The Makokola Retreat

Situated north of Mangochi, surrounded by palm trees, this southern shored retreat offers beautiful gardens, golden beaches, calm waters and a number of activities to enjoy. Surrounded in culture and tradition you get a true sense of Africa when visiting The Makokola Retreat. Enjoy cultured excursions, relax by the pool, delve into one of the many activities, or take some time out for yourself and head to the spa for a treatment.

Why we love Makokola Retreat!

Set in a beautiful part of the lake, Makokola Retreat has it all. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with views overlooking the golden beach and lake itself, the food is delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. There are lots of activities to enjoy for the whole family, 2 pools and even a spa; ultimate relaxation. 
 
Last visited by Jen, Sales & Marketing – May 2019

Experience Rating

Experience Ratings Explained

The star ratings are based on a variety of different criteria.

Namely it is a comparative aspect against the other lodges in this country and/or area. We like to think of this rating as a mix of the accommodation (please do remember just because the rating is lower doesn’t mean it is a bad lodge more that it maybe more of a rustic nature), guiding and wildlife in the area, food, safety and general vibe.

The lower ratings tend to either be due to being a rustic lodge or being in e.g a busy area of the park. This should be used as a general guide but please do contact us for more detail or check out the reasons why we love these lodges.

Fast Facts

Location

Lake Malawi

Rooms

69 Rooms in total (Lake Suites, Sunset Villa, Lake Villa, Beach Room, Family Room)

Avg. room price

From USD$492 pppn

Great for

The Sunbird excursion & trips to the nearby islands

Children welcome

Yes – but not in lake suites (strict no kids below 12 years policy)

Open

All Year

Ideal length of stay

4 nights

Fans

A/C in Lake Suites and Sunset Villa, other rooms only have fans

Wi-fi

Yes, with a purchased voucher

Lodge Key Features

Memorable Experiences

The retreat is surrounded by lush gardens, a gorgeous beach and clear calm waters – this in itself is memorable. The staff are accommodating, and they continue to create memorable experiences for all who visit. The retreat aims to ensure you get a real Malawian experience and throughout you can see the integration of local traditions and culture around, especially through the crafts and decor. It’s a home-away-from-home stay, settle in and enjoy the hospitality and culture of this family-owned business.

Golf

Here is something different to enjoy that most places don’t offer. Their 9-hole golf course is situated in a beautiful setting, somewhat challenging too with all the baobabs around the course. Whether you are a keen golfer or just trying out, it’s a fun way to see some more of the gorgeous landscape and enjoy the beauty of the birdlife around.

Conservation & the Community

The Makokola Retreat has always ensured to make the local community contributors, and, over the years the retreat has strengthened the long-term commitment to the community. Local villages have been trained to help build the lodge itself, women thatch the roofs and some of the furnishings have been locally handmade – you look around the retreat and admire the touches around. When it comes to the food, they grow their own fresh produce or use the local fishermen nearby for the delicious fish dishes the chef creates – fresh every day!

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Malawian Style
B18 Golden Peacock center, Lilongwe, Malawi
Call Malawi office: +265 177 1789
Call US office: +502 871 50 31
Email: info@malawianstyle.com
Skype: Malawian.Style

Team Contact

Tapiwa, Sales & Reservations Manager: +265 992 393 376
Chifundo, Senior Reservations Consultant: +265 998 393 673
Ronald, Finance Manager: +265 991 667 078
Eddie, Operations: +265 999 772 788