Be initiated into Malawian cuisine and immerse yourself in local culture with a delightful, hands on cooking lesson and dinner. You'll spend time with a family in the village, learning how to prepare nsima, masamba, nkhuku and usipa.
Jewelry Making Class
Join local artist Jefferson for a unique jewelry making session. Bead work, recycled paper baubles, and found objects all come together for one of a kind creations you can bring home with you.
Join our local musician Jayson to try your hand at Malawi percussion. He'll teach you some basic techniques and together, you can create music and memories to last a lifetime.
Paper Making Workshop
Paper For The People is a wonderful organization that can teach you how to break down used paper that would otherwise be thrown away and create beautiful paper, good as new. The paper you will learn to make is durable, often colorful, and great for the environment. They can also show you simple book binding techniques for turning your pages into a work of art.
In 2016, UNESCO held a conference on sustainable tourism in Cape Maclear. Mgoza Lodge was given the opportunity to work with Malawi National Parks and Wildlife, Malawi Ministry of Tourism, and the Malawi Ministry of Culture to create something special within our own community. We have helped introduce several workshops, classes, lessons, and cultural experiences. The fees are paid directly to the people who teach or host you, providing extra income for families and supporting local economy. We have also started a rubbish collection with many of the other lodges. Paper, plastic, tins, bottle caps, and glass are reused by creating sketchbooks and journals, necklaces and bracelets, pot holders, place mats, glasses, jars, coin purses, and many other items that are sold in our recycling shop. Eventually, we hope to construct 120 concrete bins to place around the village, in an effort to reduce waste on the beach and roads. For more information please visit www.capemaclear.orgor sustainable_cape_maclear on Instagram.