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 ...
... really good but it was time to go back because the sky was starting to get cloudy and we really didn't want to be kayaking in a storm.
We had dinner and then stayed talking to the South African family that owns the place. They were super nice and told us some really interesting things about South Africa that we didn’t know. We found especially the granddadīs stories to be pretty interesting because he lived in the apartheid era.
... minivan or a taxi that could take us from the border to Karonga in Malawi. There were some minibuses and cars so it was just a matter of traditional fighting and bargaining. In the end we chose one of them and left for Karonga few minutes later. We paid only MK 500 per person (exchange rate: USD 1 = MK 377). The journey lasted around one hour.
When we occurred in Karonga we didnīt have any clue where to go. We asked a local guy to recommend us some good hotels. He wrote ...
... more special was seeing a cave underneath the falls that the villagers would hide in when their village was being raided for potential slaves. Unfortunately, I arrived at the wrong time of day for photos so they are overexposed.
The actual town of Livingstonia was not too much and a bit of a let down. As I was walking along the road to Livingstonia a minibus that some volunteers working for the Malawi government had rented for ...