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Club Makokola

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The Club Med-ish name didn't give rise to high hopes as we left Mozambique, and flew south over the immensity of Lake Malawi. According to the publicity, Club Mak has its own international airport, but we knew we were still in Africa when we were asked to hold overhead while they chased the goats from the runway.

Built on a lovely stretch of lakeside beach, this has clearly been built with an international clientËle in mind, and there were people of all nationalities, African and European. It was nicer than we expected. The gardens are beautiful and worth a visit in their own right. The lake is clear and full of beautiful iridescent fish, and eagles soar overhead, and monkeys eat fallen figs on the lawn, there are beautiful sunsets, and the beer is cold!

Because it was quiet when we arrived, we were surprised to find the large dining room full for dinner, and a floorshow going on outside. African dancing and that sort of thing, but the food was good and there was plenty of it. If you want an African holiday without feeling too far outside of a western comfort zone, this could be it.

Club Makokola Website.

Written by  Mike Leonard.

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