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From the Editor Hi Guys,

Susan Waldron keeps us in check with a very real issue – Cholera.

Welcome to the 35th issue of The Eye. These guys from Majete and their collaboration with African parks and the department of national parks never cease to amaze me with their ongoing developments and their success stories, which they all obviously must be faced with many, many obstacles. This issue they focus on efforts made on monitoring the apex predators, namely lion, leopard, and the spotted Hyena. Big thanks to Willem Briers-Louw & a familiar name Dr. Alison Leslie. We welcome a new contributor in Alex Chungwa, Parks Manager (DN) for Lake Malawi National Park, which, let’s face it a national treasure, being in the top 10 of biggest and deepest in Africa. We run our second part to Chameleons, from one of the longest contributors to The Eye, Prof. Harrison Simfukwe – Karonga; stay tuned as I know he is itching to bring us something from up North as it’s been a while.

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The revival of Majete Wildlife Reserve (MWR), situated in the Lower Shire Valley in the south of Malawi, has become one of the major success stories in Africa. Sadly the reserve experienced decades of rampant poaching which eventually led to the extirpation of much of Majete’s wildlife, and with it, the hope of the ecosystem recovering without assistance. Fortunately the collaboration between African Parks (AP) and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) has allowed MWR to return its former glory, through effective and deliberate conservation management. The 25year partnership between AP and DNPW started in 2003 with the improvement of security, by providing the scouts with sufficient training and much needed equipment and much needed infrastructure. Prior to the reintroduction of wildlife, an initial section (140km²) of the reserve known as the “sanctuary” was fenced off to allow for reintroduced wildlife species to habituate and possibly increase while the rest of the reserve was being fenced. The reintroduction programme eventually reached a threshold and with the completion of the predatorproof perimeter fence, the sanctuary fence-line was removed in 2011, allowing animals to utilise the entire reserve (700km2). Despite the trials endured from its proclamation to revival, MWR is an incredible achievement which is attributable to excellent conservation management. Owing to the reserve’s “Big Five” status, tourism has increased substantially, boosting the economic success not only of Majete, but of Malawi as a country. Majete Wildlife Reserve is known for one of the largest wildlife reintroductions in Africa. Since 2003, over 2 550 individuals from 14 different species were reintroduced, all of which historically occurred in the area. The objectives of the wildlife reintroductions were to restore ecosystem integrity and initiate a successful tourism product. The huge reintroduction effort included species such as buffalo, sable antelope, elephant, and Bohms zebra. Interestingly, spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) were the only remnants of large predators in the reserve, and currently occur in two small populations. Historically, both lion (Panthera leo) and leopard (Panthera pardus) were found in Majete, although their last known sightings were in 1976 and 1986 respectively. In August 2012, three lions, two males and one female, were reintroduced and kept in quarantine in a lion boma. After a few weeks the individuals were released and have since grown to seven

individuals. Between 2011 and 2012, six leopards, three males and three females were reintroduced and kept in specially designed leopard quarantine bomas for a few weeks before release. The leopard population seems to be increasing, although very little is known about their ecology within the reserve. Overall the reintroduction has been deemed a huge accomplishment, although management constantly have to monitor the population trends to ensure that carrying capacities are not exceeded. Due to the successful reintroduction and rehabilitation of predators within the reserve, MWR offers a unique opportunity to study the ecology of these apex predators, as few systems host a diversity of these species. These top predators are keystone species that have ecosystem-wide effects through the top-down regulation of lower trophic levels. However, apex predators are not only important for proper ecosystem functioning, but also play a major role in ecotourism. These large and iconic animals are also known as flagship species and their charismatic status helps to provide overarching much needed funds from tourism for reserves. Therefore safeguarding viable carnivore populations in protected areas is crucial for simulating natural ecosystems as well as generating income though tourism. Thus, this study, undertaken by MSc candidate, Willem Daniel BriersLouw, aims to investigate the ecology of the lions, leopards and hyenas of MWR. With its brute strength and impressive roar, the African lion, Panthera leo, reigns sovereign over the African Kingdom. It is the largest wild felid in Africa and can weigh in excess of 200 kg. Historically lions occupied much of the African continent except for parts of the Sahara and equatorial forest areas. Unfortunately this iconic species is now extinct in North Africa, while further range reductions continue across Africa due to human development and encroachment around protected areas. Despite having a wide habitat tolerance and broad diet, lions are threatened by the loss of suitable habitat and reductions in prey. This

forces lions onto farmlands where human conflict often occurs, as farmers or pastoralists lose or perceive loss of livestock due to lions, resulting in retaliatory killing of the predator. However the effect on lion populations may not always be easily visible. For example, in small, enclosed reserves, prides of lions are often limited in terms of natural movement patterns and interactions with adjacent prides, thus increasing the chance of inbreeding within a pride. This phenomenon, known as inbreeding depression, causes the gene pool to become weaker and ultimately affects the genetic

integrity of the entire population. Therefore it is important to constantly monitor the dynamics within lion populations to assess whether translocation into or out of a reserve is required. Conserving lions in their natural environment is not only important for proper ecosystem functioning, but also for the existence value for our future generations. The spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta, is known as the laughing dog of Africa and is second in command to the lion. Their powerful build and dog-like characteristics have been portrayed as grotesque in the entertainment industry, evoking fear in people. However, these strange-looking animals are the most successful large carnivore in Africa and have an important role in the ecosystem. As hunters and scavengers, they prey on a wide variety of species, usually the weak or diseased individuals, utilizing everything from the skin to the bones, and therefore keep prey populations healthy. Hyenas also have a tolerance for many different habitats, although population declines have been experienced over much of their historical range, causing a patchy distribution. Hyenas may survive outside of protected areas by surviving on carrion and organic waste in ruralurban areas, although the probability of human conflict increases dramatically. The main threat to spotted hyenas comes from direct persecution, through trapping, shooting and poisoning, which accounts for the largest percentage of hyena mortality outside of protected areas.   Cont. on pg 10

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Cont. from pg 08 This predominantly occurs in communities or farmlands where livestock is prevalent and hyenas are then blamed for livestock depredation, whether confirmed or assumed. Furthermore, game meat hunting by snares and hunting of hyenas for traditional medicines have seriously affected hyena populations both inside and outside of protected areas. As a species loved by some and hated by others, the spotted hyena requires further understanding as its unique role in the ecosystem cannot be emphasised enough. Lastly, the African leopard, Panthera pardus, is known as being the elusive predator of the African bush. These enigmatic creatures blend in perfectly with their surroundings owing to their distinctive rosette markings. Leopard size, weight, and colouration vary across the African continent, yet all populations belong to the same subspecies, P. pardus pardus. They are the most adaptable big cat in Africa as they currently persist in most habitats, including human-modified areas. However, with the expansion of human populations, the size of suitable habitat is gradually becoming smaller and therefore threatening many leopard populations. Just as lions and hyenas are persecuted by humans for real or perceived livestock depredation, so leopards often find themselves on the wrong end of the stick. Leopards may establish home ranges of up to a few hundred square kilometres, meaning that they often move in and out of reserves, subsequently passing through towns or villages where livestock may be threatened. Another major threat to leopard populations is the illegal trade of skins and other body parts for either medicinal purposes or status symbols. Furthermore, in African countries where trophy hunting is legal, it has been suggested that leopard population structure may be severely impacted causing skewed population growths. Despite authorities trying to ban the persecution of leopards, these

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killings are often not documented and thus continue unabated. Understanding the ecology of a known “problem” species and applying the information to management decisions can go a long way in assisting the conservation of a truly magnificent animal. Furthermore, Willem’s study will aim to investigate the diet, spatial distribution, prey relationships and population sizes of these three apex predators within MWR. Investigating the diet of each predator will involve collecting scat samples in the reserve and analysing the hair samples in a laboratory. Hyenas often defecate at latrines, which are areas used to mark territories, while lion and leopard droppings are usually found along roads or trails. Currently it is known that hyenas prefer common duiker, bushbuck and reedbuck, while lions have been seen feeding on a number of species including warthog, sable antelope, eland and buffalo. Generally leopards prefer mediumsized prey although their catholic diet means that they can eat anything from arthropods to eland. These solitary felids often drag their meals into caves or up trees to avoid being bothered by scavengers. The aim of Willem’s dietary study is to determine whether these predators are competing for similar prey species and whether any predators are readily eating livestock from the surrounding villages. Large carnivore species are notoriously difficult to study due to their elusive nature and nocturnal behaviour. Fortunately technological advances have made it easier to study these species. For this study, motion sensor cameras will be positioned throughout the reserve to photograph these species. In addition, satellite collar data will be analysed to determine movements of specific individuals within and outside of the reserve.   Cont. on pg 12

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Cont. from pg 10 Currently, very little is known about the spatial distribution of the predators in MWR. However, recent data suggests that hyenas are avoiding lions, which can be explained by the fact that these two predators are the fiercest enemies and hyenas are often fatally wounded by lions. The reintroduced lions appear to have adapted well to their new home and are often found around waterholes, where prey is abundant. By combining different sampling methods, this study hopes to shed some light on the spatial ecology of the apex predators.

new facebook page: “Majete Wildlife Research Programme, Malawi, East Africa”.

Monitoring predator populations is extremely important for enclosed reserves. Knowing how many individuals of a species are occupying a given area can facilitate the management of prey numbers and subsequently the effect on vegetation. To ensure that predator populations are not exceeding their carrying capacity, population sizes will be estimated using camera trap data and statistical software. Each individual leopard and hyena can be identified based on unique markings. It is estimated that the reserve’s leopard population should be at about 15 individuals, although this number will only be confirmed once the study has been completed. A study conducted in 2015 revealed two distinct hyena populations consisting of between 16 and 23 individuals. Despite the lion population being at seven individuals, any births or deaths will need to be monitored to avoid them from reaching a maximum threshold. In summary, apex predators warrant protection from humans as the threats facing these animals are a result of our negligence. Whether it is direct persecution, land conversion or incorrect management, we are all involved in the survival of predators. For our future generations to enjoy these incredibly special animals, we firstly need to realise that these species are under threat from many different angles. Secondly, funding is required to manage apex predators, whether it be for translocation, maintenance of fences, tracking equipment, etc. Thirdly, where possible, we need to improve our understanding of these animals. In order to conserve these carnivores, one needs to know how many are present in a given area, what they eat, and how one species moves relative to another. Willem’s study hopes to provide the management staff of MWR with vital scientific information on the predators in the reserve so as to manage the species correctly and effectively. For further information feel free to contact Willem at: willembdl@gmail.com. Also follow us on our 12

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Realis, Mount Pleasure, Bt, Tel: 0888 217 208 La Caverna - Blantyre: Old Manager’s House 1882, Mandala, Tel: 01 871 932, e mail lacavernamalawi@gmail.com FREIGHT FORWARDERS Bollore Africa Logistics - H/O - Blantyre: Tel: 01 871 555/150. Chileka: 0111 692 262. Dedza: 01 233 415. Dwangwa: 0994 845 736. Lilongwe: Kamuzu Int’ Air’: 01 700 722. Kanengo: 01 710 233. Machinji: 01 242 268, 0999 054 025. Mwanza: 01 423 333, 0999 950 333. Nchalo: 01 425 200, 0999 578 417. Songwe: 01 362 605, 0994 495 623 Email: bollore.malawi@bollore.com, sales.malawi@bollore.com Combine Cargo, Kidney Crescent, Blantyre, Tel: 01 876 357, 0999 971 517, www.combinecargo.mw GLS Logistics, Area 3, Diamond Bldg, Llw, Tel: 0999 959 233, 0999 212 390, 0993 415 068, 0888 557 996 email: wilfred@glsmlw.com MCS Freight, Clausius House, Hannover str, Blantyre, Tel: 01 822 046 / 824 098 Saimfur Freight - Blantyre: Tel: 01 876 111, 0888/999 201 320. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 758 593, 0999 823 202, 0888 704 804 Teapak International Services, Salmin Armour Road, Ginnery Corner, Blantyre, Tel: 01 879 024 / 0995 410 633 / 0888 289 010 / 0888 920 706 Trans Maritime, Uta Waleza Complex, Bt, Tel: 01 876 100 / 875 300, email: info@transmaritime.net

