Reviews of Makokola Retreat
Wildlife sightings and reviews
6 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Makokola Retreat and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Makokola Retreat review"
Very luxurious establishment right on its own private beach with its own airstrip. Our cabin was huge and exceptionally well equipped, with views out to Lake Malawi.
Food in the restaurant was very good, with a decent choice on the menu, and very flexible eating hours. Staff were attentive and always helpful.
Curiously the place was probably less than a quarter full. Canoes and snorkelling equipment (complementary) came in very useful.
There wasn’t a lot to do outside the resort without any transport, but that was fine for a 2-3 day stay." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia; 6n in Malawi
"Makokola Retreat review"
Food was good service was good and staff were very pleasant and tried hard to please." See all these reviews: 7n in Malawi; 4n in Zambia
"The Makokola Retreat review"
Swimming in fresh water lake Malawai was surreal." See all these reviews: 6n in Malawi; 2n in Zambia
"Club Makokola excelled its self,"
Position and facilities excellent.
Pool and beach very clean and inviting.
We enjoyed a free boat trip to bird island, seeing Fish Eagles and feeding tropical fish" See all these reviews: 10n in Malawi
"Club Makokola review"
The ‘room’ we were given was extremely spacious, consisting of two bedrooms and a bathroom, joined by a long hallway. The accommodation and staff, along with the food were, again superb.
While here, as with most of our stays, we walked outside the complex, pleasing many of the local craftsmen when we bought their wares. The golf course was excellent and although we did not have a game, we were given a guided tour of the course, which boasted a variety of different bird life." See all these reviews: 8n in Malawi
The view from the room of the beach was great to wake up to.
The food was good if you went to dinner early as the puddings tended to be all gone if you left it too late!
Not much oppurtunity to get out and about. ie to nearest town or Cape McClear unless you paid a lot of money for hotel excursions or so it semed." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia; 4n in Malawi; 4n in Botswana
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