Welcome to the Makokola Retreat land of radiantly green gardens showcase spacious beach villas and rooms rested along the shores of Lake Malawi. We give friendly service on an adventure in Malawi. This showpiece property captures the spirit of African tradition, design, and culture. Your stay with us will satisfy all your senses connecting you with nature at the retreat.
Located on the palm-fringed southern shore of Lake Malawi north of Mangochi, A small distance away is Boadzulu Island; the retreat is next to Lake Malawi’s National Park and habitat to numerous fish, reptiles, and fish.
Designed to blend apart of the surrounding beauty with public gardens and amazing vistas along Lake Malawi. The Makokola Retreat offers many possibilities to make you feel at home. Our hand-built villas blend ethnic chic with all that is traditional in Malawi. All the amenities required during your getaway are here, accentuated by locally made wooden beams and traditional artwork under a thatched roof. The Malawian theme conveyed through the décor, with handmade furniture, typical artifacts in vivid and vibrant colors.
Rooms are steps from the beach yet created with privacy in mind. On the Makokola Retreat grounds, pathways form comfort nestled in the midst of magical natural gardens. It is a haven of rest feeling one with the environment. There is a fusion of indoor and outdoor spaces where time becomes your own.
Enthusiastic Malawian host will take care of during your stay. Taking care of all your needs, including and not limited; arranging activities, serving your meals, and conducting you on tours. This service is apart of Makokola Retreat’s dedication to the local community and upliftment of the country’s people. Although most of them have little in the way of formal education, they have a genuine warmth and kindness and will be splendid to receive you.
Room types are: Lake Suites, Sunset Villa, Lake Villa, Beach Room, Family Rooms
Water-based: Most of the water activities focused around the Lake. You can snorkel the waters which are abundant in freshwater life or watch the sunset as you sail on our boats or maybe cruise to the island nearby or water-ski close to the beach. The Makokola Retreat is a water lover’s paradise, and we can provide equipment and guides for: Snorkeling, Sailing, Waterskiing, Speedboats rentals, Wake snake, Kayaks, Round tubes, Island Excursions:
Land Based: An exciting array of land activities awaits you at The Makokola Retreat. Venture on a village excursions rich in culture or discover the local flora and fauna. In case the mood for a more challenging activity, golfing or a beach volleyball match can be an exceptionally memorable experience in this fantastic setting. At the Retreat you can enjoy:
The Lake Spa, Golf, Bowls, Tennis (floodlit tennis court), Squash, five a side soccer (floodlit field), Beach volleyball, Cultural and historical encounters, Bird watching, Day trips.