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Shropshire
Reviewed December 2, 2016

We picked Aqua Africa simply because it is right next to where the ferry docks and all the other places recommended in the guide books are a bit of a hike away. We did walk out to the other places for lunch on a couple of days and they all seemed to have pluses and minuses compared with Aqua Africa...

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Leeds
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Closer to the town / port than Myoka or Butterfly. Aqua Africa is principally a dive centre that has 4 rooms. It's good value and because it's so small you're made to feel like one of the family. The fresh water diving is quite unique and definitely recommend. Many thanks to owner Debra who was a great help to us.

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Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Diving in Lake Malawi has been on my Bucket List for 30 years, since starting to raise cichlids in aquariums. I was not disappointed in my visit to the Lake and to Aqua Africa. The dive operation was well run. Staff was professional. They even went out of their way to assist a traveling companion that hadn’t dived in over...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Holly, Debra, Craig and Matt your a great "family". I didn't thought that I would stay so long in Nkhata Bay but you gave me such a good time that I wish I would have stayed even longer. Thaks to all of you for the super nice diving experience, the great food and funny evenings we had. And don't think...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed September 2, 2016

We came in on the Lamani from Likoma Island. We walked just steps to the Aqua Africa Lodge, which hugs a hillside. If we were spending more time in Nkhata (and we wish we did), we would have taken advantage of the diving. We were warming received by the owners. The room was good and had a wonderful view of...

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had an amazing Discovery Dive with Holly. She took us through the skills and guided us through the most amazing dive. We both felt completely at ease with Holly as Dive Master. It was a fantastic first dive for my daughter; you would have thought she'd been doing it for years! Visibility was great and the...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Mixed vibes and feelings here, however it was a decent place to stay and James did go out of his way to be helpful to us during our stay. I think the main issue was staying to long, it really is the best place to be to go diving! Very relaxed and chill atmosphere. If your in Nkhata bay and...

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Reviewed July 11, 2016

Debbie (owner) and Holly (dive master) are fantastic. Comfortable rooms and beautiful views. Their are a lot of dogs but they are friendly and cute. My wife is disabled (can't walk) but Debbie was super helpful in accommodating her as best as she could. They were also great with my 9 year old daughter. The food was definitely the best...

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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I just spent the weekend at aqua africa .thanks to Debbie Craig answer Miss Holly James .I had 2 amazing dives .first at playground dive site .Vis was excellent we saw catfish .cichlids of course and crabs .Had fun on the long swim through and a great explore along the north south wall dive lasted 50 minutes and was all...

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Miss J, PADI Instructor at Aqua Africa Lodge, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your diving Adrian and thank you for the lovely weekend. Really hope you decide to take your training further with us and join us for your professional PADI Divemaster course soon!!! Holly :)

Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as its right next to where the boats leave to other destinations across the lake. We met the new owners of the place as well as the dive instructor, Holly. There are 4 rooms and about 10 dogs! The food and company was excellent and if we had had more time we would have stayed longer. Thanks...

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Miss J, PADI Diving Instructor at Aqua Africa Lodge, responded to this review

It was lovely to have you & Caroline to stay & we too wish it could have been for longer. I hope you have a great adventure down south & my advice on hiking Mulanje was helpful. Safe travels

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A PADI Scuba Diving Resort with comfortable, air-conditioned rooms and the best lunches in town. Situated right at the edge of Lake Malawi nestled in the rocky bays of the Northern District. Let us take you on an unforgettable journey through the crystal clear waters right at our front door. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aqua Africa Lodge

Address: Oilcom Road | Next to the Ilala Harbour, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Northern Region > Nkhata Bay
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Aqua Africa Lodge Malawi/Nkhata Bay
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“Stay for a couples days while diving”
 of 5 bubbles michaelgC5365DW, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
“Talk to the manager and ask questions. Communication.”
 of 5 bubbles Dussy152, Oct 30, 2015 | Read review
“double bed room looking out at the bay”
 of 5 bubbles ninnest, Aug 24, 2014 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles sues795, Mar 12, 2012 | Read review
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