Activities & Service
Enjoy superbly rewarding leisure time ... Spa escapes, golfing, active pursuits from waterskiing to sailing, walking to a local village or reading a book - whether your vacation dream is action packed or absolutely relaxed, The Makokola Retreat includes temptations for any interest, all year-round.
At the Retreat, our staff not only reflects the warmth of Malawi but they also take pride in serving you in a personalized and friendly manner. During your visit with us, you will have the opportunity to appreciate their genuine kindliness through our various services.
Most of the water activities are focused around the Lake. You can snorkel the waters which are abundant in fresh water life or watch the sunset as you sail on our boats or maybe cruise to the island nearby or water-ski close to the beach. The Makokola Retreat is a water lover's paradise and we can provide equipment and guides for:
- Speedboats rentals
- Round tubes
- Island Excursions
An exciting array of land activities awaits you at The Makokola Retreat. Venture on a village excursion rich in culture or discover the local flora and fauna. If you are in the mood for a more challenging activity, golfing or a beach volleyball match can be an exceptionally memorable experience in this amazing setting. At the Retreat you can enjoy:
- The Lake Spa
- Tennis (flood lit tennis court)
- Five a side soccer (flood lit field)
- Beach volleyball
- Cultural and historical encounters
- Bird watching
- Day trips
The Makokola Retreat boasts a beautiful Conference Centre which was built in 2013 and opened in 2014. It was given the fitting name of "Tikambilane" meaning; "Let's Discuss".
The name was given so that all who enter the doors, enter them for the sole purpose to 'Discuss' the past, present and future. The theme of the Conference Centre was designed with Mother Nature in mind.
Starting from the outside, the pillars surrounding the Conference Centre was built round and strong like that of a tree. On top of the pillars, the entire roof rests, which resembles the weight a tree carries and emphasizes the goal of all who enter; to work towards a unified outcome for a brighter future. With the roof resting on top of the pillars predominantly, more natural light is allowed in, limiting the need of using excessive amounts of unnatural light.
Inside, finishes are done with sustainable wood - doors and windows made from blue gum trees - and floors from one of the fastest and most sustainable product; bamboo. The decorations all scream enlightenment with wood carvings and woven baskets, all made and sourced in Malawi. The pictures on the walls are big and all about trees.
The electronic equipment is state of the art with Bose speakers and Shure Microphones to provide clear as day sound. Full High Definition Projectors are found in each conference room, along with 50 inch flat screen TV's in each board room.
The Tikambilane Conference Centre is not just another Conference Centre. The Tikambilane Conference Centre is made for resolution, growth and clarity for all who enter its doors; looking towards the future!
What We Offer
Tikambilane offers 2 conference halls, one with a seating capacity of 160 and a smaller one with seating capacity of 100, (dependent of layout required). Further to this, one will find three board rooms, each able to seat 10 people, with the option of joining two of the board rooms to seat 18 people.
Along with the seating capacity of Tikambilane, the resort offers 47 rooms, with a minimum sleeping capacity of 47. However, the Resort does have some rooms which comprise of two separate bedrooms and a sharing bathroom.
For our conference rates and packages contact our reservations team directly.