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“NICE PLACE TO BE” 4 of 5 stars
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Mbalame Village | Sani, Nkhotakota, Malawi   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Nkhotakota B&B and Inns
Lilongwe
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“NICE PLACE TO BE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

This is the place I would't hestate to recommend my fellow friends. It has a very nice beach along the beaches of Nkhotakota.quite
with relaxing atmosphere to be.Camill and the other staff will help you in everything you will need at the place.

Room Tip: Have your time to rest at this place.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Our friends stayed in comfortable rooms, but we wanted to be right NEXT to the lake, the first to see the sun rise and the last to see it set - it was beautiful!
The camping spot has good lawn (it could accommodate 3-4 tents) and the ablutions have warm water and brand new spotless amenities not far from the camping area. White sand surrounds the camp and twenty meters away Lake Malawi waits for you to swim (no currents, merely gentle waves in windless weather). A good braai/barbeque, lovely thatched pergola/lapa, trestle table and electric current (6-9pm) are perfect for supper.
Camille and Stanley (as well as Francois and Anchen) take every care to make the visit memorable. They know the surrounding area well so they give good advice on exploring and interpreting what you see. Visits to Nkhotakota village, Bua River Lodge (in Nkhotakota Forest Reserve) and Dedza Pottery (within walking distance) are only some of the excursions we would recommend. We'll be back - thank you, all.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011 via mobile

The accommodation is comfortable. The service good and unobtrusive. We were well catered for with excellent food. Vegetables are from their organic garden. Contacts to the bush telegraph enabled us to buy diesel. Cammile is a godsend.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Betty's Bay, Western Cape
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

We stayed on our way north to Kande Beach & had a lovely time. The lodge has self- catering options or B&B & is very quaint. Camille, Anchen & the staff were very helpful. The rooms were neat & clean right on the lake front, there is no electicity but they do have a generator which goes off at about 10pm with a battery operated light if you need light after 10pm. No electricity means a great view of the stars. Unfortunately the Mwera was blowing so the lake was pretty rough but had the weather been better Fish Eagle has yachts & kayaks etc. for fun in the sun. We booked in again on our way back & had a lovely dinner after taking a beach walk to Nkotakota Pottery for a bit of retail therapy, bought some great gifts at the Pottery without the hectic pressure from the vendors.

Room Tip: All rooms right on the lake. Self catering cottage is great if you are in a group.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

I did a whistle stop tour of the lake and Fish Eagle bay was recommended to me by a friend in Lilongwe. I was not disappointed! It was clean, friendly and rather quaint. If I lived in Malawi I would make it a regular getaway from the city as it is an easy drive from Lilongwe and so peaceful and serene. Thank you to Camille and Stanley

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

We stayed here twice on our trip round Malawi and both times found the owner and staff really helpful and friendly. The accomodation is clean and comfortable and the location is outstanding. Stanley the cook produces really good meals and all the staff are welcoming. When we returned on our way back it was like meeting old friends! Thoroughly recommend this place for a quiet stay after the busier southern lakeshore and the rough interior roads of Malawi. We will go back!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malawi
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

This would the best place to relax and enjoy the beach or take a swim in crystal clear water.
The staff is friendly and very accommodating.
Order your food from the menu or stay in self catering chalets.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mbalame Village | Sani, Nkhotakota, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Central Region > Nkhotakota
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Nkhotakota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fish Eagle Bay is a tranquil lodge situated on the magnificent Lake Malawi in the central region near the historic town of Nkhotakota. Kayak on the lake and experience the friendly people of the warm heart of Africa. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Fish Eagle Bay Lodge Malawi/Nkhotakota

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