Ngala Beach Lodge


  • Ngala Beach Lodge


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.

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Ngala Beach Lodge

Ngala Beach Lodge

A small friendly beach lodge on the northern shores of Lake Malawi.

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