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Makuzi Beach Private Bag 12, Chintheche, Lake Malawi National Park Malawi
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Special diet menus
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Private beach
VIP room facilities
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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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This is a Nice lodge for a day visit . The beach is beautiful And the food is good. To stay overnight this place is maybe a bit overpriced. The garden is like Paradise. Some things like the pay terminal were broken.
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Lovely spot on Lake Malawi, far from any crowds. The chalets were comfortable, well-maintained and had views of the lake. Enjoyed the beautiful beach and sunrises. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Restaurant served wonderful meals. Great place to get away from it all!
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Response from makuzibeachlodge, Owner at Makuzi Beach Lodge
Responded Aug 27, 2019
Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again
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A quiet, very scenic spot for relaxing or enjoying some time with family. The restaurant menu had a surprising number of choices, all of which were very good. The chalet accommodation is comfortable, set in a lush garden with views of the lake. Very friendly staff and well run. If we didn't live so far away we'd go back again and again!
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Response from makuzibeachlodge, Owner at Makuzi Beach Lodge
Responded Aug 27, 2019
Thank you for your lovely review. Hopefully we will see you back someday soon.
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This is definitely one of the best, if not THE best, camping spot in Malawi! The camping sites are situated in a lush garden with bountiful palms and other trees and plants, birds flying around, overlooking a stunning view of the lakeshore. The beach is clean and covered in lovely white sand. There are really nice chairs/beds with shades on the beach where you can easily fall asleep! What I really liked was that it felt so private which meant you could fully and completely relax. It was lovely that even the cleaners, who do not necessarily have to chat to the guests, were so lovely and friendly and took the time to chat to me and tell me a bit about themselves - it made me feel very welcome to this part of Malawi. The food was delicious. Our one recommendation would be to have a more diverse selection of desserts (e.g. chocolate brownie!!) as it's likely we would have had made the most of this!!! However, this did not take away our enjoyment from the experience in any way, and we would HIGHLY recommend Makuzi Beach Lodge!!
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Response from makuzibeachlodge, Owner at Makuzi Beach Lodge
Responded Jul 22, 2019
Thank you for your excellent write up. Next time you come we will make sure you have chocolate brownies.
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Got recommended this spot by multiple people and it didn't disappoint. It's a beautiful spot with a private beach, great accommodation, friendly staff and very tasty food. I ended up staying 5 nights because it was just bliss. The owners are also involved in multiple community projects and seem to be making a big difference in the area. Their view is mainly to hand these projects back to the locals to empower them. Boxer Jet barely left my side whilst I was there. He's the most gorgeous boofhead.
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Response from makuzibeachlodge, Owner at Makuzi Beach Lodge
Responded Jun 13, 2019
Thank you for a wonderful review. We hope to See you back here oneday. Hello from Jet
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$245 - $277 (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.