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May 25, 2015

Malawi News Update with “African Travel Solutions”


CAWS Malawi safari listed in ‘top 50 tours’ by National Geographic & more
A safari tour run by Central African Wilderness Safaris has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveller magazines ’50 Tours of a Lifetime’. Elevate Destinations ‘Malawi Service and Safari Tour’ offers guests the opportunity to gain real insight into Malawian life by volunteering at a local village while also experiencing Malawi’s incredible wildlife.
In CAWS’ March Newsletter they revealed a new rhino calf born in Liwonde National Park. They also included a round up of all the latest happenings in Liwonde and Nyika.
In April members of Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) Lilongwe office joined hundreds of Malawian citizens in a march supporting Malawi’s “Stop Wildlife Crime” campaign.
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Places Still Available on HF Holidays’ New Malawi Tour
Walking and outdoor holiday specialist, HF Holidays launched their Magical Malawi holiday in 2014 to much acclaim. It was the award winning operators’ first venture into Malawi, exploring some of the unique areas that this undiscovered country has to offer.
Already proving popular, their September 2015 departure does still have a few places left. See below for more details and contact HF Holidays directly if you are interested. HF holidays’ Livingstonia trek takes you through the heart of Malawi’s diverse landscape, with the chance to spot herds of eland, zebra, hyena, bushbuck, elephants, and Nyika’s famous leopards.
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Malawi growing as a Self Drive Destination
Malawi has been making the news recently as an emerging self-drive destination, with great articles in Travel Africa Magazine and Journeys Magazine and 4×4 Magazineextolling the virtues of this beautiful, undiscovered country. Its compact size, great variety, ease of travel and warmth of welcome make it ideal to explore on a self-drive. Stunning scenery, thrilling safaris, beautiful beaches and the friendliest people on the continent combine to offer an experience of ‘real Africa’ that is unrivalled.
Recognising the potential for Malawi, specialist tour operator Safari Drive has a special offer on a new Malawi itinerary.
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Brand new educational itineraries from RSC
The Responsible Safari Co. has designed two brand new itineraries for 2015 aimed at educating and engaging groups on vital development issues affecting the world today. Both itineraries are based on Future Earth’s model of sustainable development and environmental conservation. The workshops are aimed at University students looking to complement their studies with practical experience, and corporate groups hoping to learn more about sustainability and fair trade issues that affect their business environment. Read More

Lake Of Stars Festival & The First Lilongwe Shorts Film Festival
Malawi’s biggest arts event, the award-winning Lake of Stars Festival, is returning for the 12th year of the project in 2015 and will take place in the stunning surroundings of Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi. The 2015 Lake of Stars festival will be held on the last weekend of September, 25th – 27th, and promises even more of the high quality entertainment that has seen it develop into a globally respected event.
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The call for submissions is now open for Lilongwe Shorts, Malawi’s international short film festival. The inaugural festival, presented by Lake of Stars, will take place on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.
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New boat from Nkwichi & Danforth Yachting are back
Nkwichi is proud to introduce Mpasa, their new and superfast Boston Whaler! With this newest addition to their fleet, the transfer from Likoma Airstrip to Nkwichi Lodge can now be done within the hour. With sun cover, comfortable benches and seating on the front deck for the more adventurous, it takes 4-6 passengers at a time. The name ‘Mpasa’ refers to cichlids endemic to Lake Malawi, and Mpasa really is like a fish in Nkwichi’s waters.
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In other news from the lake – Danforth Yachting have had a good break and they are now back in Malawi, unpacked and hosting their first guests of the new season. A new vehicle, New staff and new watersport vests are only part of the exciting updates from Danforth. Read More

May Weekends at Game Haven – Exciting Adventures await
Less than 20 minutes from Blantyre, but with its own oasis of bush in the countryside, Game Haven is a wonderful location with a surprising variety of activities on offer. In May they have some special rates available to attract more visitors and guests at the weekends. They also have a list of amazing activities that you can try out when you visit. These include game drives, Trail Rides, Nature Walks and more. Read More

Rhinos, Leopards and lions thrive in the Majete Wildlife Reserve
Floods, Wildlife sightings and Community projects were the highlights from African Parks’ recent quarterly newsletter for Malawi’s Majete wildlife reserve. While the rains created some challenges for Majete in early January the rains brought a welcome relief to the Majete wildlife. The rains brought an abundance of grass and bushes and vegetation grew quickly providing much needed nourishment to many of the starving animals. The bird life was prolific and zebra, lions and antelope returned to the tourism area of the reserve. Read More

The Story so Far in 2015 from Fisherman’s rest
Fisherman’s rest has recently shared some of their achievements so far this year.
They are currently working in twenty-two schools, supporting teachers with literacy projects, feeding students to encourage them to come to school and learn, as well as developing educational projects in relation to agriculture, chicken management and reducing deforestation by planting and managing trees. They are also actively building kitchens, libraries and classrooms in a number of schools. Read More

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 bookings & further information contact Mel @ African Travel Solutions

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