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Solo trip for 12 months - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Livingstonia

September 8, 2015  —  Malawi
Road from Chitimba to Livingstonia - Malawi
There are 20 hairpin bends along the road.

Livingstonia is perched at 700 metres above Lake Malawi. The road to get there is a series of hairpin bends so tight that the last of them is only 4 km as the crow flies from the town of Chitimba on the lakeshore. However, the drive is 15 km long before reaching the top of the escarpment.

Road from Chitimba to Livingstonia - Malawi
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Livingstonia

Livingstonia - Malawi
The mission church started in 1916 and completed 30 years later.
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Inside the church.

The town of Livingstonia was founded by Scottish missionaries at the end of the 19th century. Isolated on the mountain, the town is home to a lodge, a technical college, a university, a hospital, several administrative buildings, and a large church; all dating from the turn of the years 1900.

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The church has a stained-glass window with the famous explorer Dr. David Livingstone.
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The mission church.
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Clock tower.
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Entrance to the church.
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Clock tower.
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Livingstonia - Malawi
The technical college is part of the university.
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Livingstonia - Malawi
The student residences are split into men and women's sections.
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The university.
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The hospital.
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Livingstonia - Malawi
Stone House. This house was inhabited by Dr. Robert Laws, one of the founders of the mission.
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The Stone House is now a museum relating the story of the mission.
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Livingstonia - Malawi
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Manchewe Waterfall

Livingstonia - Malawi

A few kilometres from Livingstonia, it is possible to visit the Manchewe Waterfall. It drops from a height of 125 metres.

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Livingstonia - Malawi
Livingstonia - Malawi

At the end of 1900s, the local people were hiding in this cave to flee the slavers coming to capture them.

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Mushroom Farm

Livingstonia - Malawi

Here is one of the coolest lodges in Malawi (or even in Africa). The site is gorgeous and well thought of as well as being geared toward backpackers. A stay at this place only cost a few dollars and the views at sunset and sunrise are splendid.

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At dawn.
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Livingstonia - Malawi
Livingstonia - Malawi
Livingstonia - Malawi
Livingstonia - Malawi
Livingstonia - Malawi
Livingstonia - Malawi
Livingstonia - Malawi
Livingstonia - Malawi
Livingstonia - Malawi

My campsite with a superb view.