Hi, I have really fond memories of spending time in Malawi back in 87 - 89 during the school holidays when I was teaching in Zimbabwe. Can anyone help me remember the names of two places I stayed at and tell me if either of them is still going?
The first one was in Cape Maclear - I think it was run by the Stevens brothers - a collection of beachside huts with a bar / restaurant on an idyllic stretch of beach near a small local village. You could go by dugout canoe over to a little island where the snorkelling was fantastic. If you turned left and walked down the coast you'd get to a rocky peninsula where people would dive from the rocks.
The other place was in Nkhata Bay. I remember that it was called 'Something something Vacation Village' and there was a painted slogan on the wall announcing "Food, Drink, Ballet, Crafts" which cracked me up every time I read it. They were proud to serve "World Famous Banana Pancakes".
I have often googled to find references to these two places but never quite found them. Would love to hear that they are both still there and thriving...