Girassol Lichinga Hotel
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So after a quick trip to Zambia, I'm back on the beautiful Lake Malawi! This time I'm further south in a place called Cape Maclear. This is Malawi's biggest tourist spot. It has a row of hostels and bars along the beach but just behind this is a typical Malawian village. It is also the biggest fishing village in the country. Despite a lot of tourists being around, life pretty much carries on like everywhere ...
Today we drove to the southern tip of Lake Malawi, to a point called Cape McLear. Had we researched this a little more, we would have enjoyed spending a full day and an evening in this rustic, resort area. Unfortunately we had just enough time for lunch, and for me to set foot on the sandy beaches before the drive back to Mua Mission where we were to meet again with Father ...
We decided to rent a car for the next few days and drive to Dedza to visit the pottery market and then to Mua Mission. Lynn at WAG had spoken very highly of Father Boucher and the work he has done in Malawi. We spent some time talking to Father Boucher, a Quebecois who joined the priesthood at 25 and came to Malawi as a priest. With the exception of some brief periods out of Malawi, he has spent ...
Last scouting patrol, setting off towards one of the rivers (Linthipe River) which acts as a natural boundary of the Thuma Forest Reserve, separating it from the Dedza-Salima Forest Reserve (which also falls under WAG protection). Unfortunately no elephants spotted again today, but ever present signs of elephant activity. I did catch a glimpse of a warthog today before it dashed into the bushes, as well as several vervet ...
Out on another patrol today in search of the elusive elephants. I just went out with two scouts today, hitting elephant hotspots, but alas to no avail. We did come across some fresh (that morning) elephant dung, but the elephants had long since vanished into the forest. On our return to camp the lead scout yelled something and began running, I immediately followed suit, not knowing what was going on, but deciding that ...