Monthly Archives: July 2013

Skirting the shores of Lake Malawi

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 … Continue reading

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CAMPING REVIEW: Chintheche Strip

It wasn’t supposed to be this way, but we ended up stopping in at almost every campsite down the strip trying to find somewhere we were happy to stay.  Each accommodation spot is about 2-3 km from the main tar … Continue reading

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On reaching Lake Malawi

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!  … Continue reading

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Oh what to do with him

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 … Continue reading

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Nyika National Park

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 … Continue reading

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Trekking northwards in Malawi

Anyway, after leaving Lilongwe, we made our way north for 3 days.  Our first night, we stopped at Luwawa Forest Lodge on the edge of Viphya Plateau.  The lodge is the old rest house for the logging operation, but has … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Tom and Jemina

We met this amazing couple on the road – and hope to meet them again and again and again 😉  Please read their story and visit their website. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello, We are Tom and Jemina and are cycling on a … Continue reading

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Lilongwe

We were surprised as we arrived in Lilongwe – for a capital city, it was a rather calm, quiet affair. The roads were single lane, not the hectic speeding we had seen on the roads coming in. No real traffic … Continue reading

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