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WELCOME TO NORMAN CARR COTTAGE

The Jewel of Lake Malawi

Discover the warm heart of Africa

About Us

Norman Carr Cottage is situated on the southern lakeshore of Lake Malawi, in the beautiful sheltered bay of Namakoma just 15km south of Monkey Bay. A gentle and restful place where we promise you a memorable Malawian experience. You will be left with fond memories of this charming African country where time stands still, the pace is gentle and the scenery is stunning. Malawi has much to offer, sun-drenched beaches, turquoise waters abounding with brightly coloured cichlid fishes, great for snorkelling and diving.

Our renowned cuisine offers full catered home-cooked meals that are enjoyed in the open beach dining area overlooking the sparkling waters of Lake Malawi


The Lodge

Awaken to the call of the African Fish Eagle for another glorious day at the charming Norman Carr Cottage situated along the sandy beaches on the southern shores of Lake Malawi. This idyllic romantic retreat is right on the beach tucked away under a canopy of large indigenous trees, a perfect hideaway of sun-drenched beaches and turquoise waters.

Activities

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

There are over 600 species of fish in the lake with new species being discovered all the time. The fish life is abundant which makes snorkeling very popular. Our boat Alfie goes out daily to various dive sites. One can enjoy a spectacular show from the fish eagles on these trips.

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing is a lovely family activity as the paddle skis are very easy to use. The lake is so clear on calm days that one can see the fish swimming under you as you gently paddle along.

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

The birdlife is varied and plentiful. Bird watching can be done in the bush behind the lodge, or just sit in the garden and they will come to you.

Monkey Bay Visits

Monkey Bay Visits

Another favorite is a tour of the Monkey Bay. Here one can get the real feel of village life. Go shopping in the market with Erika for daily fruit and vegetables.

Relax and Read

Relax and Read

Relax and read your book in one of our hanging chairs on the beach, or enjoy a Malawi gin and tonic in the swimming pool.

Hiking

Hiking

There is a rather challenging climb to the top of the hill behind the lodge. Once you get to the top the views are stunning so well worth the effort.

Golf

Golf

There is a 9 hole mashie course about 20km from our guest lodge. One can hire golf equipment from the pro shop if need be.

Sundown Cruise

Sundown Cruise

An evening cruise with a chilled glass of wine to watch the magical sunset over the lake end another day at The Norman Carr Cottage.

Testimonials

  • Having visited 4 times over the last 3 years we can highly recommend! Very welcoming and hospitable staff, boat rides are a highlight for us, food is very tasty, rooms great, will definitely return!

    Laura R
  • Always 5 stars for Norman Carr Cottage. I have now had the pleasure to experience this cottage twice. Everything is spot on, each detail thought of, very clean rooms with a beautiful look. Food is always great. love the boat rides and the personal touch from all the staff that continuously go out of their way for us each time we have been there.

    A definite for anyone looking for a quiet and secluded retreat

    Carina H
  • Highly recommend. great place for families.

    Kyle D W

Rates

Full Board
$200 Per Night2-Persons Sharing
  • Super King Size Bed
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Full Board
$110 Per NightSingle Occupancy
  • Super King Size Bed
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Bed & Breakfast
$110 Per Night2-Persons Sharing
  • Super King Size Bed
  • Full English Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
£80 Per NightSingle Occupancy
  • Super King Size Bed
  • Full English Breakfast

Contact

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Contact Info

+265 888 35 53 57
Southern Lakeshore,
Monkey Bay,
Malawi