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Kampala
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!! :)

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 :)

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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...

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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...

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Thank Eleanor C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I could sadly only stay one night at Mayoka Village but we were so happy for the short time we were there. The staff were laid back, friendly and helpful. The menu had a great selection of homemade food with home grown veg which was a refreshing change to some of the food we'd experienced so far...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I knew we were on to a good one as soon as we got to Mayoka. We arrived in the evening and were immediately taken on a thorough tour which I just really appreciate, especially when you arrive after dark. We were shown how to use the composting toilet, where the free-to-use paddles boards and boats were and then to...

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Thank BIoss0m
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A visit to Malawi is not complete without staying a few nights at Mayoka. Gary and Catherine run a beautiful eco-friendly backpackers that feels comfortable and homely, yet still somehow wild and remote in the best sense of the word. The staff at Mayoka are incredible - always friendly, patient and up for a laugh, even letting us come up...

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We love visiting Nkhata Bay and staying at Mayoka Village, a popular backpacker spot with a genuinely relaxed lakeside vibe. The bar area is outstanding, staff are lovely, free canoes and paddle boards are available, wifi is free, and accommodation is basic but superbly situated on the rocks close to the lake shore. It can get very busy, particularly at...

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beautiful spot at the bay. Great place to meet other backpackers, excellent food which is good value for money. They charged me $10 for a package of cigarettes though (!). I also stayed next door, which is cheaper, but Mayoka has better meals and free kayaks, snorkeling gear and boat rides.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: €30 - €47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mayoka Village Hotel Nkhata Bay
Mayoka Village Nkhata Bay
Mayoka Village Malawi/Nkhata Bay
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“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
“if you are a couple and you take a private room, room 15 has an indoor and outdoor shower!!”
 of 5 bubbles noyl125, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
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