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Get Your Free & Discounted Tickets to London's Top Travel Shows Here!
The Adventure Travel Show and The Times Destinations Travel show are the top 2 travel exhibitions in the UK, dedicated to giving visitors the chance to discover brilliant new parts of the world.

2014 will be no exception as hundreds of destinations come together offering fantastic new ideas as well as expert advice - you should feel inspired in no time! We’re giving away free and discounted tickets for both shows – just click on the link below to find out how to get yours.
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A lion in Liwonde National Park! An update from Wilderness Safaris
Things for Wilderness Safari have been as busy has ever! October was an incredible month for wildlife sightings and some great community initiatives. A huge footprint believed to be from a Lion has also been spotted nearby the camp. Nothing’s been seen or photographed as yet, but too big to be a leopard or hyena, one can only speculate with excitement!
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Wilderness Safaris have also launched a brand new ‘guest-friendly’ website. As interactive as it gets this is a great place to plan your wilderness adventure.
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Eight New Day Trip Packages launched by Barefoot Safaris
Barefoot Safaris is pleased to introduce 8 new Malawi day trips for the traveller with limited time in Lilongwe, also known as the garden city.  The day trips are for the keen bird watcher, nature lover or anyone who wants to experience the warm heart of Africa. Trips commence and end in Lilongwe with all trips starting with a pick up from clients’ hotel, and a drop off back at the same place.
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New Dive Centre Now Open - along with new lake activities
Blue Zebra Island Lodge is one of Malawi's newest lodges and set within the Maleri group of Islands, it provides a supreme snorkelling and diving experience. Improvements and developments at the lodge have been ongoing and we're now pleased to announce that their dive centre is officially open! It's led and run by a fully qualified dive instructor who at present is busy mapping the secrets that lay beneath the surface. A number of dives are available, from set routes suitable and matched to guests' experience, to longer exploration dives where you can discover areas not even the instructor has been to.
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Palm Valley Executive Lodge set to double number of rooms this year
Palm Valley Executive Lodge is one of Malawi’s newest lodges, and at the moment is going from strength to strength. The accommodation was once planned to be the owner’s house – but when they realised their grand designs were just a little too big for just them, they decided to open it up to tourists! Now in full swing, with half of December fully booked and a special offer on, their expansion project is fully underway. It will see the sight double in size, adding an additional 7 rooms – whilst still preserving the beautifully kept gardens and stunning views. This expansion work we’d first announced to be completed at some point in 2014 – but it now looks as though the new en-suite rooms will be up and running by the end of March!
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Welcome to Madidi – Lilongwe’s friendly ‘warm welcome’
As with all capital cities, finding a hotel that stands out from the rest can be difficult. Even in Malawi, the addition of wireless internet or a swimming pool isn’t enough to set one hotel off against another – so what exactly makes these places different?

Madidi Lodge in Malawi’s Lilongwe is one that stands apart from the rest. Say goodbye to the high rise, impersonal, one-in-one-out hotels of the modern city – Madidi has been designed and built with the direct intention of offering a personalised and cosy set up; an alternative city stay.
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A 'cracker' of a year at Danforth! ‘A Big Thank you’
As Danforth Yachting gives one final boost for Christmas it’s time to reflect on yet another year now almost over - one of this beautiful lake side gem’s best to date.

With the magic of Christmas just around the corner Danforth’s very own white angel, their yacht Mufasa, continues to give guests the most stunning views on its sunset cruises. It’ll no doubt play a big part in the festive celebrations!

Finally, as another successful year draws to an end Howard and Michelle, owners of Danforth, would like to give a big thank you to all their staff who work so hard to ensure guests get the best possible experience.
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A Glimpse of what's to come: Malawi's Majete Wildlife Reserve
African Parks could be considered as one of the most successful African conservation stories in the continent’s history, and as an organisation are responsible for the protection, development and reintroduction of thousands and thousands of animals over the years. The story is no different in Malawi with African Parks coming in ten years ago to manage what was a very depleted Majete Wildlife Reserve. In the space of a decade this has seen a huge transformation with the introduction of elephants, impala, antelope and of course rhino and lion.

After another successful season we’ve summarised exactly the extent of work done this year, as well as an insight into what to expect next!

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The Responsible Safari Company as Busy as Ever!
The Responsible Safari Company, based in Malawi’s second largest city Blantyre, have been operating since 2008 and already are responsible for many memorable experiences of travellers from across the world.

Their expansion and popularity is driven by UK born Dom and Kate Webb who, after travelling the length and breadth of Africa, settled in Malawi. The last few months has seen even more expansion and development; these two never sit still for long! Dom and Kate attended London’s World Travel Market this year and were thrilled to be part of such a busy and buzzing Malawi stand. After London they jetted off to Morocco and the PURE travel event- an inspirational 3 days of experiential travel. RSC were shortlisted for a PURE award which was a great honour.
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’tis the Season of Giving

There’s no hiding that Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa, but at the same time it’s becoming a more and more  popular country for tourism. With commercial growth comes responsibility. All of the tourism companies in Malawi regularly give back, and projects don’t just pop up when tourists arrive, and then disapear – that simply wouldn’t benefit anyone. Helping the community in many cases is integral to how these companies operate. A number of companies in recent months have been doing just a little extra to give back. Here are a few of them.

 

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Malawian Style Christmas Charity Fund Raising for two local causes

Last year the Malawian Style charity Christmas party was a huge success and so this December the team wanted to take the opportunity to raise even more money for two local causes in need. This year they’re doing the same and are supporting the Freedom from Fistula charity and the Kamuzu Central Hospital.
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Ulendo Embraces ‘Paying It Forward’ concept to help the community
The concept of ‘paying it forward’ isn’t a new one, but over the years has been used and promoted by a wide range of people. The concept takes the view that as any one individual making a vast difference is difficult, but as a collective great good can be done by working together. Ulendo Safaris is doing just this. Over the course of three Saturdays the company will ‘pay it forward’ in initiatives that help charities.
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‘A Bridge Over Troubled Water’ – Fisherman’s Rest’s Latest Project
Every mother and father worries about the day their child sets off for the first time on their own to school – and this to be fair is just a natural instinct. Dangers of crossing the road, meeting strangers, even getting lost; these are big steps for everyone! But, how would you feel as a parent if your child had to cross through a rushing river to get to school? This was a problem Fisherman’s Rest decided to tackle, and the results have been life changing.
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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.

 

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