Win a Holiday to Malawi!
One of the top magazine brands in the world, National Geographic, has been
recently going wild for all things Malawi. This includes featuring Malawi
in a full length article and holiday prize competition in National
Geographic Traveller magazine and having a 6 page
spread in the current issue of National Geographic Kids magazine.
For more information on how to enter the
Malawi Holiday Competition click the link below. Make sure to pick up
copies of the current editions of National Geographic Traveller
and National Geographic Kids to read all about Malawi!
Free/Discounted Tickets to
UK's top travel shows
Adventure Travel Show and the Destinations holiday & travel show are
the UKs top two travel exhibitions dedicated to giving visitors the chance
to discover brilliant new parts of the world!
will be present at both these shows. You will have the opportunity to find
out about all of its natural wonders - from its stunning landscape, crystal
clear lake, huge variety of wildlife (including the big five), as well as
giving you chance to find out why they call it "The Warm Heart of
Africa". Come and see us there to find out more about your holiday
options and to uncover more about this unique and fascinating destination
face to face with experts!
Park - Malawi's first ever 5 star Hotel
Malawi's first ever 5 star hotel has
celebrated 6 months of welcoming guests. Officially opened on 1 May 2015,
the Umodzi Park business precinct in the heart of
Malawi's capital of Lilongwe, includes the
world-class Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC), the
five-star 130-key President Walmont hotel and
nearby, is the private estate featuring 14 Presidential Villas for
dignitaries and long-term stays.
This multi-faceted development forms a vital part of Malawi's plans to
boost the tourism sector and is managed by Peermont Hotels, Casinos and
Resorts. Peermont was awarded the management contract by the Umodzi Holdings Board in October 2014.
Go Horse Riding at Luwawa
In April 2016, Tremendous Horse Trails will be setting up business close to
Luwawa Forest Lodge in northern Malawi. They will
be open for day rides on May 1st, 2016.
The intention is to
create a trail about 75 km in length with simple log cabins placed about 25
km apart. A guide will accompany all rides, with the emphasis on slow,
careful riding that allows the rider to take in the beauty of the flora and
fauna. Each log cabin will have hot water, a shower, toilet, solar powered
lighting, running water and a wood fired stove for cooking and heating as
well as having beds for four people. For family and friends that don't
ride, transport to the cabins can be provided at an extra charge.
Upgrades for Makuzi
Beach Lodge Chalets
Beach Lodge, on the northern shore of Lake Malawi, have
been hard at work upgrading some of their Standard Chalets. They've
recently completed upgrades to one standard chalet up to a Superior and
will have finished another 3 by January. Superior Chalets have full
bathrooms, a large living space and a mini-bar fridge. Also by February
they will have completed 2 new family chalets which have 2 rooms that are
inter linked by a lounge and small verandah and set individually in the
gardens with a lake facing view close to the beach.
Beach Lodge is located along the northern shores of Lake Malawi, 5km south
of Chintheche and 7km north of Kande Beach.
Fisherman's Rest Volunteers
& November News
150 volunteers have visited Fisherman's Rest in
southern Malawi this summer helping to rebuild houses damaged in the
January floods and running project my girl training sessions in 4 schools.
A lot has gone on in the past month for Fisherman's
Rest. With November typically the start of Malawi's first downpours in its
rainy season, preparations have been underway and repairs have been made to
buildings that were damaged after last season's flood. There is also an
update on their library project from Fisherman Rest Volunteers, Tina and
Lynne, and news on the chick chick project.
Great Animal Sightings at
Robin Pope Safaris' Mkulumadzi Lodge's visitors
were spoilt with a selection of spectacular sightings recently. Elephants
and a lion entertained the recent Mkulumadzi
guests and guide during a game drive in the magnificent Majete
Seeing these two of the
Big Five was a topic of conversation in its own right, but the visitors
also spotted a beautiful rhino and a gorgeous leopard during their stay in
Malawi. Both rhino and leopard are very elusive and tend to hide away in
their bushveld home so the Mkulumadzi guests
count themselves extremely lucky to have witnessed these fantastic
sightings. The Mkulumadzi team is excitedly
anticipating more thrilling wildlife sightings in Majete.
record set by Tongole team
In early October the Tongole Wilderness Lodge team celebrated not only
excellent guest reviews, but also a new Tongole record of the fastest time
to the top of Kasukusuku Mountain and back.
new record time to the peak of the mountain now stands at 59 minutes and
the decent at 52 minutes, making the length of the total trip less than two
hours. Mr.Takuhashi from Japan, an assistant manager, Emmanuel Kandiero,
and a staff member, Innocent Kalanga, were the fortunate group breaking the
Tongole is known for their extensive hiking safaris. Guests can choose from
one, two or three hour long guided walking trails or adventurous treks across
the Nkhotakota wilderness to Lake Malawi.
Malawi is home to Blue Zebras!
It's true, Malawi really is home to Blue Zebras,
not quite like the one in the (retouched) picture above. You might have to
look a little closer for these zebras, as they tend to be quite small. Nor
do they have legs but gills instead, as they're stunning little fish that
live within the sparkling waters of Lake Malawi.
Blue Zebra originated in deep rocky waters of Lake Malawi in Africa and is
one of the cichlid species. It is also known as the Mbuna Cichlid. The word
"Mbuna" means "rock fish", which refers to its habitat.
Blue Zebras can be as small as 2.5cm in length, with larger species
approaching nearly 15cm in length. They are endemic to Lake
Malawi, where they are most commonly found living in the north and
north-eastern areas of the lake.
Not discovered Malawi yet?
Malawi is a hidden gem. It is the unique combination of Landscape,
Wildlife, Lake and, the People which makes this one of Africa's most
amazing countries. Safe and friendly, Malawi offers visitors a fascinating
variety of sights and experiences. The diversity of landscapes, the huge
lake and the national parks and reserves provide the foundation for the
unrivalled choice of safaris, water sports and outdoor activities on offer.
information on Malawi Tourism visit: www.malawitourism.com
Contact: + 44 (0)115 9727250 firstname.lastname@example.org