New Forest Cabin in Ntchisi Forest Lodge
In 2014 Ntchisi Forest Lodge celebrated
the 100th anniversary of the lodge (which makes it one of the oldest
buildings of Malawi). It was during this time that the new owners of
Ntchisi Forest Lodge came up with the idea to extend the accommodation to
make the lodge ready for a new era.
With a good team of local workers, the cabin was eventually finished in
2015. Ntchisi Forest Lodge is really proud of this piece of art blending in
with the surroundings. Now in 2016, the Forest Cabin is now available.
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Mushroom Farm Thrives – as a
Siblings Maddy and
Cameron McAllister have just finished their third season of owning/
operating the Mushroom Farm, a quirky eco-lodge perched on the edge of a
cliff in Malawi’s northern mountains, overlooking the lake.
During their time, they’ve operated the Lodge more and more as a ‘social
enterprise’ – with focus on the social and environmental aspects of
the ‘triple bottom line.’ From all accounts, very successfully
Guests love the lodge
for its laid-back ‘vibe’. The McAllisters continue to build and improve the
facilities so that accommodations are now varied for every budget.
Sunbird’s New Year Treats & Book
As the Sunbird Group
continues to encourage reading among Malawin Youth, Sunbird Nkopola have
donated 1300 reading and teaching books to the Mangochi Orphans Educational
With the start of 2016 come great additions to the Sunbird Nkopola
restaurant menu. From Full English Breakfasts to Family Barbeques under the
Fig Tree. The New Year Treats on offer to guests cater for every taste. It
doesn’t stop here. Sunbird Mount Soche are now offering a new and updated ą
Reserve rejuvenated and Lion cub
Every quarter, Majete Wildlife Reserve releases a newsletter.
To keep you updated, we have included some of the main events in our
rain began early this year with heavy downpours in November. The grass has
now rejuvenated providing necessary nourishment and food to the newly born
impala lambs, baboon and warthog babies. Not only that, Lion cub sightings
have been confirmed.
was believed that Shire, the female lioness, had given birth to cubs at end
of the November and on the 17th December, a lion cub was
photographed by one of the Majete researcher’s camera traps.
Get involved with the TriMalawi
based charity EMMS International is inviting participants to join them on
their 175th anniversary event, the TriMalawi Challenge this year from the
20-29th August. Participants will have the opportunity to kayak, cycle and
trek through the stunning scenery in ‘The Warm Heart of Africa’, and
discover the real Malawi, off the tourist trail.
anniversary challenge, participants will have the chance to kayak to a
deserted tropical island, cycle through rural villages, get close to nature
with wildlife-spotting opportunities, climb Majestic Mount Mulanje and take
part in a project visit to see EMMS International’s work first-hand. If
you’re interested in attending, read the full article for more information.
CAWS: Rhino Tracking, New Bat Species
like to keep you updated with news from CAWS (Central African Wilderness
Safaris) and their final newsletters of 2015 provide lots of interesting
have joined Malawi to help protect the wildlife from illegal wildlife
trades. National Geographic Kids representatives experienced Rhino tracking
in Liwonde National Park and the African Bat Conservation have discovered a
new bat species!
CAWS also provide round
ups from their lodges and camps around the country. There are all the usual
great wildlife sightings, plus news of all the fun and games of a busy
Tongole Wilderness Lodge Shines at
Malawi’s own Tongole Wilderness Lodge has been honoured at the
recent Safari Awards.
holiday retreat, Tongole Wilderness Lodge has proved itself to be an
ethical and responsible holiday destination, with exemplary standards in
all aspects of guest experience.
November at a gala event in London, the annual Safari Awards commends the
best in African wildlife travel destinations, looking at their overall
experience, value and ethical stance. Nominated for seven separate awards,
and a finalist in all of those categories, Tongole achieved two Best in
Category awards and was placed in the Top 3 for the remaining five.
New Mango inspired Menu from Huntingdon
When the mango season arrived at Satemwa Tea Estate in Malawi, the
Huntingdon House chefs were very excited to incorporate these juicy fruits
into the lodge’s menu. From a Thai beef and mango salad sprinkled with
macadamias to a caramelized mango tart, the Huntingdon cooks are having a
great time challenging their culinary skills with new, creative dishes.
Huntingdon House was built by Maclean Kay in the mid -30s and was fully
refurbished in 2009. Care was taken to retain the unique character and
history of the property while ensuring it satisfies the demands of even the
most discerning traveller.
Fisherman’s Rest Round Up 2015
constructing libraries to housing chickens and fixing pumps to planting
trees, Fisherman’s Rest have had a busy 2015.
Fisherman’s Rest is a
nature reserve, Lodge and Community Development Centre. Located a short 20
minutes drive to the south-west of Blantyre, the ‘Rest’ offers magnificent
views over the Great Rift Valley and Shire River.
At Fisherman’s Rest the
opportunities to engage with local communities and people are
endless. The lodge and linked registered Malawi charity supports
projects in 22 schools and two districs.
They’ve created an
infographic showing all the projects they’ve been involved in last year.
Read the article to learn more about what they do.
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
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