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MALAWI NEWSLETTER: September 2014

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CNN visits Malawi and Danforth Yachting

June saw Danforth Lodge, overlooking the beautiful Lake Malawi, feature in an instalment of CNN’s exciting three part ‘Inside Africa’ series. Danforth’s Howard Massey-Hicks was interviewed for the third part of the show, which explored the many indigenous fish of Lake Malawi.

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After the programme aired on TV, CNN have followed up with an article documenting some of the many reasons people should plan a visit to Malawi. Included in this list is the shimmering Lake Malawi, the many Big Five game parks and the country’s stunning landscape.

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Land and Lake announce brand new twin cabs

Operating since 1985, Land and Lake have long been offering visitors to Malawi tours and safaris perfectly suited to their timeframe, interest and budget, and with the launch of a brand new service, visitors are sure to be even more enamoured with Land and Lake’s exemplary service. Land and Lake now offer a fully kitted safari drive twin cab. Equipped with the most adventurous self-drive enthusiast in mind but without sparing comfort, this 4x4 comes with camping equipment and is fully fitted with air conditioning, CD player, and central locking. It allows you to soak up a truly unique Malawian experience in comfort and style.

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‘Be part of something’ with the RSC

The Responsible Safari Company (RSC) is known for being a company committed to ensuring that the benefits of tourism reach local communities. RSC Visitors have the opportunity to visit various community projects, volunteer their skills within a rural setting and every visitor contributes 1.5% of their trip cost towards an environmental education scheme, which is directly benefitting Malawi’s fragile flora and fauna. All this allows visitors to experience the true beauty of the Malawian landscape, and the overwhelmingly memorable hospitality of its people.

 

RSC are now encouraging others to join in and be part of this movement of socially responsible travel.

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African Parks receives donation from 8 year old

August saw Mkulumadzi Lodge have a very special family come to visit. The Crabbe family who travelled all the way from Belgium arrived at the lodge to announce that their 8 year old son Berend, had gone out of his way to raise money to donate to African Parks (the organisation that manages Majete Wildlife Reserve). His parents, Arnaud & Liesbet, have been personally donating to the African Parks organisation for the last few years and it was this that inspired young Berend to do something himself.
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Plan your next adventure with Malawian Style

With September here, thoughts turn to a number of exciting events to take place in this month. One of which is the highly anticipated Lake of Stars festival, taking place on the palm-lined shores of Lake Malawi between 26th and 28th September. Returning to the Sunbird Nkopola Lodge for its 10th year, the Lake of Stars festival has gained critical acclaim worldwide for its exciting and eclectic musical line up and as well as its stunningly unique location in the heart of Malawi. To celebrate, Malawian Style has annouced an exciting offer to coincide with the festival.

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Blue Zebra launch their Children of Wildlife Club

This August, Blue Zebra Island Lodge has announced its latest project to raise awareness of conservation with youth people. In collaboration with Lake Malawi National Park, they launched an educational program involving a group of 15 children aged between 12 and 17 from the Local schools Wildlife Club of Maganga Primary and Secondary School. Initially giving the group of 15 the chance to visit Nankoma Island with the Malawi National Parks game scouts, the program is scheduled to take place once a month in order to allow all of the 80 wildlife club members to visit the island.

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Wilderness Safaris release their July Newsletter


July saw an exciting month for Wilderness Safaris and their prestigious lodges. This month Malawi celebrated 50 years of independence as well the annual International Sailing Marathon with Chintheche Inn having the privilege of hosting over 70 sailors and supporters, as well as a number of holiday makers taking advantage of the long weekend.

 

Meanwhile, over in Liwonde National Park, sightings of large herds of elephants and buffalo have left guests mesmerised, with the Nyika Plateau and its cold climate proving to be a perfect place to experience regular sightings of leopards.

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Nkwichi Lodge’s ‘Lake of Stars’ bed goes mobile

Since its opening in 1999, Nkwichi Lodge has offered a touch of Robinson Crusoe combined with barefoot luxury and a uniquely personalised service resulting in it winning numerous international awards and being considered one of the best eco-tourism establishments in Africa. This reputation is now set to excel even further with the announcement that the lodge’s already successful ‘Lake of Stars’ bed experience is to go mobile.

 

Offering Africa’s ultimate star-gazing and sleep-out experience, guests can now request for the star-bed to be placed in unique spots from a small rock island to deserted beach.

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Rave reviews for Travel with Jules- and Malawi!  

Julie Croucher spent a couple of years working in Malawi handling inbound and outbound travel bookings and safari camps including South Luangwa in Zambia. Now back in the UK and running her own business, Travel with Jules, it's no surprise that she has developed a reputation as something of a Malawi expert. Now that she's sending more than her fair share of customers to Malawi, she's also been getting some wonderful feedback – not only about the services she provides, but about the wonders of the country she's introduced her clients to.

 

One family was so enamored with Julie’s approach to exploring everything Malawi they wrote her a rave review!
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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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