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Njaya Lodge

Chiklae Beach | Box 223, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
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Ranked #2 of 2 Nkhata Bay B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014
Rahul_NY NY, NY
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the stone cottage by the phone and the person promised it will be saved for us. We arrived a day earlier, so luckily I phoned to see if they have a place for the extra night. Only then we found out that they overbooked the cottage (by the internet) to someone else, and canceled our booking. They did... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We absolutely loved our experience at Njaya Lodge. It was our first time there and we stayed in two different chalets and the experience was beautiful! Our verandah looked out on to the lake and Paul (the owner) and his gf visiting from England and all the staff were absolutely the warmest and friendliest people ever. The food was actually... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

As this was my first trip to Malawi, I wasn't sure what to expect but staying at this beautiful beachside lodge made my virgin voyage exceptional. The exquisite setting of these lovely chalets built into the hillside overlooking the lake, was breathtaking alone. However, what I wasn't prepared for was the wonderful atmosphere at Njaya. I was fortunate enough to... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Part of our tour which we unfortunately managed 2 stay only 1 nyt in the beautiful stone chalet just on the beach. waking up to the breaking of the waves along the rocks was just amazing. The best of all was the food which was reasonable and mouthwatering i would definately recommend this place to all. Grant n Gill

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Newcastle, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I travelled with a friend and when we arrived we were given the opportunity to see the rooms and then decide which to stay in. We had three nights in one of the stone rooms on the beach- it was lovely waking up and walking outside to be right on the ocean. There was a watchman there which allowed us... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Just returned form almost 3 weeks in Malawi and our second stay at Njaya. It met our expectations yet again. Stayed in the Villa which was beautifully furnished and must have the best view in the area. The atmosphere of the place and the fabulous staff encouraged strangers to talk and become new friends. Highly recommend this place again.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We had the most wonderful time, great people, beautiful location, good foo & wifi!!! i will be going back as soon as I can and for a longer stay. We stayed in August which offered lovely weather. I will be talking about this trip for a long, long time and trying to get others to come out as well. Loved... More

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Washinton Dc
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I stayed here for four nights and if I ever get to Nkhata Bay again, I will choose Njaya. I had originally planned on staying at Maoyka but they were full. As soon as I arrived, the view from the restaurant terrace convinced me that I didn't care about my first choice anymore. I got a reasonably priced very nice... More

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Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We were suppose to be staying at Mayoka Resort but it was booked out, so as a last minute decision, we found this place. It was a little hard to find (we did arrive at night). The staff were absolutely amazing. Special mention must go to Gilbert and Mr Lubley Dubly, one of our waiters. They just made the stay... More

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Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
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42 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a wonderful and peaceful place at the shores of Lake Malawi. The service is wonderful. The meals are one of a kind. But the very best things are the surrounding areas. To stay in a house here and wake up just before sunrise and see the sun get born out of the Lake is really something extra.

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Address: Chiklae Beach | Box 223, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Northern Region > Nkhata Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Njaya Lodge was a magical spot. The kind of place you could wake up in one morning and realize that you were supposed to be back at work months ago. Swahili for 'the broken hearted' by Peter More (Bantam Books). Njaya Lodge is Nkhata Bay's first "Responsible travel" retreat, opening its doors for business in 1994. Since then thousands of international travelers, flash-packers and holiday-makers have arrived, stayed and then stayed for a bit longer….Visitors have included, from the music world, Andy Kershaw, Will Young and veteran crooner David Essex! Njaya is the perfect destination for a two week beach holiday, or as a refreshing stop off on your way to the islands or after a game viewing trip to the Nyika Plateau or South Luangwa in Zambia. ... more   less 
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