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chikale beach road, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
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Mayoka Village
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Nkhata Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We camped here for 3 nights around New Years Eve, although after our first night we were upgraded to a dorm when space became available which was a nice touch and very welcomed! It's a beautiful location on the lake in Nkhata Bay, ever so dramatic positioned on the side of a hill! It's very refreshing to see the lake... More

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Dortmund, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Sprawled on a hill straight on the edge of lake Malawi you will find a campsite and lodge that offers spots to camp and chalets with an amazing view over the bay. The place got a restaurant with free wifi and definetely acepptable prices. The food is good and the beer is cold, it's a perfect place for chilling. The... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Mayoka Village is an absolute must for backpackers, self-drivers..everyone traveling to Nkhata Bay. The staff were tremendously helpful and kind, the rooms are beautifully located overlooking Lake Malawi (and very cheap!), the restaurant offers great food and prices, and they offer loads of activities for free. Canoes and boats to take out, snorkelling gear, dock, free cruises once a week,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Best place! Perfect views, nice natural eco-style rooms, amazing food (I recommend the guacamole on toast for breakfast). Always something happening there and the owners and staff are all AMAZING. Eg. We got a free upgrade to a private twin room! (just two females traveling together). Free snorkel use, canoe use, boats trips on Tuesdays... The owners made sure to... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Mayoka village is situated right on the rocky shore of Nkhata Bay. All of their rooms have a little balcony and views right on the turquoise water of the lake. The rooms are very nice and clean. The ensuite rooms have wonderfull outdoor showers with great views on the lake. There is a very nice restaurant with local and organic... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Malawi is very expensive to visit unless you really rough it. Mayoka Village is good value for money, we stayed in chalet 4, right on the water, and slept to the sound of lapping waves all night. There are shared ablutions (unless you have one of the big chalets), but this does not pose any problems as they function well.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I arrived at Mayoka Village a complete mess. I craved a shower and was extremely angry when I found out they had no running water. This wasn't their fault mind you, and I was very impressed by one staff member, Gift, who went out of her way to find me one that worked. After a long time trying, she gave... More

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dar el salamm
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Well worth the praise heaped upon it by others and deservedly lonely planets people pick. Campsite and a variety of priced chalets overlook the bay. Internet free to residents and a variety of other services such as free trips, free equipment and free afternoon tea and biscuits every day. Maria and her staff are sociable and very helpful. The facilities... More

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Kavos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I checked in to this place for 3 days and stayed 3 weeks, it was a wonderful place - the staff were friendly and the home grown/made food was spot on. This was the best place I stayed, in the best country in Africa.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Everything here functions pretty well - with a good restaurant, decent prixces (1,700 to camp), and a host of freebies - snorkels, canoes, tea/coffee, occasional boat trips etc. The owner is on site and is very friendly/helpful. It does occasionally get a bit crowded, but not nearly as badly as some backpackers. The place next door is considerably cheaper, but... More

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Additional Information about Mayoka Village

Address: chikale beach road, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Northern Region > Nkhata Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mayoka Village Hotel Nkhata Bay
Mayoka Village Nkhata Bay
Mayoka Village Malawi/Nkhata Bay

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