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Spanning the towering mountains of Malawi’s Rift Valley, Nkhata Bay overlooks the spectacular Lake Malawi, a precious jewel in Malawi’s crown. Situated on the shores of the lake, the picturesque Nkhata Bay includes a number of small bays connected by meandering roads, and one of the bays serves as a dockyard to the Lake Malawi steamers.
The endearing fishing town of Nkhata Bay radiates a wonderful lively buzz and as it is a small town it is rather enjoyable to explore the sights and sounds on foot. There is a variety of accommodation options which includes backpacker hostels, self-catering, chalets, and various lodges of which the eco-friendly Njaya Lodge is the most reputable. The scenic fishing port of Nkhata Bay has a number of excellent restaurants as well as a bustling market selling fresh fish, vegetables and a variety of products. Spend evenings chilling in the local and tourist bars or dance the night away at the pulsating night club.
Take a leisurely walk or the water taxi to the stunning Chikale Beach offering a myriad of water sport activities. Scuba diving excursions and day trips can be arranged at the scuba dive shop which is located next to Njaya Lodge. Spend lazy days basking on the pristine beaches, snorkel and fish the clear azure waters of Lake Malawi, absorb the unbelievable laid-back balmy atmosphere of Nkhata Bay, and relish the awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets. Visit the nearby rubber plantation or rent a sea kayak to explore the coastline’s scenic surroundings and islands. Nkhata Bay’s warm and inviting vibe is amazing, the setting just breathtaking, absolutely the picture perfect location for an unforgettable getaway.