Stories of adventure, discovery and events.

Cape Maclear Booze and Cruise TOur

Cape Maclear, also known as Chembe, is a small tourist and fishing village in the Nankumba Peninsula, at the southern end of Lake Malawi.  Chembe Village and the surrounding islands sit in Lake Malawi national park, the first freshwater …

World Tourism Day Rural Development

Happy World Tourism Day! Malawi celebrates the day during some pretty unprecedented times as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The theme for 2020 is Tourism and Rural Development, an important one given the times. Ever since international travel came …

Malawi Domestic Tourism

In early April, Brand Africa founder Thebe Ikalafeng shared his insights in a presentation called Building Brands through the Crisis. He looked at what brands should be doing during the coronavirus crisis and shared the image below. It shows the …

Tumaini Festival 2019

The 2019 edition of the Tumaini Festival took place a couple of weeks ago. A platform by refugees for refugee, Malawian and international artists to collaborate, exchange and create together using the message of love and peace, continues to grow …

Owning the conservation narrative

In the week past, we had a visit by the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry. Among other activities, he dedicated Liwonde National Park and the Mangochi Forest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).

A colleague from South Africa working in Malawi once exclaimed “Last weekend we saw a hyena in the middle of city centre. In the middle of the city! Gosh, it was a culture shock!”

It was a day before Malawi went to the polls to elect a new president, parliament and local councils. My wife had arranged a quick trip into Ntchisi and she needed company.

Last Thursday I made a presentation at the Takulandirani 2019 Malawi Tourism International Tourism Expo on Property Access to Digital Platforms.

Kachebere Major Seminary

Sitting at the foot of Kalulu hills in Malawi – Zambia border district of Mchinji is Kachebere Major Seminary, a Roman Catholic philosophical training college.

Chintheche Beach Lake Malawi

After a wet drive from Lilongwe to Mzuzu, an overnighter at Glitz Cloud 9 Lodge in New Katoto and another wet drive down the M5, we were finally on the sandy shores of Chintheche. Chintheche is in Nkhata Bay, some …

Mzuzu - Nkhata Bay road M5

Over the just ended holidays my family travelled to Chintheche, the famous beaches on the northern shores of Lake Malawi.

The fifth edition of the Tumaini Festival was held over the weekend at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa, central Malawi. Dzaleka is home to thousands of refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Somalia. The festival was conceptualised …

Rwanda Kibeho

Last week I returned from a pilgrimage to Rwanda. I was in a group of 60 who participated in a Divine Mercy Apostolate organised pilgrimage and among others celebrated the Catholic feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and …

The translocation of 500 elephants to Nkhotakota Game Reserve and the restocking of lions and other game to Liwonde National Parks has seen Malawi getting lots of press coverage as a wildlife safari destination of choice.

Tourism and the Digital Transformation

Malawi joins the world in celebrating Tourism Month every September with the World Tourism Day being held on 27th September. The theme for this year is Tourism and the Digital Transformation and it highlights the need for increased investment in …

Kabumba Hotel, Lake of Stars

Lake of Stars makes it’s return this year and will be held at newly built Kabumba Hotel in Leopard’s Bay, Salima. The 3-day festival will be held from 28 – 30 September