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Njaya Lodge

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Chiklae Beach | Box 223, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rooms are quite basic, and a little overpriced compared to other places nearby. Staff is really friendly, specially Dixon is a really nice guy. Food is ok, but they say they have the best burgers... My burger was so overcooked, it was like eating a rock.

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paulnorrish43, Owner at Njaya Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jakob, thanks for the review, sorry that you thought the rooms were a bit basic? But you are right we are a little more expensive than the other places in Nkhata Bay, but I think we gave you a 15% discount didn't we? Really sorry that your burger was so tough, that's really unfortunate, nornally our burgers and steaks... More 

Dodoma, Tanzania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent there three days, and everything went well. The manager and the waiter were very helpful and friendly. The two dogs are wonderful. We don't know if we'll be back to Malawi, but we recommend this place.

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad my friend booked us in here! It was an excellent place to spend a long weekend relaxing and recharging. We saw sunrise from the beach and were lucky to catch moonrise from the terrace. The terrace with a gin and tonic and a book cannot be beat. Except perhaps by an early morning swim in the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly out of the way of the party scene of Nkhata Bay but easy to access along the beach or avoid, which ever suits. The accommodation ranges from beach huts on the shore to more plush ensuite cabins in the lush grounds. The balcony at the bar and restaurant offers an amazing view of the moonrise over Mozambique which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great swimming, delicious food, cold drinks, and interesting company from around the world. Excellent budget option if you're traveling with your own tent. I think Nkata Bay is the most beautiful (accessible) part of Lake Malawi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Go and stay with 'Mr Lovely-Jubbly', 'sleep like a baby', and you'll understand what I'm talking about. A great lodge with a terrace overlooking the lake. Make sure you get up early to watch the sunrise over the lake at least once. The food is lovely and the bar is a nice place to relax and plan your next move.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It is really nice place . I stayed there and I felt that I was staying with my family because the staff is so friendly and helpful specially Mr mhango and Gilbert Zola .the place is very clean unforgettable view If you really wanna enjoy holiday this is your choice

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Mafinga, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed in Njaya for 2 nights from 03rd to 06th February 2015, the welcoming was great, although we arrived late night...because of the transportation which was a nightmare...but generally staff were amazing, friendly made us feel at home, definitely a place to be in Nkhata Bay. Food also was excellent, the bar and restaurant view to the lake was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Third trip to Njaya. Little has changed. Staff are excellent, food is great and the atmosphere second to none. Really like the improvements to the bar and dining area. Delighted to be able to get visit the same time as Paul & Collete who were great hosts. The best little lodge in Africa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Njaya is the original lodge at Nkhata Bay, founded 20 years ago by the still-current owner, Paul. It's a good option if you don't want the full-on backpacker vibe of nearby Butterfly Space or Mayoka Village. Food was mostly good, rates are reasonable, and the view over the lake from the attractive bar/dining area are lovely. The two stone-built 'beach... More 

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