Macondo Camp | Established Campground

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Last Visited: 13 days ago
GPS: -11.440781, 34.042675
Altitude: 1334.5 masl
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Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Fast
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Nice campsite, Superb Italian restaurant, great people, perfect stopover. Basic camping facilities (power point, toilet, hot shower, laundry (washing machine) available).
Prices as at 06/2017 - camping 4.000 mk pp, rooms 20.000 a room. tented chalets 20.000 a chalet, dorm beds 6.000 a bed and cottage (6 people) 44.000 mk

Good vibe and close to the town centre.

[Comment: Hi. I'm the owner of Macondo camp. Thanks for putting us on your web site. I'd like to tell you that Overland Trucks also are welcome in Macondo Camp. We had a few of them and they were very happy. We had some problem about gate dimension only with one truck very big but we resolved the situation because my staff provide to transports all things inside and the truck was parked outside with a Macondo's watchman all night. Thanks and best regards from Luca. email ]


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Luca and Cecilia are running this gem but they also travelled as overlanders in Africa themselves. They have great stories to share.

Reasonable prices but most importantly great Italian restaurant.

Daily homemade pasta it’s not easy to find around here. Defo go for pasta dishes.

They also make homemade limoncello, sambuca, orancino and coffee liquor. You gotta taste them!

Nice little campsite and cozy set up, great restaurant with amazing italian food although not cheap well worth it! Kw4000 pppn camping. I loved the European atmosphere, decorations and limoncello, Luca and his wife are super friendly!

Absolutely gorgeous! Welcoming, family friendly, grassy patches, best Italian restaurant north of Lilongwe! Only few minutes drive to centre and mall, yet quite and peaceful. Absolutely recommendable.

Nice campsite to stay for 1 or 2 days. There are three spots for overland cars with a picknick table. They have a hot shower when the electricity is on. Nice restaurant. It’s 4000 mk per person.

Mzuzu is your last stop to do groceries before you had further north. With a shoprite and big local market it is perfect.

Macondo campsite is a small campsite that has little space for overlanders as it is just a small pitch of grass, max 3 spots, but it will be cramped. If you only have a tent you can pitch it all over the place with enough room. They also have a dorm or or you can sleep in their tents for 20.000 a night.

Abolution is outdated and with 2 toilets and 1 shower for everybody (campsite, dorm and tents) this is too little.

They serve breakfast, lunch and diner for reasonable prices. Portions are good and the taste is even better, delicious!
The dessert on the other hand wasn’t tasty at all in our opinion.

The bar and dining area is very nice decorated and gives you that backpackers vibe.

Internet is available, but slow during our stay. You pay 500 for an hour.

Suberb campsite! The owners are avid overlanders, and they have quite the stories and footage of their many trips throughout Africa. They have the best coffee in Malawi, and delicious Italian food that makes you want to stay for longer or go to Italy straight away.

Awesome atmosphere, great camping and friendly staff!

Best place to camp in Mzuzu. Italian owned and run by Luca and his wife. Excellent Italian restaurant, very small but nice shower and ablution block, electricity at overlanders vehicle spot (space for just 2 maybe 3 vehicles). Slow Wifi. Also chalets.

Great oasis in all the chaos. Also some of the best food made from fresh ingredients. Owners are also a wealth of information as they have traveled extensively overland throughout Africa.

Nice campsite, Superb Italian restaurant, great people, perfect stopover. Basic camping facilities (power point, toilet, hot shower, laundry (washing machine) available).