After six long days in Kamanzi, Lilongwe, and Nkhoma, our little team spent a couple restful nights and one full day on the shores of picturesque Lake Malawi. We parked ourselves at a resort in Cape Maclear in the southern part of the lake, about 3.5 hours drive from Lilongwe. Richard, the accountant at World Renew, kindly accompanied us on the trip.
When we weren't bartering with local artisans, we relaxed, journaled, read, ate, and took an afternoon boat ride to Thumbi island. Ken and Zaak snorkelled among the famous cichlid groups - the worldwide source of these freshwater aquarium fish; with about 500 species of cichlids, we would see new ones at every turn.
Then we went to the east side of Thumbi where our Flamingo, our captain, called the fish eagles and tossed small fish into the lake so we could watch them come screaming down and grab the fish in their talons. Rockin!
Sunset allowed for some silhouette pics.