"Beautiful Lake Malawi" Top 5 Page for this destination Malawi by Bwana_Brown

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While living in Zambia, I had the opportunity to visit Malawi three times, with two of those trips (1973 and 1974) being to a great resort area on the southern end of Lake Malawi at Salima, not far from Lilongwe. The first of these visits was with my Danish workmate, Torben, while the second was with with my soon-to-be wife, Susan. This page covers some of my memories of those visits from almost 30 years ago! Photo taken from a rocky outcrop at the end of the Grand Beach resort at Salima - looking down onto the main area as the waves roll in from Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa in those days!).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:In those days, friendly and inexpensive
  • Cons:Strict rules as to dress code
  • In a nutshell:A great country then, now trying to survive today's problems
  • Last visit to Malawi: Apr 1975
  • Intro Updated Dec 27, 2002
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2009 at 6:25 AM

    Sounds like that was a great family holiday, with your kids!The bungalow looks perfect. And love the picture of the Boabab tree. You would not get potato crisps into Australia too-or anything else that is edible. They are SO strict about that at customs.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2009 at 4:37 AM

    Funny custom, the border haircuts. Interesting page about your visits to Malawi.

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2009 at 4:35 AM

    Lovely page Glenn! A family friend is a missionary here, she has her work cut out for her. This country does have o much going for it, doesn't it?

  • nora_south_africa's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    nice tips

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Nice again to go down memory lane with you! What a pity hippies are not allowed haircuts can hurt sometimes!

  • jadedmuse's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2007 at 8:03 PM

    Fascinating how "strict" Malawi was (still is?) regarding length of hair, etc. How peculiar. Beautiful lake.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2007 at 3:27 PM

    Hi , very interestering, I joined a Charity, Water for Malawi 6 months ago, a small group of people who provide wells for remote villages, amazing what $1500 provides for a village.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2007 at 1:27 PM

    Lake Malawi looks like a great place to relax and do nothing.

  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2007 at 8:31 AM

    Thank you for visiting my El Remate page. Your Malawi page is very interesting. I envy you all the experiences you have had!

  • Vulindlela's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2007 at 2:18 PM

    Interesting! Would love to visit!


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