Norman Carr Cottage
Norman Carr Cottage
Awaken to the call of the African Fish Eagle for another glorious day at the charming Norman Carr Cottage situated alongside the sandy beaches on the southern shores of Lake Malawi – Once home to the legend Norman Carr, who was famed for his walking safaris in Zambia, this idyllic and romantic retreat was built by him in the early 1970’s.
This unique lodge nestles under a canopy of large indigenous trees and lush fauna and flora. The cottage, renowned for it’s cuisine, offers fully catered home cooked meals which are enjoyed in the open beach dining area overlooking the sparkling waters of Lake Malawi. Rooms have spacious en suite bathrooms, signature open air showers, king size beds and coffee/tea making facilities. Camping is also available for $10 per night.
Activities include water skiing, canoeing as well as a morning snorkelling trip and feeding of the fish eagles from the cottage’s launch, the “Bonnie Alfie”. An evening cruise with a chilled glass of wine to watch the magical sun set over the lake marks the end of another enchanted Warm Heart of Africa Day!
Norman Carr Cottage also has another lodge of the opposite side of the lake – Normal Carr Chikulu.
Norman Carr Chikulu Eco Lodge is situated between the town of Mangochi at the southern end of the lake and the settlement of Makanjila, 98 kms north. Its located on the only part of the eastern shore of Lake Malawi that’s actually part of Malawi. Being the only lodge on the south eastern shore of Lake Malawi its location is much more remote and far less settled than the western shores. As of August 2022 the lodge is temporarily closed for refurbishment but aims to re-open by the end of the year. More information on Norman Carr Chikulu can be found on their dedicated site by clicking here.
Other Accommodation in or near Monkey Bay
Zaburi Beach is an exclusive barefoot luxury beach resort comprised of Elegant spacious chalets which are uniquely finished in a rustic African Chic interior complete with all modern amenities.
The Warm Heart Adventure Lodge is based in Chembe Village, Cape Maclear and is along side the Lake Malawi National Park.
Pumulani is situated on the west side of Nankumba Peninsula at the southern end of Lake Malawi, exclusively nestled within the Lake Malawi National Park.
Domwe Island offers visitors a unique combination of island and African bush environments, run by Kayak Africa.
The Makokola Retreat a large resort with stunning gardens and lakeside villas on the white sands of the Mangochi Lakeshore.
Mumbo Island Camp offers an exclusive escape on an otherwise-deserted island in Lake Malawi National Park.
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