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Mgoza Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Chembe Village Road, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Mgoza Lodge

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay at Mgoza but we came to the restaurant for dinner and came back for breakfast. Excellent food, just slightly more expensive than in the nearby lodge where we stayed but much better quality. And it's a great place to watch the sunset! The owner was very friendly and helped us sort out our transport although we were... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights here while visiting our daughter who's volunteering at the Billy Riordan clinic in the village. This is a really friendly and relaxed place with very comfortable beds, good mozzie nets and a spotlessly clean room. The view from the front of your cabana shows one of the world's best sunsets most nights, and the restaurant serves... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Having been visiting Cape Maclear for the best part of a decade it's safe to say that Mgoza is, from an expat point of view, comfortably the best option in Cape Mac. Centrally located, with comfortable, reasonably priced rooms, right on the beach with a small but clean pool, the best lawn in the Cape and comfortable rooms it ticks... More 

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Mzuzu, Malawi
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

After not knowing where to stay in Cape Mac we decided to stay at Mgoza and it was absolutely great! The service is terrific, we got a call in the late afternoon because we were running late and the staff was wondering where we were. The rooms are excellent, king size beds with nets, showers made of mosaic stones and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is an interesting setup for backpackers. They have the hotel/Lodge ambiance plus a big cabana for backpackers. With this the backpackers can have quality food, good service and usage of the pool. They prices are very reasonable. The food is just good. Tasty and prepare at the moment. The menu is not too extensive and they have a little... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Didn't stay at lodge because we had accommodations away from beach. But we wanted to spend the day at the beach and Mgoza was great to make our home base for the day. Friendly staff, nice tables right on the beach shaded by trees and great food. (Book said best burger in Malawi and it was pretty delicious!) Also had... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Mgozalodge is a nice place, where you can enjoy a peaceful wide green garden, meet interesting people, enjoy a sunset drink viewing the lake, and have delicious meals. The owner, Alan, is quite friendly: I forgot my house keys there, and he send me them back to Europe. I you are 2 or 3, I would recommend you to... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I stayed for a few nights off season during the week and Alan gave me a wee bit of a discount which was great. There are a variety of different offerings in Cape Maclear and this offered a private ensuite thatched cottage - open the door and you are right overlooking the beach and the bay - perfect. Room was... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Chalets are clean, quiet and they have hot water. The food was good as was the service. It's a lovely place to sit by the lake and chill. They have guards that keep locals off the property and attempting to sell you something. Highly recommend.

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Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have visited this lodge seceral times but mainly to go drinking or eating or visiting friends staying there. Always the owner Alan has been friendly and welcoming. The staff are also very friendly. It is about the only place in the Cape that there is somewhere with grass along the lake to lie on and chill out watching what... More 

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