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Njaya Lodge

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On the beach
On the beach
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Overview of Njaya Lodge

Njaya Lodge

3 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
Chikale Beach, Nkhata Bay

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChikale Beach15 min walk
  • AirportMzuzu (ZZU)47 min drive
  • Popular LocationNkhwazi Beach48 min drive
  • Popular LocationKande Beach56 min drive

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About this area

Nkhata Bay

Located in Nkhata Bay, Njaya Lodge is in a rural area and on the beach. While the natural beauty of Lake Malawi and Chikale Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Ilala Ferry Port. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game viewing.

What's nearby

  • Chikale Beach - 15 min walk
  • Ilala Ferry Port - 4 min drive
  • Mzuzu Wildlife Conservation Park - 45 min drive
  • Nkhwazi Beach - 48 min drive
  • Kande Beach - 56 min drive

Getting around

  • Mzuzu (ZZU) - 47 min drive


  • One Love - 14 min walk
  • Butterfly Bar - 17 min walk
  • Sahara Leisures - 19 min walk
  • Sahara Restaurant - 19 min walk
  • Kaya Papaya - 3 min drive

About this property

Njaya Lodge

Beachfront lodge for sun and fun
This lodge features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, concierge services and laundry facilities. All 16 rooms offer balconies, room service and ceiling fans. Safes and showers are also available to guests.
Njaya Lodge offers 16 forms of accommodation with a safe and a ceiling fan. Rooms open to balconies. Bathrooms include a shower. Rollaway/extra beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily: USD 3-6 for adults and USD 3-4 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours

Family friendly

  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free rollaway beds


  • Shower
  • Towels

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Safe

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Check-in time starts at noon
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Free rollaway/extra beds!
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 3 and USD 6 for adults, and USD 3 and USD 4 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 170 per vehicle

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International and Carte Blanche

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Njaya Lodge Nkhata Bay
Njaya Lodge
Njaya Nkhata Bay
Njaya Lodge Malawi/Nkhata Bay
Njaya Lodge Lodge
Njaya Lodge Nkhata Bay
Njaya Lodge Lodge Nkhata Bay

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 22%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing place
Although a bit run down it was impossible to fall in love with the location. Because we were on our honeymoon l had book the luxury lodge unfortunately we were one day late due to border problems then when we did arrive we were told our lodge had been booked out to others. however, the staff were lovely and after offering us numerous bottles of wine as compensation for the oversight.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful cliffside lodge right by the beach
We only planned to stay 2 nights here over Christmas, but the setting, staff and owners were all so nice that we had to extend by two more. Dixon, Gilbert and Kingston are all fantastic characters that really make you feel welcome and add that family vibe. Thanks also to Paul and Collette for making us feel that much more at home. We'll be back for sure.

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
not impressed.
1. booked and paid on website for most expensive rooms. rooms not as advertised. 2. wifi not working. 3. no cold drinks, little ice, could not make a plan to get more ice. 4. credit card machine badly operated by pulling out card while still in operation and immediately pushed it back. sms on my phone as paid, but machine printed declined. had to pay again, and therfore another sms. paid twice? will see if they will refund me?

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful place, awesome location,
Would like to keep it a secret, but that wouldn't be fair, a long way north of the airport, but well worth the effort. Highly recommend