Hiking Mount Mulanje in Malawi: A Full Guide

Though we had not heard of Mount Mulanje in Malawi prior to visiting, we found it in a short blog online of suggestions for things to do in the country. Having lived in Tanzania for a while a few years ago, and knowing the cost of climbing other mountains in Africa, such as Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Mount Kenya, I was fairly certain Mount Mulanje was going to be entirely out of our budget and almost didn’t research it at all.

After some cursory research, I found out that it was extremely affordable, and was pretty delighted (we have a full breakdown of costs below, which you can skip to here.) Having now climbed Mount Mulanje, we’d say it’s well worth doing. In fact, it’s one of the best things you can do in Malawi.

We found very little information online, and our experience differed from what we found, so here’s everything you need to know.

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Emma is standing with her back to the camera, looking out from the top of a mountain across over to another mountain
Views of the climb up

About Mount Mulanje

Mount Mulanje (actually a Massif, not a mountain!) is surprisingly easy to get to. You can see it easily from many surrounding towns, such as Zomba, Thcholo and sometimes even Blantyre. The highest peak is called Sapitwa and its name in Chichewa literally means ‘Do Not Go There’. As if that were not intimidating enough, it stands at a mighty 3002m, so high that it is able to create its own microclimate. The scenery from the plateau and the top is truly one of a kind and an extremely rewarding area to hike.

Our hiking experience before Mount Mulanje

We’re what you might call ‘holiday hikers’! We have done several tricky hikes on this 6 month trip around Africa, including the Tsingy de Bemaraha hikes in Madagascar, which require sections of rope climbing, Le Morne Mountain in Mauritius and the infamous Amphitheatre (Chain Ladder) Hike in the Drakensberg Mountains (Sentinel Peak).

We normally find we complete a hike/climb within the standard estimated time or maybe just over on a slow day, and we would expect to be able to keep up well in a group. We would consider ourselves intermediate hikers, rather than advanced or experienced. When we’re not travelling, we definitely wouldn’t be climbing mountains on the weekend.

Basically, we can hike, but we’re not your typical mountain climbers, if that makes sense. We chose to hike Mount Mulanje in rainy season (we’ll come to this below), which probably wasn’t smart.

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When is the best time to hike Mount Mulanje?

The dry season is May-October in Malawi and this is the best time to hike Mount Mulanje. The views should be clear and beautiful, and the days should be dry.

Since we arrived in Malawi in January, this was our month to hike Mount Mulanje. It is technically rainy season here at that time, so we were given a lot of warnings about this, but we didn’t have much choice. It turned out OK. The skies were clear in the morning, when we did most of our hiking. Unfortunately we did get soaked one day as the downpour in the afternoon was torrential!

It is worth us giving you the warning that rainy season can be very dangerous in Malawi. They experience a lot of landslides and you will also likely not be allowed up to the highest peak, Sapitwa. It is too wet, slippery and too cloudy. However, there are a few reasons you might actually choose to hike in rainy season.

The plateau is all green fields and almost looks like English countryside! A bit of blue sky and some cloud.
Views from the plateau
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Pros Of Hiking In Rainy Season


We had all of the accommodation entirely to ourselves, which meant our choice of places to sleep, the best mats, exclusive use of the huts (EXTREMELY useful after getting caught in the rain, as we could really spread out to make the most use of space for drying our things. This was even the case with the lodge we stayed in (Likhubula Forest Lodge) before starting the hike, which meant we basically had the entire place to ourselves. We also only saw one or two people up the mountain at all, so we didn’t feel remotely crowded or like we were taking a touristy route.


Though the guides and porters do seem to have a fairly standard price, Malawi in general is much cheaper at this time, so we did well with the accommodation before leaving, as well as food and transport. It was all very reasonable. We also had our choice of dates to start the hike, which really suited us, as our trip was quite spontaneous. With the guides quite available in January, we were free to change dates if needed and choose when suited us.

Unique Views

Hiking Mount Mulanje in dry season would clearly afford you the best views of the mountains, but we actually loved the views we got on our rainy hikes too. There is something quite beautiful about hiking in the mist, and we still got glimpses of some gorgeous scenery, which almost lent itself to better photos and videos. When we did get a view, it was so worth the wait, and we were blown away, plus there were no days where we saw absolutely nothing, so we still didn’t feel cheated.


