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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 14 March 2017

In the unique watery world of Lake Malawi, I discovered an oasis of lush calm within a three- hour drive of Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe. Ngala Beach lodge, where relaxation is a by-product of the owners’ Chris and Sandy’s laid-back approach, is set amongst beautiful tropical trees and plants right on the shores of the lake. I stayed in a...

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NgalaBeach, Owner at Ngala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jacinta, Thanks very much for your kind review, we really appreciate you taking the time to put down your thoughts. We hope to host you again soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here only one night, unfortunately! The manager Kevin is such a good guy and taking super good care of the guests. The owners are always around and will help with any problem. All my questions about Malawi were answered :) wish we could have stayed longer... but Nomad made up some excuses why we couldn't stay any longer. The...

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NgalaBeach, Owner at Ngala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thanks so much for your positive review. Hope you manage to get back someday. All the best on your future travels! Chris

Beijing, China
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We are traveling around Africa on a motorbike tour and stayed there for two nights. Our chalet is spacious with thatched roof facing the lake. Sandra and Chris are great hosts and very helpful. Overall we enjoyed the setting and food and Sandra's laughter.

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NgalaBeach, Owner at Ngala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry foe the delayed reply to your positive review but thanks very much. Hope the rest of your tour was enlightening and great fun!

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We stayed here as a family of five (2 adults, 3 children 13,10,8) in August for two nights and had an amazing time. Sandi and Chris are great hosts and made us feel extremely welcome, going out of their way to ensure we were happy. The accommodation is very clean and the locally made decor is beautiful and tasteful. We...

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NgalaBeach, Owner at Ngala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review which motivates us to strive to improve our service further. Warm regards, Chris

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Stayed one night here on an overland tour, and absolutely loved it. It such a beautiful place with great rooms, great facilities, an appealing bar and a fantastic host. Also loved the resident dogs, they were fantastic company. The beach next to the lake is a stunning place to sit during the day and even better at sunset. I would...

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NgalaBeach, Owner at Ngala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and apologies for the delay in responding. We hope to have you back hopefully for a longer stay next time!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We only stayed here for a night on an over lander trip but if you are looking for a romantic place to stay in malawi I highly recommend this place. We stayed in tents (with a great view!) but we heard the rooms were great and the bar area is very nice. There are lots of activities you can book...

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NgalaBeach, Owner at Ngala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We hope you come back to Malawi and spend more time with us in the future.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 July 2016

On of my favorite lodges in Africa. The rooms are beautiful, excellent showers & linens. Enjoying a drink at the infinity pool at sunset. Getting to watch the fishermen in the morning. The grounds are beautiful and lots of fun activities to choose from or simply to relax on the beach. Lovely Couple who runs the lodge.

NgalaBeach, Owner at Ngala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, we do hope that you come back to Malawi and visit us again

Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Ngala Lodge during a 30 day Nomad Tour - of the 16 or so different sites we stayed at during the tour this was one of my absolute favourites. Stunning views, friendly staff, beautiful rooms (which are entirely netted so no bugs, lizards etc). My only complaint was that the time we had there was too short....

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NgalaBeach, Owner at Ngala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive review! We hope to see you soon back at the lodge and hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. Best regards, Chris

Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic place! Beautiful main lodge and gardens with access down to a quiet beach. Lovely, shaded campsite right on the beach with clean facilities. We also stayed in the family cottage, amazing beachfront views from the khonde, huge bed and separate sleeping area for the kids. The main lodge offers a large bar, sunset views and great food....

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NgalaBeach, Owner at Ngala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your encouraging review. It was great meeting you all and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 17 April 2016

My boyfriend and I came and stayed at Ngala Beach Lodge for a week in April. We flew into Lilongwe, which if you are not SADC is a bit of a nightmare. Try your best to get on the first bus and have a pen ready. You have to fill out a visa application when you get there. Then go...

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NgalaBeach, Owner at Ngala Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all your kind words. We are looking forward to seeing you at Ngala in the near future. Barbara, Alan, Kev, Maria, Donny, Al Fresco and the rest of the Ngala Team

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Golf Course
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our luxury accommodation and friendly personal service with stunning views of both the lake and Vipya Mountains. Ngala Lodge is one of the only places on the lake that offers a view of both sunrise and sunset over the water. The spacious accommodation will ensure comfort and privacy.The accommodation comprises: • 2 x Deluxe A-frames with private verandas which overlook the beach and lake and offer guests privacy and comfort and feature a private garden. Each room has en-suite bathroom, sitting area and coffee and tea station. 1 x Deluxe A-frame with 2 bedrooms, lounge area and private veranda. Also overlooking the lake this accommodation offers personal space and privacy. •6 x Executive Rooms with private verandas. All of these rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, sitting areas and coffee and tea stations. They overlook expansive gardens to the infinity pool and lake beyond.Our friendly trained staff will attend to your every need; we at Ngala pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ngala Beach Lodge

Address: Main Road | Ngala, 15km north of Dwangwa, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Northern Region > Nkhata Bay
Price Range: ₹ 11,727 - ₹ 12,310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Family chalet overlooking the beach was stunning”
ClMoor, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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“The bungalows with beach views are recommended.”
mmm620, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Ask for room "AF1" (A-frame 1, overlooking the lake at the beach)...”
RogerDJones, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
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