The next morning we drove early to the foot of Mount Mulanje which was laying at around 600 meters above sea level. It was important to be there early as we were supposed to climb 1200 height meters up to our turning point at around 1800 meters above sea level. After that we were going to walk down the other side of the mountain and have a stop at a waterfall. All that before the sun was starting to set.
The next morning we got up early to start with a trip to the local village called “the hot sand village”. It was said to have gotten its name because of the sand becoming so hot in october that everyone needed to have their shoes on. The main thing that was produced and sold in the village were boats and fishing nets for the lake, but there were also some good wood carverers who took special requests, so I asked them to make a key chain with a text and picture on it, and they made it perfectly at almost no cost. It was also interesting to hear our guide explain that the boys left their parents at the age of 15 when they started building their own houses. Their houses could be made in two weeks or two months depending on how quick they were, and they usually used around 5000 bricks made out of dried mud and banana tree leafs for the roofs.
We also got to do some snorkeling at the Lake which had more fish species than any other lake on earth. After the snorkeling trip we got to play some volleyball at the beach and then again spend the evening around the campfire.