Chipata – Lake Malawi Beaches, Malawi
Today we leave Zambia and cross into the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, Malawi. We make a stop in Lilongwe, the capital that is a relatively small city divided into the old town and the new administrative centre. Malawi is a landlocked country with 20% of it’s overall area made up of the stunning Lake Malawi. We camp first at the central Lake and then move along to camp in the northern region over the next three days.
Our days are spent learning the game of bao from the locals, browsing the markets for bargains or just unwinding on the unspoiled golden beaches. The pleasant climate of Malawi allows us to enjoy long swims in the clear, sparkling blue freshwater lake any time of the year. Feel free to explore the exquisite shore where you will be able to spot local fishermen reeling in their catches of the day. These locals still make use of traditional fishing techniques and, in order to appreciate their boating skills, you should attempt at least once, to head onto the still waters on a dugout canoe all on your own – it’s more difficult than it may seem! In the evening you will witness the pretty ‘fairy lights’ of the fishermen still out on the lake in the distance. The numerous campsites along the shores of Lake Malawi provide plenty of Optional Excursions, including a wide variety of water sports, horseback rides and even a stopover at the local village and school.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner