Just returned from Njaya after a gap of 16 years. The Lodge has matured nicely and is a fabulous place to stay. Ideally situated overlooking Chikale Beach, it's a haven from the bustling town.
We stayed in the cheapest accom (lakeside bandas) but there is a variety available. Food is good and plentiful and anything can be ordered.
However, what makes Njaya special are the staff; everyone was hinest, kind, friendly and welcoming. There was a huge sense of fun allied with a commitment to great service in everyone we met.
It would be unfair to name some and not others so I won't.
Won't wait another 16 years before returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened for business on Christmas Day 1993, Njaya Lodge was built as a labour of love in cooperation with the people of our adopted home. In fact, many of the staff who helped build Njaya and make it what it is today, are still there extending their typical Malawian warmth, humour and character to all our guests. Nestled into the side of a hill, and overlooking magnificent Lake Malawi, we've built a collection of chalets and houses spread over lush gardens and terraces that lead down to beautiful Chikale beach, the only beach in Nkhata Bay. There should be something to fit every budget, from brand new cottages perched over the water, to family houses and garden chalets, all ensuite with four poster mosquito-netted beds, fans and views. "The kind of place you could wake up in one morning and realise that you were supposed to be back at work months ago" from the book, 'Swahili for the Broken Hearted' by Peter More (Bantam Books). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Njaya Lodge Malawi/Nkhata Bay