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Safari Cottage
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Nkhata Bay
Region: North Malawi
Attraction Type: Lake, Cultural / People


Nkhata Bay
Nkhata Bay is at the most northerly point on the Lake reached by David Livingstone. Its small sheltered harbour is a focus for the Lake’s fishing industry but it is also becoming increasingly important as a tourist centre. As a vibrant port town in the North of Malawi, it is often referred to as the gateway to the islands. It has a wonderful carving market and a bustling (almost Caribbean) feel to it. Just a 3 minutes drive away from the town is a beautiful sand beach where there are a number of lodges to choose from. With plenty of small shops and a bank / ATM as well as internet cafes, restaurants and bars, Nkhata Bay, despite it’s size, has a lot on offer. 
There is a variety of accommodation on offer, most in the form of camping sites and small lodges. Njaya Lodge has the best reputation in town. Safari Cottage offers self catering accommodation comprising 3 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room and a verandah overlooking the lake.