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Today five of us go out in Cephas Chapamba's car to Salima, which is about 65 miles east of here on Lake Malawi.
At breakfast we notice quite a bit of US, Botswanna and other military personnel. There is a conference across the road from the Capitol Hotel where we are staying for "Southern Accord." It is a grouping of south African nations along with the USA who are part of a peace-keeping ...
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 ...
... we were defeated by the road and went back down to the lakeside road. We stayed at a little beach camp called Hakuna Matatar, run by Willie and Maggie. A storm came over, but we hardly noticed as we were having way too much fun with some Aussie and german people we met at the camp.
The next day the others decided we should move on. I could have stayed in Malawi for far longer.