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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.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Resort-style beach hotel
  • Wide variety of water & land activities
  • Signature treatments at Lake Spa
  • Day cruises on Lake Malawi
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Tour Duration: 5 Days
Start: Lake Malawi, Malawi
End: Lake Malawi, Malawi

Destinations visited

Accommodations visited


Lake Malawi, Malawi

The Makokola Retreat
4 Nights


Day to day

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.

Expert Opinion

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Ramona Cilliers

Ramona Cilliers

Africa Safari Expert

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

What's Included?

  • Return road transfer from Lilongwe Airport to The Makokola Retreat

What's Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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