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  • Resort-style beach hotel
  • Wide variety of water & land activities
  • Signature treatments at Lake Spa
  • Day cruises on Lake Malawi


This 5-day itinerary is perfect for adventurous couples seeking a down-to-earth beach resort vacation in a totally unique setting: tropical Lake Malawi. With soft golden sands, thousands of bright fish, dense rainforest vegetation and a variety of watersports, Lake Malawi has all the makings of the perfect island getaway, and more.

You will enjoy a comfortable stay at The Makokola Retreat, a laid-back beachfront resort that offers a wide range of activities and adventures, from water skiing, snorkeling and exciting watersports, to indulgent spa days and romantic sunset cruises.


  • Tour Duration: 5 Days

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Experience the magic of Lake Malawi on this short beach style break, enjoy a host of activities or indulge in the beautiful surroundings,
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Day 1: Transfer to Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, Malawi
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Day 1: Transfer to Lake Malawi | 4 Nights

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Lake Malawi, Malawi

You will be collected at Lilongwe International Airport for a shared minibus transfer to your idyllic lake side destination, The Makokola Retreat. The retreat is located on the southern tip of Lake Malawi and your transfer takes just over three hours by road. On arrival, check into your comfortable Beach Room, furnished with a king-sized bed or twin beds as well as an en suite bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub. Outside, you have your own private sun terrace furnished with comfortable chairs.

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Days 2-4: Tropical beach bliss

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Your stay at The Makokola Retreat includes all meals and selected beverages, as well as selected activities. The days are yours to enjoy the wide variety of adventures on offer, or to simply recline on a comfortable day bed or check into the spa for total luxury and pampering.

Water-based activities include boating, sailing, snorkeling, canoeing and motorized watersports like water skiing. A range of historical tours and village visits are available for the more culturally inclined, with guided walks and birding expeditions for nature lovers.

Sports enthusiasts can enjoy tennis facilities and large swimming pool, as well as the Mlambe Golf Course, which is located just next door to the resort.

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Day 5: Return transfer to Lilongwe

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Bid farewell to the beautiful Lake Malawi and hop on your return minibus transfer to Lilongwe International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

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  • Return road transfer from Lilongwe Airport to The Makokola Retreat
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature