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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Tuckaways is located right on the lake front. The chalets, although very simple and rustic, are clean and airy. From your patio, you can enjoy picturesque vistas of the azure blue waters of Lake Malawi with its untouched islands, the passing fishing boats and the hills which surround Chembe Village. The sunsets are glorious! The staff are excellent - friendly...

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Thank Debra M
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Staying at Tuckaways made waking up for our first day on the lake absolutely incredible! The accommodation was $40 for a chalet right on the beach with shared ablutions. The bathrooms were lovely and clean and the shower was okay. The chalets were simple but clean which was great. A tray of tea and coffee was delivered to our door...

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Thank c88traveller
Haaksbergen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Amazing place, very nice staff, clean rooms, lovely tea in the morning. Bij staying you support the local community. Go there. The watchman takes very good care that you cab sit peacefully on the busy beach of Cape macleari. We loved our stay there

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Thank kikiikke
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Stayed here a couple of years ago. Had a hut right on the lake. A beautiful spot. Every morning they bring you tea and coffee first thing - which is a lovely touch. Great value and really nice interior too. I'd say stay here then wander next door to Gecko lounge if you want to eat and drink. Best of...

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Thank Mark S
Lerwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2015

I moved out of the backpackers lodge I was in as I wanted to be sure that the accommodation I was using was contributing to the local community and economy. These are lovely huts that are part of the Chembe Village Community Project, supporting provision of clean water and enabling children to get to school, amongst other things. The huts...

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Thank Lynnda74
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Spent 1 night there in a thatched straw hut. The view from the door was breath taking and the weather was perfect. It was a little loud into the night and the beach is quite busy with locals. There were communal bathrooms which were clean and well lit but had no door (!). The rest of the space could be...

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Thank Shaaira J
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for one night at Tuckaways which consists of a simple bamboo and grass hut right on the beach. While the accommodation may be simple it's absolutely spotless with views of the lake from your deck and bed. The communal bathrooms were clean and the hot showers were excellent. At $60 a night, it's not the...

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Thank Kayum A
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed at Tuckaways for two nights and enjoyed it much. It is located in Cape Maclear and quite in the heart of the village. We slept in the reed made huts on the shore which were simple and cute in their own way. Waking up to the sun rising on the lake while we sipped our coffee was breath...

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1Thank Doris T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We stayed here for a few nights in August and really enjoyed it. The huts are very comfortable, although the toilets and showers are separate from the huts. The huts have lovely porches and they bring you tea and coffee to enjoy on your porch in the morning. The setting is just spectacular, you can watch the hustle and bustle...

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Thank DP301
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Tuckways in simple but in a good way, Your accommodation consists of an island style hut meters from the shore of Lake Malawi and that's it, But that's all you need, Your doors open to the laid back life of the Lake, with kids swimming and fisherman making their way out into the deeper waters. The reception has a small...

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Prices: $40 beach chalet accommodation only. $100 Family room accommodation only. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tuckaways Lodge

Address: Southern Lakeshore, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Tuckaways Lodge Malawi/Cape Maclear
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“All the rooms are great. However, the ablutions are communal.”
 of 5 bubbles 517debram, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are the same”
 of 5 bubbles Lynnda74, 6 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are on the beach and so you always have a great room!”
 of 5 bubbles CarolineBeaton, 21 Aug 2013 | Read review
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