Hi we are now back in Lilongwe and the internet is not the best so this will be short but we have just had an amazing time.
We went to Majete Reserve which we loved, African Parks have taken it over and you can see what they have done as soon as you arrive.The staff are happy and in uniforms, the roads in the reserve are very good and signs so you don't get lost, but the best bit is the wildlife which is everywhere. They have just had a baby rhino born in the reserve which is great news. We used the campsite which was very clean and tidy and they lit the fires for hot water as soon as we got there, there is a small bar and a sitting area which we used as it rained at night when we were cooking. We had a look around the lodge which was great value for money.
Lengwe National Park was also a great park, we camped at Nyala lodge which had great hot showers. Wildlife would walk into the camp each day, if you camp you can used the small swimming pool at the lodge.Again the wildlife was really good and we went to sleep each night to the hyena calling each other.Most of the roads in the park were good but we did get a little lost as most of the signs were wrong or there were no signs at all in some areas.
Mwabvi wildlife reserve, this park is now being looked after by PAW, it is going to take time and alot of money to get this reserve back to what it should be. We did not see any wildlife at all the 2 days we were there but the reserve itself is very beautiful, again we camped. the campsite was good there were toilets and showers but when we went there was no water.
Liwonde National Park was great we entered in the main gate and stayed 1 night at Chinguni hills and camped, again really nice camp ground. Due the the rain Malawi has as we could not drive to Mvuu camp as the 3rd bridge has been washed away. So the next day we left the park and drove around to the North East side and took a track to a scout camp where we could enter and get to the park , the villages we drove past were some of the most friendliest we have ever been to. As soon as we entered the park we saw a herd of 40 sable so we stopped, the male came over to us and just sat down and then the females came over and grazed not bothered about us at all, then we saw another herd later with about 20 baby sable.We camped at Mvuu camp but did not get any sleep as the hippos were outside the tent all night!
We have just had a few days at the lake which is very high at the moment and in places there is no longer beaches as the water is so high due to all the rain.
I would tell everyone interested in coming to Africa to give Malawi a go . The people are so friendly and happy that you are visiting their country. The lodges and campsites are as good as where in East Africa and don't cost as much.
Got to go as we are off to the North to check that out.