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With only 6 rooms and a family cottage, Norman Carr Cottage retains that small lodge feel and the owner Taffy is always on hand to recommend activities or sit back and recount stories with you about his adventures in Africa. Evening and morning boat trips on the lodge boat Alfie provide wonderful opportunities for snorkelling, swimming, feeding the fish eagles and a perfect platform for sipping Malawi gin and tonic as the sunsets over the lake. While the fishermen set off in their dugouts to search for their nights' catch, dinner is served on the beach with the sound of the waves just metres away. Rooms are designed by the owners and the unique outdoor bathrooms and huge double beds make guests feel thoroughly spoilt!

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Norman Carr Cottage is situated on the southern end of Lake Malawi.


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Hotel Address: Southern Lakeshore, Monkey Bay

Getting there

Via Lilongwe- the journey will take about 4 hours along good tarmac roads. Follow the M14 east to Salima. Before entering Salima take the road signposted Balaka and head towards Monkey Bay. About 70km along this road there will be two left hand turns marked Monkey Bay take the second left hand turn- this is a good tarmac road. Follow this road until a t-junction- turn right and a few km along this tarmac road there is a small track on your left hand side marked Norman Carr Cottage. Follow this track towards Lake and signs for Norman Carr Cottage.