Accommodation Nkhotakota

Map of Nkhotakota boma and some lodges outside the boma.

Nkhotakota has many lodges, both close to the lake, close to the nicest beaches, and close to the boma (where the festival is happening), and the prices range from MK 2000 to more than MK 25 000. Something for any taste, that is.

Nkhotakota is situated by the shore of Lake Malawi, which means you can enjoy a swim in the lake while you’re here. There are several lodges where you can live by the beach, and they are situated about 30 minutes by car outside the boma (the town center). There are also many lodges situated closer to the festival site, where you can easily get to the festival by foot. It is also easy to take a motorbike to the beach for a day trip if you stay in the boma.

For more lodges, check these web pages:

Beach Lodges

These lodges are close to the nicest beaches, about 30 mins to drive from the boma. From Pottery Lodge there will be shuttle buses to/from the festival!

Nkhotakota Pottery Lodge

NB! Has shuttle buses to the festival.

tel: +265 (0) 88 458 1098 – mobil: +265 (0) 997 18 90 64
Web page:

Fish Eagle Bay Lodge

Tel: +265 8888 53962
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Safari Lodge

Tel: +265 884 170 682
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Lodges by the lake Harbour, and closer to the boma

These lodges are situated by the lake, but the beaches down here are not cleaned for swimming like the ones at the “beach lodges” above. You can get to the festival area by dumper (bicycle taxi), and it takes about 15 minutes.

Sitima Inn

Tel: +265999260005
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Arnold Lake Shore Resort

Tel: 0999 24 38 87

Lodges in the boma (town) – close to festival site

These lodges are close to the markets, the big shops and most importantly: the festival site! They are within 5-15 minutes walking distance.

Grace Motel


Sungu Motel


Grand View Lodge

Thokozire Lodge


Alinafe Rest House

Yanu Yanu Lodge

Superior Rest House