Initial Days

Our first two days, at least for me, have been extremely rewarding. Within the first few minutes after landing even at the customs everyone was smiling and friendly… very refreshing after a long flight. I was expecting the usual in-your-face actions like in most African countries but the people of Malawi seem to have a better understanding of personal space and curtsy.

Our driver Frank was a Godsend and without him I think we would still be driving around in circles. Heading into town to the Ministry of Tourism for the release of the gear, the Malawian News Agency for press-passes or going into the chaotic market place to buy usual necessities: machetes, wire brushes and wood for the tracking rail.

Do-it yourself platform for the tracking rail Malawi-style

Do-it yourself platform for the tracking rail Malawi-style

 

Today we pick up Melissa and drive South for the next leg of our journey…

 

 

 

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