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Mgoza Lodge

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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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Lilongwe, Malawi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

6 of us stayed here in early January. Age range from 25 to 65 and we all loved it. Delightful thatched cottages with king size beds and mozzie nets and ensuite shower rooms. Little pool and sitting area in front with rustic table and chairs and views directly onto the beach. Sat for hours watching Malawians doing their washing in... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Spent a couple of nights here just after New Years and it was brilliant. Rooms were lovely and spacious, bathrooms amazing, and garden beautiful. Pool was perfect for a dip after going for a bike ride around the village, a kayak to Thumbi Island or a snorkel down at Otter Point. Have stayed at another place in Cape Maclear and... More 

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