Lake of the Stars

Lake Malawi has several names and nicknames. Because it is 365 miles long it is called the year long lake. It was named by the famous explorer Dr. David Livingstone Lake Nyasa (which is what Tanzanians call it). He also called it The Lake of Stars. He gave it that name because of the lights […]

Kayaking in Malawi

I love to kayak. Wherever I am in the world I love the chance to paddle. That has led me to paddle dug out boats in Benin, a papyrus kayak in Ethiopia as well as paddling with Orcas in British Columbia. I have also had a chance to explore Vietnam, Turkey, Mexico, Hawaii, by kayak. […]

Moving Elephants

You have heard the phrase “the elephant in the room” referring to something no one wants to talk about but is an important issue. Well one of the “elephants in the room” in parts of Africa is poaching and the decimation of the elephant population in certain parts of Africa. One of those areas where […]

Lake Malawi

After Zambia our merry little band of travelers headed to Malawi. The focal point of Malawi is Lake Malawi which is 365 miles long. That is why it is known as the “year long lake.” It is the 9th largest lake in the world. In Africa it is the third largest and second deepest lake […]

A Great Story To Read In Zambia & Malawi

When I travel I like to bring one or two books to read on my trip. As is tradition, when finished I leave them at the camp I am staying at and if I need more reading material exchange it for another book in the camp library. I was fortunate that just before I left […]

African Textiles

There are many worthwhile projects and small businesses in Africa and they are sprouting up all the time. Without trying to become a large multi-national corporation and to take over the world these businesses supply jobs to local communities and provide sources of income for local residents. As part of our Zambia-Malawi tour we got […]

Clever Craftsman

On my first day in Lilongwe Malawi I had the day to explore while waiting for the rest of my group to arrive. The owner of the hotel suggested I visit the local craft market at the post office in Lilongwe. I was very popular as I was the only tourist there and everyone wanted […]

Merry Band of Travelers

I have just returned from spending 4 weeks in Africa. I believe strongly that when I put safaris together for people I should not send anyone anywhere or have them do anything unless I have been there or done it myself. Thus I go to Africa at least once a year. This year was quite […]