Njaya Lodge

3.0 star property
Beachfront lodge in Nkhata Bay with restaurant and bar/lounge

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Njaya Lodge

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In-room safe, free rollaway beds, bed sheets
Aerial view
In-room safe, free rollaway beds, bed sheets
Coffee shop
Shower, towels

Overview of Njaya Lodge



Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
Chikale Beach, Nkhata Bay
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds available (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed, Beach View

  • 37 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Chalet

  • 37 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Panoramic Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Beach View

  • 5 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Mzuzu (ZZU) - 103 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)


  • Sahara Leisures - Restaurant & Bar - 4 min drive
  • Crest View - 4 min drive
  • Kaya Papaya - 3 min drive

About this property

Njaya Lodge

Njaya Lodge offers airport pick-up service (available on request). Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the coffee shop/cafe, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other features include a snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 2:00 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • Guests will receive key retrieval information

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport pickup on request (during limited hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–1:00 PM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Boat tours
  • Pool table
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 16 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1993
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open 24 hours.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 3–10 for adults, and USD 3–8 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 170 per vehicle
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property accepts credit cards.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Njaya Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Njaya Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Njaya Lodge?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Njaya Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Njaya Lodge?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 170 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Njaya Lodge?
You can check in from noon - anytime. Check-out time is 2:00 PM.
What is there to do at Njaya Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes game viewing and safari tours. Njaya Lodge also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Njaya Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views.
Does Njaya Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Njaya Lodge like?
Njaya Lodge is a short 1-minute walk from Lake Malawi and 15 minutes' walk from Chikale Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Mark, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Chris, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ian, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Christopher, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Bernadette, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
Lodges overlooking the lake
Simon, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

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?
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10/10 Exceptional

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
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Place was very quiet as it was low season when we stayed. Very helpful staff, friendly atmosphere. Food simple but fine. Would stay again. Good value room, breakfast and coffee a bit overpriced
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