Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi.wikipedia
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Nkhata Bay District

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Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi.
The capital is Nkhata Bay.

Lake Malawi

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It is on the shore of Lake Malawi (formerly Lake Nyasa), east of Mzuzu, and is one of the main ports on Lake Malawi. Nkhata Bay is a port visited by the MV Ilala steamship, a boat which travels up Lake Malawi from Monkey Bay in southern Malawi, to Chilumba in the north, via Likoma Island and Chizumulu.
Songea plies weekly between Liuli and Nkhata Bay via Itungi and Mbamba Bay.

Mzuzu

Kaningina
It is on the shore of Lake Malawi (formerly Lake Nyasa), east of Mzuzu, and is one of the main ports on Lake Malawi. There are regular minibuses that travel from Nkhata Bay to Mzuzu, Chintheche, Nkhotakota and Salima. Express buses to Blantyre, Mzuzu and Karonga depart from the police road block, 3 km from the town. Nkhata Bay's local football team are the Nkhata Bay Police; the team were renamed to Eagle Strikers and now play in Mzuzu.
Batala comes from the nearby Lake Malawi waters in Nkhata Bay.

Tonga people (Malawi)

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Tonga is the main language spoken in Nkhata Bay's schools; Tonga is used approximately 92% of the time.
The Tonga (also called Batonga, Lake Shore Tonga or Nyasa Tonga) are an ethnic group living in northern Malawi on the shores of Lake Malawi in Nkhata Bay and northern part of Nkhotakota.

Mbamba Bay

In July 2006, plans were announced to "rehabilitate" Nkhata Bay port, and to re-establish a ferry service between Nkhata Bay and Mbamba Bay in Tanzania.
Mbamba Bay is linked with Nkhata Bay in Malawi by motorized dhow.

Chintheche

There are regular minibuses that travel from Nkhata Bay to Mzuzu, Chintheche, Nkhotakota and Salima.
It is on the shore of Lake Malawi, and is approximately 40 km south of Nkhata Bay.

Chizumulu Island

ChizumuluChisumulu Island
Nkhata Bay is a port visited by the MV Ilala steamship, a boat which travels up Lake Malawi from Monkey Bay in southern Malawi, to Chilumba in the north, via Likoma Island and Chizumulu.
Chizumulu can be reached by steamer from the port of Nkhata Bay on the mainland of Malawi.

MV Ilala

MV ''Ilala
Nkhata Bay is a port visited by the MV Ilala steamship, a boat which travels up Lake Malawi from Monkey Bay in southern Malawi, to Chilumba in the north, via Likoma Island and Chizumulu.

Nkhotakota

Kota kota
There are regular minibuses that travel from Nkhata Bay to Mzuzu, Chintheche, Nkhotakota and Salima.
In addition, minibuses run from here to Nkhata Bay along the main road which connects these towns.

Cape Maclear

Each summer there is a multi-day yacht race which starts at Cape Maclear in the south, and ends at Nkhata Bay.
The race starts at Cape Maclear, heads north, and ends at Nkhata Bay.

Lilongwe

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Nkhata Bay is 413 km from Lilongwe, Malawi's capital city, and 576 km from Blantyre, Malawi's largest city.

Blantyre

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Nkhata Bay is 413 km from Lilongwe, Malawi's capital city, and 576 km from Blantyre, Malawi's largest city. Express buses to Blantyre, Mzuzu and Karonga depart from the police road block, 3 km from the town.

Ngoni people

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In the 19th century the area suffered frequent attacks from the Ngoni people, who fled north to escape the rule of the Zulu king Shaka, in South Africa.

Zulu Kingdom

ZululandZuluZulus
In the 19th century the area suffered frequent attacks from the Ngoni people, who fled north to escape the rule of the Zulu king Shaka, in South Africa.

Shaka

Shaka ZuluShaka kaSenzangakhonaKing Shaka
In the 19th century the area suffered frequent attacks from the Ngoni people, who fled north to escape the rule of the Zulu king Shaka, in South Africa.

Chewa language

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Chichewa is the preferred language in hospitals, churches, radio and newspapers in Nkhata Bay, although Chitumbuka is the main language spoken in the Northern Region.

Tumbuka language

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Chichewa is the preferred language in hospitals, churches, radio and newspapers in Nkhata Bay, although Chitumbuka is the main language spoken in the Northern Region.

Cassava

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Farming, especially cassava, is the main occupation in the area.

Likoma Island

Likoma
Nkhata Bay is a port visited by the MV Ilala steamship, a boat which travels up Lake Malawi from Monkey Bay in southern Malawi, to Chilumba in the north, via Likoma Island and Chizumulu.

Dhow

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This route is currently serviced by motorised dhow.

Salima, Malawi

Salima
There are regular minibuses that travel from Nkhata Bay to Mzuzu, Chintheche, Nkhotakota and Salima.

Karonga

Karonga district
Express buses to Blantyre, Mzuzu and Karonga depart from the police road block, 3 km from the town.

African Development Bank

African Development Bank GroupAfDBAfrican Development Fund
In June 2008, it was announced that the African Development Bank (ADB) would fund the reconstruction of the road from Nkhata Bay to Mzuzu.

Eagle Strikers FC

Eagle Strikers
Nkhata Bay's local football team are the Nkhata Bay Police; the team were renamed to Eagle Strikers and now play in Mzuzu.