The Zomba Plateau is a magnificent table that overshadows the old colonial capital by the same name. The top of the Plateau stands at 1,800m with some peaks rising to over 2,080m. On three sides, the massif has scarp-like edges. Towards the town and to the south it presents a face of over 750 metres while to the west the fall is even greater. Here it forms the faulted edge of the Great Rift Valley and the Shire lowlands. Nestled on top of the Zomba Plateau, 900 meters above the town of Zomba, right on the edge of the plateau, in a tranquil forest reserve renowned for its temperate climate and natural splendor is Ku Chawe Inn. It offers visitors the chance to unwind and relax in the intoxicating atmosphere of this special destination. Surrounded by landscape and terraced gardens, this hotel commands spectacular views, which on clear days stretch all the way along the Shire Highlands and Mount Mulanje. Each room has been attractively furnished with en suite bathrooms, satellite television and log fires to complement the cozy atmosphere of the Inn. The Inn has an old-world restaurant, a traditional pub-style bar and a thatched honeymoon suite with its own private veranda. Walking trails, jeep trips and horse riding provide an excellent way of exploring this picturesque part of the country.