Nkhata Bay
in Nkhata Bay District of Northern Region, Malawi

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-11.607 and 34.291 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -11° 36' 23" and E 34° 17' 26"
Currency and Currency Code:
Kwacha - MWK
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 04:44 AM (Sunday)
Timezone: Africa/Blantyre
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:54 am and 5:25 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
19.469 and -154.833 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Malawi in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Malawi.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Malawi. Last Update: 2024-05-25 08:23:01

Discover Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay in Nkhata Bay District (Northern Region) with it's 11,721 citizens is a city in Malawi about 167 mi (or 268 km) north of Lilongwe, the country's capital city.

Local time in Nkhata Bay is now 04:44 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Africa / Blantyre with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Nkhata Bay. The closest airport in Malawi is Mzuzu Airport in a distance of 22 mi (or 35 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Mzuzu, Chipyela, Rumphi, Mzimba and Nkhotakota. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 24°C / 76 °F

Morning Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Evening Temperature 20°C / 68 °F
Night Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 49%
Air Pressure 1019 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 73% of sky
General Conditions Broken clouds

Monday, 27th of May 2024

24°C (76 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Tuesday, 28th of May 2024

23°C (73 °F)
13°C (55 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Wednesday, 29th of May 2024

23°C (74 °F)
14°C (57 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

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Pseudotropheus minutus at Nkhata Bay

Published: October 26, 2014
Length: 38:04 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Peter Barnes

Dimidiochromis compressiceps gold morph at Nkhata Bay

Published: October 21, 2014
Length: 44:17 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Peter Barnes

Nkhata Bay, 19th September 2014.

Tyrannochromis nigriventer and fry

Published: March 24, 2015
Length: 48:17 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Peter Barnes

Female collecting fry at Nkhata Bay, Lake Malawi. She was just above the ridge and returned to the remaining fry as I swam on.

旅する鈴木494:Swarm Mosquitoes @Malawi

Published: May 09, 2014
Length: 35:36 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 旅する鈴木 | TabisuruSUZUKI


Dawn of Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Published: March 14, 2010
Length: 41:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Yohan Choe

isnt it beautiful?

Mbuna feeding at Kampango Rock - Nkhata Bay

Published: November 26, 2018
Length: 25:48 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Adrian Indermaur

Malawi, August 2018.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi. It is on the shore of Lake Malawi (formerly Lake Nyasa), east of Mzuzu, and is one of the main ports on Lake Malawi. The population of Nkhata Bay is estimated to be 14,722 as of 2008. Nkhata Bay is 413 kilometres from Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city, and 576 kilometres from Blantyre, Malawi’s largest city. Nkhata Bay is the second "busiest resort" on Lake Malawi.

Located at -11.6, 34.3 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Malawi, Northern Region, Malawi, Lake Malawi, Malawi–Tanzania border crossings

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Nkata Bay, Nkata, Nkhata Bay