From ‘Chisepo Hut’ to ‘Chambe Hut’, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Track up the mountains, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Track up the mountains, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

The Scottish were gonna leave very early, around 6 am today. That didn’t happen due to cloud cover over the peaks.

Another’s captivating morning at Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Another’s captivating morning at Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

However, it looked promising a short while after sunrise. The sun came up behind the mountains, not quite as dramatic as yesterday.

Breakfast guide for the Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Breakfast guide for the Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

The guides and porters enjoyed an entertaining breakfast in the sun. A very happy bunch, one could hear them laughing and talking for a while yesterday. Even Nenani was smiling.

Creek and valley below, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Creek and valley below, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

I walked down the creek for some early morning shots of water, mountain sun, and valley.

Creek and Mulanje Mountains above, Malawi

Creek and Mulanje Mountains above, Malawi

It cleared up nicely, blue skies and sunshine.

Rock pools above The Valley. Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Rock pools above The Valley. Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

The Scotts were on their way. I was a bit jealous about a clear day on the peak, but looking back, Nature couldn’t have displayed more spectacular than yesterday.

Clear view over to Mt. Sapitwa, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Clear view over to Mt. Sapitwa, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

With sunny days, I made most of the opportunity on our way to ‘Chambe Hut’.

Plant growth on a tree, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Plant growth on a tree, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

A comparable easy hike, halfway back the way we came a few days back.

Alpine colour, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Alpine colour, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

The sunlight giving depth in colour of plants and flowers.

Malawian sunflower, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Malawian sunflower, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

The purple sunflower, in particular, seems to thrive and display colourful around here.

Even flowerless plants can look spectacular with right sun angle, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Even flowerless plants can look spectacular with right sun angle, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Other plants thriving here as well, giving away distinctive patterns in sunlight.

Clear skies brighten all colours and features, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Clear skies brighten all colours and features, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Paths looked more dramatic towards the mountains, boulders up and down the track.

Clouds sweeping in from the east, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Clouds sweeping in from the east, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

The diverse ecosystem changed from time to time. A few pockets had lush, subtropical areas.

Moss covered trees high above, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Moss covered trees high above, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Moss covered trees overlooking valleys, fern covered landscape located in higher, more exposed areas. 

High above Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

High above Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Nenani took a few photos of me on a large boulder, holding my stick. We had a pretty cruisy day, I think he got a bit bored at times? Still not smiling much, he just seems to be worlds away.

Looking towards Mt. Sapitwa covered in clouds, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Looking towards Mt. Sapitwa covered in clouds, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

By now, clouds moved in from the east, engulfing higher peaks. Looking quite dramatic along some peaks near and far, the clouds moved in fair speed. Guess the Scotts weren’t too lucky with their view after all.

‘Chambe Hut’ was visible from a long way out. What looked like a mountain resort from far, was the sleeping accommodation for the nursery group, planting and growing pine trees.

Mt. Chambe pine tree nursery, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Mt. Chambe pine tree nursery, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

They come up for 2 weeks, before alternate with the next group. Good to see Eco agriculture around Mulanje Mountains.

A familiar flower in Southern Africa, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

A familiar flower in Southern Africa, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Some colourful flowers grew near the creek, some I had seen on Madagascar before. I chilled in the on and of afternoon sun for a while, just enjoyed peace and tranquility. Bliss.

Pretty in purple, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Pretty in purple, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Two young Dutch friends arrived later, who just finished a mountain bike ride through Malawi with 20 other cyclists. ‘Plan Holland’ organised with ‘Plan Malawi’ a charity bicycle run to raise awareness about teenage marriage here in Malawi. An outstanding achievement, an impressive result. 

Starry starry night, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Starry starry night, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

I took a few starry photos later. With lower elevation, the sky didn’t blink as bright.

Tea pot Bush TV, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

Tea pot Bush TV, Mulanje Mountains, Malawi

A nice hot cuppa ‘native’ Peppermint tea warmed me up nicely. I sat around and watched bush tv for a while longer. 

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