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About Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay is situated in Malawi. Nkhata Bay backpacking tours are ideal for backpackers making their way across Malawi, with cheap lodgings and a range of activities to enjoy.


Nkhata Bay airports include:
•Lilongwe International Airport
•Blantyre International Airport


Nkhata Bay birdlife is rich and diverse, with a large number species to be found across the coastline and surrounding forests and savannas.


Nkhata Bay conservation plays a key role in preserving the number of bird, fish, plant and animal species within the region.


Nkhata Bay malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)


Nkhata Bay plant life is typical of the Lake Malawi region, with mangroves, riverine vegetation, woodlands and reeds to be found across the area.

Safety Tips

•Nkhata Bay is generally very safe to visit but travellers should take basic precautions to ensure a fuss-free holiday
•Petty crime can sometimes occur in the large cities so keep valuables secure and out of sight
•Avoid large crowds and street demonstrations which may turn violent
•Be wary of market scams when buying curios, some ‘ebony' carvings can be wood painted with black shoe polish!
•Be cautious when visiting game areas and do not try to touch or feed any wildlife you see

Travel Books

Nkhata Bay recommended travel books include:
•Malawi Bradt Travel Guide 4th Edition by Philip Briggs and Mary-Anne Bartlett
•Lonely Planet Malawi by David Else
•Spectrum Guide to Malawi by Kelly White


Nkhata Bay wildlife includes a number of freshwater fish species in Lake Malawi, as well as a range of monkeys and small rodents and reptiles found inland.


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