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UTi Malawi - H/O - Kanengo, llw, Tel: 01 712 030 / 710 393. Blantyre: Kidney Crescent, Tel: 01 870 244/238, email: mviljoen@go2uti.com FUMIGATORS & PEST CONTROL Antipest - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 01 840 753, 0999 960 581, Lilongwe: Chilambula Rd, Tel: 01 756 593, 0999 960 583, email: anitipestadmin@antipestmw.com, antipestll@africa-online.net, www.antipestmw.com Capital Pest Control, Murray Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 754 519, 0888 824 926, Fumigation International Malawi, Kenengo, Lilongwe, Tel: 0882 262 908 / 0999 122 957, email: ryan.fim@webmail.mw, www.fumigationinternational.com Perfecto Pest Control - Blantyre: Tel: 01 870 409 / 872 229, 0999 993 400 / 0999 953 400, Lilongwe: Tel: 01 711 302/303/464, 0999 952 400 / 0999 954 400 GENERAL FITTERS Link Building Products - Blantyre: Top Mandala, Tel: 01 870 205. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 756 653. Mzuzu: Tel: 0111 931 366, email: info@lbpmw.com

HAIR DRESSERS & BEAUTY PARLOURS Beauty Worx, next to Mpingwe lodge, Tel: 01 844 789, 0999 248 043 Belle Afriique, Kidney Crescent, Bt, Tel: 0111 911 246/265, 01 879 087, 0999 202 322, 0888 829 961. Ryalls Hotel, Bt. Tel: 0111 603 845 email: lee@belleafriquemw.com, www.belleafriquemw.com Beyond Beauty, Chileka Rd, Opp. Sunrise, Bt, Tel: 0111 918 577, 0999 315 370 Dhara’s Beauty Salon, Tel: 01 823 298 Elis Unisex Salon, New Napiri, Bt, Tel: 0888 347 898 Face Forward, Four Seasons Complex, Llw, Tel: 0996 227 976, 0998 895 111 Flo’s Hair & Beaty Salon, Lilongwe: Area 4, Shoppers Mall, Tel: 0999 930 381 / 0999 395 020, 0888 202 843. Area 10, Llw, Pacific Parade, Tel: 01 794 678, 0999 930 381 / 0999 753 673, 0888 202 843, www.floshairandbeauty.weebly.com Impact Looks, Chichiri Shopping Centre, Bt, Tel: 01 880 686/817, 0999 558 858, 0888 403 000 Jay’s, Old Town, up from post office, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 758 041

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Services Lifestyle Hair & Beauty Salon, Bisnowaty Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 775 834, 0888 821 541 OC Creation, Llw, Tel: 0999 940 178 Reflections, Blantyre, Tel: 0888 300 039 Rosella Beuty Salon, Northgate Arcade, Tel: 0111 915 180, 0999 925 612 Salon Xpression, Chichiri Shopping Centre, Blantyre, Tel: 01 880 686, 0881 834 026, 0999 400 657 Salon Mystic: Lilongwe: Crossroads Complex, Tel: 0111 920 235. Gateway Mall, Tel: 0111 646 666, 0999 418 393 Total Look Salon, Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 847 200, 0888 207 700, 0995 207 700 Oasis health Hair & Beauty Spa, Limbe, Tel: 0994 485 366, 0888 2777 855 Weedal’s Salon, Namiwawa, Bt, Tel: 0111 912 331, 0995 497 078 BARBERS: Prestige Executive Barber Shop, Ginnery Cnr, Bt, Tel: 0998 081 731, 0888 975 688, email: prestigehaircut@yahoo.com HAULAGE / TRANSPORT AGS - Blantyre: Tel: 01 822 413, 0888 829 437. Lilongwe: off Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 759 374, 0888 839 528. Email: ags-malawi@agsmovers.com AWS Freight, Blantyre, Tel: 01 873 125/6 Almcida Transport, Kanengo, Lilongwe, Tel: 0999 823 711 Chirimba Container Terminal, Chirimba, Bt, Tel: 0111 912 074 Enterprise Containers, Ginnery Cnr, Blantyre, Tel: 01 870 800/94, Load Master, Chileka Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 0111 683 135, 0888 722 440 Manica, Makata Ind. Site, Macleod Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 876 566, www.manica-africa.com Mulli Brothers - H/O - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 0111 657 213/55. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 711 686, email: mullibrothers@africa-online.net Siku Transport H/O - Blantyre: Tel: 01 874 022 / 875 022. Dwangwa: Tel: 01 295 378. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 762 688/817. Nchalo: Tel: 01 424 251 Trans Maritime, Uta Weleza Complex, Kidney Crescent, Bt, Tel: 01 876 100, email: ismail@transmaritime.net INSURANCE Guardian Insurance Services - Blantyre: Suite 33, NBS House, Victoria Ave, Tel: 01 822 967. Lilongwe: Suite 21, Nico Centre, Tel: 01 755 925 / 754 292. email: guradian@gismw.net, www.gismalawi.com

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Hubertus Clausius - Blantyre: Clausius House, Hannover Ave. Tel: 01 834 465/651, 01 836 678. Lilongwe: Top floor, Toptech Building, Old Town, Tel: 01 752 678 / 750 624 Old Mutual, 30 Glyn Jones Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 820 677 NICO General Insurance Company - Blantyre: NICO House, Tel: 01 822 699, email: nicogen@nicogeneral.com. Lilongwe: NICO Centre, Tel: 01 751 366 / 750 987, Mzuzu: MPICO House, Tel: 01 312 876 Real Insurance - Blantyre: Delamere House, Tel: 01 824 044 Lilongwe: Hayyet Complex, Capital City, Tel: 0111 978 679/673 Mzuzu: Chitaya bld,Tel: 01 312 145, www.realinsurance.co.mw United General Insurance Company, Michiru House, Victoria Ave, Blantyre, Tel: 01 821 577, email: ugi@ugimalawi.com, www.ugimalawi.com INTERNET CAFES Com Shop, Development House, Victoria Ave, opp Stanbic, Blantyre, Tel: 01 822 222 Telekom Cafe’s - Blantyre: Claim Building, Glynn Jones Rd, Tel: 01 823 047. Lilongwe: Chief Kilipula Building, next to National Bank, Tel: 01 757 201. Kamuzu International Airport MGI Consulting Powerhouse, Tel: 01 758 225. Manobec Premises, opp Cross Roads Complex, Llw, Tel: 0888 844 776 INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS Burco/Broadband Digital Solutions - H/O - Blantyre: Queens Cnr, Chipembere highway, Maselema, Tel: 01 840 777/942. Lilongwe: Chief M’mbelwa Building, Tel: 01 771 323/688. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 310 239, www.burcomw.com, www.broadbandmw.com, Globe Internet: H/O -Blantyre: Shire bldg, Raynor Ave, Limbe, Tel: 01 841 044 / 846 001 / 840 948. Lilongwe: Old Town, Manobec bldg, Tel: 01 754 015 / 750 858. City Centre, ground floor, ADL House, Tel: 01 776 341. email: info@globemw.net, www.globemw.net, support lines: 01 845 196/532/246 Malawi Net, Blantyre, Tel: 01 822 436/596, Skyband - H/O - Blantyre: Delamare House, Victoria Ave, Bt, Tel: 01 820 200 / 824 255. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 756 558/9, www.skyband.mw Softnet Broadband (V-SAT), Mt Pleasant, Leslie Rd. Blantyre, Tel: 0111 913 771/2, email: sales@softnet.mw, www.softnet.mw

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Services KENNELS Blantyre Kennels, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 0111 670 864, 0999 917 546 LIBRARY National Library, Zalewa Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 821 760 National Library, near British Council, City Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 700/362 Society of Malawi Cultural & Scientific Archives, Old Managers House, Mandala, Blantyre, Tel: 01 872 617, email: societyofmalawi@africa-online.net USIS Library, Old Mutual building, City Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 772 222 LOCKSMITHS Lambats, Bt, Tel: 01 821 786 Lambats, Area 2, Old Town, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 725 730. Emergencies: 0999 222 007, 0888 844 878 PHONE SERVICES Airtel - Blantyre: Celtel House, Raynor Avenue, Limbe, Tel: 0999 901 400. Lilongwe: Tel: 0999 901 300 MTL - H/O - Blantyre: Lamya House, Chipembere Highway, Tel: 01 846 977. Chichiri, Tel: 01 823 623, email: info@mtl.mw, Limbe, Tel: 01 841 111. Lilongwe: City Centre, Tel: 01 775 555. Old Town, Tel: 01 750 750. Karonga: Tel: 01 362 998. Kasungu: Tel: 01 253 495. Mangochi: Tel: 01 594 526. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 311 334. Nchalo: Tel: 01 424 434. Ntcheu: Tel: 01 235 424. Salima: Tel: 01 262 911. Thyolo: Tel: 01 473 380. Zomba: Tel: 01 524 606. email: info@mtl.mw, www.mtl.mw. Liberty & Liberty Net, Tel: 01 879 442 / 878 611 TNM Sales & Service Centres - Blantyre: Livingstone Towers: Tel: 01 830 888, 0888 800 800. Chichiri, Tel: 01 876 001/246, 01 873 416. Limbe, Tel: 01 840 510/28. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 756 711/0, 0888 830 600. Mangochi: Tel: 01 594 593, 0888 830 700. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 312 231, 0888 830 800. Zomba: Tel: 01 526 253 PHOTOGRAPHY AP Photography, Tel: 0999 572 008, 0888 333 686 Paper Print, Tel: 0881 129 285, 0996 049 459 PHOTO PROCESSING Creative Images, Namwiwawa Ave. Bt, Tel: 0999 942 224 Foto Studio, Chichiri Mall, Bt Tel: 01 873 555 Lee Photo Studio, NICO Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 757 886

