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Chikale Beach Box 223, Nkhata Bay Malawi
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#2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Nkhata Bay
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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Chikale Beach Box 223, Nkhata Bay Malawi
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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
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
Trip type: Travelled on business
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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US$50 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalawiNorthern RegionNkhata Bay
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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.