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Sep 27, 2005 - Senga Bay, Malawi

We had decided on Senga Bay first back in Livingstone, so set off on the 26th on a fairly claustrophobic mini-bus journey to the lake. We got off in a town about 20km away and then onto our first pick-up truck journey to the bay. We shared the pick-up about 20 locals, 2 geeses, a catfish and 4 long pieces of corrugated iron. (Several of the locals were actually standing on the iron instead of the truck, but I decided not to risk upsetting the already tenuous stability of the vehicle by letting them know!) We took a brief detour into a mud...

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Sep 15, 2005 - Malawi

Our driver Rino (unbelievably a Chelski fan) had told us that Malawi was going to be like "a holiday on holiday"... and he was right. I didn't know anything about the country apart from the massive Lake Malawi. For me Malawi was the land of mountains, mangoes (though not yet ripe), cassava, boabab trees and lots of green. I guess I was expecting everyhing to be parched and dry... The lake is so big that when the water washes on shore I kept calling it the sea! It was really lovely and one of the campsites had a music festival the week...

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Mar 29, 2005 - Africa Days 31-35 - Malawi & Lake Malawi Beaches

29/08/04 Another long drive today crossing the Tanzanian/Malawi border. Malawi means Warm Heart of Africa. Such a beautiful country and beautiful people. Malawi is most famous for its wood carvings, bowels, chairs and the Bao game. We stayed tonight at Chitimba on Lake Malawi. Lake Malawi , otherwise known as the Calendar Lake, is 365 miles long and 52 miles wide, and fresh water. We had a great dinner tonight of veges, potato and pumpkin mash with marinated meat. 30/08/04 We were up early again this morning for another long day's drive,...

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Mar 20, 2005 - Lilongwe - Senga Bay (Lake Malawi)

As inviting as the water was on such a hot day, we all decided to heed the WHO's warning and not take the risk of getting bilharzia. Pity - the beach was beautiful. The lake itself is over 500 km long, and the waves were so big that it sounded like the ocean. Still, it was a great place to chill out and catch some rays.

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Oct 23, 2004 - Malawi in a Day (part 2)

Written by Ted: (continued from previous entry...) We turned on to a dirt road connecting the M1 and M5 north-south highways. The road was being improved, possibly in preparation for paving. The nearby fields had huts in which someone sits all the time during the growing season to protect the crops against wild pigs, baboons, and monkeys. We then drove through an area of miombo woodland. This forest had a near-continuous canopy of miombo and other trees, with an understory of native bamboo and smaller grass. Ben said the Ngomi people of...

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