Travel Blogs from Mzuzu, Malawi

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Malawi, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Malawi

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... relaxing afternoon at the pool overlooking the lake enjoying some drinks, catching up on our journal, and unwinding. Our last day in Malawi was spent driving towards Tanzania. It was a long day in the truck, but the people in our group passed the ...

Mzuzuzuzuzu, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Mzuzuzuzuzu

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... a bus and roll out of Dar es Salaam at 5:45, first light, on a 12 hour journey towards the border with Malawi. Its a private bus company so thankfully it only has four stops along the route and the journey is un-eventful. The highlight is driving ...

Matola to Mzuzu, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Matola to Mzuzu

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Picking up the pieces at Mzoozoozoo, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Picking up the pieces at Mzoozoozoo

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... that if you 1) weren't an idiot or 2) were in your home country, you wouldn't be spending this massive amount of cash.  Malawi is beautiful, but the dark days clouded over our first taste of it.  Now, in Mzuzu, we're in a backpacker hostel, ...

Falling asleep to the munching of elephants, Vwaza Marsh, Malawi travel blog

Falling asleep to the munching of elephants

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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Our guidebook (you know, the one we used to have) calls Vwaza Marsh the hidden treasure of North Malawi.  While everyone goes and hangs out on the beach, few people come up to this area. After coming here, its pretty easy to see why.  Our ...

Mzuzu and Chitimba, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Mzuzu and Chitimba

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... these goodies was great to watch. We sat on his lovely carved chairs and chatted with the help of some bottles of 'greens' Malawi's own brewed Carlsberg. After a couple of these we did the deal and everyone left really happy. We were so pleased that our ...

Karonga, Karonga, Malawi travel blog

Karonga

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... the courage to join in too with great cheers from at least 300 adults and children. We will always remember Cornelius's genuine Malawi hospitality. Not wanting to out stay our welcome we left his house on Saturday for our next stop some 20kms south to ...

Dark days for Young Travellers, Rumphi, Malawi travel blog

Dark days for Young Travellers

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... and Daria because they have to pay $100 each to get into Malawi and we get in free).  The "frequent minibuses" leaving from the Malawi side don't appear to be so frequent, so we get talked into a taxi for the hop to Karonga.  Here, Gregor and ...

Chitimba and Livingstonia, Livingstonia, Malawi travel blog

Chitimba and Livingstonia

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... loads of children who had just finished school. Livingstonia is described in the LP as "producing a fascinating glimpse into Malawi's colonial architecture." Again it affords some quite beautiful panoramic views from its wide dusty tree-lined streets. We ...

Moving on to Malawi, Chitimba, Malawi travel blog

Moving on to Malawi

A travel blog entry by angela_louise

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On our return to Dar we stayed one night and then had a long day of driving down to Chitimba on the shore of Lake Malawi. At one point during the drive we saw elephants by the roadside which was pretty amazing. At Chitimba we camped on the beach and I ...

Ups and Downs, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Ups and Downs

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

A day of ups and downs. Lets start with the ups: After arriving to camp early, I left with Eric for the market, leaving Errol and Sharita to set up the kitchen. The market was one of the coolest yet; people were friendly and didn't hassle us. First ...

Malawi the beautiful, Kande, Malawi travel blog

Malawi the beautiful

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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This morning we did a bit more emailing, catching up on wrapping up the loose ends in Cape Town - a bit frustrating when the connection is so slow and you need to send a huge file. We then went into Nico's Shopping Centre where we found a better cyber ...

A Different World, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

A Different World

A travel blog entry by newguy2120

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... the salty tang of the Indian Ocean. I left Chitimba two days ago and I made my way through the town of Mzuzu (one of the largest cities in Malawi) into a small inlet village called Kande Beach. I made camp here and will stay at least 2 days before ...

Back on the road, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Back on the road

A travel blog entry by jendrix

... ace live African music gig...it was all mucho fun! Our adventures then took us to the reason that most people make a visit to Malawi (apart from the ace people though of course!) and that is the lake. Lake Malawi is the most beautiful lake I have ...

Kande Beach R&R, Kande, Malawi travel blog

Kande Beach R&R

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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When my eyes opened at 5:30 this morning, I couldn't go back to sleep. The sound of the crashing waves were too enticing, so I got up, boiled some water for my coffee and along with my coffee flask, took my book and laptop just a few paces from where we ...

