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Malawi

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Manjolo, Southern, Malawi
Approx. altitude: 952 m (3123 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 16°N 145°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunters #9: The Track from the Confluence Point #10: Crowd around us #11: Nearby Tea Plantations

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  16°S 35°E (visit #2)  

#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distanc

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

24-Nov-2017 -- This is the last out of 4 reports reaching confluence points during a one-week trip through Malawi. The story starts at 11°S 34°E and continues from 15°S 35°E.

At noon we started from Liwonde National Park. We went through the city of Zomba and had planned to drive directly to the second largest city of Malawi, named Blantyre (after Livingstone’s birthplace). But we had enough daylight available to make a little detour through the highlands, which are now converted into tea plantations.

The confluence is located in these tea-highlands. The area is densely populated and penetrated with plenty of tracks and footpaths. The actual challenge of visiting this confluence point is to find through this labyrinth, i.e. finding the correct route that leads to the confluence point. Obviously we had made the right choice, because we were able to reach a distance of 400 m by car. As we stopped, a crowd gathered around us. A path lead directly to the confluence point.

The confluence is located in a corn field with currently young sprouts on it. Nearby are mango trees and olive trees.

We returned the same way that we had come and reached Blantyre with the last remaining daylight.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of car parking: 400 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 5 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 3:50 PM
  • Measured height: 961 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: mountainous.
  • Vegetation: young corn sprouts, mango trees, olive trees
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 26° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Tea Plantation Confluence

More pictures of our trip at here.

The story finishes here.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distanc
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunters
#9: The Track from the Confluence Point
#10: Crowd around us
#11: Nearby Tea Plantations
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)