Take a look at what was in our room the other night.
A Scorpion!!!…which, to be honest, scared the life out of me! Following local advice and with fears of it scuttling into the bed and delivering some kind of deadly sting, I decided it had to die.
A few days later we were greeted by another interesting creature.
Hello Praying Mantis!
Anyway, moving away from wildlife and onto last weeks excursion – we took a trip to the nearest town – Mzuzu, about an hour from Nkhata Bay.
Step one – jumping in a “shared taxi” and waiting for it to fill up.
Followed, on arrival, by a trip to a newly opened supermarket, to get supplies for the lodge.
The tinsel and staff wearing santa hats were a bit of a shock but it’s nice to see they are getting festive.
To recover from our supermarket sweep we found a nice little coffee shop (run by the Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union) which not only serves amazing, local Fair Trade coffee but supplies to Sainsburys too :). Apparently it’s a great stocking filler – have a peek!