Our first night at Lake Malawi, Chitimba, Malawi travel blog

Our first night at Lake Malawi

A travel blog entry by caralyn

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... a truck driver, not a bus driver….personally  I am not sure what the difference is.)  We finally arrived in Malawi and were really surprised with the change in scenery.  We thought that Africa would all be dry but Malawi was very ...

malawi, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

malawi

A travel blog entry by rachellocke

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... sea, done some ace scuba diving and seen lots of turtles and octopi! now spending a few chilled days working along lake malawi before heading through mozambique to harare for my birtday! it's going to be different!  will update more asap and ...

Mzuzu, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Mzuzu

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... day, I had no idea where I was going to end up. From Cape Maclear I managed to make it to Mzuzu, the largest town in northern Malawi and a major transportation hub.  I had a 16 hour journey that consisted of three minibuses and a regular bus where ...

Chitimba, Chitimba, Malawi travel blog

Chitimba

A travel blog entry by izzie

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An extra day of rest, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

An extra day of rest

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

... Lots of rain means floods. Floods wipe out bridges. Wiped out bridges change routes. Our original route was to take us along lake Malawi to beautiful Kande Beach. Instead we will take a shorter route, meaning that we get an extra day of rest. Keeping that ...

Lake Malawi, looks more like a Sea :), Chitimba, Malawi travel blog

Lake Malawi, looks more like a Sea :)

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak

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... light and had a quick brekky of coffee and weetbix before hitting the road again. Today we leave Tanzania and head south into Malawi. Reading on the truck I have read a Paul Theroux book called Dark Star Africa and another African book called Gone to the ...

the last stretch is always the best bit, Livingstonia, Malawi travel blog

the last stretch is always the best bit

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... comprised of 99% children, and they ALL came to scream, holler, shout and wave to us and Foxy as we drove by. Malawi is a gorgeous country. I had not expected it would be this beautiful. Stopping in Mzuzu to refuel and pick up some bread, cheese and ...

Chitimba Beach, Chitimba, Malawi travel blog

Chitimba Beach

A travel blog entry by rachellocke

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After a copuple of drive days to get down to Malawi we finally made it to Chitimba Beach campsite.  The first drive day was a bit of a disaster.  14 hours on the truck in the end, due to a lovely 3 hour wait for the ferry as one was broken and ...

The Diagnosis Is.....?, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

The Diagnosis Is.....?

A travel blog entry by vannhansen

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... a welcome relief for both of us. The next two days, we were on our own to do as we pleased. The campsite was along Lake Malawi, which felt like an ocean beach since you couldn't see the other side of the lake. The next day, Suzanne laid in the tent ...

Kisolonza Farm, Chatimba, Malawi travel blog

Kisolonza Farm

A travel blog entry by samira_steve

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... heart of Africa. We spent 3 days relaxing on the shores of the lake. This country has the friendliest people in Africa. Malawi during the colonial times was known as Nyasaland. In 1966 the country became a repunlic and Dr. Hastings Banda the president. ...

Day 205 - Malawi, Vipaya Cottages - Wood Carvings, Vipaya, Malawi travel blog

Day 205 - Malawi, Vipaya Cottages - Wood Carvings

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

... that scouted the stores for weird and wonderful outfits. Beautiful drive down zigzagging roads, through forest overlooking the Lake Malawi which is still continuing. Arrived around 4pm to our overnight destination of Vipaya Cottages. Nice place on ...

Malawi is fun, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Malawi is fun

A travel blog entry by daveistrad

... on the beach outside of Dar es Salaam.  The next day, we drove 12 hours to the border between Tanzania and Malawi, which was pretty brutal.  But that particular campsite was quite nice, and they provided a traditional African meal in a gorgeous ...

Franci's beard cut, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Franci's beard cut

A travel blog entry by dusted

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  So, with only one pair of clippers with us on the trip being owned by Chris while it's Franci who is sitting with a very very thick black beard which desperately needs to be trimmed...there is only one result....Chris, in his very strong ...

Mzuzu, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Mzuzu

A travel blog entry by spudbraham

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Almost There, Mzuzu, Malawi travel blog

Almost There

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

... and rough roads.  We stopped for dinner on the side of the road at 22:00 and eventually arrived at our camp ground at Mzuzu around 01:00.  It was far from enjoyable erecting our tent at this time in the morning.  Less enjoyable still was ...

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