July 16, 2024

Highlights from Malawi 21 – 28 September 2011 – Crossing Africa

We loved travelling through Malawi on our Crossing Africa trip. There were many highlights so it was difficult to choose them. Here is a pic of our route we took through Malawi:

Malawi route map

To read all our daily blog posts during this time, please visit our Malawi section

Tania’s highlight – When we arrived at Mayoka village in Nkhata Bay, they upgraded us to a bungalow for the same price as a campsite! The bungalow overlooks the beautiful Lake Malawi and this remains one of the coolest places we stayed at during our trip. The snorkelling was awesome and it was too difficult to resist the pizzas at the beach bar/restaurant. Trekking crocodiles with Juma in the Nkhotakota Nature Reserve was also a real treat.

Tania’s lowlight – I read a lot about the little town Livingstonia (named after David Livingstone) and the Mushroom farm in Malawi (just past Mzuzu). It is situated way up a mountain and the only road leading there is a terrible gravel road. We wanted to go and check it out, but we could only manage about two kilometres before we decided to turn back. I am positive that our bikes would have made it, but with us still having about 10 000 km to go on this trip we didn’t want to risk hurting the bikes.

Favourite Pic – This pic was taken with our GoPro while snorkelling in Lake Malawi


Francois’s highlight – Being offered a bungalow for the price of a campsite at Mayoka Village in Nkhata Bay (see video). Also, baking roosterkoeke on a fire at Senga Bay. And meeting Solomo next to the road while having lunch.

Francois’s lowlight – This is a difficult one as Malawi is such an amazing place with such amazing people. The worst experience was probably when the owner of Mzoozoozoo yelled at the guy working in the kitchen. What a rude old man.

Favourite pic – view at Senga Bay

Camp along the lake

YouTube video:

We have put together a short video clip of us snorkelling in Lake Malawi at Mayoka Village in Nkhata Bay – enjoy!

Malawi GPS Profile:

Malawi route profile

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One thought on “Highlights from Malawi 21 – 28 September 2011 – Crossing Africa

  1. Hi Francois
    Dis Johann hier wat julle gekry het op die grens tussen Uganda en Rwanda.
    Sal lekker wees om bymekaar te kom en bietjie Afrika te praat.
    Jy sal seker email adres kan sien. Stuur my n mail dan reel ons iets?
    Goer gaan

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