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Hello everyone,
I'm planing my first trip to Africa(Malawi). I gonna fly to Lilongwe, stay there for 2 nights and then travel with the bus to Mzuzu, where I'm going to work for four weeks with Khaya Volunteer Projects teaching some kids.
After that I' ll go to Phalombe and work there at a local hospital as assistant.
I'm very excited about that travel, bur also a little bit scared! I hope I will be able to manage it with the new culture, language and situations!
So I would be very grateful if you…

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Hi,
I think I'll have 2, maybe 3 days, starting in Lilongwe in Oct/Nov and wonder what might be best options for enjoying Lake Malawi from that location and that amount of time. Where on lake for beauty, dipping toes into water, walks? Possible lodging? how to get there from Lilongwe? Moderate to economical range is good (no water sports)

thanks,

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Further requirements for VOA may be in the pipeline,
There has been a meeting today between representatives of the tourism industry and the tourism ministry officials to discuss the proposals.
I will post on here as soon as the information is passed to me.
Watch this space !!
Ivan

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Hi all,
Here is a list of places I stayed in, in Malawi along with my comments on them. If any of you know of other places, please feel free to add to the list. I always have questions about accommodation so hopefully this will be of help to others. Some of the info is incomplete b/c I don't have their websites and/or rates. Please feel free to add.

LILONGWE
Mabuya Camp seems to be the preferred choice but I fail to see why. In a country where run down facilities are the norm, this place is an…

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Hi fellow travellers!

I´ve been travelling on a budget through africa for many times already.
Our next plan (we are 2) would be landing in Lusaka (which is the cheapest flight in that area)- then travelling with the bus to Lilongwe (hopefully not more then 15 hours)- then staying for about a week in lake Malawi aerea- then heading of to Nampula and further to Ilha de Mocambique and Quirimbas Archipel, maybe also Pemba. Afterwards i would want to make it over the coastline of tanzania to…

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I will be traveling with 3 students to Malawi next month and was under the impression that we can get our Visa upon arrival, is this true? The embassy said that they prefer you to get them ahead of time but we will be staying at a hospital and our contacts there likely won't be able to provide us with the required documents from them in time.

Any advice?

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Despite being the only person (likely in the history of Mayuka Village) to not snorkel or dive or even swim, I think I'll head to Senga Bay. To pester the locals again. I just hope they don't have relatives in Nkhata who have warned them already! Any recommendations on a decent place? I can pitch my tent if all else fails. Good campsites?

Thanks in advance as always.

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Does anyone know if there is any bus company where I can make reservations for a seat in advance? I tried AXA and it is first come first served. This is the one from the City Mall bus station. My dratted herniated neck is acting up (been abusing it a LOT lately and it is understandably acting up).

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Continued from Malawi tips part 1

Mzuzu to Livingstonia and back
Possible to get on a minibus from Mzuzu to Chitimba, then it's 15km uphill walk along the unpaved road to Livingstonia; shorter if using shortcuts, but this I wouldn't recommend to those carrying luggage. Also, there are pick up trucks waiting at the Chitimba junction leaving to Livingstonia throughout the day. I left my big luggage in Mzuzu, others found it more convenient to leave theirs at Chitimba's campsite lockers.

Many…

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Route travelled: Cuamba to Madimba (Mozambique)-Chiponde-Mangochi-Livonde-Zomba-Blantyre-Likhabula (for Mount Mulanje)-Cape Maclear-Mzuzu-Livingstonia-Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay-Likoma-Nkhata Bay-Mzuzu-Lilongwe-Lusaka (Zambia)

Visited: Livonde, Zomba, Blantyre, Mount Mulanje, Cape Maclear, Livingstonia, Nkhata Bay and Likoma

Travel period: Jan-Feb 2016

Malawi was wonderful, very safe and I fell in love both with the country and its people! I was planning to stay there for not more than two weeks but…