African shoestrings – Malawi Day One Hundred and Five-Six – Nkhata Bay Malawi

No sooner than had we settled in and despite our fatigue, we were out exploring. We came across a couple that we had met in Chimanimani, Patricia and Jonathan. Patricia was a short attractive French girl who liked to talk whilst Jonathon was her antithesis, tall, balding, quiet and English. They too were staying here … Continue reading African shoestrings – Malawi Day One Hundred and Five-Six – Nkhata Bay Malawi

African shoestrings – Malawi Day One Hundred and Three/Four – Nkhata Bay Malawi

So hang on tight, Bus ride from hell two starts now! We arrived at the bus station at 5 pm for a 5.30 pm departure. This dusty, grimy, polluted bus station was not quite as threatening as Harare. There were lots of people floating around, and almost as many security guards. Music blared from the … Continue reading African shoestrings – Malawi Day One Hundred and Three/Four – Nkhata Bay Malawi

African shoestrings – Mozambique Day One Hundred and One Bordertown

With a GDP of only US$104 per person Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world. The Portuguese up and left in the mid 1970's after decades of plundering the country and a fifteen year war of independence. They took with them valuable skills and capital reserves leaving behind nothing but chaos. A … Continue reading African shoestrings – Mozambique Day One Hundred and One Bordertown

African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day One Hundred Harare

Our last session of paddling was a mere 6 kilometres to our final destination, Nyamepi Camp in Mana Pools National Park. All in all we had paddled a total of 58 kilometres and by the time we had finished we all felt strong and confident enough to have gone on for another three days. When … Continue reading African shoestrings – Zimbabwe Day One Hundred Harare