4.5 hours from Mbeya to the Malawi-Tanzania border. 1 hour to exchange money. 1 hour to cross the border. 45 minutes in a taxi to the closest town. 5 hours to Mzuzu, the largest northern city. 45 minutes from one side of town to another. 1 hour in the back of a pick-up to Nkhata Bay.

And fish everywhere along the way.