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Oct 27, 2014 - 24 October - Chitimba Beach, Malawi

Today we drove northward to another beach on Lake Malawi - Chitimba Beach. Fantastic scenery and you could still imagine you were next to the ocean, no land in sight over the lake. Just lazing around for the rest of the day, a quick swim at the beach then a few beers at the bar. We didn't dare poke our heads out of the campsite in case we bought more wooden objects, they really are beautiful. A local band was setting up on the beach for the night, so we were entertained this evening with their music. A big drive tomorrow to cross the...

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Dec 12, 2012 - Tansania

3.30Uhr: Aufstehen Glücklicherweise mussten wir nichts anderes machen als Zelte abbauen und Sachen verstauen und dann so schnell wie möglich in den Truck und weiter schlafen. Bis wir um 6.00Uhr an der malawischen Grenze waren hat keiner von uns so richtig was mit bekommen. Uns wurde zwar um ca. 5.40 emfohlen den Sonnenaufgang anzuschauen, aber kaum jemand war dafür wach genug. An der Grenze war ein totales durcheinander - T.I.A. Wir waren blöderweise gleichzeitig mit einem Reisebus Einheimischer an der Grenze und obwohl am Schalter an...

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Deike in Afrika 2012

Dec 11, 2012 - Chitimba

Heute war eigentlich ein ganz relaxter Tag. Morgens waren wir auf dem Markt des Dorfes, wo sie Holzschnitzereien verkauft haben. Dannach haben wir eine Stunde Beachvolleyball gespielt, um wenigstens etwas körperliches am Tag getan zu haben. Nach dem Mittagessen haben ein pasr von uns (inkl. mir) Schnitzunterricht genommen, wo wir selber Sachen schnitzen durften. Gegen Ende des Nachmittags haben wir uns noch ein Fußballspiel angeguckt, was sehr lustig war, da alle gespielt haben wie sie wollten. Besonders auffällig fand ich, das etwa die...

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Deike in Afrika 2012

Dec 10, 2012 - Kostümparty

Auf gehts nach Chitimba! Und schon wieder eine Verzögerung. Nachdem wir uns darauf geeinigt hatten, dass es kein Ausschlafen mehr gibt, damit wir wenigstens ein Mal vor Einbruch der Dunkelheit im Camp sind, saßen wir um 6.30 Uhr alle abfahrbereit im Bus. Die ersten haben schon fast auf ihren Sitzen wieder geschlafen als die Nachricht kam :„ Bitte alle wieder aussteigen, wir haben eine Platten!" Der laute Knall auf der Fahrt vor zwei Tagen war doch unser Reifen, der geplatzt war. Es war nur der innere der zwei Reifen hinten rechts. Es war...

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Deike in Afrika 2012

May 15, 2012 - Day 117 to 120 - Sangilo...Camp Buggerit

It felt strange to be back on the road again after spending a large chunk of time at the farm. Our first stop was Utengule coffee lodge in the southern Tanzanian town of Mbeya.  We had booked a family room for the night. Camping would be too much of a shock to the system, having not pitched a tent since Naivasha in Kenya. Just outside our room stood the tennis courts and heli pad (a not so subtle indication of the type of clientele Utengule sometimes attracted). On the tennis courts, in the baking afternoon sun, a baby bird flapped...

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5 African Hornes

Feb 3, 2012 - Lake Malawi

Our next country to visit was Malawi, another of the former British colonies to achieve independence in the 1960's. Malawi is the first African country I've visited with a serious shortage of consumer goods. Over the past year some tour companies have cancelled trips to Malawi because of the fuel shortage in the country. As it were, we filled up the truck's fuel tank just before leaving Zambia and we also carried five 5-gallon containers of diesel as a reserve. I went into one of Africa's nicer grocery store chains in Lilongwe, the capital,...

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Overlanding Africa

Oct 29, 2011 - Malawi

- Quite a long driving day - Crossed the border into Malawi - Spent night at Chitimba Beach Campsite - was lovely near Lake Malawi - would have been nice to have stayed at this campsite a little longer - Saw lots of fires in the hills, set by the farmers to help their agriculture

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Jo's Adventures!

Oct 16, 2010 - Malawi | Vrije dag aan Chitimba beach

Vandaag doen we lekker niets We kunnen uitslapen deze ochtend. Nico en Johno hebben wentelteefjes voorzien, maar door een vergissing in het keukenteam worden het roereitjes. We besluiten om een plons te nemen in het water. Ondanks dit een meer is, zijn er toch higantische golven. Zalig om als een klein kind over de grote golven te springen. Zelfs Albert, die anders niet zo'n waterrat is, geniet van de Lake Malawi. Tijdens het heetste van de dag zitten we gezellig in de bar iets te drinken. De zetels zijn zo comfortabel dat ik er in slaap...

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Jolene @ Africa

Oct 15, 2010 - Malawi | Nkhata bay naar Chiuetta

Laura's birthday We zetten onze tocht verder langs Lake Malawi. Vandaag moeten we slechts enkele uren richting het noorden ijden. We rijden langs enkele rubberboomplantages. In de bomen zijn inkervingen gemaakt, en het sap wordt opgevangen in een emmertje. Onderweg kunnen we een rubberen balletje kopen, waar we dan ook onmiddellijk mee 'spelen' in de truck. Het is echt prachtig wanneer we richting chiuetta rijden. We bevinden ons tussen de bergen en hebben en fantastisch zicht op Lake Malawi. Hier en daar zijn ook kleine brandjes te zien....

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Jolene @ Africa

Mar 18, 2010 - On the road again...

March 16th- Our ferry back to Dar es Salaam was at 6:30am, which was nice to beat some of the heat, at least for an hour or so. We arrived to Fanny waiting outside the terminal and the beginning of 3 long days of driving and 2 bush camps. We drove to the outskirts of Dar and were let loose to grab some lunches at the supermarket. My turn in cook group was up the next night so between myself and 2 other partners we were responsible for a vegetarian dinner and breakfast. We decided on rice jambalaya and then toast and beans for the next days...

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Jan 29, 2010 - Sangilo, Malawi

This is what we read going into Malawi: 50% of the population is under 15 years old. 14% of all people have HIV/AIDS which means most families have had some experience with the disease. Life expectancy is 40 years. In 2005, after a short rainy season and the worst harvest in decades, Malawi was affected by severe drought and famine. Luckily in 2006 they had longer rains and a bumper harvest. Malawians are known for their friendliness and generosity. They will offer you food and invite you home to dinner and, unlike in some other countries,...

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Team FroJo 2010

Jan 22, 2010 - Malawi

Friday, Jan. 22 Up at 4:30 am, take tents down, pack up, eat breakfast of museli and yogurt and on the truck by 6 am. The roads are as usual and when they ARE decent the're spoiled with speed bumps. The country side is beautiful with mountains on one side and rice paddies on the other. We pass through villages with mud huts, some with red bricks and a few homes made with cement blocks. Roofs are corrugated steel or some kindof straw. We're still seeing lots of half finished homes and some must missing doors and widnows. Barry says they just...

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