Lilongwe to Nkhota Bay
Trip Start Jul 29, 2014
57Trip End Apr 12, 2015
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This has got to be one of the most beautiful countries in Africa; emerald green mountains, rivers everywhere and Lake Malawi offers stunning sunrises with the hills of Tanzania as a backdrop
We took a drive up north to Nkhota Bay and saw rubber plantations, unusual rock formations, a guy on a bike with a pig, a big annoyed pig, busy busy marketplaces, women washing their laundry in the river, hundreds of school children running home for lunch and just as many who obviously don't go to school and people everywhere. No kidding. There is nowhere you can go to be alone. Even in remote backwoods areas the roads are full of people. No chance of a roadside potty break here unless you want an audience. And there are houses everywhere and every house has a little plot of land. Every inch of this country is farmed, right down into the flooded lowlands right up to the top of very steep hills. Never saw anyone working in the little fields so things must just grow.
Spent the night in a bungalow on the beach and woke up to a pink sky at sunrise and pale blue water dotted with tiny fishing boats. This place, on the surface, looks like paradise.