Likoma Island Things to Do

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  • Vincent on the roof of the clock tower
    Vincent on the roof of the clock tower
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  • Service at St. Peter`s
    Service at St. Peter`s
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    Don`t miss a service!

    by frockland Updated Jul 14, 2004

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    Service at St. Peter`s

    A service at St. Peter`s is long! Three hours are average and its easy going. Usually it starts at 8 am but if you are late – no problem you are welcome anyway!

    There are different choirs performing and its amazing to see them dancing and singing! Don`t miss it!

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    Visit St Peter

    by frockland Updated Jul 10, 2004

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    Likoma's cathedral

    The cathedral is Likomas main attraction. It can be visited any time. Its worth to find somebody to show you around! Ask for Vincent the verger!

    If you want to see the cathedral but dont like to stay on Likoma for a couple of days, then ask the captain if he allows you to disembark with the first boat and return with the last one. This will give you about two hours for a small sightseeing tour. Its a 10 minutes walk to Chipyela. The vessel will blow the horn to make clear that journey will be continued soon!

    In 2004 the Ilala was arriving after dark when she was travelling southbound. Northbound the vessel is notoriously delayed, so that it was unlikely to visit the cathedral before sunset. But there is a small chance and at least you can have a look to Mbamba Village instead of hanging on board and being bored.

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    Climb the clock tower

    by frockland Written Jul 10, 2004

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    Vincent on the roof of the clock tower

    The clock tower of the cathedral offers a nice view. To get up there you need to find Vincent the verger, who will be happy to show you around. To reach the roof you have to climb across the bells and the clockwork that is not working anymore due to the lack of grease. Bring a torch!

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    The old Baobab on the new market place

    by frockland Updated Dec 6, 2002

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    Old Baobab (1996)

    In the year 1985 there was an aid project done on Likoma. The "New Market Place" was built and its obvious that it were the Germans who had done it: solid streets, with sidewalks and gutters. It’s a bit bizarre looking! In the middle of the marked square there is an old baobab. Its grown over by a Kachere tree that “strangled” it. Nowadays the baobab is hollow and sometimes used as a storeroom.

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    Likoma - 1 -

    by frockland Updated Jul 10, 2004

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    Likoma  - 1 -

    Ok - its not a must to see, but you can make calls anywhere in Malawi from the the last single - digit manual exchange in the world! - Likoma Island 1 -

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