SOUTHERN MALAWI: Zomba, Liwonde National Park. On the Shire river, Malawai, an elephant plays hide and seek.Travelling slowly in a small boat gave us a different perspective on these great beasts.A small fishing boat in the morning, Shire river, Malawi.It would be hard to tire of seeing African wildlife, but being in a small boat as elephants swim by keeps things interesting.Our last night's lodging in Malawi. This simple hotel had an outdoor shower and toilet, and most of the panels in the windows had glass. Next stop? Zambia.Zomba, Malawi.The area around Zomba had a number of short day hikes, where local kids would sell bags of wild berries for a song. I think this is where had luxed out on pizza.Liwonde town offers a chance to take a river trip on the Shire river, for close up views of elephants on water. Malawi.Walking up a steep hill in Zomba, Malawi, we saw these kids on this home made billy cart skimming low to the ground. Helmet? Knee pads? Warning sticker "Not to be ridden downhill"?The calm, morning view of the Shire River, Liwonde National Park. (Illegal?) Fishermen need to be alert for hippos.Making your way up the Shire river, you will encounter elephants as the emerge from the reeds into the water.The Shire river cuts through Liwonde National Park, Malawi, where these two are fishing.Where the elite used to play in Zomba, the Zomba CC -country or cricket club?Never to young to earn a living in Africa.Large trees line the banks of the Shire River in Liwonde National Park.More elephants in the Shire River.