Water Intake

Water Intake

Water intake: Without healthy water there is no life

Mathunka is dependent on the Nyaka plateau for their water. A water system with many kilometers pipe and valves ensures that over 10,000 people around Rumphi have healthy drinking water from one of the rivers that have their origin in Nyika.

You can walk to the source; a beautiful walk (1,5 hours) through fields and villages. You can do it with a GPS or with a guide who can tell you a lot about the environment. The walk goes up, but there are no steep slopes. At the river are beautiful places with low trees and waterfalls where you can rest and picnic.

You can walk back to Matunkha or a car can pick you you about 2 km from the water intake. If you walk there and back, it takes about 4 hours before you return.

This activity costs U.S. $ 15,00 per person.