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Digital Photo Express - Blantyre: Kanabar House, opp Mount Soche Hotel, Victoria Ave. Tel: 01 835 174, 0212 969 696. Aram Mall, nr PTC, Churchill Rd, Limbe, Tel: 01 846 167. Chichiri, Tel: 01 873555 Lilongwe: Lilongwe City Mall (Game), Old Town, Tel: 01 202 222. Area 3, Tel: 01 752 449 Photo Plaza, Crossroads Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 750 971/2 PLANT HIRE Barloworld Equipment - Blantyre: Ali-Hassan Mwinyi Rd, Chichiri, Tel: 01 870 666, Lilongwe: Ali Maunde Estate, Kanengo, Tel: 01 710 344 PLUMBING Foley Plumbing Contractors, Bt, Tel: 0111 620 673, 0885 082 235, POOLS Radiant Pools, Ginnery Corner, Bt, Tel: 01 871 674 / 877 424, 0888 963 302 POSTAL SERVICES Airport, Lilongwe: Mon-Fri: 7:30 – 4:30, Sat & Sun: 7:00 – 3:00. Tel: 01 700 163. City Centre, Lilongwe: Mon-Fri: 7:30 – 4:30, Sat: 8:00 – 10:00. Tel: 01 770 677 Chichiri Post Office, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 870 152. Kanengo, Tel: 01 710 206/958, Kawale, Tel: 01 790 709 / 792 5763. Old Town, Mandala Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 758 302 / 751 911 Post Dot Net - H/O - H/O - Blantyre: Fatima Arcade, Haile Sellasie Rd, Tel: 01 833 506/199. Pagat Mall, Victoria Ave, Tel: 0111 610 788. Chichiri Shopping Mall, Chipembere Highway, Tel: 01 875 288. Limbe, Churchill Rd, Tel: 0111 989 053. Karonga: Tel: 0999 495 354. Lilongwe: Crossroads Complex, Tel: 01 751 313. Nico Centre, Tel: 01 754 203. City Centre, Tel: 01 773 835. Mzuzu: Boardmans Str, Tel: 01 331 996. Mangochi: Main Rd, Tel:01 593 636. Zomba: Tel: 01 570 436 PRINTERS Blantyre Print, Ginnery Corner, Bt, Tel: 01 871 181/070 Capital Prinintg Press, Llw, Tel: 01 755 470 / 752 032 Design Printers, llw, Tel: 01 750 802 / 751 808 Fattani Offset Printers, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 01 876 288 / 872 259, 0212 821 308, email: ahmed@fattani.com, www.fattanimw.com Kris Offset & Screen Printers, Ginnery Corner Bt, Tel: 01 870 467/647, email: info@krisoffset.com Royal Graphics, 33 Glyn Jones Rd, Bt, Tel: 01 831 903, 0999 955 660, 0888 855 660

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Services REMOVALS AGS - Blantyre: Tel: 01 822 413, 0888 829 437. Lilongwe: off Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 0888 839 528. email: ags-malawi@agsmovers.com AMI, Area 29, Kanengo, Lilongwe, Tel: 710 233. Kamuzu Int. Airport, Tel: 01 700 722 Fracht, Kanengo Railway Station, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 712 222 Glens - Blantyre: Tel: 01 871 888 / 057, 0212 951 076, email: glens_blz@glensmw.com Lilongwe: Off Paul Kagame road, next to Lilongwe Dairy, Tel: 01 759 476 / 757 958 / 0211 951 104, email: tnt_llw@globemw.net G4S Malawi, H/O Chirimba Industrial Site, Tel: 01 684 999, 0999 018 613 Packing & Relocation Services, Kanengo Llw, Tel: 01 711 047, 0888 855 179 Stuttafords, Blantyre: Moir Cres’, behind Dulux, Tel: 01 984 434. Lilongwe: Kanengo, Tel: 01 712 467, 01 710 495. Email: stutts@ stuttafordsmalawi.com, www.stuttafordsmalawi.com SECURITY & SECURITY SYSTEMS Alpha Security Company Ltd - H/O - Blantyre: Tel: 01 830 350. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 754 445. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 310 405 email: bdm@alphasecuritymw.com, www.alphasecuritymw.com Big Brother - Blantyre: Tel: 01 875 356/64. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 753 923, 0999 963 944. email: bigbrother@africa-online.net Cartrack, 4 Jacaranda, Plot BC 230, Mandala, Bt, Tel: 01 880 695, 0888 829 875, 0999 563 939, email: charlesn@cartrack.mw Delta One Security, Bt, Tel: 0111 626 412, 0881 555 568, 0991 048 345, email: enquiries@deltaonesecurity.net G4S Security Solutions Malawi - H/O - Blantyre: Chirimba Industrial Site: Tel: 01 684 999 Lilongwe: Old Town, Tel: 01 750 309 / 754 804. Area 43: Tel: 01 772 812, 0995 971 041. Area 47, Lasec Building: Tel: 01 762 700. City Centre: Tel: 01 773 812. Kanengo: Tel: 01 711 347/041 Rapid Response - Blantyre: Tel: 0111 915 745. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 794 254/716 Pact Security, opp Kanjedza Police Training School, Tel: 0888 603 242 / 0888 821 222, 0999 957 120 Pitronic Security Systems, Pitronic House, 12 Buchanan Road, Blantyre, Tel. 01 830 170, email. pitronic@pitronic2wayradio.com, hrrodgers@pitonic2wayradio.com www.pitronic2wayradio.com Satcom, Lesley Rd, Bt, Tel: 0999 910 100, 0888 910 100, 0121 910 100, email: sales@satcom-mw.com, www.satcom-mw.com

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By Harrison Simfukwe

8.0 The feeding habits of chameleons Generally, chameleons are omnivorous, although some species are known to have more of a carnivorous diet, while other species prefer the vegetarians’ diet. They eat a wide range of foods such as berries, leaves, fruits, insects, worms, snails and some of the larger chameleon species will also hunt small reptiles. A chameleon on the hunt may sit quietly and wait for prey to come near. Or it may move slowly and quietly along a branch or the ground. Its mitten-like feet give it a firm grip and its two eyes turn in different directions at once, looking for the slightest movement. When the chameleon finally spots an insect or other likely prey, its eyes lock in on the target. Thereafter, the lizard shoots out its super-long tongue. The tip of the tongue is wet and shaped like a suction cup. So when it smacks against the prey, it sticks tight and the tongue then slips back into the chameleon’s open mouth. These lizards eat in the morning and evening, avoiding the midday heat. They become inactive during winter. Chameleons drink dew and rain water, but they can also adsorb water through their skin. 9.0 Enemies (Predators) of chameleons By: Harrison Simfukwe Due to the general small size of the chameleon and the slow motion, they are often a prime target for hungry predators. Snakes, birds and mammals are the major and most common predators of chameleons.

10.0 Breeding and reproduction of chameleons It all starts when a female and male get together. Thereafter, a female digs a hole, for example, under a rock or leaves or in soft sand or soil and there drops in her eggs, covers them up, and then off she goes. The hole can be from 10 to 30 cm deep, but the depth of the hole generally depends on the chameleon species. The sun warms the eggs for several months. And some day, the baby chameleons hatch and crawl out. They never meet their parents. They hatch having the survival skills they need. Some species of chameleons don’t lay eggs. Instead, a mother keeps her eggs inside her until the babies are ready. Then out they come, inside thin sacs. The babies break through the sacs and set off on their own. The chameleon eggs take from 4-12 months to hatch, depending on the chameleon species. 11.0 The world conservation status of chameleon under the UICN Red List Today many chameleon species are considered to be threatened with extinction, and other chameleon species are even considered to be endangered. Their declining numbers are mostly caused by habitat and niches changes through human induced factors such as pollution and deforestation. Furthermore, double trouble crops up when the chameleons are captured and sold around the world and kept as pets in peoples’ homes. Some people love the idea

of owning such a cool creature. Many of the chameleons for sale have been hatched and raised in captivity. However, unless one is an expert as a chameleon keeper, even these are hard to care for properly. Many of these poor animals die before they reach their destinations while others succumb to death soon afterward. 13.0 The African myths and beliefs about chameleons The traditional culture of most peoples in Africa includes several myths, legends as well as fables. These myths and related cultural elements developed over thousands of years. Their development was influenced by the mass migrations which caused myths, legends; fables etc. to spread from group to group and led to a mixing of myths and legends. The migration also gave rise to new stories about events in the history of those peoples. They developed legends to explain the origins of their ruling families and the structure of their societies. Further to that the people of Africa did not use written language; instead, they possessed rich and complex oral traditions, passing myths, legends, and history from generation to generation in spoken form. In Malawi, the Local attitudes towards the chameleon are also rooted in mythical description that clouds the harmless nature of these small animals. Oral tradition recalls a story that puts the chameleon in bad light, and so the chameleons have remained in negative light in Malawian cultural beliefs. 13.1 Myths 13.1.1 The chameleon is a herald of eternal life in many Bantu mythologies. Most Bantu cultures share a common myth about the origin of death, involving a chameleon. According to this myth, God sent the chameleon to

announce to men that they would never die. The chameleon went on his mission, but he walked slowly and stopped along the way to eat. Sometime after the chameleon had left, a lizard went to announce to men that they would die. Being much quicker than the chameleon, the lizard arrived first, thus establishing the mortal nature of man. As a consequence of this myth, both chameleons and lizards are often considered bad omens in Bantu cultures, (Yao, Malawi/Mozambique/Tanzania Myth). 13.1.2 The chameleon is believed an animal that had a golden green colour. Almost everyone liked him and had always looked up to him except for five animals namely: scorpion, Spider, Bat, Snake and Komodo hated him. They planned to take away his colour. Then Komodo had an evil idea and said “Let’s put magic dye into his system. Everyone loved his idea, so the next morning the five devious animals invited Chameleon to a party. The Chameleon wasn’t suspicious at all, came to the party and enjoyed himself. Later, Komodo spiked Chameleon’s drink when Chameleon wasn’t looking. Chameleon drank the foul liquid and his skin changed colour: red, blue, purple, and green etc. 13.1.3 Many people have a false opinion that chameleons change colours to disguise themselves and hide from predators or match their environment. On the contrary, camouflage is thus only a secondary reason why most chameleons change colours. The truth of the matter is that chameleons don’t change color to match their environment; rather, they do that as a response to mood, temperature, health, communication, and light.

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Shopping ART GALLERIES, CRAFTS & GIFTS African Habitat - Blantyre: Kidney Crescent, Uta Waleza Centre, Tel: 01 873 642, 0888 832 705, email: grabifem@hotmail.com. Lilongwe: Old Town Mall, Tel: 01 752 363 Chikuni Art Site, 0.4km before Dedza Pottery, Tel: 0999 314 314, www.chikuniartsite.com Creative Images, Namwiwawa Ave. Bt, Tel: 0999 942 224 Crystal’s Florist, 1 Hannover Ave, Blantyre, Tel: 01 821 752, 0888 823 837, email: crystalflorist@ewimax.mw Dedza Handmade Art Gallery (recycled paper products), Tel: 0993 243 674, www.dedzahandmadeart.com Dedza Pottery, 1 hour from Lilongwe, Tel: 01 223 069, 0888 853 425, email: dedzapottery@africa-online.net, www.dedzapottery.com Ishq, Blantyre: Shop 1, Protea Hotel Ryalls, Hannover Avenue, Tel: 0999 821 084, 0212 997 997, email: akeela@malawibiz.com. Lilongwe: Four seasons life style centre, shop no. 3, Presidential way, capital city, Tel: 0999 966 966, 0999 836 836, 0999 281 105, 0211 222 786, email: ishqmw@gmail.com La Caverna, Old Manager’s House 1882, Mandala, Bt Tel: 01 871 932, 0999 917 181, email: lacavernamalawi@gmail.com Mzuzu Pottery Shop, Mzuzu Hotel, Tel: 01 310 622, 0888 345 401, www.nyasalodges.com Nkhotakota Pottery, 2.5 hours from Lilongwe, Tel: 0999 380 105, 0884 581 098 email: nkhotakotapottery@africa-online.net Pag Cane Furniture, Zalewa Rd, Chirimba, Bt, Tel: 01 831 665, 0995 158 233 Tindoz D’Afrique, Umodzi Park, Peermont Hotel Tel: 0995 690 589. BICC Tel: 0997 106 824 Email: tanya.mudiwa@tindozdafrique.com www.tindozdafrique.com Tisunge Crafts Shop, 1 hr from Bt, entrance to Lengwe Nat’ Park, Tel: 0111 912 922 Warm Heart Impressions, Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 388 BAKERIES 7-11 Bakery, Mobil Station at Mchingi roundabout, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 758 369 Bakemans Confectioneries, Bt, Tel: 0999 844 535, 0212 822 811, 0212 804 504 email: bakemans@africa-online.net CarniWors speciality Butchery, Bakery & Deli, Kapani Meat Products, Kanengo, Llw, Tel: 01 711 171, email: shop@kapanimw.com Kachere Bakeries - Blantyre: Ndirande, Tel: 0999 247 737. Chilobwe: Tel: 0888 854 755

