Safari Beach Lodge
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Last night I got talking to some locals on the beach and one young lad about 18 yrs old said he'd take me fishing the following afternoon for US$15.
I met him at 1pm and together with his 15 yr old brother and 13 yr old friend, off we went in his Mokoro Canoe to go fishing.
We went to the island again that I had swum to the day before.
The fishing was with cane sticks with string and a float but not sure what it was made of.
We had ...
On the road at 7am as we needed to get to the Malawi border before all the trucks arrived.
Handed in our passports but we soon discovered a problem.
When we returned from Zimbabwe, the immigration official only stamped our re-entry for 3 days and we'd been back in Zambia for 4 days so we had overstayed our visa.
Big problem !!!!!!
5 of us were taken into an interrogation room and interviewed.
To cut ...
... we decided to do some activities. We wanted to either rent a boat or kayak. We were having breakfast when a guy called John Banana, and yes his last name was Banana, started talking to us offering us a few activities. He offered us a boat trip to the Thumbi Island including the lunch and snorkeling gear for USD 35. I asked him if it could be for USD 20 and he agreed. After discussing with Tez about what we wanted to do we decided to rent one double kayak to do ...
... and went to the bus terminal of Mbeya to get our tickets to Malawi. One of the bus companies claimed that they had a direct bus going from Mbeya to Karonga. We confirmed this information with several different people, negotiated a little bit and the finally bought our tickets (TZS 20,000 per person!). When we got on the bus we were sure they had just ripped us off. It was a classic minibus that was going only to the border between Tanzania and Malawi (Songwe). These guys ...
... motor bike through southern Africa for 8 months, two peace corp volunteers from LA working Malawi and Kenya and many others. There were hammocks to relax and drink beer in and a crazy African game called Bau which is like Mancala on crack.
There was also another eco-lodge nearby called Lukwe that utilized permaculture. I grabbed some lunch there with a fresh salad from their garden (which is hard to come by in Africa). Erik, who is the local in ...