The Makokola Retreat

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Set on an unspoilt Palm Fringed Lakeshore North of Mangochi in Lake Malawi, The Makokola Retreat is the perfect retreat for discerning holiday makers who wish to relax, unwind and recuperate. The harmonious combination of lush gardens and 600 metres of wide Natural Sandy Beach makes this resort your dream destination.

Guests can either fly for 30 minutes into Makokola’s own Aerodrome or drive for 3 hours from the two International Airports, Blantyre or Lilongwe. International Charter or Private Flights can fly directly into The Makokola Retreat and clear Customs and Immigration at the Hotel.

Dining at the Retreat is an eclectic experience. Guests can savour fine Mediterranean cuisine, celebrate the tastes of Malawi or feast on Italian specialties in our casual restaurant and bar. A highlight to the Retreat is the use of local ingredients, grown by the local community on the property.

Water Sports include parasailing, Catamarans, Sailing Dinghies, Snorkelling and Goggling, Water Skiing and the like. Listen to the call of a Fish Eagle as you take a Siesta Sunset Cruise around Bird Island. For your convenience, an Olympic size Salt treated beach pool and Bar are at your disposal.

There are many Excursions available including Mangochi and the surrounding areas. This is the place where Dr. David Livingstone 150 years ago saw for the first time, “The Lake of Stars”. The Makokola Retreat also has the pleasure of presenting its Manja wa Lusa Lake Spa.


Around the place
  • Good access roads
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Towel and linen service
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Chef
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Bartender
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper
  • Hot water
  • Parking
  • Massage
  • Pool
  • Water sports centre


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