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BOOK SHOPS Central Africana - Blantyre: Uta Waleza Centre, Kidney Crescent, Tel: 01 876 110/112. Lilongwe: Old Town Mall, off Paul Kagame Road. Tel: 01 756 317. email: centralafricana@africa-online.net, www.centralafricana.com Dapp Secondhand Book Shop, Trade Fairground, Bt, Tlsl: 01 870 914 , 0999 450 559 Islamic Book Shop, Fattani House, Ginnery Cnr, Blantyre, Tel: 01 873 901 / 876 288/997 The Central Bookshop, Chichiri Shopping Centre, Blantyre, Tel: 01 872 191 Maneno Bookshop, NICO Ctr, Llw, Tel: 01 752 281, 0999 943 521 / 0999 917 353, email: maneno@africa-online.net Strictly Academic, Montfort Campus, Nguludi, Limbe, Tel: 0888 337 742, Zomba, Gymkhana Club Tel: 0111 912 921 www.strictlyacademic.mw BUTCHERS CarniWors speciality Butchery, Bakery & Deli, Kapani Meat Products, Kanengo, Llw, Tel: 01 711 171, email: shop@kapanimw.com Cold Storage, Bt Tel: 01 872 897 Lilongwe: Sir Glyn Jones Rd, Tel: 01 766 266/33 Kapani Meat Processors. Llw Tel: 01 741 545/542/105 email: sales@kapanimw.com Meat Connection, Lower Scalter Rd, opp. Hotel Victoria, Tel: 01 821 380, 0888 859 542 Nyama World, Llw, Tel: 01 711 634 Ori Meats, Blantyre, Tel: 01 842 521 / 01 846 105 Superior Halaal, Northgate Shopping Centre, Blantyre, Tel: 0111 914 903, 0999 223 587, 0888 333 845 CATERING EQUIPMENT Akbanies, Lilongwe along Colby rd. Area 3, Tel: 01 758 355 , email: akbanies@globemax4g.com, www.akbanies.com Impex Housewares, , Limbe, bt, L.T.C Building, Next to the Pound Shop. Tel: 01 840 038. Fax: 01 840 242, 0888 822 210 e-mail: yunuspatel@globemw.net Macadams, Limbe, Bt, Tel: 01 844 134, 0888 189 949

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Shopping CHILDREN Baby World, Shoprite Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 754 065, 0999 239 178 IQ’s Children’s Centre, Llw, Tel: 0999 945 068 Little Ones, Crossroads Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 0888 899 222 IQ’s, Crossroads Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 756 463

Silverleaf Computers & Accessories, Chayamba Building, Shop 2, Hendrson Str, Blantyre, Tel: 01 823 716 / 824 302 / 01 833 487

Satcom, Lesley Rd, Bt, Tel: 0999 910 100, 0888 910 100, 0121 910 100, email: sales@satcom-mw.com, www.satcom-mw.com Skyband.biz - Blantyre: Tel, 0216 000 138. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 751 759 / 0212 881 163

COMPUTERS, REPAIRS & ACCESSORIES Blockbuster - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 01 841 289/76, 0888 824 428, 0999 824 428. Lilongwe: Off Paul Kagame Rd, Mpico Blg, Tel: 01 754 425, 0211 909 090, 0999 721 037 Afcor - Blantyre: Tel: 01 871 755/965. Lilongwe: Arwa House, City Centre, Tel: 01 774 871/52, 01 759 617 Bizhub - Blantyre: Tel: 01 877 945/15, 0888 827 280 / 0888 898 633. Lilongwe: Opp. Cross Rds Mall, Tel: 01 750 891/2, 0888 356 714 / 0888 872 820 Byte Technologies, Kassam House, along Paul Kagame Highway, Tel: 01 754 120, 0999 551 120, 0995 310 042 Burco Electronic Systems - H/O - Blantyre: Queens Cnr, Chipembere highway, Maselema, Tel: 01 840 777/942, email: sales@burcomw.com Lilongwe: Area 43, Off Ufulu Road, Tel: 01 771 323, email: salesll@burcomw.com Mzuzu: Tel: 0212 233 518 / 0212 230 749 , www.burcomw.com email: salesmz@burcomw.com, Business Machines Ltd, Bt, Tel: 01 873 653 Click Africa - Blantyre: Art Mall, Chipembere Highway, Tel: 01 879 182. Lilongwe: HB House, Tel: 01 758 360 Compubyte - Blantyre: Tel: 823 501. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 774 932 Computer Connections, Felix Zulu, Lingadzi House, City Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 772 479 / 773 184 Computron, Shop No. 6 Chayamba Building, Blantyre, Tel: 01 832 461, 0881 265 928, www.computronestore.mw Hamsons General Supplies, Moir Crescent Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 0888 827 280 IT Centre - H/O - Blantyre: IT House, cnr Glyn Jones & Sharpe Rd, Tel: 01 824 921 / 821 482 / 835 165. Lilongwe: Old Town, opp Maula Parish, Kamuzu Procession Rd, Tel: 01 752 348/9. email: it@it-centre.biz, www.itcentre.biz Lords Computers & Electronics - Blantyre: Tel: 0994 324 666. Lilongwe: Shoprite Complex, Tel: 0995 444 444. Mzuzu: Tel: 0991 508 922 NCR - Blantyre: Chipembere Highway, Tel: 01 871 433, 0212 810 421. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 754 904, 0211 951 018. Mzuzu: Tel: 0213 700 022, email: gesterner@inet.mw / ncr@inet.mw Olivetti Canotech - Blantyre: Chipembere Highway, Tel: 01 844 822. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 758 758

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Xerographics - Blantyre: Xerox Centre, Churchill Rd, Tel: 01 844 511/781, 01 840 796 email: blantyre@xerographicsmw.com. Lilongwe: Kang’ombe House, Tel: 01 775 807/4, 01 753 353 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS & OR EQUIPMENT Link Building Products - Blantyre: Top Mandala, Tel: 01 870 205. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 756 653. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 311 766, email: info@lbpmw.com Macsteel, Bt, Tel: 01 843 285/677, www.macsteel.co.za Polyplast, Limbe, Bt, Tel: 01 917 212, 0888 830 153 Safintra, off Paul Kagame Rd, Llw, Tel: 01 752 357/8, 0999 967 272, www.safintra-malawi.com Shire Limited, Raynor Avenue, Limbe, Bt Tel: 01 845 011/2/3. Lilongwe: Chilambula Road, Tel: 01 754 687/875/878 Tinashe Distributors, Kassam House, along Paul Kagame Highway, lwTel: 01 754 120, 0999 551 120, 0995 310 042 CORPORATE GIFTS & DESIGN Creative Images, Namwiwawa Ave. Bt, Tel: 0999 942 224 Industrial Signage & Media Specialists, along Chipembere Highway, Limbe, Tel: 0111 988 523, 0999 290 572 DISTRIBUTORS Cold Chain, Maselema, Bt, Tel: 01 875 100, 0992 991 094/6 email: graemes@coldchainmw.com Innscor & Comox, Makata, Bt, Tel: 01 877 845 / 873 333 Norkie (Chinese foodstuff), Area 3, Upland House, Llw, Tel: 0999 204 036, 0888 358 118 Tinashe Distributors, Kassam House, along Paul Kagame Highway, Tel: 01 754 120, 0999 551 120, 0995 310 042 Rab Processors, Maselema, Limbe, Tel: 01 845 200 / 841 422, email: rab@rabmw.com ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES & OR SUPPLIES AT Carter - Blantyre: Chipembere H/W, Tel: 01 840 205 / 844 819 / 845 655. Lilongwe: Area 3, Tel: 01 750 038/730. Email: atcarter@globemw.net.

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Shopping Akbanies, Lilongwe along Kamuzu Proc. rd. Area 2, Tel: 01 724 416, email: akbanies@globemax4g.com, www.akbanies.com Blockbuster - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 01 841 276/89 , 0888 824 428, 0999 824 428. Lilongwe: Off Paul Kagame Rd, Mpico Blg, Tel: 01 754 428, 0888 665 885, email: blockbuster@globemw.net Consumer Electronic Services - Blantyre: Kanabar House, opp Mount Soche Hotel, Tel: 01 822 624 / 821 127. Limbe: Krishna House, Livingstone Ave. Tel: 01 840 624, email: ces@malawi.net. Lilongwe: Daud Complex, Area 3, Tel: 01 756 400/ 756 401, email: ces-llw@malawi.net Electra Sales, Mandala Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 519 / 755 264 Electrade Distributors - Blantyre: Electrade House, Chipembere highway, Kristwick, Tel: 01 877 940, 0999 151 787, 0212 877 947 , 0212 877 947 email: electrademw@gmail.com Globe Electronics - Blantyre: Fatima Arcade, Haile Selassie Rd, Tel: 01 823 130. Lilongwe: Manobec Complex, next to Mchinji Round-a-bout, Tel: 01 751 999, email: electronics@globemw.net, www.globegroup.mw HTC Supplies, Kamuzu Procession Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 160. Mzuzu: 01 310 884, email: agna2001@yahoo.com, www.htcsupplies.com Huma Wholesale, Old Town, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 724 615, email: huma@globemw.net Impex Housewares, , Limbe, bt, L.T.C Building, Next to the Pound Shop. Tel: 01 840 038. Fax: 01 840 242, 0888 822 210 e-mail: yunuspatel@globemw.net New City Centre, Blantyre, Tel: 01 820 443/798, email: nccbt@yabhanagroup.com Limbe, Tel: 01 844 714 email: ncclb@yabhanagroup.com OG Electricals (retail & wholesale), Lilongwe: Daud Complex, Kamuzu Procession Rd, Tel: 01 755 947, 0211 877 940, email: info@ogelectricals.com Radio & Electrical Services - Blantyre: Victoria Ave, Tel: 01 833 212. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 750 430 FISHING/MARINE EQUIPMENT G.C.L. Marine Hardware, Monkey-Bay, Tel: 0999 006 496 Into Sports, Blantyre: Chichiri Shopping Centre, Tel: 01 870 822. Lilongwe: Gateway Mall, Tel: 0212 234 006, 0995 613 244, email: intosports@africa-online.net Toppers, Haile Selasse Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 822 981, email: lambatgroup@africa-online.net FLORISTS & PLANTS Crystal’s Florist, 1 Hannover Ave, Blantyre, Tel: 01 821 752, 0888 823 837, email: crystalflorist@ewimax.mw Evergreen Florist, Crossroads Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 752 563 / 757 198

