Cape Maclear, Malawi with Zeb the Duck

Leaving Liwonde National Park and the hippos behind, we begin our drive to Cape Maclear, on Lake Malawi.   We like to see all the people going about every day life in Malawi.

Everyday life in Malawi

Everyday life in Malawi

Closer to Cape Maclear we stopped at this National Monument.   This is Mwala Wa Mphini.

Malawi National Monument

Malawi National Monument

This rock, named “Rock of Tribal Face Scars” is covered with a criss-cross pattern of deep etchings that looks to be of human origin.

National Monument

National Monument

However, according to our guide and the Brandt guidebook, the incisions are a natural geological phenomenon, created by the uneven weathering of an exposed crystalline rock.   Isn’t this amazing?   What a great rock.   Now, 4 kilometers down the road, we have arrived at the resort of Cape Maclear.

Cape Maclear

Cape Maclear

Remember those narrow dugout canoes we saw at Makuzi Beach?   Well, here are more of the dugouts in Lake Malawi.

Canoes on Lake Malawi

Canoes on Lake Malawi

I think these canoes are wonderful, and so picturesque.   We are camping tonight, but Fat Monkeys Lodge is connected to our campgrounds.

Fat Monkeys Lodge

Fat Monkeys Lodge

After a long trip, we wanted a light snack and a Diet Coke.   The Fat Monkeys Bar and Grill was our choice.

Lounge chairs near Fat Monkeys Bar

Lounge chairs near Fat Monkeys Bar

However, it was difficult for this Colorado Traveling Duck to leave the lounge chair, but the thought of a cold beverage persuaded me to enter this establishment.

Great carving on edge of bar

Great carving on edge of bar

Look at the great carvings on the edge of this wooden bar.   Much of the woodwork in this bar had fabulous carvings.   I really admire this wood.   After our refreshment, we checked out our new beach.

Life at Cape Maclear

Life at Cape Maclear

We like a resort in a town.   We enjoy seeing the local people as they live here.   This shows the people, the lake and the nearby mountain.

Beach and mountain

Beach and mountain

Mom and I love beaches and mountains together.   Here is more of Cape Maclear on Lake Malawi.

Clouds at Cape Maclear

Clouds at Cape Maclear

Perhaps another short rest would be good.

Lounging on the beach

Lounging on the beach

Of course, shopping is always interesting.

Cape Maclear

Cape Maclear

Maybe it is time to leave the beach for a short time.

Guarding our lodge

Guarding our lodge

As you can see, Cape Maclear is a very busy location for many people and a very relaxing location for tourists.   The people here were very friendly.   This is one reason Malawi is often referred to as the Warm Heart of Africa.

Malawi is the Warm Heart of Africa

Malawi is the Warm Heart of Africa

Mom and I, Zeb the Duck, believe this boat.   Malawi and the people certainly have shown us a very warm and welcoming heart.  Next time we will show you more of what we did at Cape Maclear, on Lake Malawi.

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