Day 197: Mulanje, Malawi to Mocuba, Mozambique

2017-08-30T22:11:57+02:00 August 27th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Trip Report|

We got up by 07:00 which felt like a personal record and packed up. People were already started to line up around the fence to try and be our guide so we decided against the hike as we didn’t want the hassle of a guide. Being tired from the hike would probably also not be [...]

Day 196: Zomba to Mulanje Massif

2017-08-30T21:35:20+02:00 August 26th, 2017|Categories: Malawi, Trip Report, Uncategorized|

We slept until we had to get up so as to not miss breakfast. We were told that breakfast is included in the price for camping so we went to the ‘Giraffe’ room. We helped ourselves to coffee and toast and then Hugo found the breakfast menu. At the top, it clearly said breakfast is [...]

Day 194: Liwonde to Zomba

2017-08-30T20:41:43+02:00 August 24th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Malawi, Trip Report|

We really took our time to pack up and Hugo had some quick work to do. Caro and Lisa also took out all their souvenirs and especially cloths to show each other. This caused both of them to want to buy even more fabrics. Gerrie and Lisa left before us, but we are potentially both [...]

Day 193: Cape Maclear to Liwonde

2017-09-03T12:37:25+02:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Malawi, Trip Report|

We took our time to pack up as we only had a short drive ahead of us. We left Fat Monkeys at 11:00 and stopped in the town to buy some eggs and fresh produce. The road to Liwonde was the same as usual, but the last 10km had roadworks. First, just short detours around [...]

Day 190 – 192: Senga Bay to Cape Maclear

2017-09-03T11:37:51+02:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Malawi, Trip Report|

Caro said we should stop typing that we wanted to get an early start and then that it didn’t happen, but we really do discuss it in the evening. Today we again wanted to get away early as we wanted to go to the Mua Mission station and perhaps stay there if the internet is [...]

Day 188 – 189: Lilongwe to Senga Bay

2017-08-30T19:38:17+02:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Malawi, Trip Report|

We left the backpackers at 09:00 and went straight to the Shoprite mall complex. Around the parking, there are four big food shops: Shoprite, Game, Chipiku and People’s. We started with Game and bought few snacks and ‘household’ items like sponges. We then went to Chipiku and bought some biltong sticks, chicken, mince, juice and [...]

Day 185 – 187: Chinteche to Lilongwe (and Johannesburg)

2017-08-20T19:57:33+02:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Malawi, Trip Report|

We wanted to get an early start, but as usual, we only got away by 09:35. We emptied the Jerry cans and took the water container off the roof and refilled it with drinking water from Sunga Moyo's borehole. Our destination for today is Lilongwe where we hope to stock up on supplies and from [...]

Day 183 – 184: Livingstonia to Chintheche

2017-08-19T18:07:44+02:00 August 13th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Malawi, Trip Report|

We got up leisurely, packed up and went to the Mushroom Farm next door for breakfast. Despite the name, it is not actually a farm and they don’t even have mushrooms on their menu. It is a backpackers paradise with equally amazing views. Seeing all the young people there, we were glad about our decision [...]

Day 182: Chitimiba to Livingstonia

2017-08-19T17:14:52+02:00 August 12th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Malawi, Trip Report|

Just as we wanted to get out of the tent it started to rain. We couldn’t believe that the rain even caught us in Malawi, we’ve thus had rain in every single country we visited on this trip, except South Africa. The rain got harder so we just stayed in the tent watching Netflix until [...]