Drive, stroll or hike with new packages from Majete!Posted on: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Majete Wildlife Reserve is a unique conservation and tourist destination for all visitors. The amazing success story of recovery and restoration and the continued protection of endangered species have led Majete to become one of the most popular reserves in Malawi.Read more...Makokola Recycling Initiative Posted on: Monday, May 20, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Magnificently set on an unspoilt Palm Fringed Lakeshore North of Mangochi, The Makokola Retreat is the perfect retreat for discerning holiday makers who wish to relax, unwind and recuperate. Read more...German Guided Safaris from Land & Lake SafarisPosted on: Friday, May 17, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Land & Lake Safaris are pleased to announce that their scheduled safari departing from Lilongwe on November 10th 2013 will be a led by their specialist German guide Heiner Kamphausen.Read more...Walking a step behind Malawi's Rhinos Posted on: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Wilderness Safaris is offering a great package for those fascinated by Rhinos, or for those who simply want to get up close and personal with the best of Malawi's Wildlife.Read more...Details of the Mount Mulanje Porters Race 2013 announced!Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
The annual Mount Mulanje Porters Race, now in its seventeenth year, has attracted the attention of hundreds of participants over the years, both male and female and from all over the world. The participants athletically compete by running up and across the lovely plateaus of Mount Mulanje.Read more...Livingstone's Footsteps through the magic of picturesPosted on: Friday, May 10, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Inspired by Livingstone? Like to paint? Fancy a safari? - then this is right down your gravel track!Read more...Honeymoon and Camping Packages available at Majete Wildlife ReservePosted on: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Majete Wildlife Reserve is a unique conservation and tourist destination for all visitors. The amazing success story of recovery and restoration and the continued protection of endangered species have led Majete to become one of the most popular reserves in Malawi. Read more...How did the chicken cross the road? Posted on: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Well...someone very kindly donated £3 to the Tongole Foundation, who helped rear a chicken, that once fully grown crossed over the road to a very grateful Malawi family, who will benefit greatly from the eggs it will produce - providing a consistent source of protein. Read more...Malawi Newsletter: April 2013Posted on: Thursday, May 02, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Here's our latest round up of all the goings-on in Malawi Tourism over the last 2 months, click on the image below to read it onlineRead more...News from the LakePosted on: Thursday, May 02, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
The latest news from Kayak Africa and Danforth Yachting.Read more...Kenya Airways Gets Approval to Fly into BlantyrePosted on: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Kenya Airways has received approval from the Government of the Republic of Malawi to begin flying into Chileka Airport in Blantyre effective June 3, 2013.Read more...Land & Lake Safari introduce top of the range GPS systemPosted on: Sunday, April 28, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Operating in Malawi since 1985 Land & Lake Safaris are recognised as one of the leading tour operators within the country. The company offers a range of self-drive options, and has now fitted Garmen nüvi® 40 satellite GPS devices in all their safari hire vehicles. Read more...Lake of Stars heads for the City lights to celebrate 10th AnniversaryPosted on: Friday, April 26, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Organisers of Lake of Stars have announced that the Lake of Stars Project will celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary by hosting a brand new city-based festival and arts conference in Lilongwe, Malawi from 27 to 28 September 2013.Read more...African Parks New Packages: Thawale, Majete Wildlife ReservePosted on: Friday, April 26, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Situated in Majete Wildlife Reserve, in the Lower Shire Valley, one hour drive from Blantyre Thawale Lodge provides excellent accommodation for visitors wishing to enjoy game viewing in the newly re-stocked reserve. Read more...Luwawa International Mountain Bike Marathon - 10th Anniversary Posted on: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
On Saturday 15th June 2013, the 10th Annual mountain bike race will take place starting from Malawi's Luwawa Forest Lodge. Read more...Baby Boom! - News from Majete Posted on: Monday, April 22, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
The last couple of montsh have been exceptionally busy in Malawi's Majete Wildlife Reserve. An unusual amount of rain has given opportunity for the animals of the reserve to stock up, feasting on the fresh vegetation and prey.Read more...Horse Riding on the Viphya PlateauPosted on: Friday, April 19, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Luwawa Forest Lodge is offering a new activity on the Malawi's Viphya Plateau. Guests at the lodge will have the opportunity visit the tranquil scenery in the stunning forested landscape on horseback. Read more...Danforth Dances Through The NightPosted on: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Danforth Yachting, situated at Cape Maclear in the Lake Malawi National Park, is in one of the most beautiful locations on this magnificent lake - so where better to celebrate your 50th birthday party!Read more...News from Barefoot SafarisPosted on: Monday, April 15, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
With new seasons come new things. Barefoot Safari Lodge is proud to announce that they have renovated their bar and dining area the 'Nightjar'. Read more...25% off accommodation and 3 new sets of Wheels from the Ulendo Travel GroupPosted on: Friday, April 12, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Up until the end of April 2013, Ulendo are offering 25% off on one of Malawi's most luxurious hotels - Kaya Mawa. Situated on Likoma Island, a beautiful speck in Lake Malawi abuzz with local communities and some of the best beaches, Kaya Mawa offers luxury accommodation on its own beach and is able to host a full range of both adventure and water activities, as well as the opportunity to unwind and relax on the beach.Read more...World Heritage status in sight for Malawi's Mount MulanjePosted on: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
The Malawi Government has submitted to UNESCO Paris headquarters the dossier for Mount Mulanje to be considered as a World Heritage Site cultural landscape. Read more...Fisherman's Rest community centre (Tilitonse) has had a facelift.Posted on: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
At the start of this year Tilitonse set out with determination to provide the community with new literacy classes, IT classes and study sessions for secondary school youth. (Along side the regular children's activity programmes).Read more...Kaya Mawa Re-opens with a Re-Built room and 25% Off.Posted on: Friday, April 05, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
With Malawi's rainy season coming to an end Kaya Mawa has now opened again for this year's season. With the doors open and ready for their new guests the lodge has also refit and rebuilt one of their favourite rooms, Ngani, adding a sitting room, an extra deck and a plunge pool which goes straight into the lake.Read more...Blazing Paddles!Posted on: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
With clear-blue skies, a perfectly placid lake and thousands of strident supporters, Ngofi Village, close to the border with Tanzania, provided the ideal setting for the 6th annual Manda Wilderness Dug-Out Canoe Race. Read more...School Trips and the Community with the Responsible Safari CompanyPosted on: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
The Responsible Safari Company (RSC) has continued to work with UK Primary and Secondary schools, assisting educational institutions with every aspect of a school trip to Malawi, from accommodation and transport to community partner links that suit the group's requirements. Read more...News from Cape Mac Lodge!Posted on: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
In an effort to continually improve the facilities offered, Malawi's Cape Mac Lodge, situated in perhaps one of the finest areas of Lake Malawi, has been carrying out a number of improvements to their rooms.Read more...Tongole Wilderness Lodge launches it's new airstrip!Posted on: Monday, March 25, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Tongole Wilderness Lodge has opened a new airstrip enabling visitors to access the lodge more easily as well as providing the opportunity to experience the most brilliant panoramic views of Malawi.Read more...The latest news from Malawi's Kayak Africa Posted on: Friday, March 22, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Kayak Africa, based on the shores of Lake Malawi provides a great getaway on the private island camps of Mumbo or Domwe. With water sports facilities and activities such as kayaking trips and scuba diving, these are gems of Malawi. Read more...Wilderness Safaris : Now with wings!Posted on: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Wilderness Safaris Malawi have now teamed up with Nyassa Air Taxi, an experienced operator with over 20 years in aviation in Africa, to offer their guests direct access to the best rates for fly-in safaris and charters in Malawi and its neighbouring countries.Read more...Arsenal Football Club links with the Tongole Foundation in MalawiPosted on: Monday, March 18, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
