Stonetown 19 – 20 October

It really is difficult to explain Stonetown and I think that’s why it has taken me so long to upload this post. I’ve read other reviews and blogs about it but none really seem to quite get it right. I’ll try to explain it the best I can with my very limited vocabulary. Let’s however […]

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Tanzania: The Border 14 October

The last 100 or so kilometers to the Tanzania border yet again made us realise how poor the country is. So many donations are made to Malawi (you see the branded, new Land Cruisers all throughout Malawi) but little is spent on useful improvements like irrigation and agricultural education – a lesson in diversifying your […]

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Livingstonia 12 – 14 October

With one last “You won’t make it” from Willie, the owner at Hakuna Matata, we left for Livingstonia – or more accurately Lukwe Farm at the top of the gravel pass and the camp we will be staying at on our first night – if we make it. From the very first moment the road […]

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The Lumani – 7 October

We thought that the Ilala was a real experience but nothing could prepare us for what we were about to go through on the Lumani. At a quarter of the size of the Ilala the Lumani had two levels: the lower level for mainly cargo and some unlucky humans and the top level for mainly […]

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Likoma Island 3 – 6 October

Getting off the Ilala was pretty much the reverse of getting on it. What complicated it a bit more was that I was on the one side of the ferry waiting to get on the lifeboat with all the electronics (laptop, tablet, camera, phone), the Tupperware of spaghetti and the backpack with all the cash […]

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