Fat Monkeys  Verified Listing

  • Fat Monkeys in Cape Maclear, Malawi, Malawi, Malawi
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Great Rating: 4.0 /5
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From fat times to monkey business, Fat Monkeys is a everyone's favourite destination that offers something for everyone, family, and friends.

Fat Monkeys is situated in the heart of Cape Maclear. The lodge originated in 1998 by three fat guys over a beer, hence the name !! It was originally a bar, which developed into a lodge offering accommodation, and offering activities.

New management was taken over in 2009. And, Fat Monkeys is now developed into a fully fledged lodge offering accomodation for a variety of travellers, from families, to backpackers, we have it all. Lots of activities for adults and children.

The bar and the restaurant at Fat Monkeys is well known throughout Malawi for its delicious meals and great service. Enjoy a cold beer with a plate of fresh mouthwatering fish out of the lake. Afterwards you can cool off at the bar and engage in some meaningful conversation with your loved ones and other guests.
Restaurant opens 6:30am, closes at 8:30pm
Bar opens at 7am and closes when the party dies !!!

With the beach at your doorstep, you can awaken each morning and take a long refreshing swim in the calm waters of the beautiful lake, later take up some diving or snorkeling, take a trip out on one of the boats, quietly cruise around on a kayak, venture out on a guided walk taking you through the village and all its wonders, mountain bike around the area or buy something from the local craft market with all its amazing arts and crafts.

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Property Type Camp
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Wedding
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Joanne British (Malawi residents)
01 August 2013

We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed just relaxing and doing very little. Although there was plenty of lake activities if you wanted. The suspension on our car collapsed a few kilometres from the lodge but was temporarily fixed by the owners so we could get home. A service above and beyond.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Chris Hattingh South African working in Blantyre
01 June 2013

A great deal of improvement since my last stay there. Reasonabbly priced good service from the bar and restaurantent. Will visit again for sure.

Kindest Regards,

Okay. 3 out of 5
Jan South african
01 June 2013

My wife and I enjoyed the privilege to be guests at Fat Monkey for a couple of days. I suppose it was a more quieter period but we certainly enjoyed the resort and its staff. Best wishes to all. Jan & Elsabe Kruger, Somerset West, South Africa

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Joanne British (Malawi resident)
01 May 2013

Excellent facilities for campers. A really well run, clean & organised site. The staff are friendly & accomodating. A great selection of food available - reasonably priced if you don't feel like slaving over your camping stove. So impressed we've already booked for New Year!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Muchima mozambican
01 April 2013

I recommend!

Superb. 5 out of 5
liz Singapore
01 April 2013

Stayed for 2 days at Fat Monkeys. All the staff were really helpful, especially the guy at reception. The first night we arrived late and very hungry, had some delicious fish! And 3 cute black Labradors wandering around who were very friendly.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Adele adutoit466@gmail.com
01 February 2013

I would highly suggest this place to anybody. Excellent service, very friendly and helpfull staff. Very affordable. Ablution blocks is very neat and clean.



Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Lisa-Marie South Africa
01 September 2012

We stayed at fat monkeys for one night....we had such an amazing night, the sevice was outstanding! The only downside was the breakfast...very very poor, and you pay the same price as what you for your supper (which is about 3 times more food). Will definitely stay there again, but will skip the breakfast...and then...they got some big dogs running loose there, bit scary for people who are scared of dogs...especially when the dogs try and bite the black people passing on the beach

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
adele malawi
01 August 2012

We really had a great time at fat monkeys, it was worth the money, we went as a group so we decided to sleep in the dorms because you safe a lot on the accomodation expenses, the staff and the owner are really very friendly and helpfull at all times. The food is exeptional and we had a super awesome weekend. Thanx for everything to all Fat Monkeys staff you are doing a great job and we will definetely be back again!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Rodney Malawian
01 August 2012

Fat Monkey is a nice place for family expense...loved the sun set view...Management need to accomodate more malawians...need to have breakfast attached to accomodation value.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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