Don writes: We stayed at Big Blue, Nkhata Bay, in July 2017 and although very friendly, secure and a good location, it was very run-down. There was no running water so the staff delivered buckets for cooking, laundry, etc. - and the site is right by the lake for swimming. There was no wi-fi. Access … Continue reading Accommodation feedback (July/Aug 2017)
Daniela Kartscher, owner-manager of Usisya Beach Eco-Lodge, writes: I wanted to let you know that Usisya Beach Eco-Lodge, in the village of Usisya, the first ferry stop on the MV Ilala as it heads north of Nkhata Bay (see p280 of the 7th edition), has experienced several new developments in recent months. The temporary grass huts mentioned … Continue reading News from Usisya Beach Eco-Lodge
Thanks to 6th edition updater Sean Connolly to alerting me to this new private ferry service Sute Lake Safaris operating out of Nkhata Bay. Its timetable is as pasted in below, and you can also contact it though the website http://www.slsafaris.com or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/215359721963619/ TIMETABLE Monday: Departs Chipoka 08:00 Arrival in Nkhotakota: 14:00 Departs Nkhotakota 15:00 Arrival in Likoma … Continue reading New private ferry service on Lake Malawi
Gwyn Mzungu Dunscombe of Big Blue Backpackers writes: Big Blue Backpackers in Nkhata Bay has replaced the old Big Blue Star due to abandonment, now owned by a local it is currently under going a massive refurbishment, with most if not all cabins being replaced by new 'glamping' style cabins, all the main structures have had … Continue reading Big Blue Backpackers, Nkhata Bay
Kate Webb of the Responsible Safari Company (http://www.responsiblesafaricompany.com/) has sent us the following overview of community tourism in Malawi: When visiting any destination we should all be looking to travel more responsibly and visiting local communities is one way you can do this. Malawians are renowned for their warm welcome and with tourism still in it’s … Continue reading Eco-Tourism in Malawi
Big Blue Star Backpackers has a new website http://www.bigbluestarbackpackers.com. It also now has free wifi internet. Although it shares a border with Kupenja, it doesn't actually share the same beach. Also, Malawian Time Restaurant is closed , and Waterfront Bar has changed hands and is reputedly very noise and not so pleasant as it used to be.
Cape maclear: § Steven’s lodge is very basic, doesn’t have internet facilities and a room for 3 persons was 2500 KW § Gaia is very attractive and I would recommend it, sgl 2000 KW, dbl 3000KW, dorm 1250 KW, telephone number is missing § Gecko’s lodge is a bit more expensive. You can rent kayaks … Continue reading Jacqueline Vulto’s updates