Malawi

Map Of Malawwi
Map Of Malawi

Our hopes and expectations about Malawi were very high after hearing many good things about it. After crossing the border between Zambia and Malawi ( Mchinji ), we are immediately overwhelmed by a peaceful and serenity feeling. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, but the expression of the people, the fresh air, the fields, the colors immediately gave us a welcoming feeling.

Malawi (3 of 20)

Malawi (1 of 2)
Cyclist transporting a load of coal

Our goal was to reach Penga Bay on the shores of Malawi Lake. The lake immediately appeared to us as being more of a sea rather than a lake. The water is pristine, the sand looks and feels like being somewhere in the Caribbean part of the world. The rich vegetation, the warmth of the people around us is a great opportunity to finally relax after having spent over 6,000 Kilometers in southern part of Africa.

Malawi (1 of 20)
Penga Bay
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Penga Bay

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Road Block

Our itinerary takes us north along the shore of the lake. The scenery is once again magical and the interaction with people every time we stop for a break is very emotional. In Malawi there are not many cars but bicycles are by the thousands making our riding somewhat more difficult than the previous african countries we travelled through.

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Fish Market

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Lake Malawi

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Camping for us is a must in this country. In Bandawe we set our camping site where we were completely alone with our motorcycles on the beach. It seems like we were in a desolate island surrounded by mango trees. The only people we saw were some fishermen on their canoe at a distance.

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Fishermen on Lake Malawi
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Sunset on Lake Malawi

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Our Campsite

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Getting closer to the border with Tanzania ( Songwe ), affected us a great deal emotionally. The country and its people have given us a tremendous feeling of wellbeing. Malawi is a proof that even if you don’t have anything you can live life with huge dignity and be able to live with one another in harmony despite difference in religions and origins.

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Another Road block
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Bandawe
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Our view from our tent

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Typical Malawi village

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8 thoughts on “Malawi”

  1. your photos are wonderful and I think, I’m sure, much more the sensations you feel seeing these spectacles and above all the people, principally children. We are one feeling with you in our heart!
    Ilaria e MASSIMO

  2. Hi Roberto and Matteo…….once again you have brought tears to my eyes. The video which showed a child with literally a rag on, made me feel ashamed, of all our worldly “things” that we continually take for granted. Much food for thought ! And the smiles of all the children brought peace to my soul.
    Thanks again so much!

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos, I appreciate the fact that you not only take the photos, but then write about them and put them on the internet. It is amazing that you can do that where you are travelling. Very National Geographic. I used to live in Zambia when I was little, so I showed my mom and dad your photos too. They loved them. And another amazing coincidence: I am taking two Pearson College students during the Christmas break and guess where they are from this time? Egypt and Sudan!!! Take care and Happy Trails, Jennie

  4. Mais quel est votre parcours ? je n’arrive pas à le trouver (je veux dire celui l’apres Malawi?? C’est toujours aussi intéressant, mais je voulais lire davantage (par le net) sur les pays que vous traversez. C’est une très bonne idée de jouer au ballon, cela empêche les petit momes d’être agglutinés à la camera, un peu de percussion ou de trompette serait également chouette…Good luck et bons baisers. Veronique.

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