When you are hiking up 1800m in a day, let me tell you, you don’t miss the sun. The mist and rain were actually extremely welcome some days when we had steep inclines to get up. This was especially the case when we started early morning, we always got great weather between 6 and 10am – clear usually but not too hot and muggy, with still some lingering mist. It was perfect and really pleasant to walk in.

That being said, there are definitely some reasons why you’d pick dry season instead…

A view of the peak from the plateau. It is covered in cloud with a bit of blue sky poking through. Emma is standing in the foreground looking back at the camera. She is about to hike across a river.

Cons Of Hiking In Rainy Season


Despite our experience, this is obviously the main con. If you don’t set off early enough or the weather isn’t on your side that day, then you are going to get very wet. We had great gear (good raincoats, shoes, protected bags etc.) and we still got absolutely drenched. Another impact from the weather was that the waterfalls/pools up and down the hike were FREEZING because of the weather, so we couldn’t really swim.


Because of all of the extra kit we needed for rain protection, our bags were heavy and we had a lot less space. It’s not a huge deal, but if you are worried about this, speak to your guide – they often have a lot of stuff from previous hikes and can bring things for you to help you out.


Because we were pretty much up the mountain on our own, there was limited opportunity to interact with other people. Luckily we like each other and had plenty to chat about, but I think it would be a little lonely if you were hiking alone with just the guide.


As we said, we loved our photos and the unique experience we had with our hike, but if you are going for that picture perfect, clear-sky, beautiful shot of the mountains, you might not get it in rainy season. You will definitely get some elements of what you’re looking for though, so it’s still worth doing, but don’t expect to be able to see for miles every day or get crystal clear views from the top.

A hill covered in cloud with a path winding up it.
A very misty part of the plateau

Getting to Mount Mulanje

There are 6 main routes up the mountain (and one option up Chambe Peak for experienced rope climbers), and most of these routes start in Likhubula. So this is where you need to be.

You have some options:

  • By car – if you have a car in Malawi, you can drive from Blantyre, Lilongwe etc. We didn’t try driving in Malawi, but apart from a few dusty and poorly serviced roads, it didn’t look bad.
  • Public transport via matola (taxi bus). This is what we did.

By the way, if you’re hiring a car, we advise using Rentalcars.com! We always find they’re cheaper than anyone else, and they’re great!

From Blantyre, you need to first get a matola (taxi bus) to Limbe. This is very easy once you get onto the correct part of the ring-road going in that direction, just flag one down.

From Limbe, you need to get another matola in the direction of Phalombe, which will drop you at Likhubula.

If you can’t get on a direct Phalombe bus, then take a matola going to ‘Mulanje town’ and ask the conductor to let you off at the road that leads to Likhubula (which you can see easily enough on Google). From there, you should be able to take a taxi, though you may find there are only motorbikes available. You may find that some of the matolas look more like cars than buses and they just squeeze a lot of people in.

Note: in classic ‘Africa time’ fashion, if you are using public transport, this will take longer than the breezy 2 hours Google suggests. It took us around 4 hours. Malawi is not a country famous for its time-keeping.

If you’re interested in how we got around Malawi on public transport, we wrote a post about our route here, which includes further information.

There is another route option which starts in Chitakale, which is much closer to Mount Mulanje main town, where there are more facilities. If you take this route then you will mostly likely need at least 4 days on the mountain, as it takes quite a bit longer to get through.

Harry and Murray are standing looking tiny peering up at Chambe peak.
Impressive but cloudy views of Chambe peak

Facilities in Likhubula

In Likhubula, there are VERY few facilities.

They do not have:

  • ATMs
  • Pharmacies
  • Supermarkets (for 10km)

Additionally, the bulk of the lodges do not accept card. Some of the guides will accept US Dollars, but they much prefer local currency (kwacha) so they don’t need to exchange it. Therefore you need to bring with you (BEFORE you get to Likhubula):

  • Cash (enough to pay for your accommodation, guide or porter fees and tip if needed, and any other spending money)
  • Any necessary medicine
  • Snacks and food for the hike

Your guide may offer to meet you at the entrance of the National Park, or somewhere in town. If you are on foot, your guide can arrange for a bike to come and collect your luggage for you, and then they’ll walk you to where you’re staying usually.

