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Big News! 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.

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Not one but two lion cubs spotted at  Majete Wildlife Reserve!
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!

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The latest 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.


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Malawi 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.

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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!

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Discover 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 as possible.

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News from 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!

Read More about the Mumbo otter and recent guest reviews.

Read more about Mumbo’s OAP visitors!

An Update 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!

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News From 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.




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