Domwe Island Adventure Camp
Travel Blogs from Cape Maclear
... we made it into Malawi to our camp in time for a swim, a chat to the locals and a few beers before dinner and marshmallows toasted over the campfire on the beach. After a beautiful sunrise we set off to another beach on the lake called Kande where we stay for 2 nights but unfortunately the weather isn't great so we can't go snorkelling which is really disappointing. After a lazy afternoon we have dinner and ...
... is so clear that one can actually stand on the side and watch them swim around.
Flamingo showed us how to catch a little one (only to release it again). He kept a small piece of bread in his hand, they rushed to feed on it and so he caught one easily. We got our gear on and got into the water. If you stand still on a rock, ...
... in Blantyre, recuperating and getting things like sim cards and money (this particular task proving almost impossible with a 20 000 kwacha daily withdrawl limit – about R570 – and no ATMs in Cape Maclear), we asked around and found a bus leaving from Blantyre to Monkey Bay on Tuesday morning. From there, we could hitch a lift into Cape Maclear on one of the local trucks. No problem, we thought, we are experts at that now.
On the morning of ...
... now derelict. I'm glad
we didn't go there, it's always sad to see a place in ruins after you
have cherished childhood memories of happy times there.
We went and had a look at “Fat
Monkeys” in Monkey Bay, a campsite and chalet accommodation which
is next door to the Lodge, right on the beach too and there, under an
umbrella, the only soul on the long white beach, sat Hans, a German
tourist we had met in South Luangwa at ...
... there were still plenty of mozies but this is Africa after all.
The night was actually much cooler which was a nice change, so Gary and I enjoyed a very tasty dinner of chicken curry and salad at the restaurant before heading for bed. Unfortunately though there was extremely loud local music that played well into the early morning which didn’t make for such a peaceful sleep.
Tomorrow we are just hanging out at Cool ...