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Njaya Lodge

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#1 of 2 B&Bs in Nkhata Bay
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Opened for business on Christmas Day 1993, Njaya Lodge was built as a labour of love in cooperation with the people of our adopted home. In fact, many of the staff who helped build Njaya and make it what it is today, are still there extending their typical Malawian warmth, humour and character to all our guests. Nestled into the side of a hill, and overlooking magnificent Lake Malawi, we've built a collection of chalets and houses spread over lush gardens and terraces that lead down to beautiful Chikale beach, the only beach in Nkhata Bay. There should be something to fit every budget, from brand new cottages perched over the water, to family houses and garden chalets, all ensuite with four poster mosquito-netted beds, fans and views. "The kind of place you could wake up in one morning and realise that you were supposed to be back at work months ago" from the book, 'Swahili for the Broken Hearted' by Peter More (Bantam Books).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Beach
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
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Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English

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Chikale Beach Box 223, Nkhata Bay Malawi
Njaya Lodge
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Jessica wrote a review Dec 2022
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Travelled to Nkhatabay a few days ago and lodged at Njaya for 3 days. When we got there we were disappointed with the entrance area and the reception which looked unkept. We felt these areas needed a little more care. We were impressed with the room size because it gave us space to walk around and had extra space for all our baggage. The best thing was the views from the lake and the little private beach. We will definitely visit Njaya again because of the friendliest owners and down to the staff. They cared for us and made sure we were comfortable. Hope to visit again and see improvements made.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AldaoR wrote a review Sept 2022
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A great destination for conscientious travellers, perfect to relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of nikhata bay or as a base for several outdoor activities. Comfortable and beautiful lodges perched on the lakeshore hills, private beach access and great food choices. The staff is super kind and will help ensuring one can explore the surroundings comfortably and safely. And the british owner runs an impressive non-profit organisation that installs free solar systems on all of the schools in the district. So you know where your money is going!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Aruna Gunawardena wrote a review Dec 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka4054 contributions265 helpful votes
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Cottage 4 with 2 rooms is ideal for a family with 4. Very spacious & overlooking the lake. Friendly staff to assist you. Delicious Food & a well stocked bar. For diving and fish eagle watching, don't forget to take a boat ride to Lisukwi Beach. Beautiful to watch fish eagle dive & grab prey
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Glyn L wrote a review Nov 2021
Malawi28 contributions
Njaya Lodge lies on the outskirts South of Nkhata bay and avoids all the hustle a bustle. A little bit more expensive than the “Back-packers” in the area but still small enough for the friendly staff to make sure you have a great stay. The lakeside rooms are clean and white-washed and there is back-up solar power if needed. Beautiful Sunrises over the lake that you can see from the comfort of your bed 😁.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Book one of the Lakeside rooms. En suite and nothing between you and the lake.
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David and Lindsey wrote a review Dec 2020
San Diego, California6 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited Njaya Lodge in Nov / 20 and had an amazing time. The staff worked hard to make sure we had delicious meals and a relaxing time. Dixon was amazing! We love the private beach and our room was overlooking the ocean. The boat trip to feed the fish eagles and snorkel was a highlight. This was our second visit to Njaya Lodge and we can't wait to return. We have four kids and they had the time of their life.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Diane D wrote a review Mar 2020
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My husband and I do charitable work in Nkhata Bay. The village is about a 45 minute drive, however we choose to stay at Njaya.The price is fair and makes the trip doable.The staff there have become family to us and take very good care of when we are there. I love the views and the dogs....I don't miss mine as much when there. Dixon, Gilbert, Kingston Cornice, The Captain's son and on and on have been nothing but helpful, curtious and a joy. They allow me to make popcorn and ice tea and I share it with all of them. This is my home away from home! My husband and I enjoy the food, however becuase we are ther for a good lenth of time we will eat out to change it up a bit. When it's time to leave it is so diffacult...they really our my family. Kind regards Dave and Diane Durniok
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Gloria K wrote a review Feb 2020
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The room is nice and clean with a lovely view staff are friendly and helpful services are OK, Food is served was fine, we enjoyed it, we must thank all staff put all their efforts to keep the lodge well running.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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malawi8 wrote a review Jan 2020
Victoria, Canada15 contributions5 helpful votes
This review is a little late..by about 22 years. I was a 45 yr old solo woman travelling around Malawi after having worked there for a year. I stayed 5 days at Njaya when the owners were back in Britain and an absolutely lovely couple were managing the place. Sorry to say I don't remember names very well but she was so good to me. I was invited by this couple a few times to join them on evening visits to other places. The staff were outstanding, and believe it or not I think Dixon was there then too and was exceptional..I always had a someone to play bao with and the food was fine. The bed was hard as the foamy was wearing thin but I loved my entire time there. I have thought of this place several times over the years and wondered how that couple temporarily managing the place made out.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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ADB wrote a review Jan 2020
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Make sure you book the Beach Cottage with lake view. Spent one night, wish we had stayed one more. Absolutely amazing view! Great service from Dixon. Meals were fresh. Definitely planning a longer stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Beach cottage with lake view
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Albertnlsa wrote a review Nov 2019
Noordwijk, The Netherlands67 contributions52 helpful votes
the view was nice · service and management were very bad! First of all we did not get the room we booked, but we accepted because we hoped that would be the only thing that would go wrong. it should have been a deluxe and it was not! in short all that went wrong: *wrong room, no sitting area/options inside. *drinks not available, 5 minutes later another room gets a white wine we also tried to order, but was not on stock (lying) *breakfast took over 45 minutes to prepare. they knew we would be early, other guest left without breakfast because it took to long. * yoghurt in the bowl with muesli was just 1 spoon, not more *after the put us in the wrong room the had the nerve the next morning to move to the room we did not accept, becauce a other guest was not happy with his room. *second evening, same thing with the white wine, not for us, but for another table yes it was there. * wifi, the dongle was charging, in use or not working, we had no wifi during the 2 days. * the second manager was playing biljart on bear feet in short and a beer in his hand. * in the room nails where used to close doors and windows and where sticking out to hurt a guest. * the invoice was not correct when we left and again on wifi so we could not pay. the will send us the invoice i know when people start lying and trying to cover up in hotel or restaurant, i worked in the industry myself for over 30 years, and it makes that makes it for me the worst stay at a place for the last years of traveling. i can be a easy guest, but do not let me pay to much for incorrect service and do not ly to me
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: lake view, but make sure you get the room you booked and not pay to much for a cheaper room
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£34 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Njaya Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Njaya Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Njaya Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Njaya Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Njaya Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Njaya Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.