Do you know Malawi as that poor country in Africa where UNICEF is helping to save children? Or do you know Malawi because of Madonna’s slightly controversial adoptions? ‘’Why should I travel to Malawi?’’, people ask quite often. And we admit that it’s not easy to give an answer. Not because it’s hard to find […]
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We haven’t slept at all last night, after the news we received yesterday. Of course, we knew big changes were about to take place, but we didn’t expect to be kicked out that easily. Also this business is taking a big knock now that the world is in crisis and no one knows how long […]
With Hessel visiting the Netherlands this week, Dilo spent the Holidays with the employees at the lodge. They usually don’t have many guests this time of the year (unlike we were used to in South Africa), so half a team was sufficient. Of course these people were a little annoyed they had to work on […]
‘’The Warm Heart of Africa’’ is keeping us quite busy. Besides eight working days a week, we also had to find a house. Not that we no longer enjoyed the camping life, although a bit unpractical -especially with the dogs- but if you need to wear a shirt that looks like it has been ironed […]
Most of you will know by now that we unexpectedly soon found a job in Malawi, which is why we have been a bit quiet lately! While we were still driving through Zambia, we already digitally met with the interim manager of a lodge in Lilongwe and we were invited for a casual interview. As […]
Malawi is still one of the poorest countries in the world, but the people aren’t sad or miserable. They are full of life and happiness and wherever we went, we felt welcome thanks to their big warm smiles and shiny eyes. We obviously couldn’t wait to explore more of this incredible country!
Cape Maclear is probably the most popular tourism destination on Lake Malawi. And we understand why! The water is crystal clear and the rocky mountain slopes in the National Park create a stunning scenery. On top of that the people are friendly and genuine and you hardly see any pushy, annoying salesmen. The different accommodations, […]
Malawi! Today is colder than we expected and certainly colder than we hoped for, but we made it! Ten days ago, we left Hartbeespoort in South Africa and 3356 km later we’re now in Lilongwe, Malawi. It was a beautiful road trip through Botswana and Zambia with ups and downs as always, but we never […]
Yesterday morning (Friday) we managed to survive the hectic traffic in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city. Every roundabout was chaos and no one seemed to know what indicators are, so we were relieved when we drove between farmlands again. Zambia offers stunning landscapes and the villages with mainly thatched huts create beautiful images. We passed indigenous […]
Tuesday morning we unfortunately had to leave Kasane quite early, to cross over to Zambia at one of the most infamous border posts. On our way to the ferry (because the bridge is still almost finished) to leave Botswana, it all went smoothly and at 07:00 we stood on Zambian soil. And that’s where the […]
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