Nkhata Bay is situated in the Northern Region of Malawi, 50 km south-east of Mzuzu, at the Lake Shore. It is easy to locate on a map, because it is just opposite the border of Tanzania and Mozambique. The centre of Nkhata Bay stretches around two bays, that are separated only by a promontory.
Safari Cottage is self-catering cottage located in the second bay which is less populated than the other one, overlooking the mouth of the Nkhata River, the whole bay and the lake. There are 3 bedrooms, dining room, sitting room and a kitchen for self catering. The verandah has a wonderful view over the lake.
Nkhata Bay is a lively place, especially on Sundays and Mondays, when people from the islands and remote villages along the lake shore come into town to sell their weekly catch.
From the veranda of Safari Cottage you overlook the bay and the plain surrounding the outlet of the Nkhata River, this is a good spot for bird-watching; just take a binocular and place yourself in a deck-chair.
The centre of Nkhata bay is small and home to not more than 2000 people.
But there are many villages nearby that make Nkhata Bay the infrastructural centre of up to 20,000 people. Tourism and fishing are the main industries of the town.