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Flower Power, Area 47, J & M Business park, Opp. ABC Clinic, Lilongwe, Tel: 0111 920 612, 0999 200 145, 0884 762 345, email: flowerpower@lasecmw.com, www.flowerpowermw.com Four Seasons Plant Hire & Nursery, Presidential drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 096, 01 775 706, email: info@fourseasonsmw.com Garden Corner, Northgate Shopping Centre, Bt, Tel: 01 875 261, 0888 829 667 / 0888 898 009 Greenland Nursery, Steers Blantyre, Tel: 0999 958 900, 0994 371 174 Maone Park Nursery & Florist, Maone Park Industrial & Housing Estate, off Zomba Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 0888 627 165 / 0888 824 129, 0999 934 581 Tropex, Mangochi, Tel: 01 580 450/206/203, 0888 723 195 Zikomo Flower Farm, Area 12, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 770 330 FURNITURE A.A.M Furnishers - Blantyre: Kulsom Plaza, Limbe, Tel: 01 842 866. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 758 328, African Habitat - Blantyre: Kidney Crescent, Uta Waleza Centre, Tel: 01 873 642, 0888 832 705, email: grabifem@hotmail.com. Lilongwe: Old Town Mall, Tel: 01 752 363 Argos Trading, Kamuzu Procession, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 755 004 Art-Line, Ginnery Corner, Bt, Tel: 01 870 753 Blockbuster - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 01 841 276/89 , 0888 824 428, 0999 824 428. Lilongwe: Off Paul Kagame Rd, Mpico Blg, Tel: 01 754 428, 0888 665 885 Carnival Furnishers - Blantyre: Glyn Jones Rd, Tel: 01 821 758/172, 01 823 753 Lilongwe: Kirk Road, Tel: 01 759 044/5 Comet - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 01 843 277/12. Lilongwe: off Paul Kagame Road, Tel: 01 756 675 Interiors, Paul Kagame Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 750 951 Jaydee’s Furniture - Blantyre: Lalgi Kurgi bld, Haile Selassie Rd, Tel: 01 823 691/854, 824 291 Lilongwe: Amina House, Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 757 752 Lords Office Furniture - Blantyre: Chichiri Shopping Centre, Tel: 01 873 811, Lilongwe: Shoprite Complex, Tel: 01 750 046. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 312 590, email: lordsbestcollection@yahoo.com. Mapanga Furniture - H/O - Blantyre: 7kms from Limbe on the Zomba Rd, Tel: 0111 661 736/51/74. Lilongwe: Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 757 657 / 759 750 M & K Cane Manufacturers, Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 0999 950 176 Robray - H/O - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 01 840 144/406. Lilongwe: Area 2, Old Town, Tel: 01 725 382 / 710 298, email: info@robraymw.com

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Shopping Shire Ltd, off Paul Kagame Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 754 687/416 S & K Furniture, Queens Cnr. Tsiranana Rd, Maselema, Limbe, Blantyre, Showroom: Tel: 01 843 441 / 843 797 Tayub’s: H/O – Blantyre: Maselema, Limbe, Tel: 0999 842 196, 0888 821 795. Lilongwe: Mandala Rd. Tel: 0999 824 196. Email: tayubs@globemw.net Unity Hardware, Nu Lite House, Paul Kagame frontage Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 464/994 Wood Industries Corp - Blantyre: Tel: 01 870 144. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 753 749 Wooden Stuff, Llw, Tel: 0888 843 350 www.woodenstuff.weebly.com GLASS CENTRES Alert Glass Centre, Mzuzu, Tel: 01 312 820 / 933 443, 0999 329 670, 0888 823 721 Impex Warehouses, Limbe L.T.C Building, Next to the Pound Shop, Tel: 01 840 038, 0888 822 210, e-mail: yunuspatel@globemw.net PG Glass, G/Corner, Bt, Tel: 01 872 495 / 873 064, 0999 971 240, 0888 205 874. Lilongwe: Area 4, Tel: 01 757 / 754 707 / 753 773, 0999 970 954, 0884 767 633, email: sales@pgglassmw.com HARDWARE / BUILDING SUPPLIES Blue Zone, Ginnery Cnr, Bt, Tel: 0888 980 888 Builders Base, Bt, Tel: 0111 622 575, 0888 821 846, 0212 821 846 Comet - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 01 843 277. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 756 675 / 753 382 Deekay Suppliers - H/O - Blantyre: Salim Amour Rd, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 01 876 929. Haile Selassie Rd, Tel: 01 822 133 / 833 339. Lilongwe: Area 3, Colby Road, Tel: 01 750 044/133/134, email: info@deekaylilongwe.com Area 2, Kamuzu Procession Rd, Tel: 01 724 044/047 01 726 328. email: deekay@africa-online.net Link Building Products - Blantyre: Top Mandala, Tel: 01 870 205. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 756 653. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 311 766 email: info@lbpmw.com Lmd Trading House, Armitage Rd, Llw, Tel: 01 754 656 / 753 651, email: lmd@lmdmw.com MSC General Trader, Mzuzu, Tel: 01 333 991 Phalombe Hardware, Limbe, Bt, Tel; 01 840 745 / 845 141, email: phalombe@africa-online.net Riteway Suppliers, nr Mbayani Petroda, Bt, Tel: 01 827 877/878, 0888 865 053, 0999 319 198, email: info@rightwaysuppliers.com, www.ritewaysuppliers.com Select and Save LTD, Bt,Tel: 01 840 990 / 843 376, email: rajni@select.mw. Lilongwe: Area 2, Old Town, Tel: 01 724 638/19, email: bhavin@select.mw / bhavin84@gmail.com. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 311 808, email: bhavin@select.mw Star Trading, Kamuzu Procession, Area 2, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 726 823 / 754 304

Universal Trading Company, Ginnery Cnr, Blantyre, Tel: 01 870 888/999, email:universal@globemw.net, universalmalawi@yahoo.com JEWELLERY Dream Craft, Limbe, next to Speedys, Blantyre, Tel: 0111 916 555 / 842 782 Gems & Jewellery, Game Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 755 245, 0888 907 166, email: sales@malawigems.com, www.malawigems.com PAINT Barloworld Plascon - H/O - Blantyre: Tel: 01 872 220 / 874 515. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 759 485 Dulux Paints - Blantyre: Chipembere Highway, Tel: 01 871 522/767/728. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 750 575/421 Layser Paint & Plastic, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 712 712 Monolux Paints, Blantyre, Tel: 01 877 700/655 Rainbow Paints - Blantyre: Chipembere Highway, Limbe, Tel: 01 844 893. Lilongwe: Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 755 901 Valmore Paints, Kidney Crescent, Blantyre, Tel: 01 871 088/072, 01 870 210, email: valmore@globemw.net SHOPPING MALLS Chichiri Shopping Mall, Blantyre, Tel: 01 833 361 / 843 311, email: broll@broll.co.mw Four Seasons, Presidential drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 096 / 775 706, email: info@fourseasonsmw.com Lilongwe City Mall, Tel: 01 754 799, email: broll@broll.co.mw Old Town Mall, Lilongwe Loop, Tel: 01 757 742 Shoprite Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 0111 920 612 Pacific Shopping Mall, Area 10, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 750 355 The Homestead, off Victoria Ave, Mungo Chisuse Rd, Mt Pleasant, Bt, Tel: 0991 577 151 SOLAR EQUIPMENT Bestobell - H/O - Lilongwe: off Paul Kagame Rd opp. Rd Traffic Dept Tel: 01 750 440/087/653. Blantyre: Tel: 0111 989 045/029, 0999 821 691 Energy Unlimited, Tel: 0111 755 111, www.energyunlimeted-mw.com Ecopowa, Mandala, Blantyre, Tel: 01 880 007, 0999 952 057 Kumudzi Kuwale, Nkhota Kota, Tel: 0884 288 610, email: kumudzikuwale@gmail.com, www.kumudzikuwale.com Nordam Enterprises, Tel: 0999 246 782, email:nordam@africa-online.net, www.nordamenterprises.com Phalombe Hardware, Limbe, Bt, Tel; 01 840 745 / 845 141, email: phalombe@africa-online.net

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Shopping Powered by Nature – Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 0111 608 495. Lilongwe: Area 2, Kak Arcade, Tel: 0111 629 747. Email: contact@poweredbynature-mw.com Solar Aid, Area 3, Llw, Tel: 0997 034 806, 0881 582 776, email: info.malawi@sunnymoney.org SPORTS SHOPS Into Sports, Blantyre: Chichiri Shopping Centre, Tel: 01 870 822. Lilongwe: Gateway Mall, Tel: 0212 234 006, 0995 613 244, email: intosports@africa-online.net STATIONERY Andrex Industries, Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 823 981 / 834 345 , email: andrexmalawi@gmail.com Cartridge Wizards, Hanover Str, Blantyre, Tel: 0888 960 776 Deekay Stationers, opp Escom House, Haile Selassie Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 824 083 / 820 775, email: deekay@globemw.net HB Stationers, Kamuzu Procession Rd, opp. Maula Parish, Hayyat Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 755 370/67 / 753 928, email: hbstationers@africa-online.net IT Supplies & General Logistics, Apollo bld, Bt, Tel: 01 834 488, 0999 511 205 / 0999 237 575 Neat Ideas Super Store, Chichiri Shopping Centre, Blantyre, Tel: 01 875 690 Office World - Blantyre: Art Mall, Masauko Chipembere Highway, Kristwick, Tel: 01 879 700, Lilongwe: Constantini Building, Kamuzu Procession Rd, Tel: 01 753 853 / 757 839, email: officeworld@globemw.net Paperwork, Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 840 657 / 822 394 Skipco Malawi Limited: Blantyre - Off Masauko Chipembere highway, behind Toyota Malawi, Tel: 01 875 645 Lilongwe: Area 3 Old Town, Nassah Bldg, Tel: 0999 578 064 Staples, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 750 202 / 753 017 Stationery Box - H/O - Blantyre: Phekani House, Tel: 01 874 889, 01 833 281/64. Chichiri, Tel: 01 833 250. Lilongwe: opp Crossroads, Tel: 01 750 145/014, 0888 872 820 S.V.Stationers, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 000 Waka Stationers, off Colby Rd, opp. Area 3 Market, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 822/4 SUPERMARKETS 7-11 - Lilongwe: Chief Kilipula Building, Kamuzu Procession, Tel: 01 757 145. Mobil Station at Mchinji roundabout, Tel: 01 758 369 CarniWors speciality Butchery, Bakery & Deli, Kapani Meat Products, Kanengo, Llw, Tel: 01 711 171, email: shop@kapanimw.com Chitawira Shopping Centre, Blantyre, Tel: 01 880 784/72, 0888 210 933, open 7 days: 6am-7:30pm

