A busy fishing village on the shores of Lake Malawi near Mzuzu. The town is well-placed for tourists to take advantage of the beaches at Chikale, where they can kayak, take day cruises, or dive and snorkel. (The diving schools in Nkhata Bay have been called the cheapest in the world.) Other attractions in Nkhata Bay include tours of the Kawalazi coffee plantation and Chombe rubber and tea plantations, or hiking up the cliff faces to watch the fish eagles feeding. There are a few craft markets in Nkhata Bay, and some bars and restaurants serving Malawian pizza and freshly-caught fish. The nearest ATM and currency exchange office is along the road to Mzuzu.