Prison island or Changuu is an island about 5.6 km north west of Stone town, Zanzibar. In the 1860s the island was used as a prison for rebellious slaves and also as a coral mine. The island was later purchased by the first British minister who then constructed a prison complex although it was never used as a prison. The island was used as a … Continue reading Prison Island, Zanzibar.
Likoma island is an island found on Lake Malawi and it lies just a few kilometers from Mozambique. Although its entirely surrounded by Mozambican territorial waters its definitely part of Malawi. Likoma island is one of two inhabited islands on Lake Malawi and has a population of about 9000 people, the other island is Chizumulu which is smaller and can be easily accessed from Likoma. … Continue reading Island Vibes ; Likoma Island, Malawi.
You have to admit that there is definitely something very exciting about taking a ferry across the ninth largest lake in the world and the third largest in Africa. Ferry rides do not always have to be on the open seas and taking the Mv Ilala on lake Malawi is a must do if you love adventure. The Mv Ilala has been operating on lake … Continue reading A ferry ride across Lake Malawi on the Mv Ilala.
Happy new month everyone! :-). Cape Maclear or Chembe is a small fishing village found on the shores of lake Malawi. As mentioned earlier in my previous post: Cape Maclear part 1, Cape Maclear is a leading tourist destination in Malawi. Cape Maclear has a reputation of being some sort of “travelers black hole” meaning once you get there you will not want to leave. This … Continue reading Cape Maclear Part 2.
Cape Maclear or Chembe is a small fishing village found on the shores of lake Malawi. A long stretch of honey colored sand, surrounded by beautiful mountains and dazzling warm turquoise waters of the lake Malawi, sunset cruises to beautiful islands etc ,are some of the reasons why so much hype is thrown on Cape Maclear. Cape Maclear is a leading tourist destination in Malawi … Continue reading Malawi ; Cape Maclear part 1.
Malawi is a country found in south-east Africa and is fondly referred to as the warm heart of Africa. The country boasts of having indisputably the friendliest people in all of Africa hence the nickname. Malawi is home to Africa’s third largest lake : Lake Malawi, a shimmering mass of clear water swarming with colorful cichild fish. If its snorkeling, diving, kayaking or even chilling … Continue reading Malawi : Monkey Bay .
Swakopmund is a major tourist city found on the coast of western Namibia ,situated right on the Namib desert . Swakopmund is famous for its German colonial Architecture dating as far back as 1892. Swakopmund was the main harbor for the Germans during the colonial period and to this date part of the population is still German speaking. Swakopmund being a major tourist center has … Continue reading Namibia : Swakopmund.
Walvis bay is located at Namibia`s west coast along the Atlantic ocean. It is the only commercial port in the country. It is a pleasant town featuring a beautiful wide lagoon with lots of seabirds, pelicans and flamingos, a beautiful waterfront that also happens to be the gateway to dolphin and whale tours. Namibia in general is one of the least populated countries in the … Continue reading Namibia ; Walvis Bay.
Deadvlei is a white clay pan that has a dead forest and is found smack in the middle of the Namib desert, Namib-Naukluft park. It is believed that the trees died at least 600-700 years ago, the trees got scorched black by the hot desert sun and their skeletons remain. After getting down from Dune 45 ,we got back to the car and drove to … Continue reading Namibia : Deadvlei
Namibia is a country found in the southern part of Africa and neighbors South Africa to the south, Zambia and Angola to the north, to the west the Atlantic ocean and Botswana to the east. After spending 10 days in Cape town it was time to move on to the next country Namibia and we decided to take a bus. There are several bus companies … Continue reading Namibia : Sossuvlei.