“Mr. Holgate, I presume?” 11 October

Fortunately we left Mayoka when we did because if we had not, we would have missed out on one of the Golden Moments of the trip. That one extremely coincidental occurrence that we will always remember. We met Kingsley Holgate – the legend himself and his incredible team, in a coffee shop in Mzuzu. Seriously, […]

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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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Ilala Ferry – 2 October

We left Senga Bay on 1st October and headed to Nkhata Bay. The plan was to stay 1 night at Mayoka Village where we would leave the cars and get the Ilala ferry the next day that will take us to Likoma Island (also referred to as paradise by some tripadvisor and lonely planet guys) […]

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