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“The highlight of our stay in Malawi”
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Ngala Beach Lodge
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Like the reviews before us, we cannot praise both the location and the warmth and friendliness of Sandi and Chris and their staff enough. We were able to relax and wind down before travelling around Malawi and then we stayed a few more nights to wind down again before our trip home. Beach was quiet and beautiful, food was lovely and the dogs Scoop, Hector and of course Wallace were great company. A drive out in the TR4a was an added bonus. We will be back to visit again for sure.

Room Tip: Beach front rooms are the best, but the others were just as quiet with lovely views.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sophie058
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This place is paradise, thats the only word to describe it! An amazing beach without people hazzling you, clear water, wonderful, delicious food and awesome staff! Chris and Sandi are helpful beyond belief, and you cannot ask for better hosts! =) Cute, cuddly and friendly dogs also gives the whole place a warm and cozy athmosphere. We initially planned to stay three nights, but it was so wonderful that we booked an extra night the first day we arrived =)

Do not hesitate, make a booking now! =)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We booked and stayed for 3 nights. My two friends live in Lilongwe Malawi and I was visiting from Australia. It was a 4 hour trip. Chris and Sandi and their staff greeted us warmly..settled us in and then we had a great feed. My room looked over the beach to the lake. It was a joy to watch the sunrise each morning as the fishing fleet returned with their nights catch to the nearby village. The 3 days passed in a timeless manner, such was the level of relaxation.
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Room Tip: ask for one facing east across the beach so you can see the sunrise
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

From the moment I arrived, Sandi & Chris made me feel like an old friend on a visit - totally relaxing! They have made such a peaceful spot, where the rooms blend in to the location. There's a beautiful beach, an area that they've turned into protected wetland where a plethora of birds collect and display themselves below the most lovely bar and restaurant space. Monkeys play in the trees (and, to Chris & Sandi's frustration, use the roof area as a play & slide zone!). The little infinity pool, looking out over Lake Malawi & the wetland zone, is a sheer delight. I missed the hippos & otters, though others saw them. Meals are copious, somewhere between great home cooking and international cuisine .... a brand of its own!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Evelyn B
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Initially booked for two nights stay... after less than one day we decided to extend for an extra night! Sandi and Chris the owners of this lodge are impeccable hosts and made our stay very much a 'home from home'. The location is perfect with amazing scenery and wildlife. The lodge itself if very tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. This is a lodge you wont visit once...

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I spent one week at Ngala Beach Lodge over christmas. It was a wonderful relaxing holiday. Sandi and Chris are great hosts and the staff are friendly and helpful. The beach is great so its hard to choose between spending time around the pool or under an umbrella on the beach. Take a boat trip in the afternoon to the nearby lagoon and you might find some hippos. Or a boat trip to the local hot springs. All good. Pizza night is memorable. The lounge/ bar area one of the best designs around. Rooms are nicely decorated, beds very comfortable. Chalets closer to beach very good. Would recommend this lodge to anyone.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Had a weekend at Ngala Lodge and absolutely loved it. Sandi, Chris and all the staff were very hospitable and very informative about all things Malawi. The meals were delicious and everything so fresh. We stayed at one of the cottages on the water front. Everything was super comfortable and spotless. The perfect place to relax and indulge a little or a lot.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Ngala Beach Lodge

Address: Main Road | Ngala, 15km north of Dwangwa, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Northern Region > Nkhata Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Nkhata Bay
Price Range: £120 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ngala Beach Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our luxury accommodation and friendly personal service with stunning views of both the lake and Vipya Mountains. Ngala Lodge is one of the only places on the lake that offers a view of both sunrise and sunset over the water. The spacious accommodation will ensure comfort and privacy.The accommodation comprises: • 2 x Deluxe A-frames with private verandas which overlook the beach and lake and offer guests privacy and comfort and feature a private garden. Each room has en-suite bathroom, sitting area and coffee and tea station. 1 x Deluxe A-frame with 2 bedrooms, lounge area and private veranda. Also overlooking the lake this accommodation offers personal space and privacy. •6 x Executive Rooms with private verandas. All of these rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, sitting areas and coffee and tea stations. They overlook expansive gardens to the infinity pool and lake beyond.Our friendly trained staff will attend to your every need; we at Ngala pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of service. ... more   less 
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Ngala Beach Hotel Nkhata Bay
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