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Day 39 – L: Suffice it to say…….that was a long and miserable night for me. Seems I caught the stomach flu that is going around in the village, maybe by shaking hands. S: I had been up with Lesley…

Life in the lodge

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‘Pfff’, verzucht Felice, ‘ik vind het saai in de lodge. We wonen hier nu al zoooo lang.’ Geef haar eens ongelijk. Van rondreizende nomaden zijn we tijdelijke residents geworden. Op het platteland in arm Malawi, met het regenwoud naast de…

The Lesser Wonders of Tanzania

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Ruaha National Park marked the northernmost point of our trip. From there, we had the dubious pleasure of re-tracing our tracks back to central Malawi, where we would cross into Zambia and begin meandering southwest to Cape Town. We varied…

Nieuw vakantie-adresje!

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En dan ben je eigenaar van een lodge in Malawi! Vandaar dat we bijna zeven weken weinig van ons hebben laten horen. Ongelooflijk maar waar: samen met Ans (oud-collega van Joost die in Oeganda woont) zitten we nu officieel in…

Malawi: Part II

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Nov. 11-Nov. 18 Our final week in Malawi – until December, when we pass through again on the way from Tanzania to Zambia – was spent in the northern third of the country. The north is higher in elevation than…

Southern Malawi

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Another Border: Mozambique to Malawi Three days of relaxation in Cahora Bassa left us ill-prepared for the drive to Blantyre. Much of the route from Cahora Bassa to the Malawi border is one of Mozambique’s major arterial roads. This is…

Malawi

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So here we are….back in Malawi.  En route between Iringa and Mbeya, the Hilux’s odometer turned over to 300000km!!! We had a small celebration with green tea and jam tarts in front of the truck, telling each other and the…

How Mal Are We?

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After a relatively painless border crossing into Malawi we made our way up to Livingstonia, an old colonial town at the top of a steep windy pass with cliffs to one side and obstacles in the road requiring low range…

Early rains bring more adventures

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Day: 179 KLMS:  26,435 After Balaka, it was time to head north up the lake where we found a complete paradise at Mkuzi beach about half way up. Not only was the setting one of the best yet, we were…

Distributing mosquito nets in Malawi

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Day: 171 KLMS: 25,655 Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who has donated to Against Malaria Foundation, and sorry it has taken so long to post! We ended up raising over $1,200 which funded over 400 nets! It was…

Help us raise money for Against Malaria Foundation

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So here we are in Balaka, Malawi, taking time out of our travels to lend a hand to our chosen charity, Against Malaria Foundation as they begin their next mosquito net distribution. As part of our travels, we were keen…

Malawi – The Warm Heart of Africa

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Day: 165 KLMS: 25,155 Despite being one of the poorest African countries, Malawi is known as the ‘warm heart of Africa’ and also ‘Africa for beginners’ due to the laid back and peaceful people. However, our first 24hours in Malawi,…

Condom Football, banks of Lake Malawi

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[wpvideo WJL4L7lq] Kids playing Condom Football, on the beaches of lake Malawi. They cannot afford the appropriate sporting gear and we need to get a premier football club to sponsor to donate used balls to these lovely kids!…

Football Condoms, who can help them?

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IN Malawi, we discovered the local kids use around 100 wrapped condoms that they get from Hospitals and from some scrupulous adults as chore payments to make footballs because local balls are unreliable, expensive and burst because of local conditions.…

Van garnalen naar maismeelpap

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Help, in militair konvooi rijden?! We kunnen het nu afvinken; been there, done that. De rebellen waren actief in een deel van Mozambique en bij onze doorsteek naar Malawi zouden we een stuk door onrustig gebied moeten rijden. Oplossing: in…

Final days in Lilongwe

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And just like that, 5 weeks had passed, and we found ourselves back in Lilongwe, getting ready to leave the Warm Heart of Africa. Our last stop in Lilongwe was primarily to pick up provisions more easily obtained in Malawi…

On Malawian Forest Reserves…

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What is it with Malawian Forest Reserves? We have visited two, and there are a number of questions that immediately spring to mind… First, why is there so little information available about the reserves? Depending on the version and make…

Souvenirs and memories from Dedza

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Until picking up our bawo board in Monkey Bay, we had struggled to find special souvenirs from Malawi.  Within a short time, that was all about to change! On the way to Dedza we passed a curio stall that had…

Wandering in circles

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OK, I definitely don’t want to sound ungrateful – and even a boring day of travelling beats a day in the office – but we have been circling a bit while waiting for our bawo board to be delivered. After…

Cape Maclear

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After a most enjoyable time spent in Monkey Bay – the less touristy side of the peninsular – we headed over to Cape Maclear. Our initial interaction was with the guide touts we met outside the entrance to the Lake…

The sceptical volunteer

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We have volunteered while living in the UK, and there has always been a desire on our part to do some volunteering along the way, to share our skills with others.  At the same time, we didn’t want to get…

Monkeying around in Monkey Bay

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On the Eastern side of the Lake Malawi National Park peninsular is Monkey Bay.  Our destination here was Sumbi Beach Project, and Grant, Abi and Tom. This is an impressive duo – Grant and Abi.  They are 20-something Brits who…

Skirting the shores of Lake Malawi

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Our southwards exploration of Lake Malawi continued the next morning.  Our ultimate destination was Cape Maclear, located on a peninsular on the southern tip of Lake Malawi. We stopped briefly in Dwangwa to stock up on provisions at Metro Cash…

On reaching Lake Malawi

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After chilly temperatures in Nyika, we were starting to feel like we were enduring another UK summer, rather than savouring a Malawian winter.  Also, after 2 weeks in Malawi, we still hadn’t reached the shores of Lake Malawi – criminal! …

Oh what to do with him

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There are few things more difficult to deal with than a bear with a sore head – except perhaps a Viking with a cold! Not only was his Viking stubbornness shining strongly, but he also somehow acquired a dose of…

Nyika National Park

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We were finally here!  After too many hours on dirt road, bumping our way higher and higher, we arrived at Chelinda Camp.  As we descended from the vehicle, we noticed the high altitude chill to the air and the fragrance…