The Tongole Foundation, a Registered UK Charity set up by the owners of Tongole Wilderness Lodge in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, are pleased to announce an new collaboration between Arsenal Football Club in the UK and their community projects in Malawi.Read more...A Day on Safari or a Malawi barbeque! Whatever takes your fancy!Posted on: Friday, March 15, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi's Majete Wildlife reserve, now home to the 'Big Five' has launched a day package allowing visitors and guests to enjoy a full day in the reserve to experience sites of hippos, swimming elephants, crocs, riverine birds and many of the other fruitful sites and wildlife of the area. Read more...Malawi Newsletter: February 2013Posted on: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Here's our latest round up of all the goings-on in Malawi Tourism over the last 2 months, click on the image below to read it online!Read more...Latest news from Malawi's Nyika-Vwaza TrustsPosted on: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
The Nyika-Vwaza Trusts are the only Malawian and UK trusts solely dedicated to conserving the precious wildlife and habitats of Northern Malawi, in particular the Nyika National Park and the Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve.Read more...An Update from Wilderness Safaris: February 2013 Posted on: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi's Wilderness Safaris has now released their February edition of their newsletter. With the rains steadily progressing the wild areas of Malawi are covered in lush green and the water levels in streams and rivers are high.Read more...10 Years of success for Manda Wilderness and Nkwichi Lodge!Posted on: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Mix a heady cocktail of sumptuous yet 'responsible' tourism, grassroots practical help from the war-weary people of Mozambique and a last chance to protect a pristine corner of real Africa - and you have the Manda Wilderness Project. Read more...David Livingstone's Bicentenary Birthday SafariPosted on: Monday, March 04, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
2013 marks the legendary explorer, David Livingstone's bicentenary birthday. To celebrate, Robin Pope Safaris is offering a trip through the renowned Scottish explorer's footsteps within 'The Warm Heart of Africa':Read more...Malawi's African Classic Car Tours continues to expand!Posted on: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Chris Buckley of Ngala Beach Lodge and Guy Pickering of Kumbali Lodge have been at work preparing cars and setting up a website, facebook page and Twitter account for their Classic car touring business in East, Central and Southern Africa.Read more...Resurfacing of Tennis courts at The Makokola RetreatPosted on: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
In its constant program to update and improve its facility The Makokola Retreat is in the processes of upgrading its two tennis courts with a Novacrylic Combination Surface.Read more...Places Still Available on Bird Holidays Trip to Malawi!Posted on: Monday, February 11, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Bird Holidays is one of the UK's leading bird watching and wildlife tour operators. Established in 1991, they have many years of experience in organizing exciting trips to all corners of the globe.Read more...A 'Big Push' from the Danforth Team as they ready their boat for National Geographic's documentary film crew!Posted on: Friday, February 08, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
As part of National Geographic's 'Earth in the age of Man' documentary, which looks at earth, the environment and how man lives and survives using resources around him, the team at Danforth Yachting on the shores of Lake Malwi, have played host to a group of technicians and broadcasters. Read more...20% off domestic flights in Malawi!Posted on: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi's Ulendo Airlink have announced that from the start of their season in March they will be running a special three month offer giving customers 20% off their published seat rates. Read more...Malawi crowned as runner up!Posted on: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
After the most successful year for tourism in the country's history, Malawi has been crowned runner-up in The 2013 Safari Awards' 'Best Africa Tourist Board' category.Read more...A round-up from Wilderness Safaris: January 2013Posted on: Monday, February 04, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi's Wilderness Safaris has now released their first newsletter of 2013. Malawi at the moment is receiving a decent amount of rainfall for this season, providing some of the most mesmerizing sights of the year.Read more...Livingstone's memory is honoured in Blantyre, MalawiPosted on: Friday, February 01, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi-based publisher Central Africana Limited has announced its forthcoming, definitive work on the history and development of the city of Blantyre, Malawi. Read more...Malawi Delights exposed by Travel Writer Nick Redmayne in The Herald.Posted on: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Titled 'Malawi: Livingstone's Lake of Stars still buzzes with the sound of lantern-carrying nocturnal fishermen' the one thing that definitely comes across in this article is that Nick Redmayne was truly inspired by his trip to Malawi.Read more...Win Flights to Malawi courtesy of Ethiopian Airlines!Posted on: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
This year at the Adventure Travel Show (26th-27th January) and Destinations Travel Show (31st January - 3rd February) Malawi Tourism will be giving away two free tickets to Malawi to celebrate the new flights to Blantyre Ethiopian Airlines are now offering! Read more...Ethiopian Airlines to Start New Services to BlantyrePosted on: Monday, January 28, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to introduce three weekly flights to Blantyre starting March 31, 2013.
Read more...An update from Malawi's Majete Wildlife ReservePosted on: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
After such an long dry period, when the rain finally did arrive in Malawi's Majete Wildlife Reserve in December, there was a sigh of relief from herbivores and many of the migratory birds in the area.Read more...Official Classroom opening - supported by The Tongole FoundationPosted on: Friday, January 18, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
The Tongole Foundation, a Registered UK Charity set up by the owners of Tongole Wilderness Lodge, are pleased to announce the opening of a new classroom at the Mwalawatongole school.Read more...Fisherman's Rest's Good Food ProjectPosted on: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Fisherman's Rest, in partnership with Mary's Meals has started The Good Food Project, funded by the ONE foundation and Noble Foods, to meet needs.Read more...Mountain Biking over the Great Rift Valley!Posted on: Monday, January 14, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi's Fisherman's Rest officially introduces their guided Mountain Biking over the Great Rift Valley!Read more...News from NkwichiPosted on: Friday, January 11, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
A round-up of news from Nkwichi Lodge and Manda WildernessRead more...The Makokola Retreat introduces homemade, Italian Gelatos!Posted on: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
The Makokola Retreat is pleased to announce the introduction of homemade Italian gelatos to Malawi. The Resort was honored to have Alessandro Racca, Maestro Gelataio from Italy for two weeks, to conduct training on how to make that traditional and perfect mouth-watering gelato.Read more...News from South African AiwaysPosted on: Monday, January 07, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
South African Airways is one of the main airlines for reaching Malawi. At the start of what is sure to be a very positive year for both countries, SAA have released some fantastic flight deals making Malawi and Swaziland ever more reachable and affordable.Read more...A Round-up from Wilderness Safaris: December 2012Posted on: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
We're pleased to bring you Wilderness Safari's latest newsletter from Malawi!Read more...What the papers say about Malawi!Posted on: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 / 00:00 hrs
As an widely recognised up-and-coming African destination Malawi is quite often the subject of hot travel gossip and articles. Read more...2012 has been a fantastic year for Malawi, but hold on tight because we're sure 2013's going to be even better!Posted on: Thursday, December 20, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Well, where do we start? From awards and nominations to top ten listings not to mention the TV coverage, we've never seen a year in which Malawi has so much been at the forefront of tourism attention. Read more...Malawi Newsletter: December 2012Posted on: Thursday, December 20, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Here's our latest round up of all the goings-on in Malawi Tourism over the last 2 months, click on the image above to read it online!Read more...A Round-up from Wilderness Safaris: November 2012Posted on: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
We're pleased to bring you Wilderness Safari's latest newsletter from Malawi!Read more...The Makokola Retreat's International AirportPosted on: Friday, December 07, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Africa is a large continent where communications and transfers are not always simple. The Makokola Retreat has taken a huge step in trying to overcome this handicap, especially for the clients that, after an exhilarating but tiring safari in the South Luangwa National Park, wish to relax and recuperate on Lake Malawi's beautiful sandy beaches. Read more...Free and Discounted Tickets for top travel shows!Posted on: Friday, December 07, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Need a break? Can't decide where to go for your next adventure? Come and discover the best of beautiful Malawi in the heart of busy London!Read more...More Cats to Malawi's MajetePosted on: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
At the start of this year Majete Wildlife Reserve became the proud recipients of four leopards from South Africa. Read more...Annual Choir Festival in the Nkwichi Manda Wilderness on the shores of Lake MalawiPosted on: Monday, December 03, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Preparations for the annual Nkwichi Lodge Manda Wilderness Choir Festival kicked off in the lakeshore village of Cobue at around 7am October 27th, with visitors coming on foot and boat from over 50km awayRead more...Malawi Top Ten....Again!Posted on: Friday, November 30, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
In 2011 Malawi was recognised as a top ten destination by prestigious travel magazine Wanderlust - now in 2012 Malawi has yes again been given the 'top ten' title!Read more...News from DanforthPosted on: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
With the busiest November to date, and with no obvious explanation, things are going really well for Danforth Yachting at the Lake Malawi National Park at the moment. Read more...New Website now live for The Responsible Safari Company!Posted on: Friday, November 23, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
The Responsible Safari Company has announced the launch of their brand new website www.responsiblesafaricompany.com. Read more...Classic Car Tours come to Malawi!Posted on: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Two of Malawi's most popular lodges have launched an exciting new venture, offering yet another niche activity for visitors to Malawi. Read more...Ngala Beach lodge completes its refurb!Posted on: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
We're pleased to announce that Ngala lodge has finished its recent refurbishments. The work, which has been done on the main lodge, includes increasing the size of the entrance and foyer - giving it a light and fresh feel. Read more...An Update from Wilderness SafarisPosted on: Friday, November 16, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Due to favourable conditions during October, game viewing at Wilderness's wildlife areas at Liwonde and Nyika National Parks has been spectacular. Read more...Malawi: Africa's Hottest Destination, by Robin Pope SafarisPosted on: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
2012 was the year in which Malawi truly arrived as a premier safari destination.Read more...A 60 minute television feature on Malawi airs this week on the Travel Channel!Posted on: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
The Ethical Hedonist, a programme all about discovering the best of a country, visits Malawi this month. Their Malawi programme begins airing on November 8th. Read more...Wilderness Safaris Media NewsPosted on: Saturday, November 03, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
With World Travel Market around the corner, Wilderness Safaris have had some exciting media news develop! Read more...Kayak Africa hits the front cover!Posted on: Thursday, November 01, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Kayak Africa's Mumbo Island was featured on the front cover of the latest issue of SA Country Life magazine this month. Travel writer Dale Morris highly recommends Mumbo as a place to relax and recover from an exhausting safari trip. Read more...Malawi, 2012's Headlining DestinationPosted on: Thursday, October 25, 2012 / 09:00 hrs
Malawi Travel Marketing Consortium is encouraging the UK travel trade to capitalise on the unprecedented media attention generated around Malawi this year. Read more...An update from Mkulumadzi LodgePosted on: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Mkulumadzi Lodge Manager Emma talks us through the amazing wildlife that has been frequenting the lodge this season:Read more...New, Exclusive Boutique Hotel in Lilongwe, MalawiPosted on: Monday, October 22, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Staying in urban Malawi is now as exciting and comfortable as escaping to a luxury lodge on the lake! Read more...Wilderness Safaris UpdatePosted on: Friday, October 19, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
An update from Wilderness Safaris including Mvuu Camp & Lodge, Chelinda Camp & Lodge and Chintheche InnRead more...Malawi Delights - Helping local farmers through fair tradePosted on: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi Delights is a newly renamed company (formerly Walani) based in London that aims to bring high quality authentic goods from Malawi to the UKRead more...Lake Malawi's Lost DancePosted on: Monday, October 15, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
In September, Manda Wilderness vibrated into a whirlwind of flamboyant 'capulana' cloths and beating drums, when two independent dance festivals were held in the villages of Mbueca and Mandambuzi, in a rare celebration of Nyanja culture on the shores of Lake Malawi.Read more...A Tongole UpdatePosted on: Monday, October 08, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
An update from Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve from Tongole Founder Shareholder David Gridley.Read more...A round up from Wilderness SafarisPosted on: Friday, October 05, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
In recent months Wilderness Safari has enjoyed some incredible wildlife sightings and great community initiatives. Read more...A Round up from Kayak AfricaPosted on: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Famous African Explorer, Kingsley Holgate and his team are journeying to Cape Maclear for the third time to distribute mosquito nets. Considered as one of Africa's most colourful explorers, Holgate decided it was time to 'Give something back to Mama Africa' as part of his United Against Malaria programme. Read more...A Magical Night Under The Stars - A Perfect Night For TwoPosted on: Monday, October 01, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Nkwichi lodge has recently been offering what they call 'Star-beds'. With room for two, this 'experience' could certainly be described as magical, and just reading about it gives you butterflies! Read more...Throw yourself out of a plane and help save 31 Yellow Baboons!Posted on: Friday, September 28, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Skydive Malawi has teamed up with two charity organizations in Malawi who are asking members of the public to skydive for them to raise awareness and much needed funds for their projects.Read more...Boost for Nkhotakota - Malawi's Last Great WildernessPosted on: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
The Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in eastern central Malawi has received a massive boost in the form of an $850,000 cash injection from the World Bank, as it has been identified as an up and coming destination for tourism.Read more...The 2012 Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust Lecture and Social EveningPosted on: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
This year's Evening, hosted by The Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust, will again be at the Royal Geographical Society, Exhibition Road entrance, London SW7 2AR on Tuesday 06 November 2012. Doors open at 6pm. Read more...Malawi's Moon Rock Festival! A Celebration of Local Talent!Posted on: Friday, September 21, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Wilderness Safaris are the proud hosts of the three day music festival Moon-Rock; a celebration of talent, featuring artists, DJ's and bands from across Malawi.Read more...Lions arrive at the Majete Wildlife Reserve!Posted on: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
After a 30 year absence, three lions (Sapitwa, Chimwala and Shire have successfully been introduced to the Majete Wildlife Reserve!Read more...Exciting New Adventures with the Night Safari Drive from Majete Wildlife Reserve!Posted on: Monday, September 17, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
We are pleased to announce that Malawi's Majete Wildlife Reserve will now be offering a thrilling new activity; the Night Safari Drive!Read more...Latest News from Wilderness SafarisPosted on: Friday, September 14, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
The last few months at Wilderness Safaris have been sensational, with excellent sightings and game viewing reports pouring in from all of their camps. Read more...Daring dug-out canoeist's battle for supremacy on Lake Malawi!Posted on: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
This year the annual Manda Wilderness Canoe Race coincided with the timing of the Olympics, creating more hype than normal! Read more...A Truly Responsible Training DayPosted on: Friday, August 31, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
There had been many bumpy village tracks, meetings in chiefs' houses, performances of traditional dancing and trial runs of visits for the Responsible Travel Company to get to this day. Read more...Malawi's Nkwichi Lodge wins Conde Nast World Saver Award!Posted on: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
We are delighted to announce that Nkwichi Lodge is the winner of a Condé Nast Traveler World Savers award in the Doing It All category for small resorts!Read more...Help Malawi win the SATOA Travel AwardPosted on: Friday, August 24, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
In addition to our 2012 nomination for the Safari awards, we have now been nominated again, this time for the SATOA awards. SATOA is a leading professional non-profit travel and tourism association formed in 1982. Read more... Majete Wildlife Reserve to become Malawi's only Big Five ParkPosted on: Thursday, August 16, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Robin Pope Safaris is thrilled to announce that, on 25 August, Malawi's Majete Wildlife Reserve will complete a remarkable transformation. The re-introduction of a lion population will once again give it Big Five-status - a boast no other park in Malawi can make.Read more...Malawi Marks 10 Years of GrowthPosted on: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Only half the size of the UK, nestled in the heart of south east Africa and landlocked between Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique, Malawi is one of Africa's smallest countries, but attracting big attention. Read more...A new, refreshed web presence for two of Malawi's favourite lodges.Posted on: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Two of Malawi's finest lodges have now updated their websites to allow online bookings and availability searches.Read more...Malawian University Students Visit Mumbo to Learn about Eco-TourismPosted on: Friday, August 03, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
The Department of Parks and Wildlife chose Malawi's Mumbo as the best example of a tourist facility in a National Park where waste management is handled perfectly.Read more... Majete Wildlife Reserve Update Posted on: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Extensive leopard movement and an overall increase in wildlife sightings.
