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Aqua Africa Lodge

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A PADI Scuba Diving Resort with comfortable, air-conditioned rooms and the best lunches in town. Situated right at the edge of Lake Malawi nestled in the rocky bays of the Northern District. Let us take you on an unforgettable journey through the crystal clear waters right at our front door.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Room features
Air Conditioning
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Oilcom Road Next to the Ilala Harbour, Nkhata Bay Malawi
Getting there
Lilongwe Intl Airport249 km
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Hi Aqua Africa Team! I hope you're all well! We haven't formally met but you can be sure I know Aqua Africa from the inside out! I learned how to divewith Andy and Dusty, went up to DM with them and went away for my instructor course, just to come back a few years later to run
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I visited Aqua Africa twice just to have lunch and it was great! They serve a soup of the day, which was delicious. Also the home made tortilla chips and the veggie burger were great. They have comfy couches and the view is great. The staff is very friendly. The food and drinks
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Response from AquaAfricaNkhataBay, Manager at Aqua Africa Lodge
Responded 5 Jan 2018
Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to visit us and review us and hope to see you again in the future. Cheers from the Aqua Africa team 😁
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went to aqua africa for a few days to dive, amazing decision. It was such a great experience diving with cichlids during the day, but the night dives were on another level entirely. One of the coolest dives of my life to watch dolphinfish hunting in our torchbeams. The setup is
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Response from AquaAfricaNkhataBay, Manager at Aqua Africa Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2017
Hey Andy and Petra, Thank you so much for all the kind words, it means so much to hear that other people love diving as much as we do! It was fantastic having you guys stay and dive with us and we wish you all the best on your next diving adventure. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Malawi 🇲🇼 as much as you did with us. Aqua Africa Team
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Pretty basic but functional enough. Reasonable food in the communal 'lounge' area. It would be nice to have some 'local' options on the menu. The scuba diving is convenient, but a bit more expensive to other alternatives in Nakata Bay.
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Response from AquaAfricaNkhataBay, Manager at Aqua Africa Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2017
Hi Bryan, Thanks for your review. We have everything a traveller could need including free wifi, a varying menu and a beautiful view of Lake Malawi, with as you say the only dive school in Nkhata Bay on site. We tend to encourage our guests to go and try the local cuisine at one of the many Malawian restaurants a few minutes walk from us as we like to support the local community and Malawian entrepreneurs. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Malawi 🇲🇼 Aqua Africa Team
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Very warm and welcoming lodge that accommodates for everyone's needs. The rooms are beautiful, with a stunning view of Lake Malawi. Fantastic diving, with the instructors making everyone feel very relaxed and welcome. Brilliant food, with the best hash browns and nachos in
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Response from aquaafrica2016, Front Office Manager at Aqua Africa Lodge
Responded 26 Jul 2017
Thanks EmmaCardiff96. It was lovely having you to stay and we hope you come back again soon :) Good luck with all your projects! From the Aqua Team
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"All Rooms are great!"
"Stay for a couples days while diving"
"Talk to the manager and ask questions. Communication."
"double bed room looking out at the bay"
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US$ 43 - US$ 87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalawiNorthern RegionNkhata Bay
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