Satemwa Tea Estate
Satemwa Tea Estate is located in Thyolo district in the shire Highlands of southern Malawi. It is one of the oldest tea estates in Malawi. It was founded in 1923 by Maclean Kay Family, a Scottish emigrant and it has been handed down from generation to generation of the Cathcart Kay family. The estate provides the best views of Mulanje Mountain and the Lower Shire valley.
Things to do
Tea testing & factory tour
Guided walks to the coffee fields
Apart from the well known attraction of tea plantations, The Satemwa factory built in 1937 is well known in the tea industry as the producer of quality tea. There is a lot for you to do once you visit Satemwa tea estate
Bicycles for hire are found at the Huntington House for those who wish to explore the 105 miles paths through the Thyolo Mountain forests and even on foot you can do too.Satemwa has the exceptional birdlife viewing. The vegetation on the estates provides an ideal habitat for different varieties of bird species.
Things to look out for
The experience of Satemwa tea, Learn the history about the estate and the magic tea that comes out of it, as well as how it’s grown. You can even buy the Satemwa teas you tested right at the Huntington Little shop.
Sleep at the Huntington House:
It is one of those beautiful old houses and it used to be the home of the founders family house. Enjoy the majestic scenery of MulanjeMountain as you sip your tea on the picnic spot. Get yourself into eating the delicious meals prepared by the best chefs with ingredients grown at the garden behind the lodge. Wake up from the very well decorated suites and be welcomed with full English breakfast to fuel you up for the new day.
Trekking or Biking
Let the guide lead you or explore on your own! You choose - Coffee or tea fields, the forests and even go up the famous rock of Thyolo Mountain. The beauty of the estates can even be discovered by biking.
Satemwais the perfect location for you to escape from the bustling areas of Malawi and crave for peace and quietness. Spending time at Satemwa is the best way of spending you time, be it taking part in one of the activities you will be left with memories that you have learned something