Read more...Wilderness Round UpPosted on: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
A round up of News from Wilderness Safaris' lodges in Liwonde and Nyika National ParksRead more...Travel PR representing Robin Pope Safaris' Malawi propertiesPosted on: Thursday, July 19, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Robin Pope Safaris have appointed TravelPR as their PR representatives in the UK. They will be representing its two existing Malawian properties, Mkulumadzi and Pumulani, and building the hype about a forthcoming third lodge.Read more...Malawi Nominated as Awards FinalistPosted on: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi has been nominated as an awards finalist in the 'Best African Tourism Board in Africa' category in the 2012 Safari Awards. One of Africa's most picturesque and compact countries, Malawi is in good company with other finalists in the group including safari industry giants of South Africa, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia.Read more...Mission Malawi 5 Cycling ExpeditionPosted on: Friday, July 13, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Kayak Africa has recently put together and supported the fifth Mission Malawi Cycle Tour. Mission Malawi is a biannual charity challenge raising money for HIV/Aids projects run by ActionAid in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. To date they have raised over £350,000.Read more...The next step in the relocation of lions to Majete Wildlife Reserve, MalawiPosted on: Thursday, July 12, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
After months of preparation, the wheels were set in motion for the relocation of four lions to the Majete Wildlife Reserve situated in the lower Shire River valley of Malawi.Read more...Scientists on Board on Lake MalawiPosted on: Friday, June 29, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Research scientists use Danforth Yachting's Mufasa for a month long expedition around Lake Malawi.Read more...Rare Game and Fascinating Behaviours in Malawi's National ParksPosted on: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Game viewing has been wonderful at Mvuu Camp and Lodge as the park's animals are emerging from the thickets around the river in search of water. Most of the natural waterholes in the park and sanctuary are drying up and as water becomes scarcer within the park in the upcoming months, guests can expect to see a higher concentration of wildlife (particularly elephants and antelope) frequenting the river more often.Read more...Malawi's Pumulani on Top BillingPosted on: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Robin Pope Safaris has some exciting news... Pumulani, their Lake Malawi property has recently been featured on Top Billing, a lifestyle TV show on South Africa's SABC 3. For those who missed it, you can view the feature beloww.Read more...Ulisa Bay Lodge- New Affordable Luxury for Malawi's Likoma IslandPosted on: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Situated on the West Side of Malawi's Likoma island, with spectacular sunsets and an ever changing sandy beach, Ulisa Bay Lodge is now open. With just 2 Deluxe Ensuite Chalets, 2 Standard Chalets and a campsite guests are guaranteed personal service.Read more...Mumbo Island's Orphan Clothing Project in Successful Fourth YearPosted on: Friday, May 25, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Mumbo Island's recycling and community initiative of sewing old cushion covers into simple frocks, shorts and shirts for the vulnerable children of the village has continued this year. Read more...New Tours and "Moon Rock Music Festival" for Malawi's Chintheche InnPosted on: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Wilderness Safaris understands the importance of a good music festival and in the absence of the "Lake of Stars festival they will be hosting the "Moon-Rock Music festival" at Chintheche Inn (where it all began many years ago).Read more...New 'Behind the Scenes' Experience for Malawi's Majete Wildlife ReservePosted on: Friday, May 18, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
African Parks and Malawi's Majete Wildlife Reserve are launching a new 'Behind the Scenes' experience as a chance for guests to see and learn how Majete was transformed from a depleted Reserve into the thriving wildlife destination it is today.Read more...Bold Price Cut for Malawi's Mumbo IslandPosted on: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi's Kayak Africa has substantially cut the cost of staying at its iconic Mumbo Island Camp in the Lake Malawi National Park. A previous rate for African residents is now the rate for everyone making this unique and beautiful island more accessible to travellers from all over the world. Read more...Malawi's Barefoot Safaris - Improving & GrowingPosted on: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Lilongwe's Barefoot Safari Lodge has added a new chalet as well as another en-suite family room with private lounge and braai area. It can sleep 4 people. The lodge can now accommodate 24 guests in 8 chalets and rooms . The lodge's bar, The Nightjar has also doubled its seating capacity.
Read more...Lion to be Introduced to Malawi's Majete Wildlife ReservePosted on: Friday, May 11, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
In August, Malawi's Majete Wildlife Reserve will become the proud recipient of four lions from South Africa, completing the return of the 'Big Five' to this iconic reserve situated in Malawi's lower Shire River valley.
The reintroduction of lions marks a significant milestone in the rehabilitation of the 70 000 hectare Majete reserve. Historically lions were considered to be common in the Lower Shire Valley but by the early 1960s scouts in Majete were recording only one lion every 100 patrol days. Over the years, poaching took its toll and there have been no reports of lions in the region since the 1980s.Read more...Romantic Honeymoon Packages at Malawi's Bua River LodgePosted on: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
If you are searching for total seclusion combined with a high level of luxury for your honeymoon, then Bua River Lodge could be what you are looking for.
The Island double room (Honeymoon Suite) is a bright, airy and extensive safari tent, with large open-air bathroom to the rear, wide deck, shaded by riverine forest trees to the front, unrivalled views of the Bua River and, the piece-de-resistance, its own private dining deck on an island in the river! You're also over 100 metres from your nearest (human) neighbour - although the monkeys and baboons may not be so respectful of your privacy! The room is not on any pathways to any other room. Our policy at Bua River Lodge is to give our guests as much (or as little) attention as they require. You will not be disturbed.Read more...New Tourism Management Team for Malawi's Majete Wildlife ReservePosted on: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
As well as the successful introduction of leopard last October and the expected arrival of lion into Majete this August, a new tourism management team was formed.
This began with the arrival of Vasco Munthali, a professional safari guide in February. He has a wealth of experience in guiding with local and international tourists in Malawi and Zambia.
Shelley Preece is the new marketing manager. After 20 years of working in post-conflict development she retrained as a lodge / tourism manager in 2010 and joined Majete in March.
Read more...Danforth Yachting launches Online Booking SystemPosted on: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Danforth Yachting has launched an impressive online booking system on their website.
Guests and agents alike can check availability and book online. Agents will be issued a user name and password individually. This enables agents to check availability and make a provisional reservation for guests.
