Leisurely day in Thyolo, breakfast on sunny terrace washed clothes that dried really quickly in the hot sun. Good to be at 1000m where temperature cooler. House belonging to Conforzi family line as Flavia explained the lifestyle of her grandparents and own childhood in Malawi as owners of tea plantations. Old photos maps and books explaining in italian! A wander around the indigenous tree forest and across rich green tea fields to a macedonia nut orchard. The cook here is really exceptional fresh salad for lunch then later home made 3 course italian food including own home made ice cream delicious in afternoon pedalled without packs to Satemwa tea plantations factory for surprisingly interesting tea tasting and story of the plantation life..reasonable dirt road for 17km return trip. Twilight lovely light as noisy birds settle and crickets get really loud.
Thyolo House – is a traditional property situated in the Thyolo district, The house is surrounded by fields of tea and an indigenous forest. It has a beautiful view of Mount Mulanje and the gourmet Italian menu available is wholesome and hearty. Guest can walk through the surrounding forest, visit a tea factory and afternoon tea or cycle around nearby tea plantations. Originally the house was part of Conforzi Tea Estates and was one of the first houses to be built in the 1930s. Still retaining its charm and character.