With our Saturdays and Sundays now busy with children’s clubs, preaching and teaching engagements we have started taking Monday as our day of rest. We used the first Monday of this new system (2nd March) to test out our new 4×4 and headed off to the famous Zomba Plateau that dominates the countryside around the old colonial capital of Zomba.
The mountains on the plateau rise to about 2,000 meters but we were happy driving up the escarpment in what looked like the Perthshire hills – even if the weather was sunnier and hotter. We stopped off at the trout farm, hired a guide who took us on a wonderful walking tour taking hours to walk little used footpaths to Queen’s View where Queen Elizabeth looked out before independence, and Emperor’s View where Haile Selassie looked out during his visit to the country the year after independence. We could pick out the Mulanje Massif in the distance. But photos that truly capture the grandeur of the view will have to await a return visit in the dry season.
The most relaxing of days finished with a walk back down a beautiful river past William’s falls; followed by a cold drink and tasty meal at the impressive Sunbird Ku Chawe hotel perched on the escarpment edge.
Ah, tourists for a day 🙂