As I already mentioned, we had planned to travel back to South Africa through Mozambique as many of our friends had done in the past but we heard the news that it was not safe to travel back that way and so we went back on an unplanned adventure through Zambia and stayed at two … Continue reading Traveling via Zambia and Zimbabwe to Lake Kariba.
An interlude to our African Travels.I decided to invite a friend of mine, Tracy, to give you a glimpse into her world as she lives on a nature reserve close by to me. Although the nature reserve is surrounded by suburbs it lies quite close to the coast so I have included some pictures of … Continue reading A glimpse of Life on a small nature reserve in Cape Town.
Our last night on Lake Malawi was at the Pottery lodge, where we had stayed on our way up. It was a perfect evening for another wonderful warm sunset, echoing the warm hearted Malawian people. Soon we would be travelling back through southern Africa to South Africa. Lake Malawi, M Noffke.I didn't have a fancy … Continue reading Our last memories of Malawi.
The magic of Lake Malawi. In a letter while describing part of the holiday I write: “Dear MW, it has been so lovely, no wind, and very peaceful; and the food is great: we have bought the most deliciously tasty papayas and bananas grown locally. It is also mesmerizing seeing the waves here at the … Continue reading The highlights and the challenges of Lake Malawi.
Our stay at Makuzi Beach. Makuzi Beach, M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, M Noffke.Makuzi lodge, M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, M Noffke Makuzi Beach, M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, by M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, by M Noffke. Finally, after quite a bit of searching, we found a place where we felt happy to settle for 10 days of holidaying: camping style. It … Continue reading Makuzi Beach, Malawi
One night in Malawi I cried myself to sleep because I felt like a spoiled brat: here I was whining about taking so long to get to our destination while we witnessed utter poverty; I just wasn’t enjoying all the endless driving and searching for the best place while I felt uncomfortable seeing all the … Continue reading Searching for an ATM in Malawi.
The second night at Lake Malawi we stayed at Palm Beach. Finding new friends along the way added enjoyable memories. We met a Dutch couple, Gabi and Art, who lived in Tanzania. They were well seasoned travelers and it was really interesting to hear their travel tales. In comparing notes, on this particular trip they … Continue reading Traveling and Finding new friends.
Sunlight skipping Across the lake Like silver-blue sequins shimmering: Material waiting to be used for a ball gown. Then the sun goes down. Lake Malawi, by Morag NoffkeLake Malawi, sun sparkling, by Morag Noffke. Sun across Lake Malawi, by Morag Noffke Gazing over Lake Malawi, I see little lights everywhere at night. As the darkness … Continue reading Lake Malawi, stepping in the light.
Day 22 (June 2013) Before we left our first destination at Lake Malawi we witnessed an intriguing task performed just outside the building next to our car. A worker stuck two wires into an outside electric outlet and to fasten them in place he used a pencil in each hole. He then proceeded to walk … Continue reading The tale of two markets.
Day 21 of June 2013 We took off early; first we explored the capital, Lilongwe, for supplies and then back on the road. We had heard stories about Lake Malawi from our contacts who had visited in their youth and we had filled our imagination with many expectations. The roads were a pleasure to drive … Continue reading Lake Malawi: our first day.