We have 2 Ensuite Family Chalets, 6 En-suite double rooms (plus extra bed(s)), 2 Dorms and camping space situated on the beachfront underneath large mango trees providing lots of shade.


Our restaurant offers a variety of delicious food. It opens 6:30 am and last orders at 8.00 pm


Our bar offers a variety of drinks including soft drinks, snacks and mineral water. It opens at 7am and closes when the party dies!!!

About Us

From fat times to monkey business, we are a 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 accommodation for a variety of travelers, from families, to backpackers, we have it all. Lots of activities for adults and children.

Afristay accommodationFat Monkeys is an Afristay Valued Member

Online Booking

Fat Monkeys have a new booking system on the internet where you can check room, chalet and bed availability and book and confirm what you want yourself.

The web address is www.esafrican.com/stay/fat-monkeys
Please go to that page, see the details of what is available, including pictures, and select your accommodation and dates.

If you have any queries about booking you can email fatmonkeys@esafrican.com or please use the phone+265 (0) 999 948 501 / +265 (0) 880 453 666 if you need to ask us to deal with your email query urgently. Bookings are made online.

  • Water ski-ing
  • Tubing Sailing
  • Kayaking Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Birding Curio shops
  • Happy pants
  • Play Ground in the Making

Tips & Power Backup

  • Travel Tips
  • Activities
  • POWER OUTAGE STATEMENT - The country is currently experiencing scheduled power outages due to low water level supply at the hydro electric plants. However we have LIMITED power backup at the lodge to cover this problem.