Gradually, the road winds high up to the Zomba Plateau. Already at the end of the 19th Century the forests were created here. The protected area comprises 47 Quatratkilometer and has a height of 2087 meters above sea level. The campground is located at 1,500 meters. The climate here is cool, there is often a thick fog.
At the campsite I look at the damage more closely. The cut extends from the front to the entire length of the vehicle. Only body damage, now it looks like an African car. Here no one is fussy with cars.
The Trout Farm Campsite is situated in a clearing in the woods. Beautiful lush green plants, a rivlet running through the camp site, you might be in Switzerland. But it is bitterly cold here and we move quickly in the hot lowlands of Malawi.
We go to Blantyre to marvel at the church. Built around 1890 by Reverend Scott without the knowledge of a architecture at all – Angels Church. It is the landmark Blantyres.
Lengwe National Park
On a mountain road, we descend into the plains to the National Park Lengwe It is stiflingly hot, and we find a place in the shade at the campground.
It was not until the late afternoon when we drive to a nearby lookout in the woods. The outlook is well camouflaged in the bushes, and allows a view of a waterhole. Patiently, we wait.
And we’re lucky. A Nyala is at the watering hole. They are up to two meters high and up to 110 kilograms. They live in small groups, preferably near water and are easily recognizable by their white stripes on the belly. They are similar to the sitatunga and bushbucks, but the stripes are more clear.
We wait a bit, but it’s getting late and the water hole stays unvisited.
We drive back to the campsite. The next morning we want to another outlook. We stop at a giant baobab tree. Incredibly, its scope and size. We are unfortunately too late and at the second water hole not much happens anymore, so we leave the park.