Ngala Beach | Established Campground

Malawi

Details

Last Visited: 21 days ago
GPS: -12.35745, 34.06593
Altitude: 0.0 masl
Place Website: https://ngalabeach.com
Phone: +265 999 07 55 66

Amenities

Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Warm
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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+update from owners+
Thank you for checking out our listing! We just wanted to update that we have now completed our building works and our new restuarant, bar and lounge area are open! All prices remain the same:

Camping MWK7500 ppn including electrical hookup (own adapters for UK/SA plugs and extension leads needed) warm showers, borehole drinking water, use of Kyaks and swimming pool.

Room rates at MWK65,000 ppn inclusive of cooked breakfast.
Restaurant prices range from MWK4000 to MWK11250
Bar prices: Soft drinks MWK750 local beers MWK1500 wine and spirits also available.
We are located central lakeshore just 400m from main road, 18km North of Dwangwa, 3.5 hours from Lilongwe, 2.5 hours from Mzuzu.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ngala! Any further information please dont hesitate to contact us on +265 (0)992037867 or [email protected] Thanks Dan, Trish and the Ngala Beach Lodge Team.

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Spent 4 nights at this wonderful place. Two nights in the campsite and were offered a room (for the same price) when the rains started. Very friendly owners and attentive staff. Showers were warm, there is borehole drinking water and beautiful beach area. Food at the restaurant is tasty, although a bit expensive for campers like us. Great place to slow down and enjoy the lake.

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A fantastic place with great people. We can confirm all what is said. Highly recommended. Don’t miss this spot.

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Wow, got this tip from Col.Thompson when we met in Dar. Thanks so much, this place is amazing.
Would definitely recommend not only due to the great facilities bur also the owners. Dan&Trish helped us with required host letter for the evisa: this is were you should go.

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Definitively the best experience we had so far ashore the Lake. Camping along the beach, on large grass area and under shady trees, very quiet place, nice swimming pool. The rebuilding of the bar/restaurant is not at all a nuisance. We had diner served at our campsite along the beach ! And most of all, the hosts, Trish & Dan are just wonderful ! Caring about their guests, giving useful information and telling nice stories about Malawi. It’s a 100% for this place.

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Fantastic place. We intended to stay for 2 nights but ended up staying for 2 weeks. Good food, good service comfortable rooms and a campsite on the beach. Dan and Trish the owners go out of their way to ensure a great stay.

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incredible beach side location with camping on the grass above. free kayaks that were practically new and perfect for a sunset trip on the calm waters. good ablutions and borehole water available. pool available although was a bit dirty when we were there. very welcoming couple who run the place who went out of their way to help some other guests who had an accident on their way home.

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Ngala Beach Campsite; a beautiful campsite on the beach/lakeside (7,500mkw pppn). As previously mentioned, beaches are not privately owned and are for the people. However, the visitors we encountered were enjoying a swim in the lake and weren’t rowdy. Patricia and her husband are running a wonderful place and their staff are accommodating and attentive. Their restaurant burnt down a year ago, however they are rebuilding (they seem to still be offering bar/restaurant services). Ablutions were clean with hot showers. Beautiful green lawns, big shaded trees and nice beach; a lovely spot to spend some time.

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What a wonderful spot. Patricia and Dan are perfect host’s, everything is clean and perfect. USD 10 pp, well worth the price. It is a place to stay more than 1 night.

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Spent 3 nights camping at this beautiful campsite on the grass meters from our private beach (unfortunately the government has passed the law that the beaches are for the people and no lodges can technically have private beaches).
the campgrounds were very neat and the ablutions clean, the staff were brilliant and attentative to our every need. We spent a couple of nights socializing with the wonderful owners Trish and Dan who even hosted us for a braai on the beach. They are busy building a new bar and restaurant area after it was burnt down a while ago. Excited to visit again and see all the new additions

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Just spent 3 wonderful nights here camping.... beautiful campsites on grass lots of shade, 15 m from the water with a private beach. Owners Dan and Trish are great, staff were all wonderful and eagerly tended to our needs and more. Clean ablutions, nice bar and restaurant..... food is excellent.
Well done guys..... a great place with awesome people.... Will definitely be back!!!

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Beautiful spot on the lake with a very friendly proprietor and staff. Campsite is in gardens with plenty of shade looking straight onto the beach. Didn’t see the ablutions but opened a banda for me to use. Unfortunately they had a fire recently and the main building/dining area has burned down but they have opened up a separate building adjacent and are offering a small menu (very tasty bean curry for $8).

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Very nice bicycle friendly campground very close to the beach. Little shops and small market on walking distance. Nice bar restaurant with good atmosphere. Everything very neat and clean. The staff is super friendly and helpful.
Because of the heavy rains we could even stay in the dorm. We stayed two days and were advised to cycle on to the south to Rafiki Safari camp. These two campsites are on the perfect cycling distance from each other.

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Beautiful campground, we stayed a few extra days because we loved it so much. Owners are super nice, English-Zimbabwean couple. Really feels like you’re staying at a fancy resort. Pool and bar area have an amazing view and staff are great

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Great grassy camping spot right by the beach, car/truck access under a tree shaded area. The pool and lodge bar have a spectacular view over the lake, garden p I’ll is lush and well maintained, hot showers, fresh drinking water Staff and owner were super friendly and helpful. Fantastic place to relax and refresh. Highly recommended.

