Sunbird Nkopola Lodge
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsSunbird Nkopola Lodge Mangochi
Had a very pleasant stay in the Nkopola lodge. Manager Ellard Salva was very helpful. Rooms were nice and staff was pleasant. Beautiful buffet breakfast (included). Location on the beach is tropical.
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Haiton, Gift, Michelle and I drove down to the feast site near Mangochi in the Lifenets car at 9 am Sunday morning. THe trip was relativeuneventful except for a brief moment when we saw to witch doctor looking natives in the middle of the road waving matchetes at the car. There were just playing for the tourist for a bit of money, but it seemed a …
We bounced around in our very hot little turbo prop plane with all the thermals in the heat. After about 40 minutes we had reached an altitude high enough to be cooled down to be a warm comfortable. We bounced around again coming down but landed on time.
Nice thing about only a dozen passengers, it doesn't take long to clear customs/ …
... villages and the traditional authority who oversaw the activities from under the shade of a tree. The fun really began at 11:00 when the crane made it first attempt to pick up the container. That didn't happen because the operators were missing an 8 foot link of chain to evenly distribute the weight. About 90 minutes later another piece of chain finally arrived.
We had been trying to keep the kids entertained and ...
... to get our container, but nothing ever comes easily or quickly. Our brilliant customs agent finally quoted us the long awaited import tax on the container about $1,100, and wanted it is cash, which we naturally didn’t have. He also told us that they had failed to secure a crane to offload the container on our property, which we were told they would do, yet another barrier to overcome.
What ensued over the ...
... water buffaloes, but not the elusive elephant. These guys get an A for effort, because we went 4 wheeling in a land rover jeep over terrain that was probably similar to that of the moon and its many craters and turned a 2 ½ hour drive into a 3 ½ hour odyssey that got us close enough to the Shire River to see the elephant within 30 yards. It was like finding the Holy Grail after years of searching.
Upon our return to camp, we ...