Nyasa Lake Malawi Kayak Expedition 2005
The Nyasa Malawi Kayak expedition crew became the first team to successfully paddle the entire length of the west coast of Lake Malawi, carving their names into history.
The crew composed of 7 students, and one intrepid camera man, decided that during their June/July vacation they would seek out an adventure of a lifetime. The epic journey took them from Mangochi (Malawi) to Matema (Tanzania) in the North covering 750km in only 33days (19 paddling days), 10 days ahead of schedule.
This massive feat entailed nine months of back breaking preparation and training, however this proved to be only the first of many hurdles to come.
Throughout the 750km journey, the team had to dodge hippos, crocodiles, massive swarms of lake flies, water-spouts and explosive three meter cresting swells. The dangers and hardships were however equally matched by the lakes marvellous untouched beauty.
The expedition proved to be a fabulous trip of lifetime, and the experiences and lifelong stories shall remain with the crew forever.