Just a quick question for those who have overlanded from Mbeya to Malawi.
Should I be counting on 1 full day of travel from, for example, Nkhata Bay to Mbeya, or do I need to consider an overnight stop?
Some things I wish I had known before I went on a recent (September – October) trip from Ilha Mozambique across to Swakopmund by public transport and hitching through Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia on my alternative Cape to Cairo (Coast to Coast – I don’t get that much holiday!) visiting castles and sites of colonial importance (I am a geek).
From Mulange (border) to Limbe cost 1650kw and somehow managed to take 2 hours 30 minutes. From there there are plenty of minibuses to…
My girlfriend and I are flying into Monkey Bay from Zambia in a few weeks time. Are there matolas at the airport that can give us a ride onto our lodgings in Cape Maclear? The hotel has quoted us for a transfer but it's pretty steep so would prefer to use local transport if possible.
Thanks in advance!
My family and I are traveling to Malawi in a few weeks and plan to take the ferry from Monkey Bay to Likomas Island. We were hoping to continue east from there to Pemba, Mozambique.Does anyone know what means of transport might be available?
I am thinking about going to Malawi from 18th September to 8th October... I have made an extensive planning but still have questions and I couldn't find answers in the previous posts...
1) Lake of Stars --> Is it a must to buy tickets in advance or do I have good chances to still get a 3 days tickets upon my arrival in Lilongwe (19th September)?
2) I read that the Ilala ferry is running but only to Nkhata Bay. Can someone confirm? I hoped I could take the ferry from Nkhotakota to Monkey…
Do any of the budget airlines fly between Dar and anywhere in Malawi?
I'm aware that Fastjet fly from Dar to Mbeya, which would be the next best thing, but I'm hoping there might be something a little more direct.
I will be going to Malawi from 18th Sept to 13th October, including Lake of Stars from Thurs 25th - Mon 29 Sept.
I've decided to just stay in Malawi and not got to Zambia or anywhere based on the sensible comments in my other thread (thanks).
I have done a fair bit of research and sort of narrowed down the places I'd like to go but I have a couple of questions:
1) I've heard mixed messages - some people say there is tourist infrastructure without the tourists so many places are slightly…
Anybody interested in joining me for a quick visit to Nyika NP within the next 2 weeks? I contacted Wilderness Safaris but their transfer rates are crazy high. Maybe there are more people interested in going so we could share the costs or even hire a vehicle ourselves. If anyone is interested, please let me know asap.