In addition to this new facility, Danforth have also released some stunning new photos of the property, activities and lake shot by Dana AllenRead more...Better Connections to Malawi from London with Ethiopian AirlinesPosted on: Thursday, April 19, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Ethiopian Airlines have introduced an improved summer schedule from London Heathrow to Lilongwe effective from the 16th June 2012.
Three flights a week from LHR will operate via Addis Ababa and another three will operate via Addis and Lubumbashi (a quick technical stop with no disembarkation). The schedule for return flights has also improved with the connection time in Addis Ababa reduced by a further 35 minutes. Read more...Rare and Plentiful Wildlife Sightings at Malawi's Mvuu and Chelinda Camps & LodgesPosted on: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Guests at Mvuu camp and Lodge have been hearing Titus the lion roaring again and staff are sure that it's only a matter of time until there's another sighting of him. There are plans to give the lion population in Liwonde a boost, by introducing a few lionesses into the park sometime in August. All fingers are crossed in the hope that the lion re-introduction will go smoothly as planned and help raise the status of Liwonde to a big five national park.Read more...Confirmed Caracal Sightings in Malawi's Nyika National ParkPosted on: Thursday, April 12, 2012 / 09:00 hrs
A guide from Malawi's Wilderness Safaris has revealed his own personal encounter with Caracal in Malawi's Nyika National Park. This is a significant development for Nyika and Malawi as it is the first confirmed sighting of caracal in the area in 25 years.Read more... Wilderness Safaris Launch Rhino Tracking Experience In Malawi's Liwonde National ParkPosted on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Wilderness Safaris Malawi has launched a new activity - the 'rhino tracking experience' in Liwonde National Park for guests at Mvuu Camp and Lodge.Read more...Malawi's Kayak Africa at the Getaway Show and Rewarding Local SchoolchildrenPosted on: Thursday, March 29, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Kayak Africa's Mumbo and Domwe Island Resorts had a stand at this year's Getaway Show in Cape Town for the first time in quite a number of years. Director, Clive Bester and long-time reservations person, Bee Roux, manned the stand for the three days of the show, talking to thousands of people and doing a great job of exposing both Malawi and the islands to visitors. Around 15 000 people visit the show every year.Read more...Lake Malawi's Nkwichi takes away the ToDo! 2011 award for Socially Responsible TourismPosted on: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 / 10:00 hrs
Nkwichi Lodge on Lake Malawi was recently announced as winner of the ToDo! Award for Socially Responsible Tourism at the 46th ITB show in Berlin. The award was developed by the Institute for Tourism and Development to encourage the tourism industry worldwide to present their socially responsible profile in destination areas.
Read more...Plentiful & Varied Wildlife at Wilderness Camps and LodgesPosted on: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Although less frequent, guests can still see elephant out on the river despite the rains. Whenever staff spot elephant on the river, they get all the guests on an impromptu boat safari, so they can have a better look. Most elephant sightings however are occurring in the mopane woodlands around the park during game drives. Zebra sightings have been encouraging throughout the month, usually herds of bashful zebra scatter when they hear approaching game vehicles, they now seemed to have adjusted to the sound and appear more relaxed.
There was a sighting of approximately 20 banded Mongoose . This is an exceptionally big group to be spotted at Mvuu. The Banded Mongoose lives in permanent and cohesive groups consisting of on average 15 adults with their offspring. Group sizes in this species are largest for all carnivores. Both male and female transfer to new packs, and in this manner population gene flow is accomplished. On the same day a huge number of red velvet mites were spotted in the area. The minute red insect dancing across the earth is stunning at first glance although you need a microscope to really appreciate it!
One female hippo was seen with a one week old calf in a little pool in the mopane woodlands near the river. One theory goes that a female hippo seems to somehow know the sex of her calf before giving birth, a pregnant cow that has a male calf in her will often leave her family group to give birth in a separate river or dam. The dominant male reacts very aggressively to new males trying to join his family group even if the newborn is his own, so for this reason the pregnant female leaves the group to give birth and stay on her own with the newborn male calf until he is strong enough to move quickly and hopefully avoid dangerous confrontations with the dominant bull when they rejoin the rest of the family. Judging from this hippo's separation from the rest of the pod, staff are guessing this newcomer at Mvuu is a little boy.
30 sable were spotted near the staff road. The flourishing vegetation growing throughout the park (thanks to the rains) provides the park's elusive antelope herds with the ideal conditions for grazing and they now venture out into the open to feed more frequently.
A Southern File snake was seen near the Mvuu workshop. This snake is often much sought after due to its rarity and beauty. It has a distinctly triangular shape with keeled scales. Whilst it will gladly make a meal of lizards and small vertebrates, its feeding preference is actually other snakes.
Pel's Fishing Owls have been spotted closer to both the camp and lodge this month perched on top of a tree near that the camp dining area.
A sub adult African Cuckoo Hawk was spotted opposite Mvuu Camp. This medium sized raptor is mostly solitary and can be seen flying from tree to tree with short glides. Grey Headed Parrots were seen in large numbers nesting in Baobab trees on Msanje Road.
One guest spotted a total of 69 new bird species on their visit to Mvuu this month. Adding to a month of great birding were sightings off Red-backed Shrike, Retz's Helmet-Shrike, White Helmet-Shrike, Blue-checked Bee-eater, European Bee-eater, Carmine Bee-eater, Brown Snake Eagle, Crowned Eagle, African Hawk Eagle, Dickinson's Kestrel, Lillian's Lovebird and African Harrier-Hawk. We also spotted Brown- Headed Parrot, Arnot's Chat, White-backed Night Heron, Livingstone's Flycatcher, Wahlberg's eagle and thrush Nightingale.
Chelinda Camp and Chelinda Lodge
Many herds of antelope and zebra have been seen often seeking refuge in the pine forests during the night before they return to the grasslands to graze in the mornings.
Hyaena are back on the plateau and are up to their usual tricks: they strategically chase their prey into the dams where they find it easier to make a kill. Chelinda can now fully confirm the presence of wild dog on the Nyika as one of their guides saw one with his own eyes.
A serval cat and female leopard were spotted near the Airstrip. On February 17th a big male leopard was seen and on February 20th, another leopard was seen by Chelinda Bridge bringing the total leopard count for the month to three.
A herd of 10-15 elephants were seen near Chisanga Waterfall. Seeing such a big herd on the plateau is very rare, usually only a lone elephant is seen once in a while or small herd consisting of up to nine animals at most.
Augur buzzards have started to congregate in groups and on one afternoon drive 11 were spotted together. Other good birds spotted at Chelinda this month include Montane widow bird, Montagu's Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Hildebrandt's Francolin, Mountain Cisticola, Black cuckoo shrike, Lizard buzzard and a melanistic Augur Buzzard. Melanism, or melanosis, is a condition caused by a genetic mutation that gives a bird excess amounts of melanin in its feathers. This makes the feathers much darker than normal plumage, and many melanistic birds appear completely brown or black.
Read more...Mumbo's Spring Clean & a New Yacht!Posted on: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
After the rains, Mumbo Island Resort's staff head out to the island to make everything sparkly and fresh! Cushions are re-covered in local chitenje cloth, which Billy the Tailor sews on his treadle Singer sewing machine; James the carver and his helpers polish every carving and board game; Jurie and the carpenters replace all the wooden boards and planks that need it; Mr Kafkuta and Mr Chaidon replace any old reed work; the chefs empty the entire kitchen, scrub it from top to bottom and then wash everything and put it all back; the island teams take everything out of every tent, scrub down the whole tent and then replace it all! Everything now looks fabulous, fresh and gorgeous. Trhoughout this the the island resounded with the sounds of laughter and joking. Got to love Malawi!Read more... Swift Air Completes Maiden Malawi-JNB ShuttlePosted on: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Swift Air celebrated the Maiden service of its new Lilongwe - Blantyre - Johannesburg route earlier last week.
