How do I get there?
Air Malawi flies to Blantyre and Lilongwe. Cape Maclear is 274 kilometers from the airport in Blantyre and is 279km from Lilongwe’s airport. Or you can catch a connecting flight to Club Mak from either airport, which is only 76 kilometers away. Club Mak is on the lake’s southern tip and can be reached at (011) 390 1211. Public transport is available in Blantyre or Lilongwe which will take you to Monkey Bay. Once you have arrived in Monkey Bay you can phone us at +265 (0) 9 934 220 to pick you up. If you have your own vehicle the road is only tarmac half way and is a bit rough in sections but nonetheless very accessible. The easiest way to access Cape Maclear from the northern part of the lake is to take the Ilala ferry to Monkey Bay. The drive from Johannesburg takes around 18 hours but is a very pleasant trip via Harare, Beit Bridge (which is now open 24 hours a day and is normally a quick crossing), then the Tete Corridor. Drivers are well advised to avoid the Mutare border post where there can be long delays.
What do I bring?
Plenty of film, sunscreen and mosquito repellent but otherwise as little as possible. We supply the scuba gear that you will need. The Malawi gin and local beer are both very tasty but it is worth bringing your own wine as it is difficult to find and can be pricey.
Malawi is a malarial area. Consult your doctor for advice on prophylactics and take repellents and all the usual precautions.
What payments do you accept?
Rand, Pound, Dollar, Euro, credit card, travelers cheques and Malawian Kwachas of course!