July 16, 2024

A short ride to Mzuzu

Last night was pizza night at Mayoka, so it was difficult (read: impossible) to resist. This was not good for our budget, but we argued that we didn’t spend anything on fuel as we didn’t go anywhere, so the saving made up for it.

Roughing it in Malawi
We had a lovely second night’s sleep in a bed with pillows and all. This morning we had to pack up all our stuff again and lug it to the top of Mayoka Village which was quite a mission. We first had coffee on the deck to get us to Livingstonia where we were headed for today.

Tania at a road sign in Nkhata Bay road works:

Divesion
At Mzuzu (40 km from Nkhata Bay) we realised today might not go as planned. We wanted to quickly update the blog with last night’s post (because the internet wouldn’t work yesterday) and get Bilharzia pills from the pharmacy. Upon entering Mzuzu we saw the 15 car long queues at the filling stations. We decided to stay here and sort out fuel to get us to Tanzania and airtime.

Luckily we came right with the former behind a filling station (the Motomias still run, so it must have been real fuel…phew):

Fuel buying
This should get us safely into Tanzania, we hope!

After some shopping at the People’s Store we did our usual chores.

Tania did the washing:

Doing the washing
And I did the dishes (from last night where we didn’t have water):

Doing the dishes
We are now sitting in the lounge listening to some great music. Tania is making notes from the Tanzania Bradt guide so we have some ideas for accommodation for the stretch to Rwanda. We met the owner of Sangilo Lodge further up the lake. Ewan and Charley stayed there on the Long Way Down trip. We will head there tomorrow after paying a visit to Livingstonia (if all goes to plan!).

The funky Mzoozoozoo bar/restaurant/lounge/etc.:

Mzoozoozoo

5 thoughts on “A short ride to Mzuzu

  1. Dis verseker die good life daar langs die meer! Ek en Snorre De Wet was te bang ons kry voëlgriep (of te wel, bal-harzia) daar ini meer, maar eks bly julle is brawer! Dalk n goeie idee om daai pilletjies te gekoop het, tho. As daar een plek is waar julle sterk kan oorweeg om oor te slaap, is dit The Old Farm House 50km suid-wes v Iringa in Tanzanië! En julle kan leke kos koop ini dorp self by die groentemark en al die winkeltjies verder op in daai straat – selfs n paar SA produkte! Tjirs en liefde, V

  2. Cool julle 2tjies. Julle lyk nou al lekker uitgerus vir my en asof julle vergeet het julle het ooit gewerk:-). Die foto’s en plekke is beautiful! Thanks vir al die updates. As dit ek en Ferdie was, sou julle gelukkig gewees het as ons die eerste twee aande iets gepost het:-). Geniet dit en pas julle self op. Mis julle 2tjies. lfd kika

  3. Ek sien julle het in ‘n ou Jurgens karavaan oorgeslaap? Hoop nie die tampans het julle bygekom nie! Sterkte met die Tanzania grenspos. Luv. V1x

  4. Hi Tania
    Sterkte met die trip, ons hou julle bewegings dop hier vanuit Stellenbosch….!!!
    Groete namens die RTLC groep…
    Malan

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