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October 2, 2015

Malawi Newsletter with African Travel Solutions

Nkwichi Lodge – the World’s Most Romantic Hotel
Nkwichi Lodge had some delightful news from their latest newsletter. As well as a tasty looking new menu, they’ve also been ranked at No. 1 in Harpers Bazar’s list of the 10 most romantic hotels in the world! According to Harpers Bazaar magazine Nkwichi lodge is one of the most romantic hotels in the world .And with the new Star Bed at Nkwichi not many people could dispute that fact! Nkwichi also introduced a wonderful new menu to delight guests’ palates. The new menu comprises a balance of West African cuisine with a European influence.

Satemwa: Coffee tours, a pool & the best tea in Africa!

The coffee picking season is drawing to a close at Huntingdon House. This year the lodge hosted five very successful coffee tours. Plus now that the hot season is arriving in Malawi, the Satemwa team is also happy to announce that the swimming pool at Chawani Bungalow is ready for use. Author of the blogging site,, François-Xavier Delmas has been touring the world’s tea plantations for more than 20 years in search of the finest teas. In his latest blogs he’s talked about his journey around Malawi and how he thinks Satemwa’s tea is the best black tea in Africa!

CAWS News Update and New Research Centre in Liwonde National Park

Central African Wilderness Safaris recent Newsletter proved to be very positive. As well as new managers at Mvuu, they also have unveiled a winner of the Lake Malawi Sailing Marathon. There are also signs that lions may be returning to Liwonde National Park!
A research facility funded by Central African Wilderness Safaris, has been built at Mvuu Camp in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park to host the work being conducted by conservation projects of the UK charity Conservation Research Africa.

Sunbird Ku Chawe Race and Spicy Thursdays at Sunbird Mount Soche

July’s Mount Mulanje Porters Race and Lake Malawi Sailing Marathon were some of the most adventurous, challenging and exciting sporting events in Malawi this year and the addition of the Sunbird Ku Chawe Race has shown an emergence of a great sporting calendar in Malawi. Every Thursday, at lunch and dinner time, Sunbird Mount Soche’s Picasso’s restaurant is transformed into an exotic paradise with tantalising Indian flavours and smells… they call it Bombay Blues. On the menu each week is a variety of spicy treats and favourite Indian dishes such as Masala, Paneer, Tandoori Chicken, Mutton Pulao, Biryanis, Dum Aloo and so much more.

A Lake of Stars and Funky Cichlid Update from Malawian Style

This year the Lake of Stars festival takes place over the last weekend of September (25 – 28 Sept) at Nkopola Lodge on the Southern Lake-shore. Malawian Style have teamed up with Lake of Stars to put together some fantastic pre-tour packages, so if this is your vibe get in touch for more information. The Funky Cichlid is a home away from home for a lot of the Malawian Style team. With an increasing number of school groups, university groups, school expeditions and adventure travellers looking for more than just a bed, they needed a base in Cape Maclear. A great location, great value for money, friendly staff, good food, abundance of water sports and of course, a great atmosphere.

Fire Training, Surveys and Wildlife Sightings in Majete

With the cooler, winter temperatures around the Majete Wildlife Reserve animal sightings have still been plentiful. This means a lot of the big wildlife of Majete have been photographed for the latest African Parks Majete Newsletter. On top of that, Staff at the reserve have been training against fire outbreaks and a survey of all the reptiles and amphibians in the area has begun. Two male leopards were caught on the Majete Researchers camera traps down in the South of the Reserve on the Pende /Masakala Road. All fourteen rhino were sighted during the quarter with 155 rhino tracking patrols taking place and The lions were seen on a weekly basis near Thawale Lodge, the airstrip and at Mvuu Spot and in various parts of the tourism area.

Exploring Lake Malawi by Bicycle at Pumulani

Pumulani, being the African island-style paradise that it is, is best known for providing unforgettable Malawi lakeshore experiences. However recently there has been a large gain in popularity for mountain biking. Winter is the perfect season for mountain biking in Malawi as the climate is dry and cool, but the really appealing thing about mountain biking at Pumulani is that it can be combined with kayaking. Guests are guided through woodland and village areas and finish the ride on the lake shore across the bay from Pumulani. Kayaks are waiting there so cyclists can paddle their way back across the Kasankha Bay.

Danforth Yachting undergo Website Updates and Remodelling
Danforth Yachting have updated their website, making it brighter, more eye catching and suitably adaptable to viewing on mobile phones and tablets. They will be regularly updating the website with local news, photographs, guests comments and tripadvisor reviews.

Danforth will also be re-doing their thatched bar and water sports area in November during the quieter season. The team from Liwonde are skilled thatcher’s and they’ll be there for a week to re-do the structure. Danforth look forward to sharing new photos of this at the end of the year, ready for the December holidays.

RSC introduce New Itinerary on International Development
One of the new Itineraries launched by Responsible Safari Company this year is the Future Earth and Development Course. This new course offers an intense overview of challenges faced in developing countries seeking to transform towards sustainability.

Students will learn in a culturally sensitive, experiential environment and take part in participatory, hands-on workshops on issues ranging from environmental conservation and sustainable agriculture, to rural healthcare programmes seeking to treat and combat HIV. This is a fantastic opportunity to travel and learn responsibly

Not discovered Malawi yet?strong>
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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