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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Johannesburg, South 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had two bites of the Njaya Lodge cherry, first for a few days and then a return one-night stay a week or so later; both very good experiences. Stunning views; great & tasteful design & furnishings in a beautiful lush beach garden. Made to feel very welcomed by Paul & Colette, visiting owners who largely leave the operations to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Njaya Lodge - Nkhata Bay - Knacred Fantastic location! Excellent staff, and excellent service. This lodge, which once had fantastic facilities now needs a serious upgrade. 15 years ago the poor workmanship may have been excused as TIA, this now is no longer valid. The fittings are old and some look dangerous (fusebox in one room for example), doors don't... More 

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Yatton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Spent a couple of days in Njaya and thoroughly enjoyed it. Gilbert and Dixon are amazing and do everything they can to ensure your trip is completely stress free. The lodge is ran by Malawians and you get the true feelings that you are part of the community. Food and bar areas are great and the views are amazing. The... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nkhata Bay has a lot of history,Paul and Clare back in the day had a dream-to build a little piece of Heaven to share with fellow travellers, many years later their dream comes true. I have visited Njaya many times and the smile not only on the guests faces but the loving staff says a lot!! Besides the good food,cold... More 

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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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