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Location - Southern Africa; Capital - Lilongwe; Population - 14 million; Currency - Malawi Kwacha

I managed to get a lift from South Luangwa in Zambia to Lilongwe, and continued the following day to Likoma Island by minibus and ferry, in April 2006.

 

malawnote50 Malawian Kwacha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw12Walking down to Mango Drift on the west of Likoma Island

 

 

malaw14Rainclouds appear above Chizimulu Island, a few kilometres west of Likoma Island

 

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malaw13I shared my chalet at Mango Drift with various 4 and 8 legged creatures - Likoma Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw15An ideal place to do nothing - a beach hammock at Mango Drift, Likoma Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw18The beach at Mango Drift, Likoma Island

 

 

 

malaw16A Mango Drift sunset on Likoma Island

 

 

malaw17 The sun sets on Lake Malawi, Likoma Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw8Walking through Likoma Island's villages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw6Kaya Mawa is a beautiful lodge on the south west coast of Likoma Island

 

 

malaw4The bar area of Kaya Mawa with Chizimulu Island in the distance - Likoma Island

 

 

malaw9Walking from west to east Likoma Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw10Likoma Island's airstrip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw22Looking down on Likoma Island and Lake Malawi from the plane to Lilongwe

 

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malaw38Chinguni Hills Cottage is an ideal budget lodge in the south of Liwonde National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw39Part of Chinguni Hills Cottage's camping area, Liwonde National Park

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malaw28Passing a cactus plant while on a walking safari through Liwonde National Park

 

 

 

malaw27A bees' nest in Liwonde National Park

 

 

malaw29I'm looking at a herd of elephants about 300 metres away in Liwonde National Park.


There's something exciting about a walking safari, possibly to do with being part of the food chain (or is that just me?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw32Elephants in Liwonde National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw35Kudus in Liwonde National Park

 

 

malaw41A boat trip down the Shire river, on the western edge of Liwonde National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw43A hippo only has eyes for me - Shire river, Liwonde National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw46An elephant in the marshy edges of the Shire river, Liwonde National Park

 

 

malaw48Shire river, Liwonde National Park

 

 

malaw49Shire river, Liwonde National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw52A soothing pirogue trip on a lagoon close to Chinguni Hills Cottage, Liwonde National Park

 

 

malaw54Liwonde National Park

 

 

 

malaw55Hippos returned to the surface once our pirogue had passed over them (not during, I'm happy to say) - Liwonde National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw59The beautiful waters of Lake Malawi at Cape Maclear

 

 

malaw62Cape Maclear is on the southern shores of Lake Malawi

 

 

malaw61View from a Cape Maclear bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw63The streets of Cape Maclear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw65Admiring the view over a few beers, Cape Maclear

 

 

malaw67A crowd gathers at a Cape Maclear beach bar for traditional music and dance

 

 

malaw68Cape Maclear

My YouTube video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw69Drummers provide the music - Cape Maclear

 

 

malaw71Cape Maclear - traditional music and dance

 

 

malaw75aA convenient place to eat while waiting for a bus, next to Monkey Bay's bus station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw75bA very redundant telephone bureau in Monkey Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw76Chalets at Carolina Holiday Resort in Senga Bay, the closest lake resort to Lilongwe

 

 

malaw78Carolina's leads directly on to this stretch of beach at Senga Bay

 

 

malaw82Complete with sunburnt nose, Senga Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw83Senga Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaw1One of the Old Town areas of Lilongwe

 

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