The Northern part of Lake Malawi

When we left Cape Maclear, we camped one night in Senga Bay at Cool Running’s. All we want to say is that Cool Running’s is NOT cool and Senga Bay did not do it for us. Noisy and dirty beach. $6 per person and electricity the next  morning  suddenly extra Thinking smile. We couldn’t sleep because the night watchman seems to be the gardener as well and were watering the garden very loudly the whole night around our tent.

We were boxed in between the office and another permanent caravan type of structure.


At Salima we wanted to draw money to fill up the truck and buy a few things, so Arno started on an OTM cruise while I stayed at the truck.  I was reading up about our next campsite and never noticed how long he was away. He tried to draw money from about every bank, including Standard Bank, with our Visa card with no luck. It was also near the end of the month so he was about the 20th one waiting in each queue. Poor man….he came back without 1 Kwatcha and very frustrated! We drove back to the Standard Bank and again he stood for half an hour in a queue waiting this time with our Master Card and happily could draw money but only half the amount that we needed because no matter what you are allowed in South Africa to draw per day, in Malawi  they have their own limitThinking smile.

We were never on this side of the lake nor as high up so we were really astonished to see the big waves running up on the beach. This is more SEA than Lake. We camped at Makuzi Beach about half way up Lake Malawi not far from Nkhata Bay. A fantastic place to stay. Beautiful, tranquil, well maintained and quiet, an ideal place to spent some time. Our hosts Richard and his wife are really involved with their guests, spend time chatting and makes one feel very much at home.  They surprised me on the my birthday with delicious cupcakes specially baked for the occasion.Birthday cake We really had to use self discipline to tear us away from this idyllic place!








We used a day to wash all our camping equipment that was last been cleaned at Inhassoro in Mozambique. The truck was also been cleaned inside and outside.




Four families from South Africa came in the afternoon of our last day. We moved our tent to make place for them and in the process became boxed in to the dismay of the rest of the other campers. The Brave and his Beauty got us out of this fix without disturbing the tranquility of the campsite and other people having to move their outfitsWinking smile

Camp cost $5 p.p.p.n


4 thoughts on “The Northern part of Lake Malawi

    • Dankiie skoonsus,

      Steeds jammer oor Zanzibar maar ons verstaan. Ons doen iets lekker saam wanneer ons terug is……….wanneer dit ook al sal wees;-)

      Arno en Elize

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