Our accomodation


Njaya is rustic, beautiful, a little bit bohemian and designed for people looking for a 'different' kind of holiday.


You can choose between a Garden Chalet, Beach Cottage, or Villa . All of the chalets overlook Chikale beach - an enchanting sandy cove shaded by Mango and Wild Fig trees where Giant Kingfishers are regularly seen. The fresh water of the lake is crystal clear and has been likened to a giant aquarium with excellent snorkelling opportunities to see unique colourful ciclid fish.  


Lake Malawi is a wonderful place for young children. Chikale Beach provides a clean, safe Bilharzia-free environment for splashing around, as well as lots of nice smooth rocks to jump off.


At sunset you can take a boat trip along the lakeshore and see black monkeys swinging from the trees and have the chance to feed fish to our local friendly fish eagle.

About Njaya

Njaya Lodge opened for business in 1993.  The lodge was built and developed from scratch on what was originaly 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 or a stopover en-route through Malawi, the lodge has 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 the staff are still the same people who helped build Njaya,  and and in some cases their now grown up children are now 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, managers, barmen 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. To read more about the story of njaya see this article that was published in the Telegraph


Paul, Claire and Jordan Norrish