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Travel Blogs from Lake Malawi National Park
Day 12-14 Lake Malawi
Cross into Malawi, known as the warm heart of Africa. Spend three days relaxing on the shores of "the lake of stars". Visit various lakeside camps, option to go for walks, snorkeling, village tours, fishing trip.
... at Chitimba camp, and I loved the landscape along the way! The people are so friendly and the area is beautiful!
We did a tour around the village and saw a Witch Doctor. Some people had their futures predicted... Apparently all of them are getting a boy and girl, and they'll all live happily ever after...
We're playing volleyball on the beach of lake Malawi, enjoying Amarula at the bar, and exploring the craft markets.
... refreshing after our long walk.
The evening was spent enjoying a quiet beer and a nice, basic meal before we headed to bed quite early.
Tuesday Feb 11 – Thursday Feb 13 Kande Beach, Malawi
It was not too early a start for our trip to Kande beach. On the way we stopped off in North Malawi's largest city, Mizuzu. After the obligatory search for ATMs we headed to a local market to buy some clothes for a fancy dress ...
... and men carrying baskets of freshly caught tiny fish from the lake, not much bigger than white-bait, on their heads. When we arrived at 10am the sun was already high, scorching the earth. The views over the lake were more impressive than the waterfall itself which was not full as it is the dry season here. We had a brief dip in a pool above the fall, but like parts of the beach, there were people using detergent to do their washing there so it slightly lost ...
... but there are other tourists in the chalets and we meet more South Africans. Antonie and Marlene are not in a vehicle or part of a tour group. They are touring the Lake on bicycles and seem to be enjoying it. The temperature in Malawi the last few days has been quite high and they certainly must feel the heat. We prefer the air-conditioned hotel California, thank you! Today, we have our first urge to swim in the ...
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