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Makuzi Beach Private Bag 12, Chintheche, Lake Malawi National Park Malawi
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#1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Chintheche
Delightfully sited on its own private bay along Lake Malawi's northern lakeshore, Makuzi Beach provides guests with a superb, secluded retreat, sandy white beaches and wonderful views across Africa's third largest fresh water lake. The thatch and stone chalets are nestled in lush manicured gardens overlooking the crystal clear waters of the lake. Sipping a cocktail or enjoying one of the chefs' infamous meals from the deck of the main lodge is an experience in itself. Makuzi enjoys an excellent reputation for its cuisine and guests are encouraged to enjoy a full African dining experience under the stars. This relaxed lakeshore retreat with its 11 cozy chalets, is a perfect family property with a well deserved reputation for warm hospitality and great facilities.
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Free parking
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Makuzi Beach Private Bag 12, Chintheche, Lake Malawi National Park Malawi
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Lilongwe Intl Airport132 miSee all flights
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Chris Kaiche wrote a review Nov 2020
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Its never always the buzz and booze that gets you at most resorts, its actually how much quieter it can be during the day and the night. Makuzi Beach Lodge is a place where such peace actually exist. The beach is well taken care of and the water could never be more clearer. it bought back some nostalgic feel from when I was a child in Zambia, going off to school field trips into the wild. its so comfortable there, fans, kettle , to hot water for showering and clean toilets. There are no TVs in the rooms, but did you come for the TV or the experience, and that is the thing we loved about it. The Place gave you a choice of dropping Technology forcing you to indulge in other more physical activities. granted there are not a lot of activities apart from swimming, canoeing but I am sure the owners will get creative. go have a trip and experience it yourself, you will not be disappointed, i guarantee it.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Best Views
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upstategirl1949 wrote a review Feb 2020
Spartanburg144 contributions45 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 days at Makuzi and it was so relaxing. The staff is great and the restaurant serves fabulous food. The cabanas are comfy with lovely views. The beach is pristine and the lake water crystal clear. We had fun using the kayaks to explore around the lake.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Lara Pollard, Owner at Makuzi Beach Lodge
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Thank you for the lovely write up. We look forward to having you back here
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Visitor in Tanzania wrote a review Jan 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
After a very long drive with a border in between, it was wonderful to be so kindly received in such a nice place. It was 21h00 on new year's eve, but Bradt still offered to organize food and all we needed. New year's morning then surprised us with the most beautiful view to their beach. We had a very peaceful and plesant stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Lara Pollard, Owner at Makuzi Beach Lodge
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you had a good stay and look forward to seeing you here again
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Phunziro wrote a review Dec 2019
Blantyre, Malawi36 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this amazing Lodge. We had the honeymoon chalet which had an amazing view of the lake. It was comfortable, clean and well maintained. All the staff are very attentive and Lara and Brett were super friendly and went our of their way to make our stay memorable. Brett even made cocktails (&mocktails) which weren't on the menu. The food is arguably the best in the nkhatabay region. Every single meal on the menu was fresh and delicious with sizeable portions. The chocolate cheesecake from the Christmas day lunch buffet was absolutely amazing. The beach has beautiful white sands with very large comfortable wooden beach chairs. The place is peaceful and tucked away from hustle and bustle. The only downside was the power outages which were due to a fault in the area. Perhaps in time they will acquire a generator that is able to supply the chalets that are further away from the main building. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we'll definitely go again next year.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Aruna Gunawardena wrote a review Dec 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka3,641 contributions217 helpful votes
Beautiful white sand private beach is the main attraction. The bay has boundary of two small cliffs which gives a lot of bird life. Nice relaxing retreat. Friendly owners who will deliver all your needs. Must improve conditions of Chalet 2 & introduce something special like a Beach BBQ. Spectacular Location 🙏🇱🇰🙏
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Lara Pollard, Owner at Makuzi Beach Lodge
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Thank you for your review. Chalet 2 is having a face lift now. BBQ are a regular especially at full moon. We hope to see you back here for a beach bbq someday.
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$255 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makuzi Beach Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Makuzi Beach Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kande Beach (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Makuzi Beach Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Makuzi Beach Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Makuzi Beach Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Makuzi Beach Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.