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In the addition to the temptation of lazing around, tanning and swimming, we offer numerous activities.

In the bar are several board games, cards and books in the event that the weather is overcast.

We offer snorkeling gear and kayaks free of charge to guests staying in the lodge.

Fishing rods and hooks are available for hire.

Bird watching is fantastic around the lodge all year and even non birders enjoy the abundant birdlife.

Makuzi Hill is a lovely walk and gives you a fantastic panoramic view of the coastline.

Please go to Gardens and Spice Farm for information about spice tours and cooking weekends

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  • Mosquito repellent, insect spray

  • Sunblock, hats, swimwear, beachwear, flip flops

  • Beach towels

  • Toiletries

  • Charcoal/firewood for braai (camping/self catering)

  • Cash for tips and extras. There is no ATM in Chintheche.

Makuzi has always been involved in the community and will continue with its projects. If anyone wishing to be involved in any way, teaching at the local school, donating school goods, helping at a feeding program, or planting a few trees, please let us know.


Makuzi likes to involve the surrounding villages, so these activities are provided by the community and paid directly to the community.

Boat hire to Mpandi Kucha Island for snorkeling, fishing, and to see the Fish Eagles

8 people max

US $60 boat for max 2 hours

Village walk takes you to the Church (David Livingstone’s 2nd site), the mission graves, in the village, and the community Chikumbuso Museum.

US $10 per person

Makuzi has abundant bird life and is any bird lover's dream location. A walk around the garden is a birders delight.

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