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Monkey Bay Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 40 photos

Monkey Bay is the most southern harbour of Lake Malawi. It’s the base of the two ferries “Ilala” and “Mtendere”. The town itself is nothing special, except that probably most travellers pass through on their way to Cape Maclear / Lake Malawi National Park.

There had been a “rolling bank” several years before, but after some robberies this service was stopped.

There is a PTC, some small street markets! ... and of course its the place to start or finish your cruise on the lake.

About 1,5 km south of Monkey Bay is the very friendly fishing village of Masasa.

There is nothing special to do, except relaxing on the beach or watching the villagers preparing their gear for the next fishing trip. Its more relaxed and less touristic than Cape MacLear.

  • Last visit to Monkey Bay: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Dec 5, 2008 at 3:04 AM

    traveled once again to Monkey bay & white rock 2008. Things have changed -for the worse. Reception was hostile compared with previous visits, & the place was very run down. I shall visit monkey bay again but definitely not staying at white rock/ Njobvu

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    Apr 13, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    good page thanx

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    Oct 6, 2003 at 4:29 AM

    good pages ! well, something still pokes my head - why Monkey Bay ? troops of baboons ?


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