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Malawi

Malawi: Africa for beginners

On a long, hot stretch of road Id begun to nod off, when the bus stopped abruptly. A pair of phantasmagorical figures, masked and costumed in feathers, technicolour rags and war-paint were prancing at the roadside, strolling players in search of a gig.

Malawians are versatile. Perhaps the Nyawu dancers owned the Pack and Go Coffin Workshop. Or turned their hands to Motor Repairs and Optical Lens Grinding. Auto suspension and chiropractor would be logical, too.

Malawians are rich in spirit, if not in material goods: crime is moderate, the welcome is untainted by envy. Thatch roofs outnumber tin; the roads are crowded in the evening rush hour with pedestrians.

With its territory enclosing an inland sea, Malawi is also rich in wildlife and scenery. Impala, giraffe and elephant browse beside muddy rivers in which hippopotamus wallow, and you can admire them from safari camps or lakeside resorts which hold their own against those in better-known destinations further north.

Original images were 35mm Fujichrome or Ektachrome transparencies. Hi-res. scans are available for licensing, please visit www.travelgame.org.

Dressed for church, Blantyre
Dressed for church, Blantyre
Muslim women in Blantyre
Muslim women in Blantyre
Women in Blantyre, Malawi
Women in Blantyre, Malawi
Village children, southern Malawi
Village children, southern Malawi
Rural village, southern Malawi
Rural village, southern Malawi
Safari guide, Malawi
Safari guide, Malawi
Guard with signpost at Mvuu Camp,  Liwonde National Park
Guard with signpost at Mvuu Camp, Liwonde National Park
Mvuu Camp, Liwonde National Park
Mvuu Camp, Liwonde National Park
Wildlife spotting, Liwonde National Park
Wildlife spotting, Liwonde National Park
Elephant near Mvuu Camp
Elephant near Mvuu Camp
Elephants in Liwonde National Park
Elephants in Liwonde National Park
Hippos bathing in the Shire River, Liwonde National Park
Hippos bathing in the Shire River, Liwonde National Park
Game-viewing hide, Liwonde National Park
Game-viewing hide, Liwonde National Park
Waterbuck, Liwonde National Park
Waterbuck, Liwonde National Park
Impala, Liwonde National Park
Impala, Liwonde National Park
The Ku Chawe Inn, a hill station retreat on the Zomba Plateau at 2000 metres
The Ku Chawe Inn, a hill station retreat on the Zomba Plateau at 2000 metres
Skilled wood-carver at Mua Mission
Skilled wood-carver at Mua Mission
Women resting, Mua Mission
Women resting, Mua Mission
Roadside scene
Roadside scene
Nyawu Dancer, Malawi
Nyawu Dancer, Malawi
Club Makokola on Lake Malawi
Club Makokola on Lake Malawi
Thatched rondavels at Club Makokola on Lake Malawi
Thatched rondavels at Club Makokola on Lake Malawi
Paddle your own canoe... Lake Malawi
Paddle your own canoe... Lake Malawi
African fish eagle takes a bait on Lake Malawi
African fish eagle takes a bait on Lake Malawi
Livingstonia Beach Resort at Salima on Lake Malawi
Livingstonia Beach Resort at Salima on Lake Malawi