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Reviewed October 28, 2012

This month marks my 7th stay at Njaya Lodge, Nkhata Bay Malawi. I keep coming back because it's a beautiful place on the planet with about the nicest staff who truly represent the "warm heart of Africa.". The lodge is spread out next to and above the lake, meaning you have easy access to the water and quiet places to be. At the same time there's a lively center of activity in the main lodge where there is a restaurant and bar and great porch overlooking the lake. Some of the staff have been here since I first came in 1994 and Paul Norrish, the owner, is often on hand to arrange activities, organize travel, or treat you to a cocktail. On that first trip, I had planned to stay a few days and ended up staying a few weeks. The bandas and cottages cover a range of costs for most budgets and there is even camping.

Date of stay: October 2012
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Thank Betty L
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Njaya makes a perfect get away. The cottages and bandas are spread out on a hillside above the lake. Some of them are right at the lake side. A large central lodge features a full restaurant and a bar with pool table and music and a large screen tv. A veranda the length of the main lodge overlooks the lake. The staff at Njaya are friendly and helpful. There is also a bar on the beach where there's music and sometimes live music. It's slightly farther away from town than other places but well worth the walk.

Date of stay: October 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank carlastormberg
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Friendly staff who seemed genuinely interested in us enjoying our stay. we'd intended to camp but lake flies and ants meant this wasn't an option so we were offered a beach hut with a fantastic view of the lake at a reduced rate. We're not into parties, so we were happy to be at the quieter end of the beach: when we walked into town, we didn't see anywhere that we'd have preferred to stay. (Other options looked more suitable for younger/ livelier travellers!) The food was ok but nothing special, although portions were plentiful. Having read some of the other reviews, I'd mention that nobody tried to sell us anything (tours, crafts etc etc).

Date of stay: July 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank DobberBird
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Njaya is a hidden treasure and definitely worth a stay. It's location is breathtaking; if you can, book the cottage overlooking the lake, you won't regret it. I'm disappointed by the negative review of this place from September, as it completely misrepresents Njaya. It is much quieter than neighbouring lodges, which was perfect for us. The staff are incredibly friendly and go over and above to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Food is great, drinks are reasonably priced and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. It's definitely a place I will never forget. If you want a party lodge, don't come to Njaya, but if you want reliable and friendly staff, a relaxing break with a view to take your breath away, come to Njaya.

Room tip: Choose white stone cottage....the view from the private balcony is worth every Kwatcha.
Date of stay: July 2012
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Thank Emily D
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

This is an average place in Nkhata Bay. We chose to stay here because they accept credit cards. The view and lake coming right up to the cabin made it. Very beautiful! Food is mediocre. Honestly, we wished we had stayed at Mayoka Village instead.

Date of stay: April 2012
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Ivy G
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