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    Default Malawi to Pemba

    Can anyone help with the info on the road conditions from lake malawi to pemba?

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    Tar highway to Marrupa where there is fuel available, then rough four wheel drive track with a couple of small river crossings (this time of year mostly dry) to Montepuez, then tar to Pemba. I haven't personally done the route, but had researched it extensively in case we did it this past June/July. We met a party in Nacala who had done the more southerly route, via Cuamba and Malema to Nampula, and they said the roads were pretty bad - they had to do an overnight bush camp between Mandimba and Nampula.

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    According to Keith Begg who does research in Niassa the Marrupa to Pemba leg is do-able in a day this time of the year. So from Lake Malawi to Pemba on this route 2 days should be fine. We plan to do it towards late September so I hope to be able to give first hand info after that.

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    Just curious how this route was. We are trying to decide between Cape McClear to Lichinga to Marrupa to Pemba OR Cape McClear to Cuamba to Ribaue to Nampula. Please let me know how it was for you.

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