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Big Blue Star Backpackers

Nkhata Bay   Central Lakeshore   Malawi  

About the Accommodation

Big Blue Star Backpackers is a beautiful, big paradise located in the middle of the warm heart of Mamma Africa. The backpackers is situated on the lapping shores of the huge Lake Malawi, which is full of thousands of the famous Malawi cichlids of all colours shape and sizes, making for wonderful diving or snorkelling right on your doorstep.

Big Blue is two minutes’ walk from the little fishing village of Nkhata Bay, which has a busy daily market where you can experience the buzz of busy Malawian life. The village also has everything a backpacker may need, including a bank, clinic, post office, small supermarket, and immigration. There’s a vibrant nightlife for the brave party animals, and for those not too keen on a party can relax on the Big Blue Star veranda and watch the night fishermen while enjoying a lovely home-cooked meal. All food is made freshly from organic locally grown produce.

Guests have a choice of three different types of accommodation, and all rooms or dorms are equipped with power points and mosquito nets and are cleaned every day, while toilets and hot showers are shared.


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