We planned to use the ferry to go south to Monkey Bay, and take advantage of the stops to visit Nkhata Bay and other places. It turned out to be a big mistake: due to the delay – 20 hours- we arrived in Nkhata Bay at night and we left quickly. The cabin we hired was too expansive in terms of value for money -MK 29,350 pp from Ruarwe to Monkey Bay- and the lack of fresh air and the hot temperature made it the perfect home for the likes of cockroaches. We didn’t have a sleeping bag but if you have one I would recommend the first class. In that environment fresh air is the most important thing you need.
Daniele & Heayoung