Malawi is Lonely Planet Top Destination for 2014
Malawi has been named
one of the top countries in the world for travellers in 2014. The country
receives the accolade in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014, the highly
anticipated collection of the world’s hottest trend destinations and
experiences for the year ahead. This is big news for Malawi; a country not
recognised enough for all that it has to offer. After a superb 2013 in
terms of the amount of media coverage, 2014 is set to be truly brilliant!
Malawi ranked fifth in the list headed by Brazil and Antarctica, but comes
ahead of the likes of Mexico and Seychelles.
but two lion cubs spotted at Majete Wildlife
For some months now rumours have been floating around
about the presence of lion cubs in the Majete Wildlife Reserve. Whilst they
have been spotted, no announcement could be made until photographic proof
had been obtained. We can now reveal that there are actually two clubs!
This is fantastic news for the reserve - which has only in recent years
become a big five destination - and fantastic news for Malawi!
from Makokola: Watersports, golf and frozen delights
With summer just around the corner Malawi’s
Makokola Retreat is gearing up for another busy season. Situated to the
south of Lake Malawi, the hotel is more than just a bed for a night. Guests
can relax, unwind and enjoy the sunset, but not before an activity-packed
day of sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, or if golf is more your thing –
a round on the 9 hole course.
You can read all
the latest news from Makokola in their monthly newsletters.
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features in the world's most read online newspaper!
‘Doing Good With Books Bags and Saplings in Malawi’
is one of the latest articles on the country to be published, only this
time its truly gone global; being published on
the Huffington Post’s website!
Author Ethan Gelber writes of his experience in Malawi as he gets
involved in the community and watches just some of the work being carried
out by the Reponsible Safari Company.
the full article here
Malawi Mouthbrooder Image in Running for Best Picture
Following a trip to Malawi by photographer
Aaron Gekoski one of the country’s most
photogenic sites is now in the running for a ‘Best Picture’ award on the
site Getaway Photography. It took Aaron four months to capture the
behaviour of this notoriously skittish fish just off Likoma
Island in Lake Malawi. With its brood half in and half out of the fish’s
mouth this is a stunning shot and clearly one that took great skill to
photograph. It’s also brilliant coverage for Malawi. You can vote to help
Aaron win by clicking on the link below!
Read More(and vote!)
Blantyre’s Villa 33…and why not even spend Christmas there!
Villa 33 could
perhaps be considered as one of Blantyre’s hidden gems for those wanting a
slightly less busy stay in the city. Just a ten minute drive out of the
city it’s a great little place to stay; bags full of charm, great staff,
and a peaceful setting. The lodge has also under gone a number of
renovations to make guests’ stays as comfortable
More about Villa 33
here to check out their Christmas options!
Mumbo Island: Malawi’s Eco Island!
Life on Mumbo
Island has been as busy as ever, and the yet to be named spotted otter has
been making his presence known, regularly popping out from the rocks to say
hello. Mumbo Island was recently visited by a group of four septuagenarians
from Sweden, who amazed both staff and other guests with their incredible
activity. All four of these fit seventy-year-olds enjoyed swimming,
kayaking and hiking all over Mumbo and seemed to be constantly engaged in
one or other activity for the entire two days of their stay!
More about the Mumbo otter and recent guest reviews.
Read more about Mumbo’s OAP visitors!
From Wilderness Safaris – including a Croc on Croc attack!
This month has
seen the return of the herds as the animals congregate around various
sources of water. In Liwonde National Park large
herds of elephant, sometimes up 90 animals can be seen together. In Nyika National park, eland and roan antelope are also
coming together in large herds than previously seen in the preceding
months. Guests and staff at Mvuu Lodge had chance
to see one of the most terrifying yet amazing sites this month also, as a
large crocodile was seen in the marsh area just below the lodge attacking a
small one, and eventually finishing it off and eating it!
The Majete Wildlife Reserve
Of course the
biggest news for Majete this month is the sigthings
of its two lion cubs which is sure to be the topic of conversation for
months to come! That said, with visitors flowing in from across the world its they’ve also been racking up a fair amount of
brilliant reviews which are well worth a read if you’re thinking of taking
a trip there! African Parks, managers of the reserve have also been hard at
work re-colloring leopards and building new accommodation.
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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.
For further information on Malawi Tourism visit: www.malawitourism.com
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