My wife and I had the privilige of visiting Taffy and Jenny's Norman Carr Cottage in Monkey Bay Lake Malawi. Firstly a big thank you to Taffy and Jenny for the hospitality!! They made our trip a very pleasant and memorable one. They were accomodating to our every whim and we thouroughly enjoyed having the freedom to plan our schedule on the fly without being boxed in by a set schedule.
Scuba diving (in Cape Maclear), snorkeling, swimming, sunset cruising, sun bathing, fish eagle spotting. All this in the middle of September. We were fortunate enough to have fantastic weather.
Rooms are spacious, clean and tidy. The outside shower is a nice treat, although I suppose that it is not for everyone. The dining area is right on the the beach and affords a beautiful view of the vast expanse of water. Sundowners are served on the lake courtesy of Alfie, the resident boat. And unlike any other lodge we have visited the boat stays out until after sunset.
A special mention should be made about the food. Compliments to the chef! Full english breakfast, refreshing luncheons and a peaceful dinner (in true South African style).
Thanks again! If we get another opportunity we will definitely visit again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Norman Carr Cottage is situated on the southern lake shore of Lake Malawi, in the beautiful sheltered bay of Namakoma just 15km from Monkey Bay. A gentle and restful place where we promise you a memorable Malawian experience. You will be left with fond memories of this charming African country where time stands still, the pace is gentle and the scenery is stunning. Malawi has much to offer, sun drenched beaches, turquoise waters, abundant brightly coloured cichlid fishes, great for snorkeling and diving. Discover the magic of the open air aquariums which the southern lake shore is renowned for. We offer daily trips to various dive sites and remote islands for snorkeling and to experience the joy in the flight of the fish eagles ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Norman Carr Cottage Hotel Cape Maclear
- Norman Carr Cottage Malawi/Cape Maclear