Malawi & Mozambique

MALAWI

Recommended accommodation

Livingstonia

  • Lukwe Lodge has a lovely spot right up on the ridge, the bar/ restauarant has stunning views and you can take a walk to the nearby waterfalls and Livingstonia
  • There’s a permaculture garden and the lodge are doing a lot of work with the local community so definitely worth a visit

Chitenche

  • Makuzi Lodge – one of our favourite camp spots of the trip, beautiful beach, only $5 per night with free kayaks, snorkelling and wifi – you can’t really get better value!

Dedza Pottery

  • only 85km out of Lliongwe but a good value campsite with hot showers and the restaurant has great cheescake

MOZAMBIQUE

Visa

  • we heard that there were problems with getting visas at the border so chose to get ours in Dar Es Salaam
  • it takes 5 working days to get the visa, you need to write yourself an invitation letter explaining why you want to visit the country, print a copy of your bank statement to show you have $5000 in funds and also take yellow fever certificate, they also asked for a hotel booking but when we said we’d be staying at various guest houses and campsites this seemed to suffice
  • we’ve been told that getting a visa in Lliongwe only takes a day and is a much easier process

Insurance – $25 at the border which covers you for one month

Mozambique has come as a bit of a shock with prices and value compared to the previous countries we have visited

Ilha de Mozambique

  • There is one campsite, just next to the bridge to Ilha do Mozambique – Cost 700mts for 2 people and a car, very expensive for a campsite in a beautiful spot but with very run down facilities, we’d recommend checking out Patio de Quintalinhos/ Casa de Gabriel on the island. We met the owner Gabriel and think this is far better value

Fernao Veloaso

  •  Libeula is a lovely location, the campsite doesn’t have the most amazing views but the small beach below more than makes up for this, you can also borrow equipment to go snorkelling just off the shore
  • 300 mts per person

Barra Peninsula, near Inhambane

  •  Don’t bother with Areia Branca Camping & Lodge unless you want to camp in sand dune car park without a view. We totally recommend the Ponta De Barra Restcamp/ Lighthouse Campsite – our favourite camping in Mozambique, it seems quite pricey at 400mts per person but the views are stunning and the owner Dennis cannot do enough to help you out.
  • The food was also fantastic value and lots of food which is absolutely delicious

Maputo

  •  Fatimas Backpackers – GPS S25 57.719 E 32 35.157 is one of the only places we could find for camping – it’s not the greatest – you end up camp on the drive but it serves a purpose!
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