Axa bus from Lilongwe to Karonga
Replies: 23 - Last Post: Mar 1, 2013 10:49 AM Last Post By: Skippysunshine
Feb 23, 2013 9:44 AM
15There is loads of different bus companies. In my experience UDK, AXA and National Bus Company tend to be more reliable and faster. I try to avoid City Tours and Travel (CT&T), Restoration Express and other smaller companies. They stop everywhere and the engines of their buses are beyond repair. Barely able to climb a hill at 20km/h.
And do as TexasTea says, and take something to drink. There's enough guys selling coke/fanta and buns in the depot.
The cheap phones should be about 10 euros, somewhere between 3000 and 5000 kwacha, depending on where you buy it.
Feb 24, 2013 7:55 AM
Feb 24, 2013 9:24 AM
Feb 24, 2013 2:05 PM
18Smartphones are handy, i was able to talk with my relatives back home via Whatsapp. The shorter battery life of smartphones combined with power cuts are a downside though, so to stay connected you could walk around with 2 phones, like the locals do. I prefer the TNM network. Only if going outside the country, TNM is useless. If you want to keep your Malawian number outside of Malawi, Airtel will work in most countries in southern Africa.
Feb 26, 2013 3:40 PM
19Heard that Airtel provided better signal in the north. If that is where you will be spending most of your time, you might want to ask about that before you commit. Airtel also works in the Central Region (e.g., Lilongwe). I think the issue was mostly that TMN did not work so well in the north.
Feb 27, 2013 9:13 AM
20I'll stay in the North, so it's definitely a good thing to check. Do you think the people who sell the sim-cards will be able to tell me wich provider works best in Ngara or will they try to sell as many as they can (which could mean that I've got a sim-card that's not the best options for me)?
Does anybody know if there's a chance that I've got (free or paid) wifi signal in Ngara?
Feb 27, 2013 10:23 AM
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