Harry, a Malawian guide, Murray and Emma (a white British couple) taking a selfie and smiling. Harry has his thumb stuck up behind Murray's head and Murray is wearing a cowboy hat.
Here we are with our wonderful guide Harry!

How to Book

You need a guide to climb the Mount Mulanje Massif. It is mandatory. We didn’t mind this for two reasons:

  1. The paths are not marked, nor do they show on apps like Maps.Me, and some of the trails are only known to the local, trained guides.
  2. Secondly, it is a good value way to support a local community, who rely on the tourism. We worked out that we actually spent less on our hike up Mount Mulanje than we would have spent for the three days if we had not done the hike. Pretty good maths!

So the best way to book is through a guide. We used Harry, who you can reach on +265 882 85 72 68 – he responds quickly, is friendly, reliable and well-informed.

He will answer any questions you have maintain good contact with you before travel – overall he was excellent, as I am sure all of the guides are. Harry made things extremely easy for us, since we could contact him in advance with questions. If Harry is not available, there are a vast number of guides’ numbers on TripAdvisor and, though we cannot speak to the experience with them, I am sure the format would be similar.

What was great about Harry specifically is that he did provide a lot of things for us, such as kitchen equipment and sleeping bags (though we didn’t actually need this), and also offered a full-board option, if this is something you are interested in. I am not sure if all the guides offer to bring equipment for you, and we did also read a post from someone who paid a rental fee for kitchen equipment so it seems that they probably do not.

Murray is taking a dual camera shot - the main frame is the clouds, which are the only view you can see from the mountain. In the smaller frame, you can see Murray smiling and taking a selfie with Harry and Emma standing behind him, smiling and sticking their thumbs up!
Having fun even when the weather was terrible!

Important note on Guides for responsible tourists

The Forestry Office (Mount Mulanje’s overseeing body) have between 150-200 trained local guides, ready to ascend the mountain on any given day. They vastly outnumber the amount of tourists wanting to climb it, so you can rest well-assured that finding a guide will not be a problem for you if you want to attempt the ascent, even in peak season.

The guide training is also extensive. Our guide, for example, worked as a porter for 7 years, before he was allowed to interview even for a guiding role. He then had to complete a 6 month training period, which included training on how to brief clients before arrival, First Aid and mountain safety, assisting clients with specific areas of difficulty/expertise and route-planning/orienteering. These guides know the mountain and National Park like the back of their hand and there can be no doubt that you will be in good standing with them to look after you.

Basically, these guides work really hard and half of them cannot find work for most of the year, so it’s really important to support them where you can and make sure they have employment.

Additionally, if you book the guides on a ‘full board’ basis, please do not cancel on them. Our guide told us that he had had someone the week before ask to come up the mountain on a full-board basis. He had gone out and bought all of the food and drinks for her for 4 days, and then she had cancelled on him the day before arrival without paying him anything for the trouble.

These guides don’t ask for deposits as they have no means of receiving the money before you get there, so this was super gut-wrenching for us to hear. The cost of that food is significant to them, especially when they otherwise have very limited business during this season, and they then lose 4 days’ expected income too. It is important be fair to the guides and be mindful of this – if you need to cancel, give as much warning as you can, and if there is any doubt in your mind that you won’t make it there, don’t go full-board, opt for self-catering and buy the food yourself beforehand.

We can finally see clear skies, though with clouds threatening. The plateau is really green and you can see a small peak that we were about to climb.
Day 2 on the plateau

Accommodation on Mount Mulanje

Accommodation in Likhubula Town

Likhubula Forest Lodge is a convenient place to stay before the hike. Their website is here for more information. You can’t book there. There is an email address there, which I eventually had a response to, but if you need a faster reply, WhatsApp Dan, the manager, on: +265 882 10 28 90

It’s very simple accommodation, really nothing fancy at all, however that was all we needed.

Benefits of staying here:

  • They had a fully equipped kitchen which we could use before (and if we wished after) the climb
  • They let us use their bathrooms and showers after the hiking, even though we were not staying there the night after we finished the climb. They have a bath in the communal bathroom too. The showers are cold, but that won’t matter after the hike!
  • We had the place completely to ourselves, so even though we had paid only for a standard room (without private bathroom), it really felt like we had an en-suite room. Additionally, the staff all seemed to leave around 6pm once we were settled, and just left us with a night watchman who stayed outside, so we basically were just wandering round the whole lodge as though it was an Airbnb in our pyjamas!
  • It was the perfect starting point for hiking Mount Mulanje as it was so close to the trail-head

Downside: there were so many mosquitos it was hard to sleep, and there were no nets.

Alternatively, we heard that Hikers Nest hostel is also a really great choice, which you can book via Facebook.

A picture of Emma and Murray in a dark attic room lying on mattresses and looking out of a diamond shaped window at a very misty view
Our sleeping space in Lichenya Hut

The Huts on Mount Mulanje

We stayed in two huts on Mount Mulanje – Lichenya Hut and Chambe Hut.

They are very similar in format – basic wooden structures with outdoor toilets (long drops) and a fireplace. Both huts had at least two rooms, including sleeping and living areas, with table, chairs, mats for sleeping and a few bits and bobs (games etc.).

You can buy some soft drinks/beers by paying into an honesty box, they are about 1500 kwacha (about $1.50) per soft drink and 2000 ($2) kwacha for beers. There’s no electricity, so they weren’t refrigerated, but it’s a nice option to have.

The watchmen at both huts had the fires lit or ready to be lit by the time we arrived on both days, and were able to set us up very quickly with drinking water/hot water for bathing/hot water for hot drinks. At both huts, we were given a bucket of hot water and a bucket of cold, and directed to an outdoor bathing space, which was very nice (though it is rustic!).

One thing we did need to do was make sure our food was correctly stored as we did have the risk of rats (apparently – and it does make sense). In the first hut (Lichenya), we had no mosquitoes at all, BUT they were rampant at the second hut (Chambe). Of course there were no nets, so mosquito repellent and anti-malarials are essential.

We highly recommend Incognito, which is an eco-friendly spray that always works amazingly for us. Lichenya Hut was nicer than Chambe but they’re honestly very similar. We did also hear that there is a government/CCAP hut, which is closer to the base than Lichenya and apparently very nice and well-equipped with a proper kitchen/towels/even beds etc. It is more expensive (around 5000 MWK/$5 per person) and we weren’t bothered about the luxury so we stuck with Lichenya – it was fine for us but it depends on your preferences.

Note: tipping the watchmen is expected. We gave 500 Kwacha each (about 40p/50 cents), which seemed to be an acceptable amount but ask your guide if you’re not sure.

Emma is standing with her back to the camera bathing in a small bucket! You can see just her shoulders and head. The 'shower' is in an outdoor wooden hut and there are views of Chambe peak in the background.
The shower at Chambe hut with views of Chambe peak


Breakdown of what we paid:

Harry’s fee for guiding services: $25 USD per day for 3 days – this was for the group, NOT per person. He will accept USD or Kwacha at Google’s exchange rate. We also tipped him $10 and gifted him a sweater and some useful items for hiking. Prices may have changed now since exchange rates have gone up.

Porter fee: $20 USD per day for 2 days between the two of us (we didn’t need it on day 3 as it was all downhill) – we have previously seen $10 given as the standard price on online guides, so $20 may be on the high side. If you can get that price then that’s great, we didn’t have much time to haggle as we booked our porter when we’d already started hiking..

Likhubula Forest Lodge overnight stay the day before we started hiking: $30 USD for a standard private room (not en-suite) with no meals
Mountain huts: 1000 Kwacha (about $1) per person per night plus the watchman’s tip. We gave 500 kwacha to each – we’re not sure if this was too much or too little, but it was all we had in small notes and they seemed grateful enough. At half the price of the accommodation itself, we assumed it wasn’t too little.

National Park fees: 1000 Kwacha per person (total for all 3 days, not per day)

Food for 3 days: $35 USD roughly (and this was actually bang on the right amount of food for us for 3 days)

Total spend for 2 people, 3 days, 3 nights (including tips and food): about $197 USD ($98.50 per person)

That’s around $32 per person per day – not bad value, when you consider Kilimanjaro will set you back around $1500 per person.

Emma is standing wearing a yellow top and a purple backpack turning towards the camera. Harry is walking ahead of her down a path that looks very misty and covered in forest
Hiking through mist in the mornings

The Route

Most routes up Mountain Malawi will do the ascent from the base on day 1, Sapitwa Peak on Day 2 and descend on Day 3. So you can do this as standard or the guides will happily modify your route if you prefer.

It was our opinion and experience that the guides on Mount Mulanje were used to MUCH more experienced hikers than us. Our guide found us generally quite slow. He told us that he has never had anybody come to Mount Mulanje to hike who has not been able to manage the trail (which surprised us, as it isn’t super easy), and the estimated time frames he was giving us for each section of the walk were about an hour shorter than the estimates on the official hiking maps (which were in the huts).

As mentioned above, we are not bad hikers so this was a bit surprising to us. We initially thought he might be working to ‘Africa time’, but he actually seemed very surprised we weren’t reaching our checkpoints as quickly as he thought.

What we did

We weren’t really interested in getting to Sapitwa (especially given the terrifying name meaning in Chichewa!), as we had heard that it was nearly impossible in rainy season. It could lead to trip extensions while you are waiting for the weather to clear, and didn’t have great views (/any views) at this time of year from the top.

A shot of an open fire, with Emma's shorts and top drying near it on two wooden chairs
Drying off our soggy clothes after trekking through the rain for 2 hours!

So here’s our route:

Day 1: Ascent from Likhubula Base up to Lichenya Hut

Time estimated by Harry – 5-6 hours
Time it took us: 7 hours including breaks and mishaps

I have seen all other online guides describe this climb as ‘not too difficult’. This is technically true but we found this really tough in the heat. In short, it was an exceptionally hot day and Murray, my husband, really struggled as the hike is very steep. We took the call to hire a porter a few hours in and this was the right call. This is why it took us a bit longer than suggested, as we had to wait for him to arrive.

The climb is very steep and relentless but it is not difficult and if you take your time, you will make it. The guides tend to be led by you, so you need to let them know if you want a break or a snack (at least this was our experience). Harry didn’t really stop unless directed.

A path leading up to a very craggy rock face in the distance
The plateau

Day 2: Hike from Lichenya Hut to Chambe Hut

Time estimated by Harry – 4-5 hours

Time it took us: 4.5 hours including breaks

Day 2 was by far and away our easiest day on Mount Mulanje and quite honestly, even if you had never hiked before this would have been an absolute breeze. This part of the hike is known as ‘the Plateau’, which is the flat section of the mountain, from which you can either choose to ascend one of the more difficult peaks, or wander round taking in the views.

There were a couple of steep-ish up-hills, but really not super noticeable. We also had the porter on this day, so we weren’t carrying much and it wasn’t challenging at all. On arrival to Chambe hut, we had some stunning views of Chambe Peak (the steepest and most difficult climb on the Massif) and went with Harry to a nearby ‘pool’ after we’d eaten lunch at the hut.

This pool turned out to be a beautiful waterfall cascade, and really one of our highlights of the entire 3 days. It was icy cold, so we couldn’t really swim, though it was safe to and would have been fine in warmer weather, but we got some great views and paddled around for a bit to wash the mud off our legs.

Murray is standing with his back to the camera. He is in a wooded glade that is absolutely covered in mist and it looks very ethereal
An eerie and misty start to Day 2

Day 3: Descent from Chambe Hut back to Likhubula Forest Lodge

Time estimated by Harry – 2 hours to Likhubula Falls, then 45 minutes to the base

Time it took us: 3 hours 45 minutes to the base, including a quick coffee at the Falls

This is all downhill but it is actually a really tough descent and very steep.

We were given two options: a ‘tricky’ river crossing and a path of medium steepness, or the ‘Skyline Path’. The second option has no river crossing but is an extremely steep and rapid descent. This path used to house a cable car (no longer running) so it is basically a sheer drop.

Harry was concerned the river would not be passable if it rained, but there was absolutely no way I was taking the Skyline Path on the back of his description, so we tried it. The river crossing was not easy and I did have to take my shoes and bag off, but we had Harry to pull and push us across, so we weren’t too worried. After a while of steep descent, the path does becomes a gentle, but still slippery slope through the forest. We found the last bit quite easy, but it was tough to that point.

A sweeping mountain shot - there are lots of mountains in the background covered in clouds and you can see Zomba plateau in the foreground (a smaller hill).
Views over the hills

Packing List for Mount Mulanje

  • A good tough raincoat or poncho that is as weather resistant as possible. We opted for light, durable raincoats as it can also get quite warm
  • A spacious backpack that can hold all your essentials plus food for 3 or 4 days
  • A lightweight sleeping bag – though we do also recommend speaking to your guide about this as Harry offered to bring and carry one for us, and we do sort of wish we had taken him up on this.
  • Hardy hiking boots and thick socks – an obvious essential, but waterproof boots are key
  • A large water filtered bottle or ideally a camelbak but don’t worry about taking too much water, you can refill at pools on the way and there is drinking water at the hut. About 1.5-2 litres would be fine, depending on how much you drink. It’s better to have the camelbak in our opinion so you don’t need to stop every time you need a drink.
  • Snacks and food – go with what you think here. We took A LOT. About 35$ worth of snacks and nuts, and way more than we would usually eat, and we really needed all of it.
  • A quick-dry towel – they don’t have them in the huts.
  • Non-toxic mosquito spray – TRUST US, they are everywhere, even at heights we wouldn’t have expected them!! We used Incognito and it is honestly the best mosquito spray we’ve ever used (better than any deet based spray) and also took our anti-malarials.
  • A long-lasting suncream – we use Amazinc. Again we absolutely love it; it’s safe and reef safe (this is really necessary because all the water in Mulanje leads back to the river) and honestly does really work and last us all day. Also a wide-brimmed hat is extremely useful. Be careful with suncream as the word ‘reef-safe’ is not a protected term. If in doubt, check the ingredients against this list from savethereef.org.
  • Toilet paper – came in very useful!
  • Solar charger or battery pack – the huts don’t have electricity, so if you need to charge cameras or phones then this is essential.
  • A jumper or hoody for the evenings – it gets very cold at night, we were chilly even with thermals and a sleeping bag
A view from the plateau in Mount Mulanje of the other peaks. The weather is good but they look cloudy. There are trees in the foreground
Glimpses of the peaks


  • Flip flops or evening shoes – we honestly wished we had these at the huts when our boots were absolutely soaking wet and the toilets were outside.
  • Bathing suit – for the pools up the mountain!
  • A flask for storing hot water. Being able to have coffee on demand on the mountain is pretty unbeatable
  • Waterproof trousers – I did personally really wish I had these (and have never wished that on any previous hikes!) – uphill for two hours with wet socks is probably the least fun I’ve had in a while.
  • Something to do in the evenings – you arrive to the huts around 1pm/midday most days, so a book, pack of cards of dice, or something to entertain yourself would be very useful

What we didn’t need:

  • Pillow – your call, I took one and didn’t need it
  • Cups, bowls, cups, cutlery, pots, pans – speak to your guide about this, we didn’t actually need them as Harry brought them for us
  • Walking poles – we wouldn’t have been able to use them on a lot of the terrain as it was too rocky, but again this is personal choice – if you want them you can bring them.
Murray is sitting in his swimming trunks with his back to the camera looking at Chambe Falls, a very small waterfall with a swimming pool in front of it.
Feeling lucky at Chambe Falls

Something else that is really vital:

Insurance for travelling through Africa

Though the guides climbing Mount Mulanje are really experienced and helpful, as with anywhere, things can go wrong. A great insurance provider is an absolute essential. We use SafetyWing for our travel insurance and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them when visiting Africa or any other region. They are so clear in their wording, and hiking to a certain elevation is included in their standard offering.

Double check you have enough coverage if heading up to Sapitwa. You can check their prices for your trip here:

Emma and Murray are standing wearing swimming costumes looking at each other and cuddling. They are on a flat rock plateau, the waterfalls are in front of them off camera and views of the peaks are behind them
Swimming at Chambe Falls

Meal prep ideas

For the main meals, we had a pack of spaghetti that we split into 4 (one meal a day for each of us – on the third day we were back in time to get something else).

Day 1 – we made half of this pack at Likhubula Forest Lodge and had it with soy sauce, peanut butter and garlic. It worked out a bit like soba noodles and it was nice and easy to transport! We just used a jar.

Day 2 – we had taken a tin of tomatoes with us and had the rest of the pasta with this, and some garlic. Very, very simple but it worked well.

Instant noodles would also work as an easy and light meal. Alternatively tins of lentils, beans etc are easy to get in Zomba or Blantyre.

A peek through shot in between two trees of Likhubula Falls (a large waterfall near the base of Mulanje Mountain)
Likhubula Falls on the descent

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