After overcoming some initial obstacles relating to competition on this popular route, the shuttle service began with the full support of the Malawian government and the department of transport in South Africa. Read more...Malawi's Abundant & Flourishing WildlifePosted on: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
The wildlife around Mvuu Camp and Mvuu Lodge certainly isn't shying away. More than 1000 baby crocodiles have been seen along the river near the Mvuu Lodge lagoon recently along with some impressive elephant sightings. A herd of 80 elephants with a string of calves were spotted near Nangando, south of Ntangai with one of the larger bulls in the herd uspected to be in musth. (During cyclical periods of 'musth' bull elephants are at their most aggressive and sexually active stage).
Over 100 buffalo were seen in the rhino sanctuary along with 2 black rhinos,18 Lichtenstein's hartebeest, 11 sables and 31 zebras. Not to mention the side-striped sand snake that was seen sneaking up on a bird's nest! The rains bring with them many migrant birds who come back from the less hospitable climates north of the equator. Regular recent spottings include Ospreys, African Fish Eagles, White Breasted Cormorants, Bohm's, Bee-eaters, Woodland Kingfishers, Pied Kingfishers, Malachite Kingfishers, Lillian's Lovebirds and many more. Among the rarer species spotted were the Crossbreeding Blacksmith's and Spur-winged Lapwings which are bringing up chicks.Read more...The Best of Malawi: 4 Day Land Tour for $795Posted on: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Barefoot Safaris are offering you the chance to discover the Africa of your dreams on a 4 day overland adventure this March.
This month we are proud to bring to you our special offer: The Best Of Malawi.(Lodge) 4 Days land only. Take advantage of 30% off usual rates and enjoy some of the best sights of 'The Warm Heart of Africa'.
Read more...More Wildlife and an Airstrip for Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve!Posted on: Friday, March 02, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Tourists wishing to visit Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve will benefit from a new airstrip currently being constructed by Tongole Wilderness Lodge employing a local work force from the surrounding community.
Animals will also benefit from the new airstrip which will be used in the continuing wildlife re-introduction programme that's making Nkhotakota an enviable reserve.Read more...Rainy Season Wildlife Highlights at Malawi's Mvuu LodgePosted on: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
The rains are making for a wet and wonderful playground for wildlife across Malawi this season.
The elephants at Mvuu Lodge are forming big herds and there have been sightings of several baby elephants including a couple of newborns. Along with the rains, many impala, bushbuck and warthogs are now giving birth to their young and Liwonde is becoming a realm of intriguing new activity.
Read more...Ultimate African Star Bed Opens On Lake MalawiPosted on: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Nkwichi Lodge, tucked away on a beautiful sugar white beach on Lake Malawi, has just opened its 'Lake of Stars Bed' sleep out, offering guests the opportunity to experience the lake as never before. This ultimate African sleep out is set on a private rock island, 10 minutes by boat from the main lodge and accommodates just two guests at a time - a superb addition to a honeymoon and a truly unique beach night for any traveller or stargazer.
Read more...More Great Work from Guests at Malawi's Fisherman's RestPosted on: Monday, February 27, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
The staff and guests at Fisherman's Rest are never short of something to do. From juicing mangos to playing parachute games with children at the Fisherman's Rest community centre, 'Tilitonse' (meaning we are together in Chichewa) there's always plenty to get involved in. Read more...Malawi's Land & Lake Safari's Add Free Kayaking to Classic ItineraryPosted on: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 / 09:00 hrs
Land & Lake safaris are enhancing their popular 15 Day scheduled Malawi itinerary by including a 1 night Kayaking safari at no extra cost. This itinerary now includes an all inclusive and supported kayaking safari, staying on Domwe Island for a night. For non kayakers, a boat transfer is provided.Read more...Lilongwe's Kiboko Town Hotel Awarded by Malawi Bureau of StandardsPosted on: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 / 09:00 hrs
The Kiboko Town Hotel bas been awarded the certificate of 'Designated Hotel 2012' by the Malawi Bureau of Standards.
The award was received on behalf of Kiboko by manager Pheroce Pendame at a ceremony attended by press and television. The hotel was awarded in the category Hotels With Outstanding Standards and Hygiene Levels.
Read more...Volunteer Management Opportunity on Northern Lakeshore, MalawiPosted on: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Makuzi Beach lodge (www.makuzibeachlodge.com) is urgently looking for a relief manager/managing couple for approximately 5 weeks. They would ideally like said person/s to arrive at Makuzi as soon as possible so a decent handover period can occur. The current managers will be away from the lodge from the 2nd March and then returning on 4 April.Read more...Malawi's Swift Air Add Johannesburg to SchedulePosted on: Friday, February 17, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi's Swift Air will begin operating a new South African route from the 21st February 2012 offering cheap fares and a regular schedule. Great news for tourists, Malawians and South Africans alike!
The route (Lilongwe-Blantyre -Johannesburg-Blantyre - Lilongwe) will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday as follows:Read more... Win Flights to Malawi with Ethiopian AirlinesPosted on: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
WIN a pair of tickets* from London to beautiful and friendly Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa, courtesy of Ethiopian Airlines!Read more...New Lodge on Lake Malawi: Mbamba BeachPosted on: Friday, February 10, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
'NEW ON THE LAKE': Mbamba Beach Private Lodge. Mbamba Beach is set on a one hectare stand with eighty meters beach front and direct access and views of the incredible Lake Malawi. Read more...Lake of Stars takes a year off to support local initiativesPosted on: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
After the fantastic success of the 2011 event, which the international media hailed as the most spectacular festival in the world, the Lake of Stars team will be taking a year off from producing the Festival to focus on strengthening local talent and supporting local initiatives. The Festival will return to the palm-fringed shores of Lake Malawi in 2013, bigger and better than ever.Read more...Leopards Roam Free Again at Malawi's Majete Wildlife ReservePosted on: Friday, February 03, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Majete Wildlife Reserve has become the proud recipient of four leopards from South Africa. The four young leopards are the first to be introduced to Malawi across international borders and the first leopards to make their home in Majete for nearly two decades.
In a complex translocation project that took months to prepare, the first consignment of two young leopards were flown to Malawi on Friday 7th October 2011 on-board a private Beechcraft KingAir piloted by Dr Ivan Marx. Wildlife vet Dr. Heinrich Muller had to tranquilise both animals for the duration of the ten hour journey and keep a constant vigil due to the length of time involved.Read more...Malawi Triumphs for Africa in WHL's Local Travel Experts AwardsPosted on: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 / 10:00 hrs
WHL Group is the largest local-travel company in the world. Both a global network of companies that help travellers find unique ways to experience a destination through local tourism professionals, and a technology provider to those local tourism operators. WHL Group companies empower local partners who have practice in experiential and mindful travel, and a local's knack for identifying, explaining and sustaining the distinctive qualities of a place.
Based on their work in 2011, four tour operators - one from each of four broad geographical areas - were singled out as models for a set of whl.travel standards critical to the operation of their own businesses but also fundamental to the success of the global network. Assessment criteria included response times and customer service, maintaining an active social media presence and keeping destination Web portals up to date.
Taking honors in Africa was the Responsible Safari Company, the whl.travel local connection for Malawi. Apart from demonstrating a strong commitment to community development through sustainable tourism initiatives, they have proven that they are serious about client services. RSC fought off competition from 40 destinations across 20 countries.
