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  • Malawi Adventure – Day 14

    “I spotted the sunken outdoor rock bath and it was time to wash the Ilala stench off”

    Well we were most certainly glad to see the back of that damn boat and so were our new friends Clair and Andrew. Poor Andrew got a blast of engine dust all over him which really made him look as bad as how we all felt!!! We were warmly welcomed onto the Nkwichi transfer boat with a cooler box full of ice cold beers which just made our entire day!!! First we had to stop at Cobue at immigrations first before heading off to the Lodge.We arrived at Nkwichi at around 10am after another hour and a half and very wavy ride through 3m swells. Nkwichi truly is a hidden gem in practically the middle of nowhere. It is high up in the Niassa region of Mozambique and is totally wild.
    We were given welcome drinks on arrival and shown to our room which was aptly named ‘Niassa’ too. The room is built around stone and rock that was already present and has minimal impact on its’ surroundings. I immediately spotted the sunken outdoor rock bath and it was time to wash the Ilala stench off of my body and bird watch from the bubbles for a while…
    The lodge had lunch set up for us on the beach under the thatched umbrella with colonial white linen,silver cutlery and the table adorned with bright pink frangipani flowers… We had quiche, homemade bread and a fresh green salad while we overlooked the lake… After that we retreated to our room for an afternoon siesta to try and catch up on some lost hours from the night before. We were absolutely knackered!
    We woke just before dark and just in time to join everyone for dinner. First we went down to the beach for drinks and snacks where they had chairs set up around a big bonfire with lanterns all over the place. Then we were off to the main lodge for a scrumptious 3 course dinner! The food was absolutely fantastic and a really nice change from the 2 minute noodles and other basic camp food that we’d been eating for 2 weeks. Our body’s were starting to really feel the need for some fresh fruit and veg…
    It was early to bed and I fell into a deep sleep while listening to the sound of the lake’s waves crashing onto the big boulders that line the beach at Nkwichi…

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