Enquire or Call

UK: 01473 890499
US: 1-800-608-4651
You are here: HomeMalawiAccommodation
Malawi holiday ideas experiences accommodation places to go when to visit Malawi map reviews

Ngala Beach Lodge

Lake Malawi & Beach

Rating: Mid-range    

Ngala Beach Lodge overview

Sitting on a beach on the northern shores of Lake Malawi, Ngala is a small, friendly lodge. The perfect place to wash off safari dust, mix with the locals, enjoy stunning views and surrounding scenery and get to know Malawi!

There are A-frame thatched chalets looking over the beach and executive and family rooms in the gardens, all with private seating areas at the front. The en-suite rooms are all large and very well furnished.

The main lodge building is spacious and houses the main bar and an internet cafe. There is a gorgeous swimming pool and recent tests of the water in the lake around the lodge have shown no traces of bilharzia along the main beach. Down on the beach, under shady trees surrounded by hammocks and seating is the 'Soggy Kwacha' bar open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 7pm.

The restaurant is open from 6:30am until 9pm. Pizzas are a speciality made in a clay oven with special nights on Wednesday and Friday. There is also a full A La Carte menu. Local fish and fruits feature widely on the menu and the lodge has its own organic vegetable garden.

There are plenty of activities at and around the lodge. Swimming in the pool and the lake and snorkelling are popular. Guests have free use of paddle skis and hobbie cats. Sunset cruises, now known as "Sunset Swimdowner Cruises" are free to residents.

Trips to the hot springs, Unaka Lagoon or sunset cruises are available in the lodge motor boat "Kumbali". The hot springs are about one hour sail by boat where guests can explore the beach. Sometimes if the water is calm, the captain can find a spot where the spring emerges from the lake and you can swim in the warm water in the lake!

Unaka Lagoon is a nature spot which is home to crocodiles, hippos and a variety of bird life in a tranquil setting and is an ideal place to watch the sunset.

Guided village tours and a cultural evening of local cuisine coupled with a cultural dance show can be arranged.

Mountain bikes are available for hire by guests and can be used to explore the local area and plenty of village and cultural tours are available.

Further afield, available as a day trip, is also horse riding and scuba diving.

details

Map for Ngala Beach Lodge

Lodge IconLodge Tented Camp IconCamp Hotel IconHotel National Park IconNational Park Historic site IconHistoric site Place of Interest IconPlace of Interest UNESCO world heritage site IconUNESCO world heritage site

AMANDA
Amanda Marks
TRACY
Tracy Edwards
CHRISTINE
Christine MacDougall
SINEAD
Sinead Bailey
We know and love Malawi, and would be delighted to help you plan your perfect trip here.
01473 890499 Call to talk to one of our travel experts. PLAN MY TRIP

our travel expert

TALK TO AMANDA
AMANDA
Let us help you plan your perfect tailor-made holiday to Malawi. Talk to one of our travel experts. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.
Call: 01473 890499
PLAN MY TRIP

customer rating

100% from
1 reviews

Excellent

1

Good

0

Average

0

Poor

0

Terrible

0

client reviews

Julie Croucher, Tribes ()

"This place is a hidden gem!  I'm amazed at how quickly Sandy and Chris re-built and opened this lodge - given the usual 'African time' of things!  I admire them for using all local products and providing excellent service and standards.  The food was superb and the rooms really comfy.  The only thing I'd point out is that the 'bungalow' rooms at the back of the garden are a bit of a walk to the beach (though near the pool), so if you want a beach front book one of the bigger A Frame rooms.  The village walk we did from here was superb - I was sad we had to cut it short because of time constraints, the motorbike 'ambulance' was incredible and thanks to the lovely lady in the hospital who let us come and say hello to her literally new born little girl!  If you like to interact with local people in a genuine, non touristy way, go to Ngala, you can spend days here in the village."

OUR SPECIALIST WEBSITES
Cruise the Galapagos
Costa Rica Specialists
Botswana Specialists
Go 2 Tanzania
Kili Climbs
Tribes Tailormade Travel

Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499

Help me plan my trip

* required fields

Please enter your address

Trip details

Yes No
Yes No

Other information

Yes No

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Brochure Request

Our “Book of Unmissable Travel Experiences - Book Two” includes some inspiring ideas which could be the holiday experience you’re looking for. You will find an online version of our brochure which you can flip through at your leisure.

* required fields

Please enter your address

Other information

Yes No

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Keep up to date with all of our offers, receive our monthly newsletter, and be the first to hear of upcoming sales and events.

* required fields
All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy )