Plan and budget for Malawi

Here is a basic plan for my next long trip.This will be to Cycle the length of Lake Malawi. Then to do some snorkeling and kayaking on the lake.

Take note there are many areas that savings could be made. However it is better to over budget when traveling in Africa. It must also be noted that anything can happen and the trip plan could change at a moments notice.

The goal of this trip is to test the snorkeling and kayaking on lake Malawi, at the same time cycling the length of the lake.

I am also looking for cycle companions. So if there are any interested persons please put in a comment to this page.

Here is my plan:

Date km traveled Travel cost Accomidation Days Food
Lowest Medium
Johannesburg 2/1/2014 R 1 300 R 150
Lilongwe 3/1/2014 R 100 R 100 2 R 150
Karonga 4/1/2014 R 180 R 100 R 100 1 R 150
Chitimba 6/1/2014 95 R 20 R 60 1 R 150
Mzuzu 8/1/2014 130 R 10 R 15 1 R 150
Nkhata Bay 9/1/2014 46 R 20 R 100 0.5 R 150
Chintheche 9/1/2014 40 R 15 R 100 0.5 R 150
Nkhotakto 10/1/2014 153 R 110 R 100 1 R 150
Senga bay 11/1/2014 135 R 15 R 30 1 R 150
Chipola 12/1/2014 51 R 20 R 100 1 R 150
Monkey Bay 13/1/2014 105 R 15 R 30 2 R 150
Liwande 15/1/2014 136 R 100 R 100 1 R 150
Blantyre 16/1/2014 120 R 100 R 100 1 R 150
Johannesburg 18/1/2014 R 750 2 R 150
1011 R 2 230 R 625 R 935 15 R 2 100
Recommended budget cost
Travel cost R 2 230
Accomidation R 935
Food R 2 100
Kayak rent R 1 000
Mis R 1 000
Total R 7 265
Exchange rate: MK40=R1
Intercape bus between JHB and Lilongwe
AXACity trouper Lilongwe to Karonga
Cut costs by camping.
Food cost will depend on if you are going to cook or eat at restaurants.
I recommend eating one main meal a day at a restaurant Recommend taking Malaria medication.This is a tight schedule there is only on day to catch up. Thus if something goes wrong we will have to use alternative transport.

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