2tanzania you have a fine website on what animals to look at though nothing about the roads.
Rainy season often starts the last week of December. January to March has most of its rains. April tends to have a bit of rain.
Danger do no dive at night. Trucks could break down with out lights.
1. There is the Milange Border crossing down South of Malawi.
2. Just below Lake Malawi is the Entre Lagos Border
This is new info:
North from Malaw: Nkhata Bay to Lichinga
There is no vehicle ferry.
From Malawi you can stamp out only at Likoma (not Chuzimulu)
Immigration: Get a dhow to Cobue to get a visa Already have a Visa to you can go on the ferry to Metangula Bay
Nkhata Bay – Likoma Island (more expensive) or Chuzimulu Island = ½ price & dhows departing early morning for bikes & passengers only.
ILala Ferry on Monday 20:00 only
Chuzimulu Island overnight at Wakwenda Retreat - Likoma Island (500 kwacha) any day before 10:00. Overnight Mango Drift – Likoma
Likom – Cobue take early morning dhow (200mts)
Cobue to Nova Coimbra – very bad dirt road 100 km 2 hours by chappa
Nova Coimbra - Lichinga - good tar road 118 km 2 hours by chappa
1 hour 20 by car
South from Malawi: Monkey Bay to Lichinga
Monkey Bay – Mangochi tarred road 30 min
Mongochi - Mandimba tar 1 hour
Mandimba - Lichinga good dirt road 2.50 hour
Lichinga - Marupa is tar and in good condition 306 km = 3 hours
Go on www.pembadivecamp.com click on “Getting There” you can get details of the road conditions, distance, time & where to overnight. This will help your travel plans.
Have a good trip!