Press Room


Posted 05 April 2023

Sunbird Tourism pic, Malawi's leading hospitality service provider is pleased to announce the signing of a management agreement with Mtalimanja Holdings to manage the magnificent Kalipano country resort as the 10th property under the Sunbird Portfolio.

Kalipano “a Dowa" first resort is expected to commence operations by Ist May 2023. Kalipano’s facilities composition includes: a 54 roomed resort, with three meeting rooms, bar, indoor restaurant, and offers a wide range of leisure facilities and activities that include: the magnificent Kalipano dam for experiential fishing. agri-excursions, outdoor swimming pool, water sports, two event gardens and a planned floating restaurant.

The new Kalipano country resort, located in Dowa the central region of Malawi about 86 km from Lilongwe, is the perfect choice for leisure as well as corporate groups looking for more than a stay, but a relaxing sustainable tourism experience nestled amongst the endiess scenic views, complimented by Sunbird’s unique, excellent and personalized service.

Sunbird Tourism continues to focus on the expansion of its foot print and brand extension through management contracts in order to ensure delivery of a rich, and diverse tourism experience for our guests while leading the drive to position Malawi as the preferred tourism destination for economic empowerment and job creation. Through management contracts the Group intends to ensure that the product offer remains attractive for both the domestic and international markets, while continuing to target new markets. Under this arrangement with Sunbird Tourism, Katipano country resort will have the distinct advantage of leveraging Sunbird Tourism’s significant investment in people, products, processes and marketing in order to position the business for growth. The coming on-board of Kalipano ensures that the Sunbird brand is well positioned with a product that is aligned with current and emerging trends, and is a rasponse to development of new markets focusing on responsible, sustainable, as well as community activity -based tourism.

Sunbird Tourism is excited with this new venture that underscores the brand’s commitment to collaborating with local exceptional and inspiring entropreneurs, as we continue to transfer exceptional skills and elevate the standards of tourism in Malawi. Sunbird is thrilled to welcome Kalipano country resort to the Sunbird Group, while committing to offer unrivalled quest experience, powered by excellent and personalised service.

Sunbird Hotels and Resorts is Malawi's leading hotel chain with 10 properties including four city hotels in all three regions of Matawi namely; Sunbird Capital, Sunbird Mount Soche, Sunbird Litongwe, and Sunbird Mzuzu, three popular beach resorts along Lake Malawi namely: Sunbird Waterfront, Sunbird Livingstonia, Sunbird Nkopola, a beachside Inn on the northern lakeshore, Sunbird Chintheche, an iconic mountain resort in the former capital city: Sunbird Kuchawe and a country resort; Kalipano hotel by Sunbird. Sunbird Hotels & Resorts" the home of hospitality” is known for offering excellent and personalized services, great cuisine and comfortable accommodation.

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