Iringa to Lake Malawi, Malawi
We enter ‘the warm heart of Africa’, Malawi, via the Songwe border post and pass through some beautiful Tukuyu tea and banana plantations. Malawi is a landlocked country with 20% of it’s overall area made up of the beautiful Lake Malawi. We adventure across the length of the western side of the lake, making stops at numerous bays and inlets over the next three days.
Our days are spent learning the game of Bao from the locals, browsing the markets for bargains or relaxing on the unspoiled golden beaches. The pleasant climate of Malawi allows us to enjoy long swims in the clear, sparkling blue freshwater lake all year round. 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! During the evening you will see 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 many Optional Excursions, including a wide variety of water sports, horseback rides and even a stopover at the local village and school. (see pricing guide at the end of the document).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional activities vary; however we do recommend that you do the village tour.
Please note that you can bring along with you pens, notepads, pencils and dry starch foods for the village tour. For more information please speak to your crew.