Wednesday, July 21, 2010

21st July Fiona's Perspective

Well, 9 days to go and we will be back home and back in 1st world Africa.

Whilst we may not be 1st world, we certainly are compared to most places north of our borders in the African continent.

This morning we were up early, and after packing everything (cutlery, pillows etc) back into the car, we set off to find better accomodation in southern Malawi.

We had been recommended a place by a SA family from Durban (parents and 2 girls) who were doing a 3 month trip, in their 200 series Landcruiser. Home schooling (tent schooling) for the girls.

They told us of a place run by a SA couple that was worth visiting. So we set off to find the place as we could not get hold of them by phone. We drove for 4 hours and finally got hold of them an hour before we got to their place. They had been away for 5 days and out of cell contact.

It was finally a place we could relax and chill for a day or two. I posted a picture on the blog of the view from our cottage.

Before I could get the bags out the car Alan had a beer in hand and had his feet in the sand.

Norman Carr cottages, Cape Mcclear, Monkey Bay, Malawi. Worth a visit.

I would say that the three other places that I enjoyed and would recommend were Utengule Hotel, Mbeya on a Coffee plantation in Tanzania, Bahoma Lodge, Bwindi, Uganda and Ishasha tented camp, QE National Park, Uganda.
And then of course our first nights camping in Murchison Falls, in the middle of nowhere at the side of Lake Albert with only the Hippo's for company (a place not even marked on Tracks4Africa) ..... But if I give out the location, will it be private anymore?

I'm off for a Sundowner, whilst watching an African sunset over Lake Malawi in the "Warm heart of Africa"

Till tomorrow....

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