The coffee picking season is drawing to a close at Huntingdon House. This year the lodge hosted five very successful coffee tours. A day on tour at Satemwa would include a guided walk through the coffee plantation, watching the ripe cherries being picked and learning about the different varieties of coffee grown on the estate. To finish the tour off, the Satemwa guests would take part in a coffee tasting or “cupping”, hosted by the Satemwa GM. The tours were very popular and will be continued next year.
Now that the hot season is arriving in Malawi, the Satemwa team is also happy to announce that the swimming pool at Chawani Bungalow is ready for use. Chawani now sleeps up to 10 people, and is the perfect place for a family retreat. The Satemwa crew is looking forward to welcoming guests for some poolside relaxation during the hot summer months.
Originally a family home built by Maclean Kay in 1928 , Huntingdon House forms the heart of Satemwa Tea Estate and is surrounded by sprawling manicured gardens with secret patios and terraces waiting to be discovered by guests.
As one of Malawi’s first land claims registered in 1874, Satemwa Tea Estate is among the country’s most respected and established tea and coffee producers, managed and operated by third generation members of the Cathcart Kay family.