Where do you start when a place touches your heart like this amazing slice of paradise? We connected with Taffy and Jenny based on great TA reviews and quickly figured out why they received them.
At this point in time our family of four had been on the road for 22 months and Malawi was our 30th country.
We were in Lilongwe without a car and Taffy offered to pick us up on one of his trips to pick up supplies and instantly we knew we had made the right choice. His wit, charm and never ending excitement about life is contagious.
Upon arrival we met his amazing wife Jenny who couldn't wait to share the special place they created on the shores of what has to be one of the most magical lakes on the planet.
The decor is chic but exceptionally comfortable, the food is simple but delicous and never ending, the setting is beyond compare, the staff are warm and welcoming and the hosts never stop giving.
We stayed in the family cottage which isn't on the water, but with so many great comfortable spots to enjoy lake views it didn't matter a bit (not to mention the great outdoor shower).
The other amazing bonus is every day they go out in the morning to feed the majestic fish eagles and take you to a great snorkle spot and in the evening out again for sundowner swims in the crystal clear bathwater as part of your rate.
We certainly didn't see all the other places you could stay on Lake Malawi, but I promise you that you could spend a lot less and not have anywhere near the experience.
We booked for 3 days, stayed 8, and wished we were still there.
If travels take you anywhere near this place you must spend some time!!!!
Thank you Taffy and Jenny for being such a special part of our trip around the world.
- 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