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Gecko Lounge is the perfect mix of busy beachside atmosphere and relaxed Lake Malawi style. Popular with backpackers and families as well as groups of friends wanting to have a weekend away.

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Gecko is ideally located in the heart of Cheme Village in Cape Maclear. Set right on the beachfront you can roll out of bed and into the lake or take a kayak out to one of the nearby islands.


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Hotel Address: Southern Lakeshore, Cape Maclear

Getting there

To reach Gecko Loung you should take the M14 from Lilongwe towards Salima. From Salima take the M5 (marked Balaka), after about 30-40minutes, there are two signs on the right hand side marked Monkey Bay- take the second good tarmac road. Follow this road all the way down to a t-junction and turn left marked Monkey Bay. About 4 km outside Monkey Bay there is a fuel station on your left and a track* which leads to Cape Maclear. Follow this road all the way into Chembe Village and follow signs to Gecko Lounge- the road should take between 30-45 minutes.

* the track to Cape Maclear is passable with a saloon car however during the roads it can be flooded therefore between November and May please phone to confirm state of road or go by 4 x 4