My wife and I stayed at this place are coming up a dreadful road from Nkhata Bay to feel marooned in the middle of nowhere. Yes you oculd see the lake but you had to negotiate tortuous steps yo get to it. The barman Gilbert is a joke with his pseudo-friendly nonsense. The food on the menu was either off or unavailable. Their website is outdated and shows people we spoke about who are long dead. Our night was spent battling mosquito's and ants. The next morning my wife and I went for breakfast in the bar area and had french toast which was nice, but served by a leering waiter who was an Arsenal supporter so he kept telling us. When my wife went back to our hut she discovered items of costmetics missing and when confronting the manager he smiled and laughed. The also say the accept credit cards that's nonsense as well. Don't come here stay in town there are many other lodges don't be fooled by the pseudo-friendly crap.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Njaya Lodge has been run by the same family and many of the same staff since it opened for business on Christmas Day 1993. Over the last 21 years we've built a labour of love, in cooperation with the people of our adopted home, and somewhere we hope you will enjoy spending some time when you're in Malawi Njaya consists of a large airy building housing the Reception Bar and Restaurant, a large expansive terrace. With day beds, sofas and lots of relaxation. The bar serves,cold beers, juices, milkshakes and cocktails, whilst the restaurant serves fantastic, burgers, steaks and fish straight from the lake accompanied by fresh vegetables and salads The terrace overlooks magnificent Lake Malawi stretching across at this widest part, 52 miles to the neigbouring shores of Tanzania and Mozambique. We've built a collection of cottages, 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 comfortable cottages perched over the water, to family houses, and garden chalets all ensuite with four poster beds, fans and views. Or rooms in the Beach House right down on Chikale beach, with twin and triple rooms with four poster beds, stunning views and a wonderful large balcony with shared showers and toilets. Njaya Lodge was a magical spot. The kind of place you could wake up in one morning and realize that you were supposed to be back at work months ago. Swahili for 'the broken hearted' by Peter More (Bantam Books). ... more less