hours.table-setting

Serendib Hair Salon and Day Spa

We offer exceptional hair and spa services and the trained hands of our experts pamper your body, soothe your mind and re-energize your soul. Our expert stylists create timeless, classic looks with an array of hair services including hair color, design and finishing. Our spa offers massages, manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing.

From expert hair coloring and design to relaxing massage Serendib Salon and Spa services bring balance and calm into your lifestyle.

Meetings & Conference

Serendib Conference Centre

Our private and fully equipped meeting facilities and boardrooms offer high class stylish business environments which cater to all your business needs. Meet your partners or hold your business gatherings in the comfort of our corporate business rooms. Our hotel team will gladly assist in providing you with the technical equipment you need for the meeting room facility of your choice.

With outstanding assistance and determined customer service our meetings and events, we will make sure that your business gathering will be one to remember. Whether you are interested in a venue for short meetings or even day long conferences – don’t hesitate to enquire about our corporate meeting rooms today and we will make sure we exceed your expectations.

 

Meeting EquipmentProjector

Flip Charts and whiteboards

Microphone

TV, VCR

Video conferencing equipment

Telephone with Speakerphone function

Conference Rooms

Accommodates up to 8- to 100 people

Meeting Equipment

Projector

Flip Charts and whiteboards

Microphone

TV, VCR

Video conferencing equipment

Telephone with Speakerphone function

Board Room

Accommodate up to 20
Business Centre Services
Copy service

Internet Service

Fax service

Messenger service

Wireless Internet

Secretary Service

Superior Rooms

The superior room offers a modern, light and spacious room with views of the green surroundings. These stylish rooms are characterized by their modern and spacious feel. The rooms offer luxury king size bed, a modern shower, individually controlled air conditioning, a safe, telephone, a flat-screen television and tea coffee making facility

Features

Wi-Fi at fee
Controlled air conditioning temperature controls
Ceiling Fan
In room Telephone
In room Safe
LED TV with cable channels
Mini Bar
Tea/Coffee Making Facility
Bathroom with bath tub and shower with hot and cold water
Hair drier, bath robes and bathroom slippers
Toiletries

Suite Rooms

All Suite rooms are spacious and feature with bedroom with king size bed, kitchenette, private bathroom, flat-screen satellite TV, individually controlled air conditioning, refrigerator, tea coffee making facility and working areas with complimentary breakfast

Features

Wi-Fi at fee
Controlled air conditioning
Ceiling Fan
In room Telephone
In room Safe
LED TV with cable channels
Tea/Coffee Making Facility
Hair Drier, Bath Robes and Bathroom Slippers
Toiletries

Location

Serendib Suites Hotel & Conference Centre is located in Namiwawa and it is 5 minutes drive from the commercial city of Blantyre.

30 min drive from the Chileka International Airport Blantyre.

Area

Blantyre

Blantyre is the Malawi’s commercial capital. Now with a population in excess of half a million, this settlement has its origins with the Scottish missionaries from the time of David Livingstone. (It is named after Livingstone’s birthplace in Scotland.) Today it is unquestionably the centre of Malawi’s industry and commerce.

Blantyre has a number of historical buildings of interest. Perhaps the most impressive is St Michael and All Angels church, built by men with no training in architecture, construction or even brick-making. Others include the original town hall (Old Boma) and Mandala House, built in 1882 as the headquarter of the African Lakes Company. It was Malawi’s first two-storey building and is believed now to be the country’s oldest house. Mandala House is host to the ‘The Society of Malawi’ which protects and nourishes a true treasure trove of the country’s history. With thousands of books and resources safely stored away, it provides an opportunity to find out a bit more about Malawi that perhaps many travelers don’t ever discover.

Climate

The climate of Blantyre is classified as a Tropical climate (Aw) and is greatly influenced by its location in the tropical zone and altitude. The city experiences the tropical continental climate with two distinct seasons in the year (three proper seasons). The rainy season is from November to April, with continuing light cold showers from end of May to July. The dry season is from May to October. The mean annual rainfall is 1,122 mm (44.17 in), of which about 80% falls within 3½ months between November and March.

The city is generally cool with mean monthly temperatures ranging from 19 °C (66 °F) during the cool season (May to July) to 26 °C (79 °F) during the hot season (September to November). There are particularly two spells of uncomfortable weather; the hottest season associated with high humidity soon before the onset of the first rains (end October to November), and the frost along rivers, mist and chilly showers and winds characteristic of the cold season in June and July.

Serendib Suites & Conference Centre Hotel

Serendib Suites Hotel & Conference centre is the largest Suite Hotel in Blantyre, offer guests an extraordinary place that is created by combining unique architecture and structure, comfort rooms add great service to this and the result is an extraordinary experience that would make your memory of Serendib Suites Hotel a long and lasting one.

We guarantee quality services at Serendib Suites Hotel. Our hotel is proudly committed to ensuring that we meet and exceed all of the requirements for every guest. Our staff is trained to provide every guest with amazing services, so that all of our guests are able to have an enjoyable and safe stay. All these and more make Serendib Suites Hotel a place to stay.

“Luxury Simplified”