Read more...Wildlife Galore in Malawi's Liwonde: Rainy Season Highlights!Posted on: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 / 10:00 hrs
The rains are making for a wet and wonderful playground for wildlife across Malawi this season.
The elephants at Mvuu Lodge are forming big herds and there have been sightings of several baby elephants including a couple of newborns. Along with the rains, many impala, bushbuck and warthogs are now giving birth to their young and Liwonde is becoming a realm of intriguing new activity.
Mvuu's boat safaris are also proving quite dramatic. The Shire is teaming with crocodiles enjoying the rains but competing for food. Some amazing escapes by bushbuck have been spotted by guests as lone swimmers make a dash for the other shore. Tense stuff!Read more...February Skydiving in Blantyre! Book Now!Posted on: Friday, January 27, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
After a successful event in Lilongwe held in December 2011, Skydive Malawi will be hosting Tandem Skydives in Blantyre 25th-26th February 2012. Jumps cost $310, food and Drinks will be available and spectators are welcome. The aircraft are provided by Nyassa Air Taxi, who are actively involved in supporting the sport in Malawi.
Read more...Credit Suisse & The Roger Federer Foundation in MalawiPosted on: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
As part of the sponsorship partnership established between Credit Suisse and Roger Federer in 2009, 1 million US dollars is being channeled into the Roger Federer Foundation (RFF) each year until 2019. The RFF is investing the majority of these additional funds in a new project supporting early childhood education in Malawi.
In further partnership with ActionAid, there are now plans to build, renovate and operate 80 centers across the country. Over the next 5-9 years, 60,000 children stand to benefit directly from their services. The plan is for these 'model' institutions to also be made available to carers from other centers and parents for training purposes, enabling 16,000 needy families with an estimated 92,000 children to benefit from the centers' services either directly or indirectly.
To have a look at some of the great work being done by Credit Suisse, RFF and Action Aid in some great new video footage of Malawi, click here.Read more... Malawi's Mumbo Island Resort Ranked in Top 100 Hotels in the World!Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Kayak Africa are delighted to announce that Mumbo Island was chosen as one of the Top 100 Hotels in the World in the UK Sunday Times Travel Magazine! Not only that, they were one of only 10 hotels listed from the entire African and Asian continent. This is what they said:
'Mumbo Island, Lake Malawi:
Fancy an island almost to yourself? This uninhabited dollop is laden with delicate miombo woodland, all edged by neon green waters. There are only seven tents, with hammocks and hot-bucket showers. It often feels as though it's just you and the crickets. Oh, and the playful otters which like to join guests for afternoon dips.'
Read more...Win Flights to Malawi at Destinations, The Holiday & Travel Show and The Adventure Travel ShowPosted on: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
WIN a pair of tickets to beautiful and friendly Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa courtesy of Ethiopian Airlines!
Malawi is running a competition on its stands at the Destinations, The Holiday & Travel Show and The Adventure Travel Show to win flights for two people between London and Lilongwe.Read more...New Entry Fees for Malawi's National ParksPosted on: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi's Department of National Parks and Wildlife Reserves has announced a change to Park Fees in Malawi with immediate effect. Although there has been a rise, they still remain extremely low, and among the cheapest on the continent, at just US$10 a day for foreign visitors.
Malawi is blessed with a rich diversity of flora and fauna and has no less than nine National Parks or Wildlife Reserves. There's an ever increasing number of animals offering excellent game viewing experiences whilst the number of lodges in parks remains low. This ensures protection of each area and brilliant exclusivity for vistors (without the high prices charged for it in neighbouring countries). Read more... Expert Africa Boost Malawi Coverage!Posted on: Thursday, December 22, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
After a research trip in 2011, Expert Africa have re-written their extensive brochure's coverage of Malawi for 2012.
Expert Africa's MD, Chris McIntyre, visited in May 2011 and commented, 'I'd not been to Malawi for years, but wanted to go to see the new developments at Majete.' His trip included Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, a number of places in Malawi and also Nkwichi Lodge in Mozambique. Although Expert Africa is the UK's largest tour operator to Zambia, and has featured Malawi for many years, McIntyre says that Malawi always appeals to a few travellers, but demand for it is 'never huge'.Read more...Malawi to be present at Destinations London and The Adventure Travel Show in 2012!Posted on: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Need a break? Can't decide where to go for your next adventure? Come and discover the best of beautiful Malawi in the heart of busy London!
There are two fantastic shows coming up in late January and early February to help you find your ultimate holiday. With hundreds of ideas and expert advice, you should feel inspired in no time!
Malawi will be present at both these fantastic shows proving that it truly is the Warm Heart of Africa and showcasing all its natural wonder, splendid wildlife and friendliest of cultures. Come and see us there to find out more about your holiday options and to uncover more about this unique and fascinating destination face to face with experts!Read more...The Sky's the Limit with Free Flights to Nkwichi!Posted on: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Nkwichi Lodge is proud to present a high-flying offer of free return flights to Likoma Island from Lilongwe in 2012 for stays of 7 nights or more and half-price return flights for stays of 5 nights or more*.
Situated on the wild, Mozambican shores of Lake Malawi, Nkwichi offers barefoot luxury and a chance to explore one of Africa's last wildernesses. Untouched by roads, guests will be picked up from Likoma by speedboat and whisked along the lakeshore to the lodge, nestled on one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa. Going wild has never been easier!Read more...Tandem Skydiving is Back in Malawi!Posted on: Friday, December 16, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Skydive Malawi will be offering Tandem Skydives during this year's Christmas period on the 28th and 29th December in Lilongwe. Jumps cost only $310.
Tandem skydiving is an incredibly easy, safe and enjoyable way to experience the excitement of skydiving without having to learn how. Free-fall at speeds of up to 200km/h and enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful Malawi during your canopy ride. Feel a total sense of freedom while securely harnessed to your personal skydiving instructor. The exhilarating free-fall combined with the peace and tranquillity of the parachute ride makes your tandem skydive a unique experience you will never forget. A lifetime experience not to be missed!Read more...Kayak Africa Leads Expedition up the Tanzanian Shores of Lake Malawi!Posted on: Friday, December 09, 2011 / 09:00 hrs
Staff and guests from Kayak Africa have successfully completed a mammoth lake expedition around Lake Malawi covering approximately 1160 km in a faithful old wooden boat, Nankapakapa.
Read more...Fly on Mondays for only 45,000 MWK return with Swift Air!Posted on: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Fly on Mondays for only 45,000 MWK return with Swift Air!Read more...Malawi's Kumbali Country Lodge: Festive Offers!Posted on: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Kumbali Country Lodge has entered the festive spirit early this year with some generous offers for guests staying over the Christmas and New year period.Read more...Malawi Tops the Lists in Responsible TourismPosted on: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Leaders in the field of responsible tourism were recognised at the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards at a recent ceremony at World Travel Market (WTM), London, as part of World Responsible Tourism Day. Malawi's brilliant Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, the world's first Born Free Foundation accredited People and Wildlife Centre, won the 'Best for Conservation of Wildlife & Habitats' award beating off stiff, very deserving competition.Read more...Tongole Wilderness Lodge Prospering in Malawi's NkhotakotaPosted on: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
The Tongole Wilderness Lodge has truly delivered on its objectives to create a lodge like no other in Malawi and become one of the best in Africa. Nestled deep within the rugged and breathtakingly beautiful miombo woodland of the 1,800 km² Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve and a mere 30 km west of Lake Malawi hugging the forest-clad banks of the Bua River, this is an eco-tourist sanctuary as well as being a luxury lodge.Read more...Multi-Award-Winning Responsible Tourism in Malawi!Posted on: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi shone brightly at the recent World Responsible Tourism Day at World Travel Market (WTM), London. Robin Pope Safaris (based in Malawi) was awarded joint Overall Winner of the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards plus winner in the Poverty Reduction category as well. Over 1000 nominees competed for these accolades and RPS scooped two proving just how deserving their Malawian efforts are.Read more...Malawian Wildlife: Dramatic and Flourishing!Posted on: Friday, November 11, 2011 / 08:00 hrs
Malawi's wildlife is flourishing for all to see as seasons change and animals display their majesty in an often dramatic (or comical) fashion.
