The African Journey (8)

 Malawi - part 3

 Thursday, Friday July 6,7 2000 




Map of the central part of Malawi.  Capital Lilongwe in the west.  We drove about 80 miles east to Lake Malawi

Children were always easy to get to pose for the camera

Vic and Trywell

Edwin Chonde, Trywell Nyirongo, Victor Kubik


At the Livingstonia Hotel at Salima on Lake Malawi

Awesome scenery at the lake

We found a secluded beach for the baptism of Diverson Chonde

Baptism of Diverson Chonde by Andre van Belkum and Victor Kubik

Coming out of the water

Trywell and Edwin and Mark Chonde (who took this picture) were with us for the baptism

After the baptism, Diverson, Vic and Trywell

The Executive Lodge in Lilongwe where we stayed 

Edwin Chonde

Women carrying large loads on their heads

Edwin was quite a guide having many special insights into Malawian life

Cattle stopping all traffic on the main highway

At Gladstone Chonde's home the evening of July 6th Sam Banda, Alice's brother came by.  He is a member of the Malawian Parliament! Shown are brother and sister

Saying good-bye at the Chonde home before leafing for the Lilongwe airport

Andre van Belkum and the Chonde's 


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Lake Malawi with the nation of Mozambique
 in the background

Dr. Trywell Nyirongo, who operates Kasambala Medical Center north of Mzuzu came to visit us in at the Lake on July 6th

Lake Malawi

Diverson Chonde

Meshach Chonde

Vervet monkeys

Woman carrying grandchild

We took lots of photos of people between Lilongwe and Salima

On the road

A shopping center

Malawian life

Passing a family traveling by bicycle

Mother walking child on road

Dried brush was often burned

Diverson Chonde

Photo sent to us by Mark Chonde of the group of 24 or so in Mzuzu who are interested in the United Church of God

Where we rented our car. Car rental is three times more expensive than in the US. The car has many things wrong with it.  The Visa/MasterCard symbols mean nothing

Mr. Chonde has shared some of the things we sent with this relief agency

Almost every evening the Chonde's gather together and sing.  Shown is Mark Chonde with his mother Alice Chonde


Our Air Zimbabwe 727 coming from Nairobi and continuing on to Harare which is our next stop