Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sunrise at Lake Malawi

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Stone House Museum, Livingstonia

Directions to where????

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Stone House Museum, Livingstonia

Very informative museum with proper English spelling ☺

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Manchewe Falls

Drops 125m into the valley below.

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Manchewe Falls

Surrounded by lush rainforest, this waterfall is truly spectacular. Behind the falls are 2 caves where local people hid from slave traders a hundred years ago.

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All shook up!

A few people warned us about the road up to Livingstonia being worse then the Sani Pass and that we won’t be able to go by truck. So we went with the bikes and although a bit rough, it was … Continue reading

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Visa Extension

Not ready to leave Malawi yet, we dropped in at the impressive office from Immigration to extend our visa’s.

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View from our campsite

Makuzi Beach Lodge with its private beach is just paradise.

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Malawian Fast Food

Typical “Chips Shop” in Malawi, one scoop for N$3.00 and that includes the tomato chili dip.

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Road Stalls

You won’t find fruit & veggies in the shops but there are enough stalls next to the road where you can stock up for next to nothing.

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Be more specific, trucks allowed?

Some campsites only cater for backpackers with small tents and no cars. Luckily the friendly Italian owners from Casa Rossa in Zomba made a plan to accommodate us.

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Maximum tonnage?

A few 100 meters before reaching our campsite at the Zomba Plateau we came across this termite infested wooden bridge and had no clue how many tons it would carry. Vincent wanted to attempt crossing until we looked underneath to … Continue reading

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Pel’s Fishing Owl

The friendly owner of Liwonde Safari Camp took us for a walk to show us the Pel’s Fishing Owl. This was my (Ellen) first sighting and of course I was thrilled! Liwonde Safari Camp is a super place with a … Continue reading

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Liwonde National Park

Great park, mostly dry savannah and forest but very scenic with the Shire River lined with palm trees running through.

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Give me, I want!

Children are always keen to learn English. Vincent teaches them the word “no”.

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Mission Impossible

Interesting woodcarving on a door at the Mua Mission. This beautiful mission was built at the beginning of the 20th century by Catholic White Fathers.

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While I am busy solving the world’s problems…

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…Vincent is snorkeling and excited about…

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…Blue Fish!

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Cape Maclear

The most beautiful campsite at Cape Maclear is Chembe Eagles Nest, to get there we had to drive through town centre with only millimeters to spare for maneuvering Sir Basil.

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I want to ride my bicycle,..

We were warned to watch out for the bicycles, they are very popular in Malawi and people carry almost anything; from passengers to stacks of wood, huge charcoal bags, corrugated sheets, crates of beer (6!), life pigs, dead pigs, …

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Malawi

We entered Malawi on 14 September, high time to update our blog. The border crossing went smoothly, we even were able to negotiate our compulsory local travel insurance and ended up paying half the amount.

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