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A very nice and peaceful stop, we stayed a few extra days as a result. Big trees and thick grass in campsite. Ablutions are old but were clean and functional. Pictures show it off well. Restaurant is on the pricey side if wanting to eat there

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My opinion about this place seems different in respect. The place was sold apparently to new owner Malawian whom stays in Geneva Switzerland. This is an old camp site with huge trees. The Pizza special was at $14 per Pizza. very expensive never tried it. The men s toilets in camp ground was neglected so we used ladies. I reported the lights that was not working to manager, never fixed it. Lots of shade. Only stayed 1 night. Inever saw this pool on the photo, maybe by the rooms.

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New owners since Nov 18. Very nice place to stay, big trees, (warm) water, braai, resto, electra, light, private setting, not many trucks, and if: an upmarket truck.

Super nice!

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We stayed here for over a week during Christmas, 2 of us in a big rig. Dan and Trish, the owners for the last year, were perfect hosts and made our stay amazing.

This is one of the few lodges on the lake that is truly big rig friendly (we are 3.7m high), we had to cancel reservations at other lodges for access reasons (and our rig is relatively small).

Our pitch had electricity, drinking water, and a braii, as well as a great view of the beach. The lodge has a pool, bar, and good restaurant.

Dan and Trish made out stay, first by helping us get replacement propane saving us 1 days driving(they took our gas bottle on a supply run and refilled it, AND lent us one in the mean time), second by cooking great vegan options for us for dinner and Christmas lunch, and thirdly all the little things like getting cigarettes for us, saying hi every day, and staying on top of everything.

This was the longest we stayed anywhere in Africa and we found it hard to leave. Ablutions are fine, water hot, and generators to deal with power cuts. Nobody bothered us at all during our stay and other campers were good company. Lake is nice, sometimes hippos swimming in the morning but they don't come near the shore.

10 USD pppn for camping, worth it!

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Nice lodge indeed with a fancy bar and restaurant and nice and quiet campsite on thick grass right on the beach. I enjoyed the friendly welcome from the owners or managers and staff. The quietness is great as no staff is shouting at eachother at 6am and the village is far enough to avoid sounds of the music and roosters crowing! I decided to stay 2 nights and enjoy this perfectly peaceful place.

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Lovely shady campsite with power, but restaurant very expensive and staff not very friendly. Didn’t have a great feeling so we decided not to stay and stayed at Kachere Kastle up the road instead, which was stunning! $10pp to camp, $5 for basic cheese & tomato sandwich.

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As mentioned in earlier entry this place is generally very nice and well located. But the owners seem a mite hostile to the local kids walking on "their" beach which hinders friendly interaction with them. Also they need to install additional and much needed hot water capacity for the showers and remove old rusty braai (BBQ) drums from the campsite. As said earlier there is not much atmosphere to the place. Maybe getting more involved with the locals by the owners could be the answer.

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Nice camp and all as mentioned. They take these huge overland trucks, so be prepared to be invaded.
There is basically no food unless you order in advance, not even breakfast.
Everything is all nice and perfect, but somehow it lacks atmosphere

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Upscale resort. Well kept beach and campsite with braais, nice sunset views. Restaurant is very expensive ($12 for breakfast). Great shower pressure.

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Great location with lots of space just off beach on grass with trees for shade. Restaurant and bar with good food and large portions although a little pricey. Very slow wifi which seems to be most of Africa

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Even here 3-4 times. Quiet. Lovely camping on well tended grass, right next to beach. Good showers. Not many electrical points if you need hook-up. Lovely bar with long-reaching views. Good good but quite expensive (starter $5, main $10, desert $5). Outstanding sunrise views.

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Amazing lodge, very friendly staff and welcoming owners. On special request they made a birthday cake for my husband. Food is very tasty. Not cheap for Malawi but prices you can expect at such a nice place. Bar prices are reasonable. Nice grass for camping with the best views and very nice beach. Potable water, hot showers with excellent water pressure. One of the best places (or perhaps the best place) we stayed in Malawi. Would highly recommend!

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Lovely lodge with beach front campsite. Gorgeous views. One of the best camping spots on the lake that we've been to so far. WiFi is slow but what can you do. $10 pppn.

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Nice place but bit expensive, camping 10 dollar, a meal 15 dollar (only mian course)

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Lovely campsite. Close to beach. Clean ablutions. A bit small and crowded if an overland truck pulls in. $10 pp

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Awesome lodge and sweet grass camping on the beach. 8$ per night, pizzas on Wednesday are great. Sheltered and lovely South African owners.

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Very nice place and quiet campground at the beach (on grass or sand). Pool, restaurant, bar, free internet available.

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Very nice place with Camping on the private Beach. Wifi and Pool at the Lodge with an amazing view.

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Nice campground. Well set up and run.

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Fantastic location and another great stop. If they would sort out their ant problem this place would be amazing. The lodge has a pool and excellent meals!!!

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