Close to the town of Mangochi, The Makokola Retreat, previously Club Makokola, is a thatched resort built beside a 600m-long golden beach on Lake Malawi's southern shores offering activities that include sailing, boating and scuba diving on Lake Malawi.
Makokola Retreat Highlights
Makokola retreat is the perfect base from where to embark on excursions exploring the life and traditions of the people of Malawi. The many villages, little rural towns and historic missions in the vicinity of the Hotel are ideal for excursions. Makokola retreat is also the perfect place to relax and recover from the exertions of safari and to enjoy all the facilities of the Lake. A family owned hotel it also offers such luxuries as a nine-hole golf course, squash courts, tennis, swimming pools and a range of water sports on the shores of one of the world's great but hidden lakes.
- Windsurfing or paddle skiing available, or take a catamaran to Boadzulu Island for diving or snorkeling.
- Pathways lead guests to secluded accommodations nestled in the midst of magical natural gardens.
- The property offers 9 spacious Lake Villas, which are furnished in an African contemporary style.
Makokola Retreat Activities
The Hotel offers a wide range of sports facilities including two tennis courts, beach volleyball, mini soccer, squash, cycling, table tennis and two swimming pools. Some of the facilities are floodlit, so evening games may be enjoyed if desired. The hotel has its own beautifully maintained nine-hole gols course and club. Water Sports include parasailing, water skiing, boardsailing, wake-snake and tubing. The Hotel also has a catamaran which can be used for excursions and sunset cruises, while the MV. Sunbird, a 23mt steel colonial style cruiser, can carry up to 20 people on day excursions and sleep nine in simple accommodation.
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