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AUDIOLOGISTS ABC Hearing Clinic - ABC Community Clinic, Llw Area 47, Tel: 0888 211 091, email: hearingabcclinic@gmail.com DENTISTS Alpha Medics, Mzuzu, Tel: 0888 865 679 Crossroads Dental Clinic, Crossroads Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 751 706 Blantyre Adventist Hospital, Robins Rd, Kabula, Tel: 01 820 399/488 / 823 104. Emergency: 01 839 665. Email: bah@malawi.net Dr. B.A. Girach, Development House, Henderson Str, Blantyre, Tel: 01 820 774 Dr. Blanca Sol, Malamulo Hospital Day Clinic, Amina House, Limbe, Tel: 01 842 909 Dr Makadia, Chayamba Bld, Bt, Tel: 01 824 686 Dr Ratnam, Tel: 01 842 413 Dr Shabana Yusuf BDS (Lond), Dental Chic Ltd, Blantyre, Tel: 0999 969 559 email: dentalchic@outlook.com Family Dental Clinic, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 770 853 / 772 228 Hope Dental Surgery, Chichiri Shopping Centre, Blantyre, Tel: 01 876 966. Zomba: 01 527 655 MASM Clinic, Kanjedza, Limbe, Tel: 01 848 160 Minoo’s Dental Clinic & Services, Old Town Mall, off Paul Kagame Rd, Llw, Tel: 01 757 112, email: minoosdentalclinic@gmail.com Oracare Dental Clinic, Chayamba Building, Victoria Ave, Blantyre, Tel: 01 824 686 / 822 081 Sanctuary Dental Clinic, Bisnowaty Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 770 511 / 970 200, 0995 628 676, email: sanctuarydental@yahoo.co.uk Shalom Dental Surgery, Blantyre: Aram Mall Building, Churchill Rd, Limbe, Tel: 01 843 764 Victoria Ave: Tel: 01 832 256, 0999 911 109, email:shalomds@yahoo.com DOCTORS - Blantyre Dr. Arega Fekadu, Surgeon, Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Dr. Bhuptani, Tel: 01 821 074 / 603 011, 0888 519 701 Dr. Barbara Swarthout, Family Medicine & minor surgery, Beit Cure Hospital Blantrye Tell: 01 871 900 Dr. Beth Hall-Thompson, Family Medicine Specialist, (Thu) Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Dr Casey Graybill, Obstetrician & Gynecologist surgeon, Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Dr Chilemba, corner Henderson & Sharpe Rd, Tel: 01 821 069 Dr. Chisi, Tel: 01 844 276 Dr. Claire Gobble, Family Medicine Specialist, Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Dr. Dzinyemba, Limbe, Tel: 0999 839 608 Dr. Elizabeth Howard, Family Medicne & Counselling Beit Cure Hospital Blantyre Tell: 01 871 900 Dr. Gatrad, Tel: 01 823 904 / 821 060

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Dr. Getrude Sambakunsi, General Practitioner, Tel: 0111 618 744, 0888 622 835 Dr. Gombwa, Chitawira, 0999 966 667 Dr. James Misiri, Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Dr. Jamie Crounse, Family Fedicine & Preventative Medicine Specialist, Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Dr. Juster, Tel: 01 823 491, 0999 938 281 Dr. Laura Rinchley, Family Medicine Beit Cure Hospital Blantrye Tell: 01 871 900 Dr. R.S.Thejopal (Mrs), 33 Glyn Jones Rd, Tel: 01 870 334, Surgery: Tel: 01 821 414, Residence: 0111 657 508, email: shrisuch@globemax4g.com Dr. Ryan Hayton, Surgeon, Wed: Malamulo Hospital Day clinic, Amina House Limbe, Tel: 0111 918 485 Dr. Tim Gobble, Internal Medicine Specialist, Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Dr. Maria Molina, M.D., L.A.H., D.C.H, behind Mwaiwathu Hospital, Tel: 0888 826 460, email: inesmolina@africa-online.net Dr. Msukwa, Eye Specialist, behind Mwaiwathu Hospital, Tel:0888 363 555 Dr. Wendy Ngwira, opp. Std Bank, Limbe, Tel: 01 840 901 / 841 915, 0999 076 935 DOCTORS - Lilongwe Dr Anthony, Tel: 01 773 634 / 772 782 Dr Abdul Qadir Caratella, Area 2, Old Town, Tel: 01 724 891 Dr. Greg Saunders, Surgeon, llw Adventist Health Centre, Area 14, Tel: 01 775 680 Dr Gulum Lorgat, Area 2, Old Town, Tel: 01 726 853 Dr John Jones, ABC Clinic, Tel: 01 761 743/670 Dr Kayambo, Tel: 01 726 146 Dr Kazembe, City Centre Clinic, Tel: 01 772 154 Dr Snowen, Tel: 01 775 603 DOCTORS - Thyolo Dr. Arega Fekadu, Surgeon, Thurs: Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 Dr Casey Graybill, Obstetrician & Gynecologist surgeon, Wed: Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 Dr. Claire Gobble, Family Medicine Specialist, Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 Dr. Jamie Crounse, Family Medicine & Preventative medicine specialist, Wed: Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 Dr. Ryan Hayton, Surgeon, Tues: Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 Dr. Tim Gobble, Internal Medicine Specialist, Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 DOCTORS - Zomba Dr Joshua, Tel: 01 527 186, 0999 912 769

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OTHER Helen Van Schalkwyk (Pschologist), Tel: 0882 306 957, email: helen@africa-online.net HEALTH INSURANCE AON - Blantyre: Hannover House, Independence Drive, Tel: 01 820 355. Lilongwe: Nico Centre House, Kamuzu Procesion Rd, Tel: 01 752 129/165 Liberty Health, Kabula House, Chilembwe Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 830 610, www.prosperityhealth.com MASM, 2nd floor, MASM House, 22 Lower Sclater Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 820 298/543/370 Medlife, agents for BUPA, William Russell, AETNA, NowHealth & Expacare: 1st floor, Dossani House, 17 Glyn Jones Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 824 108 / 0999 118 903, email: steve@medlifemw.com, heather@medlifemw.com, admin@medlifemw.com Vanguard Life Assurance Company, 2nd floor MDC House, Glyn Jones Rd, Bt, Tel: 01 823 356 HOSPITALS / CLINICS- Blantyre BEIT Trust Cure International Hospital, Tel: 01 871 900 / 875 015 / 873 694 Blantyre Adventist Hospital, Robins Rd, Kabula, Tel: 01 820 399/488, 01 823 104. Emergency: 01 839 665. GMC Hospital, Fatima Arcade, Haile Selassie Rd, Tel: 01 832 414/235/355, www.gmchospital.com Limbe Medical Clinic, opp. Std Bank, Limbe, Tel: 01 840 901 / 841 915, 0999 076 935 Malamulo Hospital Day Clinic, Amina House, Limbe, Tel: 0111 918 485, 01 843 941, email: BMwenyekonde@gmail.com Mwaiwathu Private Hospital, Chileka Rd, Tel: 01 822 999 / 834 989 Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Ginnery Cnr, Tel: 01 874 333 Sandi Rehabilitation, Assesment & Therapy Centre, Tel: 0111 731 091, email: sandiblantyre@gmail.com, www.sandi-malawi.com HOSPITALS / CLINICS - Lilongwe ABC Hearing Clinic, Tel: 0888 211 091, email: hearingabcclinic@gmail.com African Bible College Community Clinic, Tel: 01 761 670/743 Likuni Mission Hospital, Likuni, Tel: 01 766 602/574 Lilongwe Central Hospital, off Mzimba Rd, near Kenyatta Road, Tel: 01 753 555 / 754 331 / 754 725 7th Day Adventist Health Centre, off Presidential Way, near Area 14 Baptist Church, Tel: 01 775 680 / 776 023 Emmanuel Medical Centre, Area 3, Tel: 0111 975 722, 0888 999 111 Medicare Laboratory, Old Town, Tel: 01 750 152 Mphatso Private Clinic, Tel: 01 766 002 Mtengowathenga Hospital, Tel: 01 286 270

Nkhoma Hospital, Eye Department, Tel: 0992 784 818, email: phaco.nkhoma@gmail.com Pamodzi Clinic, Kang’ombe House, City Centre, Tel: 01 770 548/9 Partners in Hope Medical Centre, Area 36. 3kms South of Old Town, opp St. John Parish, Tel: 01 727 155 / 725 818, 0999 971 731/2, Appointments: Tel: 0111 739 469, info@pihmalawi.com, www.pihmalawi.com Sandi Rehabilitation, Assesment & Therapy Centre, Tel: 0111 731 091, email: sandililongwe@gmail.com, www.sandi-malawi.com HOSPITALS - Mulanje Mulanje Mission Hospital, Tel: 01 467 022 HOSPITALS - Monkey Bay Monkey Bay Community Hospital, Tel: 01 587 620, 0888 702 101, 0881 768 213, 0999 314 453 HOSPITALS - Mzuzu Saint Johns Hospital, Tel: 01 325 299 HOSPITALS - Ngabu Malamulo Hospital, Tel: 01 427 266 HOSPITAL / CLINIC - Salima Marie Stopes International, Tel: 01 262 330 HOSPITALS - Thyolo Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 / 258, email: enquiries@malamulohospital.org, www.malamulohospital.org HOSPITALS - Zomba City Health Clinic, next to ADAMS wholesaler, Tel: 0111 618 744, 0888 522 835 LABORATORIES Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 OPTICIANS A.C. Opticals - Blantyre: Chichiri Shopping Mall, Tel: 01 872 120. Email: a.c.chichiri@ac-opticals.com Development House, Tel: 01 820 597, email: a.c.blantyre@ac-opticals.com. www.ac-opticals.com. Lilongwe: Lilongwe City Mall, Tel: 0111 208 088 email: llwcitymall@ac-opticals.com & Old Town Mall, Tel: 01 756 161. email: a.c.lilongwe@ac-opticals.com, Mzuzu: Shoprite Centre, Tel: 01 311 665, www.ac-opticals.com Lions Sight First Eye Clinic, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 750 168 Madalitso Health Resources Centre, Salima, Tel: 0994 079 507

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Muona Optical Centre, Nkhotakota, St Annes Hospital, Tel: 0994 079 507, 01 292 279, email: muonaoptical@gmail.com Visioncare - Blantyre: Blantyre Adventist Hospital, Glyn Jones Rd, Tel:01 836 931, 0995 531 443. Lilongwe: Lilongwe Adventist Health Centre, Presidential Way, Tel: 0999 107 909. Mzuzu: Mzuzu central hospital, Tel: 01 320 916, 0995 536 398 PHARMACIES Bwaila Pharmacy, Lilongwe,Tel: 01 757 892 CitiPharm, Limbe: Tel: 01 841 314, 0888 920 930, 0999 920 930. Blantyre: Opp KFC, Tel: 0212 841 314, email: pharmacist@citipharm.com, www.citipharm.com Kabula Pharmacy, Ginnery Corner, Bt, Tel: 01 872 767, 0999 916 860, 0999 676 034 Limbe Pharmacy, Churchill Rd, Bt, Tel: 01 845 506, 0999 922 615, email: lbpharmacy@globemw.net Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Maula Pharmacy, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 955, 0999 964 753, 0999 511 375 Moringa Gold, Bt, Tel: 0881 129 285, email: josh@mamoringa.com / info@mamoringa.com, www.mamoringa.com Mudi Pharmacy, Chichiri Shopping Mall, Bt, Tel: 01 876 229, 0999 954 766 One Stop Pharmacy - Blantyre: Town, Tel: 01 824 148, 0888 860 230. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 753 113, 0999 459 227. Zomba: Tel: 01 524 194, 0888 860 230 Pharmacare - Blantyre: Anadkat House, Tel: 01 820 001. Lilongwe: Shop 8 Nico Centre, Tel: 01 752 073 / 753 230. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 312 993. Email: pharmacare@africa-online.net Mzuzu: Tel: 01 312 993, email: pharmacaremz@gmail.com Pharmachemie, Fleetline House, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 01 871 581 / 0999 968 077 Email: pclbt@noorgrp.co.mw

