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about njaya

Njaya Lodge opened for business Christmas Day, 1993 having been built and developed from scratch on what was originally a maize field on a steep hill overlooking the clear blue waters of Lake Malawi.


Over the years, it has become more than just a tourist business, Njaya is a labour of love and we like to think a 'work in progress' as well as an established part of the community.  As well as a beautiful and welcoming place for people to have a wonderful holiday, weekend retreat or a stopover en-route through Malawi, the lodge has also become a catalyst for local and international charity initiatives.  Quite simply, a place that actively sets out to help the local population and a place to do tourism differently.

For over two decades,  we’re very proud to say that many of the staff are still the same people who helped build Njaya,  and and, in some cases, their now grown-up children are now also employed! There are no walls, high fences or gates, and Njaya is very much its own community.  It's the staff that we really take our hats off too though.  A brilliant team of hardworking cooks, waiters, cleaners, managers, barmen, watchmen and gardeners who are all part of the 'Njaya family' and who will do everything they can to make sure you have an unforgettable stay. 

stay at njaya

Njaya is rustic  often compared to the Greek Islands, with its stunning white cottages elegantly climbing the hillside, set against the golden sands and clear turquoise waters of Lake Malawi. The lush greenery of the carefully tended gardens add an organic serenity to complete your stay.  Charming, beautiful, a little bit bohemian and designed for people looking for a 'different' kind of holiday.

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