Chitimba Beach – Iringa, Tanzania
Today is free to laze around at the beach or enjoy a lovely walk in the village. There is also a full day trip to the Manchewe falls where, after 11km of hiking, you can cool off in a natural bath. The view of the surrounding hills is incredible and truly worth the effort. For those staying at the campsite, there is a local market you can visit or you could enjoy the day relaxing by the shimmery waters on the beach.
The following day we leave the warm beach of Chitimba, and drive a short distance north to cross the border into Tanzania. We gradually climb up through the Southern Highlands of Tanzania all the way to Kisolanza Farm House, our destination for the day at an altitude of 1600m. The climate is crisp and is one of the most scenic areas the country has to offer. Kisolanza has been the home of the Ghaui family for more than 70 years and it remains a working farm that provides organic meat and vegetables to the city of Dar es Salaam and neighboring markets. The Kisolanza Farm House is renowned for the marvelous hot showers, delectable chocolate brownies, and hot chocolate and Amarula drink that can be purchased at their quaint candlelit bar.
Trip Highlights: Mzuzu, Lake Malawi beach, curio markets
Accommodation: Chitimba Beach (Chitimba), Kisolanza Farm House (Iringa) – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Distance Covered: +/- 550kms
Approximate Driving Time: 11 hours
Optional Activities: Livingstone day hike US$10