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King's Highway Rest Camp

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King's Highway Rest Camp: Livingstonia mountain behind the site, on the shores of Lake Malawi


  • Spectacularly scenic site on the shores of Lake Malawi
  • Lakeside pitches among stunning sunrises
  • Campfires and barbecues allowed

What do clever peeps do upon arrival at King's Highway Rest Camp? They do what the site team sensibly recommends: pitch their tent/park their wheels as speedily as poss, kick off their shoes, and run down to the beach. Which should take them... all of a minute, as the camp is on the shores of lush Lake Malawi.

All pitches come with lake views, all the better to wake up to spectacular sunrises (see pics) over the glistening water and to idle around in the afternoon to see the local fishermen arrive home with their haul... Campfires and barbecues are allowed: fish straight from the site to land your own catch, or make for the local market to buy fish caught that day.

Amenities here are first-rate (again, see pics) and include toilets and hot showers as well as a covered outdoor washing-up area. Local town Chitimba is a kilometre's stroll away for supplies.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery


Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby


Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby


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  • Chitimba, Khondowe, Rumphi, Malawi
  • Timezone Africa/Blantyre CAT (GMT+02:00)   GPS 10.6104°S 34.1805°E


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

If you haven't been to Lake Malawi before, etch it firmly onto your bucket list: it's one of Africa's Great Lakes and the ninth biggest lake in the world. It's been a popular fishing spot for humans for millennia; if fishing isn't your thing, look out for Nile crocodiles and hippopotamuses wallowing in the shallows, and African fish eagles swooping down onto the water (the lake has more species of fish than anywhere else on the planet).

Moving on from the camp, it's an hour and a half's drive to the Rumphi District's capital town of Rumphi and its lively markets, and eight and a half hours down the lake's shores to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lake Malawi National Park – should you be so fortunate to be on an extended trip.


Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

King's Highway Rest Camp cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park


Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does King's Highway Rest Camp have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is King's Highway Rest Camp dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near King's Highway Rest Camp? If you haven't been to Lake Malawi before, etch it firmly onto your bucket list: it's one of Africa's Great Lakes and the ninth biggest lake in the world. It's been a … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of King's Highway Rest Camp?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
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  • How much does it cost to stay at King's Highway Rest Camp? From R140,63 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability


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Terms and conditions

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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.