The MV Ilala sails the length of Lake Malawi and we caught a ride on it to Chilumba.

Due to a hefty price increase, backpackers were avoiding the boat and we had the upper deck to ourselves.

We felt like ‘royalty’ instead of ‘dirtbag’ cyclists as we strolled across the teak deck and watched the lifeboats bringing passengers to and from shore.

 Back to East Africa