Beautiful Malawi

A few of my favourite images from our 2 wonderful years spent in Malawi.

Domwe Island

 “You either get the point of Africa or you dont. What draws me back year after year is that it’s like seeing the world with the lid off.” – A.A Gill

Lake Malawi (4)

“Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.” -Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

Cattle in Malawi

“Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to uncrinkle, to breathe , to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not until now, known it had.” – Elizabeth Berg

Forest Escape

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild, precious life?” -Mary Oliver

Mulanje Massif

Mulanje Hiking hut

Cape Maclear

“He who is different from me does not impoverish me – he enriches me. Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves – in man. For no man seeks to hear his own echo, or find his reflection in the glass.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Shire River Fishermen-2

Shire River through Majete

“I must pack my short life full of interesting events and creative activity. Philosophy and aesthetic contemplation are not enough. I intend to do everything possible to broaden my experiences and allow myself to reach the fullest development. Then, and before physical deterioration obtrudes, I shall go on some last wilderness trip to a place I have known and loved. I shall not return. – Everett Ruess


View from Domwe Island

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I, said Gandalf,” and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – J. R. R. Tokien


“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates


Lake Malawi (3)

“It’s the oldest story in the world. One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for some day. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.” – Anon

Mulanje for kids

Road to Dedza

“Despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you, as deeply as they’ve met themselves.” – Matt Kahn


Lake Malawi (2)

“The brave find a home in every land.” – Ovid

Mulanje Hiking

“I have not tired of the wilderness; rather I enjoy its beauty and the vagrant life I lead, more keenly all the time. I prefer the saddle to the streetcar and star-sprinkled sky to a roof, the obscure and difficult trail, leading into the unknown to any paved highway, and the deep peace of the wild to the discontent bred by cities.” – Everett Ruess

Lake Malawi




27 replies »

  1. You’ve captured the beauty of Malawi – a place where we also found home. You’ve manged to beautifully pair these shots with such captivating and fitting quotes. Thank you.

  2. Your photos are beautiful! Malawi has been on my list of places to visit (as are all African countries). I bumped it further up after seeing your photos. Thank you for sharing your photos… and gift!

    • Thanks Choi. I’ve been using a Canon D6 and edit with lightroom. But took these pics over a period of 2 years and some were taken with a little pocket camera!

  3. Wow, my comments are always the same, but here I go again…. wonderful photography and such fitting quotes… I love Malawi too actually I just love Africa….

  4. As always, beautifully evocative photos of a country that I hold very close to my heart and the quotes are just beautiful and fit the photos so brilliantly 🙂