THE ADDRESS Magazine Summer 2014 - Page 392

I transfer across the lake from Mozambique, in a 2-hour boat journey via stops at immigrations out of Mozambique and into Malawi. Passing rural fishing villages en route, we speed towards a long golden sandy cove. Kaya Mawa is a real highlight of Malawi. I can instantly see why it’s a honeymoon hotspot. A taste of authentic Malawi, with culture and rural villages, this is far removed from the tourists and trappings of any beach resort of today. 11 villas are hidden within lush vegetation lining the beach. Mine is the only chalet positioned on the second beach, which 392 is gloriously rugged and local. The warm golden expanse is empty except for a couple of fishermen’s wives and their babies dipping into shallow waters. My Flintstones-styled luxury chalet, Ngani, is entirely private and idiosyncratically quirky in design. Inside, the bath is at a height, up s ѕ