Near to Mvuu Camp and Lodge, the Ntangai stream is proving a popular playground for Titus, the superb male lion who has taken up residence in the park . He recently allowed guests observation of him for a full 45 minutes whilst he attempted to catch a fully grown bushpig!
One of several black rhino sightings became a once in a lifetime experience for some guests when a rhino mock charged a vehicle during a game drive into the ESCOM sanctuary. In its way lay a sable bull who was forced to get up abruptly to avoid the rhino. After his feisty display, the rhino retreated into the thickets to rest a while.Read more...30,000 More Trees This Year for Nkhata Bay Thanks to Chinteche Tree Nursery!Posted on: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 / 09:00 hrs
Malawi's Chintheche Inn's Tree Nursery aims to distribute approximately 30,000 trees this year!
Malawi is fast approaching the time when the seedlings will be ready for distribution to the community tree sites. This is a huge job and staff have been very busy visiting all the sites getting the communities pegging the land where the trees will be planted and burning fire breaks to protect existing sites with one year old trees. Planting will start with the rains in November. Read more...Malawi's Majete Predator ProgrammePosted on: Friday, November 04, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Majete Wildlife Reserve, situated in Malawi's lower Shire valley is well on its way to becoming a Big Five park, having undertaken a bold and inspiring wildlife reintroduction programme to restore the park to its former glory before human intervention.Read more...Nkwichi Delights: Green, Sustainable, Beautiful & Social!Posted on: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Not only has Nkwichi Lodge recently graced the cover of National Geographic Traveller magazine it has also received a score of 90% in a recent evaluation by 'Green Safari Africa', making it one of one of only 3 other lodges on the sub-continent to achieve this. Good going!
Read more... Malawi's Mumbo Island Selected Finalist in Imvelo Awards!Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Kayak Africa's Mumbo Island Resort has been selected as a finalist in two categories in EDHASA's Imvelo Awards for Responsible Tourism in Africa. Nominated in two categories: Best Overall Environmental Management System and Best Single Resource Management Programme - Waste. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg on 9th November. Imvelo, running for the tenth year, awards tourism businesses that demonstrate sustained responsible practice in their operations in terms of their natural, social and economic environments. Thumbs up and fingers crossed for Mumbo!Read more...World Class Wine now available in Malawi!Posted on: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Danforth Yachting is proud to announce the arrival of a new collection of carefully selected, bespoke estate wines. These fabulous wines are from the Ridgeback private estate in the Paarl region near Cape Town, South Africa. Amongst the selection are crisp dry whites and some superb red wines, including the Silver Michelangelo award winning Ridgeback Journey and the Double gold Veritas award winning 2006 Ridgeback Shiraz. These great wines complement the lodge's superb cuisine, which Danforth has built an excellent reputation for over the years. Read more...Wildlife Galore in Malawi's Liwonde & Nyika Parks!Posted on: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi's Nyika and Liwonde National Parks are providing some thrilling, rare and beautiful sights for those lucky enough to see them.Read more...Supporting Malawian Beauty: The Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust Annual Lecture (London)Posted on: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
The Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust is hosting its annual lecture and social evening this year at The Royal Geographical Society in London on Tuesday, 8 November. Doors open at 6pm and the lecture begins at 6.45pm.Read more...Majete on the Move in Malawi!Posted on: Thursday, October 06, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi's Majete Wildlife Reserve is well on its way to becoming a Big Five park! The plan to gradually introduce predators back into the park has started this week with the introduction of 8 leopards. The program will run up to November end. The plans to complete the big five picture will conclude next year with the reintroduction of lion.Read more...Spring Romance & Natural Wonder on Mumbo Island!Posted on: Friday, September 30, 2011 / 14:00 hrs
In the last month there have been two spontaneous engagements on Mumbo Island - both at sunset on its beautiful Pod Rock. The first couple were from the UK and were so blown away by the beauty of Mumbo that while watching the sunset they decided they just had to get engaged. Another couple from South Africa found themselves in same situation a few weeks later with the same result! Their quote in the comment book reads: 'Heaven is a place on earth: never in our wildest dreams had we imagined such an amazing, magical paradise as this!' - something about the heart-shaped island is seemingly working its magic!Read more...Malawi's Pumulani Shines at the World Travel Awards 2011!Posted on: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 / 11:00 hrs
Robin Pope Safaris is delighted to announce that Pumulani Luxury Beach Lodge has been voted as 'Malawi's Leading Hotel 2011' at the World Travel Awards which is the most prestigious and highly covered awards programme in the global travel industry.Read more...Air Travel Takes Off in Malawi!Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2011 / 11:00 hrs
Malawi is celebrating two new airlines which have taken to the skies this summer. Both Malawian owned and managed, Ulendo Airlink and Swift Air are operating scheduled flights connecting the country's major tourism and commercial centres, to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers.Read more...Amazing Malawian Birding Safari- Last Chance Booking!Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Africa Geographic Expeditions invites you to join them on an amazing Birding Safari of Malawi's Nyika National Park with its wide range of birding habitats, from miombo woodland, wetlands and montane forest to rolling grasslands. The region affords incredible birding opportunities and is home to several Southern Rift endemics and many species restricted to south-central Africa.Read more...Malawi's Beautiful Thawale Camp Upgraded!Posted on: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Malawi's Beautiful Thawale Camp Upgraded!Read more...Malawi's Kayak Africa SCUBA School Credit their 700th Diver!Posted on: Friday, September 16, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Kayak Africa has been operating its Dive School in Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park since 1996. The dive school, Frogman Divers, is right on the beach at Cape Maclear. It offers all PADI courses from Discover Scuba to Dive Master. Classes are small and personal so divers get all the guidance and attention they need. A track record of Zero dive accidents in 12 years is strong proof of this!Read more...Eco-Lodge For Sale in Malawi!Posted on: Thursday, September 15, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Ntchisi Forest Lodge is an established, profitable eco-tourism business with excellent reputation in Malawi, located in a renovated historical building within a Forest Reserve two hours north of central Lilongwe. The lodge has significant appeal with its surrounding unique ecosystem and close links to the local community.Read more...Backpackers' Accommodation Now Available at Malawi's Bua River Lodge!Posted on: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Backpackers can now enjoy Bua River Lodge in the beautiful surroundings of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve amid the forested banks of the Bua River.Read more...An Update From the Lake of Stars Festival, Malawi, 30th September - 2nd October 2011Posted on: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
The festival takes place next month, from 30th September - 2nd October and tickets are on sale now for the festival, which takes place on the palm fringed shores of Lake Malawi.Read more...Malawi's Tongole Wilderness Lodge Already A Success!Posted on: Monday, August 22, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
Tongole Wilderness lodge opened its doors just 3 months ago, and is already proving popular and successful - with nothing but 5 star reviews from its guests. Read more...News From Kayak Africa in MalawiPosted on: Thursday, August 11, 2011 / 00:00 hrs
It has been a busy month for Kayak Africa, with lots of visitors of all ages. Read more...