Madidi Lodge, Area 9, Llw, Tel: 01 752 661, 0888 607 169, email: info@madidilodge.com, www.madidilodge.com Wellness Centre Physiotherapy Clinic, Namwiwa, Sanjika Rd, Bt, Tel: 0999 257 496 VETERINARY Care Vet Clinic, Area 3, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 754 418, 0999 935 294 City Vet Clinic, Area 3, Llw, Tel: 01 757 483, 0888 853 457, 0991 277 492 LILONGWE SPCA, Tel: 01 755 559, email: noplacelikehome@lilongwespca.org, www.lilongwespca.org Mudi Veterinary Surgery, Opp. HHI, Bt, Tel 01 822 637, 0999 939 389 / 0995 669 766 The Vet Clinic, Cnr Laws and Chilembwe Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 821 246 (office), 0111 910 231/0 (home), 0999 960 041 / 0888 825 346 Vet Clinic: Plot 18 Acacia Road, Area 9, email: vetclinic@lilongwespca.org Tel: 0994 627 999 / 01 755 559, Emergency: 0111 206 137 YOGA Makuzi Beach Tel: 0999 283 980, 0888 645 890, email: makuzibeach@globemw.net, www.makuzibeach.com

BLANTYRE Growing Star Montessori Nursery School (Baby and Toddler- Reception), 28 Chilembwe Rd, Off Link Rd, Namiwawa, Tel: 0888 952 888, email: shakira@africa-online.net Happy Days (pre nursery school), Hillview School, Tel: 0888 821 002 Hillview International Primary, Newlands, Tel: 01 843 540, email: office@hillviewschool.mw Hotel Training School, Tel: 01 824 731 Jack & Jill Nursery School, Link rd, Namiwawa, Tel: 01 823 765 / 836 206, email: officestpatspr@globemw.net Kalibu Academy, Blantyre, Located off Chileka Airport Rd, Tel: 0888 656 344, 0992 102 321/322, Email: contact@kalibuacademy.org www.kalibuacademy.org Little Oaks, Montessori Nursery School, 1 link rd, Namiwawa, tel: 0991 504 777, 0211 104 777, email: littleoaksmlw@gmail.com Little Twinkles Nursery School, Mpingwe, Limbe, Tel: 0111 915 740, 0888 542 909, 0994 888 754, 0212 230 786, email: safinaomar1@gmail.com

Mary Pop-Ins Montessori Nursery School, Mount Pleasant, Portuguese Club, Chichiri, Tel: 0888 898 388 / 099 631 183, email: irish@africa-online.net, www.marypopins.net Mini Me Montessori Nursery and Primary School, Namiwawa, Tel: 0993 866 013, 0212 258 899, email: info@minimemw.com, www.minimemw.com Montessori Private Christian Nursery School, Nyambadwe, Tel: 0111 627 100, 0998 092 940, email: montessoriprivate@gmail.com Nyasa Junior Academy, Tel: 01 843 248, 0999 510 427 Phoenix International Primary School, Tel: 01 824 845, email: phoenixschool@africa-online.net, www.phoenixschoolmalawi.com Pixie Glen (pre nursery school), Tel: 0888 821 002 Saint Andrews International High School, Tel: 01 823 688 / 822 585/470 / 824 628 email: info@saints.mw, www.saints.mw Cont...

PHYSIOTHERAPY Aamena Dassu, Wellness Centre Physiotherapy Clinic, Specialised in Orthopedics, Musculoskeletal, Neuro and Respiratory,Namwiwa, Sanjika Rd, Bt, Tel: 0999 257 496, email: aamena.dassu@gmail.com Aysha Mukadam P.T(USA), Specialised in Orthopedics, musculo, skeletal & fitness related issues, Blantyre, Tel: 01 871 900 BEIT Trust Cure Orthopedic International Hospital, Blantyre, Tel: 01 871 900 Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Sports Therapy, Acupuncture & Massage Clinic, Sharron Sequeira, specialised in musculo-skeletal treatment, Namiwawa, Blantyre, Tel: 0888 866 975 REIKI / MASSAGE Divine Glow, Shalini Hathiramani, Bt, Tel: 01 820 556, 0999 210 060,

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Education Saint Andrews International Primary School, Tel: 01 823 086, www.saips.mw Saint Patricks Academy, Sunnyside Tel: 01 830 715/657/727, academy@africa-online.net / principal@stpatricksmw.com Saint Patricks International Primary, Link Rd, Namiwawa, Tel: 01 836 206/765 South End Primary School, Chikwawa Rd, Tel: 01 839 086 / 838 481 South End Sec School, Chikwawa Rd, Tel: 01 839 275 Sunshine Hills Montessori Nursery School (pre nursery & nursery), Tel: 0888 606 838 SCHOOLS - LILONGWE ABC Christian Academy (African Bible College), Area 47, Tel: 01 762 533 / 761 617 / 0888 211 020, email: abcchristianacademy@gmail.com ABC (African Bible College), Area 47, Tel: 01 761 613/932, email: africanbiblecolleges@yahoo.com Acacia International School, Tel: 0888 824 494, www.acainternationalschool.com email; acaciainternationalschool@gmail.com, Bishop Mackenzie International Primary School, Tel: 01 756 364 Bishop Mackenzie International Secondary School, Tel: 01 756 631/984 Good Shepherd International School, Area 3, Tel: 01 757 267 / 750 655, email: info@gsismw.com The Lilongwe Academy International Primary & High school, Area 47, behind Silver Stadium, Tel: 01 761 596/595 / 925 142, email: thelilongweacademy@gmail.com Paramount Academy, Area 3, Barron Ave, Tel: 0991 357 594 Wiggles ‘n’ Giggles Montessori Pre-School, Area 3 Nnr Golf Club, Tel: 0991 357 594

Blantyre School of Music, Tel: 0999 339 668, 0888 193 021, 0993 203 628, email: btschoolofmusic@yahoo.com British Council, City Centre, Llw, Tel: 01 773 244/557 Computer Learning Centre, Tel: 01 750 562 / 922 911 / 0991 262 125, 0999 355 075, email: clcmalawi@gmail.com / bhavin84@gmail.com Malawi College of Health Sciences Blantyre: Tel: 01 307 331, 0888 307 331. Kasungu: Tel: 01 705 411. Lilongwe: Tel: 0999 199 601. Mangochi: Tel: 0884 313 766. Mzuzu: Tel: 0995 363 073. Rumphi: Tel: 0888 360 600. Zomba: Tel: 0999 016 692, www.mchs.edu.mw Montessori Teacher Training Centre, Nyambadwe, BT, Tel: 0111 627 100, 0998 092 940, email: montessoriteachertraining@gmail.com THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS Jungle Pepper, Kiddies fun pizza lessons, Bt, Tel: 0999 741 303 Little Smarties, (play group) New Naperi, Bt, Tel: 0884 044 368 Luwawa Forest Lodge, Viphya Mountains, Tel: 01 342 333, 0999 512 645, 0111 991 106, email: luwawalodge@yahoo.com www.luwawaforestlodge.net

SCHOOLS -ZOMBA Sir Harry Johnston International Primary School, Tel: 01 525 280, 0888 202 374, email: greatlearning@sirharryszomba.com, www.sirharryzomba.com Tikondwe Sec School, Tel: 0888 007 216 LEARNING CENTRES Amapatsa Domestic Cookery Trainers, Bt, Tel: 0993 853 583, email: debraskoya@yahoo.com

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We’ve all heard of cholera. But what exactly is it, where is it and how can we avoid it? Cholera is an intestinal infection caused by a bacteria called Vibrio cholera. It is spread through contaminated food or water. Symptoms of infection can range from none to mild to life threatening. It can cause fatal dehydration by inducing severe vomiting and diarrhoea. Basically a bad case of cholera causes your body to vomit up or poo out so much liquid that there is no longer enough liquid in the body to allow your blood to circulate. The effect on the body is similar to dying of severe blood loss (but a lot smellier). Without modern medical intervention the death rate in severe cholera can be up to 50% and death can occur within hours. Cholera has been a human scourge for centuries. In the developed world it is now rare and merely the subject of arthouse movies, historical novels and tropical medicine lectures. However, in many parts of the world cholera is a continuing reality. In 2015 there were roughly 3 million cases of cholera worldwide, with 100,000 deaths. The discovery that cholera was caused by contaminated water was first demonstrated in London in 1854. In 1854 London was gripped by a cholera epidemic. With no effective medical intervention the fatality rate was high. Dr John Snow realised that

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cases were clustered around a water pump in Broad St and that within metres of the water pump was a sluice pit where waste water was deposited. The cases had commenced shortly after a baby had died of diarrhoea. The baby’s mother had washed the dirty clothes and nappies and thrown the dirty water in the sluice. Due to the proximity of the sluice and the water pump, seepage from the sluice found its way into the water supply and the rest, as they say, is history. Dr Snow famously requested removal of the handle of the water pump, effectively ending the cholera epidemic. This more or less proved his hypothesis that cholera was carried in contaminated water and not by ‘miasma’ (in the air) as previously believed. Nowadays we have a very detailed understanding of the cholera germ. We know how to prevent cholera and how to treat it. Despite this knowledge there are regular cholera epidemics throughout the world and Malawi, surprise, surprise, is no exception. There are current outbreaks in many parts of the country, including Lilongwe’s favourite weekend getaway Salima, and thousands of cases have been reported so far this year.

A cholera epidemic starts with faecal contamination of the water supply. This is usually due to poor sanitation, that is, no toilets or inadequate toilet facilities. Open defecation or defecation in pit latrines leads to contamination of local water supplies especially after heavy rains. Put simply, poo/crap/shit/faeces/insert your favourite term gets into our water supply and we drink it. Mmmmm. Cholera is highly contagious. One drop of contaminated water can contain millions of bacteria. When we drink water contaminated by the cholera bacteria most of the bacteria is killed by our stomach acid (it’s strong stuff, like battery acid). However, some bacteria survive. Still most people don’t get sick or only have a mild attack of gastro/stomach upset. A very unlucky 20% of those affected get severe cholera. In severe cholera it’s possible to lose 30 litres per day in vomit and diarrhoea. 30 litres!! Without medical care up to 50% of people with severe cholera will die from dehydration. Good medical care can reduce the death rate to around 2% or less. However, as usual, prevention is better than a cure. The mainstay of cholera prevention is adequate access to safe drinking water, sanitation and good hygiene (hand washing with soap). This is fairly easy when you are lucky enough to have a treated town water supply and flushing toilet in

your house. Good hand hygiene and safe water also protect us from other water borne illnesses such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E, Typhoid fever, E coli, Shigella and many others.

For those without easy access to safe water and without adequate toilet facilities, good hygiene is much more difficult to achieve. Hence cholera outbreaks occur frequently in areas with water shortages, unsafe water, overcrowding, pit latrines or open defecation. Refugee camps, areas of conflict and natural disasters such as recent flooding in Malawi are all ideal environments for a cholera epidemic to take hold. For those at high risk of infection, travelling or working in an area with an outbreak, a vaccination is available. However, it is not very effective and not recommended routinely. So in summary, cholera is a disease of poverty, affecting those with limited access to safe water and toilet facilities. Washing hands with soap and water after using the toilet and before eating and use of treated water for drinking and cooking can prevent cholera. Pass the soap!

