african plains


This is a picture from on top of Nyika Plateau in Northern Malawi. It is the site that David Livingston set up a mission hospital during WW2. Women from the local villages would hike up to the top of this plateau 4 months before giving birth and then hike back down afterwards.

From the top of the plateau one can see the Shire River (Lake Tanginyika drain off) and 4 countries; zambia, tanzania, malawi, and mozambique; and on a really good day..all the way to the Indian Ocean.

On the grounds of the mission hospital can be seen words still scrawled in black on the ground "WE ARE HERE" as an alert to the planes flying overhead.



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