We loved Lake Malawi and spent an amazingly long time in Malawi despite the country being so small. It is in a sad state with poor governance and downtrodden people. We were lucky to be there shortly after Zambia had donated fuel so we were able to travel freely.
Again, many of the places we stayed at are not on Trip Advisor so we are not just picking on the Livingstonia. We camped for a few days then decided to spend 2 nights in the hotel as weekend approached as we were warned the area gets very busy with visitors from Lilongwe.
The Livingstonia is a faded beauty but still has the lingering essence of a glorious bygone era. How these people keep going is a mystery! Supplies are short, fuel is short and everything is a struggle.
On the positive side the beach is sublime - the location in general is fantastic and management do a great job of keeping the beach private and free of local residents and pedlars.
I hate marking a destination poorly but the truth perhaps brings helps in some way. We will be back, Malawi!
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