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Cape Maclear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 2nd visit and once again the only place we would stay at in Nkhatabay. Loads of freebies, like kayaks, boat trips, snorkel gear etc. Great staff that make sure they all come to you to personally greet you and introduce themselves. Real value for money, and an all round great stay. Thank you Catherine and the team.

Thank nnoeth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic place!!! It is an absolute paradise and totally affordable as well (you don't always get that). The first two nights I spent at Mayoka Village I slept in the dorm, which really was lovely, the beds are clean and super comfy and they clean the dorm every day, which is a treat for a backpacker! After spending...

Thank anke30
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have stayed here many times so I thought I should finally write a review. This place is lovely, well-managed and does what it says on the label. They say they do it and they do...unusual in Malawi. All the rooms are individually decorated and different.Aall have superb views across the lake and what a lake... Go for a few...

Thank kacherekastle
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I wish I had come here from the start. The place is really nice, with the restaurant popular with the guests -- and those staying at Butterfly across the way. The owner, whose name I forget, was very nice, and she was so kind to share her wonderful birthday cake with everyone. The free boat trip was also nice. The...

Thank dpr8
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Mayoka Village is such an amazing destination on Lake Malawi. A definite must visit! The food is amazing and really reasonably priced. The staff are also the most friendly - we left there with a few new friends :) They also have canoes and little boats that you can take out for free - also snorkel stuff. In fact, it...

Thank BrettFrance
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We switched from the neighborhood hostel that was noisy and not clean to Mayoka village and it didn't disappoint. The staff is very friendly and the food is delicious! We had a barbecue the first night we arrived and we ate lots of different food. They offer free tea in the late afternoon too. You can easily use all the...

Thank Birungi Z
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Amazing place..Stunning location with great views.. Amazing people, both in and around the lodge. It really felt like home away from home. Got there with intention of moving south after two days but ended up staying for a week. It was tough leaving the place. Will definitely be going back there! Ten out of ten Mayoka!! :)

Thank Mohammed R
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Mayoka village is an ideal set up. Amazing food, staff, people, activities, setting - everything! Thank you to everyone there, Emma and I had a great stay. The twin chalet we had was super cute and the amazing outside shower a pleasant surprise. For what we paid it was great value too :)

1Thank Fabia L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A perfect place for 'time out'. Delicious food and private accommodation at very reasonable prices, lovely views from our private patio, friendly staff, good opportunity to try paddle boarding/canoeing etc. for free, great snorkelling around the resort with beautiful and unique fish to see. We took the opportunity to go for a guided walk with Joseph one morning...we walked a...

Thank Vanclee
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I stayed at Mayoka for 5 nights. I arrived in a foul mood thanks to a disastrous mini bus journey and Catherine managed to turn that round in under two seconds! I originally booked a place in the dorm room but she upgraded me to a single room that wasn't in use and offered me a place on the free...

Thank Eleanor C

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mayoka village is an intimate travelers lodge offering individual chalets dotted on a green hillside right on the waters edge. We have camping and dormitories for the budget traveler and lovely en-suite cottages for the mid range market. We have a spacious, friendly and comfortable restaurant and bar area perfect for socializing and relaxing. We grow all our own food in our organic garden and cook excellent food fresh for each order. We offer free snorkeling, canoes, boat trips, wifi and tea and biscuits at 4pm. We collect guests from the bus station and ferries for free Nd love to upgrade people if there is space. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mayoka Village

Address: Chikale Beach Road, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Northern Region > Nkhata Bay
Price Range: $38 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mayoka Village Hotel Nkhata Bay
Mayoka Village Nkhata Bay
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“I love room four”
 of 5 bubbles kacherekastle, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the waterfront chalets for the views.”
 of 5 bubbles sclare, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The camp spots have wonderful views!”
 of 5 bubbles nadiemw, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“I had a wooden chalet on the lake with a double bed. Sheer bliss with the water lapping.”
 of 5 bubbles mewolf155, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Best view at the right side of the area”
 of 5 bubbles PhenixFelix, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
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