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Rumblings in the interior

August 7th 2009
One thing I forget to ask at Infomulanje is how to acquire an (obligatory) guide, and I wonder if I've made a booboo when I start chatting with a guy, B, on the street and agree to use his services. I've read that porters (which I won't need) are allocated on a rotation basis so they get cheesed off if you arrive at the trailhead with one already, and I'm not sure if the same applies to guides. ... read more
Africa » Malawi » Southern » Mount Mulanje

Malawian Flag Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA the country held multiparty elections in 1994, under a provisional... ... read more
8th May 2014

So familiar!
I saw this shot in your 'top photos' gallery. It so reminds me of my former home, Zimbabwe, a country dominated by granite landscapes like this. As a geologist I've learnt that 'granite' is a very broad, generic term, but it is characteristic of much of the older basement-level roots of the continents. In tandem with the miombo-type vegetation it speaks of South-Central Africa. Nice shot!

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