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Places to Visit BLANTYRE - Carlsberg Breweries, Tel: 01 872 999 - Chichiri Museum - Mandala House – Old Managers House - Michiru Nature Sanctuary - St Michaels & All Angels Church DEDZA DISTRICT Mua Mission, KuNgoni Centre of culture & art (Cultural museum), Tel: 01 262 706, 0999 035 870, email: admin@kugoni.org, www.kungoni.org LILONGWE Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, open 7 days Tel: 0881 788 999, email: info@llwc.org, www.lilongwewildlife.org Kumbali Cultural Centre, Tel: 0884 488 999, 0993 800 289, email: wildlife@llwc.org LOWER SHIRE The Mbona rain Cult in Nsanje (Khulubvi Shrine) During times of drought and disease, people used to visit he Khulubvi shrine to offer sacrifices to Mbona’s spirit Tisunge Lowershire Heritage Centre, at the entrance to the Lengwe National Park behind Paramount Chief Lundu’s residence. It is still under construction, but an art & crafts shop and a library open for visitors Thorntorn graves – Chikwawa District (one of Livingstone’s crew member lies here) Kapichira falls (HEP station) MULANJE & THYOLO Tea plantations along the Limbe-Mulanje Rd Tea Factories: Naming’omba Zoa falls – small waterfall situated 40kms from Luchenza & only accessible by rail transport (4 kms from Thekerani train station) Dziwe Iankhalamba (Old man’s pool) – bottomless pool at least 1 hour walk/hike from the foot of Mulanje Mountain (Likhubula CCAP mission.) Mulanje Mountain has several natural water pools Muli brothers Thuchila farm – at the foot of Mulanje Mountain (Thuchila) situated along Phalombe – Chitakale (Mulanje) Rd ZOMBA King African Rifles (KAR) war memorial honours Malawi soldiers who died during the 2 world wars Zomba Botanical Gardens Chingwe’s Hole, a bottomless pit on Zomba Plateau

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Ku Chawe trout farm, Tel: 0888 638 524 Queens view on Zomba Mountain, named in honour of Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of her last visit to Malawi in 1957 Emperor’s view, named in honour of Emperor Haile Selasie of Ethiopia during his visit in 1964 Old Post office (museum) at Nyungwe along Blantyre – Zomba Rd Tikondwe, Domasi, Tel: 0882 410 662, www.tikondwe.com MANGOCHI - Mangochi museum - Mwala wa Mphini in Cape Maclear - Memorial graves at Cape Maclear TOURISM ASSOCIATIONS Malawi Travel Marketing Consortium, enquiries@malawitourism.com, www.malawitourism.com Ministry of Information and Tourism, Area 3, Lilongwe. Tel: 01 759 831. Game complex, Tel: 0999 511 976, email: dnpw@malawi.net, www.tourismalawi.com Mulanje Information, email:infomulanje@sdnp.org.mw / Department of National Parks & Information, Area 3, Lilongwe. Tel: 01 759 831, www.tourismalawi.com Malawi Tourism Association, Lilongwe. Tel: 01 770 131, 770 010, 0888 865 250 www.malawi-tourism-association.org.mw Society of Malawi, Old Managers House, Mandala, Blantyre, Tel: 01 872 617 Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi, branches: Blantyre: Tel: 0111 669 249, 0999 231 625, email: wesmbt@africa-online.net. Balaka: Tel: 01 545 729/512, 0999 947 556, 0888 363 193, email: dmapwesera@yahoo.com. Dwangwa: Tel: 01 295 453, 0999 511 218, 0888 879 692, email: wesmdwangwa@africa-online.net. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 771 269 / 762 044, 0999 960 662, email: wesm-llw@africa-online.net. Monkeybay: Tel: 01 587 395, 0888 873 270, email: wesm-mb@africa-online.net. Mulanje: Tel: 01 566 358, 0888 504 638, email: mulanjewesm@yahoo.com. Mzuzu: Tel: 0999 395 242 email: wesm-mzuzu@africa-online.net. Zomba: Tel: 01 526 212, email: wesm-za@africa-online.net Zomba Department of Tourism, Tel: 01 524 375

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Sports & Hobbies ABSAILING Luwawa Forest Lodge, Viphya Mountains, Tel: 01 342 333, 0111 991 106, 0999 512 645, email: luwawalodge@yahoo.com www.luwawaforestlodge.net The Mushroom Farm (C, L), Livingstonia, Tel: 0999 652 485, 0888 591 564, email: themushroomfarmmalawi@gmail.com, www.themushroomfarmmalawi.com BOWLING Country Club Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 841 022/ 236 (Sat & Sun) Lilongwe Golf Club, Likuni Rd, Area 3, Tel: 01 753 118 / 598, email: golf_club_llw@sdnp.org.mw (Sundays) CRICKET Lilongwe Golf Club, Likuni Rd, Area 3, Tel: 01 753 118 / 598, (Sundays) FISHING Game Haven Lodge (Mbawa Country Club), Thyolo Rd 14km from Blantyre Tel: 0999 971 287/8 email: info@gamehavenmw.com www.gamehavenmw.com Luwawa Forest Lodge, Viphya Mountains, Tel: 01 342 333, 0111 991 106, 0999 512 645, email: luwawalodge@yahoo.com www.luwawaforestlodge.net Norman Carr Chikulu, Eastern Shore Lake Malawi, Tel: 0888 355 357, 0999 562 338, www.normancarrchikulu.com FOOTBALL Blantyre Sports Club, Blantyre, Tel: 01 821 173, email: btsportsclub@africa-online.net (Tuesdays) Lilongwe Golf Club, Likuni Rd, Area 3, Tel: 01 753 118 / 598, (Weekends) GUIDED WALKS Cape Maclear - Mr. Steady Jalie, Tel: 0999 313 509 Game Haven Lodge (Mbawa Country Club), Thyolo Rd 14km from Blantyre Tel: 0999 971 287/8 email: info@gamehavenmw.com www.gamehavenmw.com

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Huntingdon House & Chawani Bungalow, Satemwa Tea Estates, Tel: 01 473 115, 0882 599 717, 0993 121 854, email: accommodation@satemwa.com, www.huntingdon-malawi.com GOLF Blantyre Sports Club, Blantyre, Tel: 01 821 173, email: btsportsclub@africa-online.net Country Club Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 841 022/ 236 Game Haven Lodge (Mbawa Country Club), Thyolo Rd 14km from Blantyre Tel: 0999 971 287/8 email: info@gamehavenmw.com www.gamehavenmw.com Lilongwe Golf Club, Likuni Rd, Area 3, Tel: 01 753 118/598 HOCKEY Country Club Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 841 022/ 236, (Sat) HORSE RIDING Horse Riding, Blantyre, Tel: 0888 527 502, 0111 667 876, Kande Horse Trails, Chinteche, Tel: 0888 500 416, email: kandehorse@gmail.com Matunkha Centre, Rumphi, Tel: 0888 205 591, email: administration@matunkha.com Nantipwili Stables, Blantyre, Tel: 0999 915 277 Plateau Stables, Zomba, Tel: 0991 557 101, 0888 714 443, 0888 714 445, 0999 714 445 email: parsons@ewimax.mw MOUNTAIN BIKING Game Haven Lodge (Mbawa Country Club), Thyolo Rd 14km from Blantyre Tel: 0999 971 287/8 email: info@gamehavenmw.com www.gamehavenmw.com Huntingdon House & Chawani Bungalow, Satemwa Tea Estates, Tel: 01 473 115, 0882 599 717, 0993 121 854, email: accommodation@satemwa.com, www.huntingdon-malawi.com Luwawa Forest Lodge, Viphya Mountains, Tel: 01 342 333, 0111 991 106, 0884 395 168, email: luwawalodge@yahoo.com www.luwawaforestlodge.net Norman Carr Chikulu, Eastern Shore Lake Malawi, Tel: 0888 355 357, 0999 562 338, www.normancarrchikulu.com

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RUNNING Hash House Harriers, email: blantyrehash@gmail.com Luwawa Forest Lodge, Viphya Mountains, Tel: 01 342 333, 0111 991 106, 0999 512 645, email: luwawalodge@yahoo.com www.luwawaforestlodge.net SAILING Kande Beach Resort, Tel: 0888 263 500, 0999 863 500, email: kandebeach@hotmail.com, www.kandebeach.com Lilongwe Sailing Club, Kamuzu Dam, 45 mins past Likuni, www.lilongwesailing.com SCUBA DIVING & KAYAKING Aqua Africa, Nkhata Bay, Tel: 01 352 284, 0999 921 418, email: info@aqua-africa.co.uk, www.aqua-africa.co.uk AquaNuts, Kande Beach, Chintheche, Tel: 0881 606 078, 0991 922 242, email: info@aquanutsdivers.com www.aquanuts.com Cape Maclear Scuba, Cape Maclear, Tel: 0999 952 488 / 0999 942 661, email: letsgo@kayakafrica.com / robdivesmalawi@gmail.com, www.kayakafrica.com Likoma Island Divers, Likoma Island, Tel: 0999 746 122, 0993 909 119 email: diving@mangodrift.com, www. likomaislanddivers.com Monkey Business, Nkhata Bay, Tel: 01 352 365 Scuba Shack, Tel: 0999 140 905, 0993 553 854, email: scuba.malawi@gmail.com, www.scubashack.com

FunCity, llw, Tel: 0111 202 621, 0111 204 521, 0997 362 653 Kick Boxing, College of Medicine, Bt, Wednesdays: 4:30 - 5:20pm Kung-Fu classes, Wenela, HHI, Bt, Mon-Fri: 3-4:30pm, Tel: 0995 456 113 Quad-Biking: Hummers, Bt, Chigumula, Tel: 0999 366 804 Lilongwe, Hatha Yoga, hoola hoop, Belly Dance Tel: 0999 788 727, email: yoga@nyassa.mw Lilongwe Rugby Club, Tag & Rugby 7’s, Tues & Fri @ Bambino School, Area 15, Tel: 0993 346 565 Skydiving, Malawi Parachute Association. Skydive Malawi, Tel: 0999 926 230, email: skydive@nyassa.mw www.skydive.mw Soft Ball, BMIS, Llw, every Friday @ 4pm, Tel: 0999 104 338 Tea Tasting, Huntingdon House & Chawani Bungalow, Satemwa Tea Estates, Tel: 01 473 115, 0882 599 717, 0993 121 854, email: accommodation@satemwa.com, www.huntingdon-malawi.com Volleyball, ABC Macon Gymnasium, Area 47, Llw, Mon: 4:30, Tel: 0999 306 740 Volleyball, SAINTs in Nyambadwe, Bt. Wednesday nights at 7pm email: brian@africa-online.net, ianmore@gmail.com Weight Watching, Blantyre, Tel: 0888 676 949, 01 830/657 email: academy@africa-online.net

SQUASH & TENNIS Blantyre Sports Club, Blantyre, Tel: 01 821 173, email:btsportsclub@africa-online.net Country Club Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 841 022/ 236 Lilongwe Golf Club, Likuni Rd, Area 3, Tel: 01 753 118/598 OTHER Basketball, ABC Macon Gymnasium, Area 47, Llw, Tues: 4:30, Tel: 0888 211 060 Exercise classes (evenings), Blantyre Sports Club, Tel: 0999 144 164

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Motor Vehicles CAR HIRE Apex, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 754 610/612/615, email: apexcars@globemw.net Andrews Car Hire, Shire building, off Paul Kagame Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 755 186, 0888 824 962 / 0888 833 127 / 0888 899 268 Avis - Blantyre: Makata Rd. Tel: 01 870 230/166. Chileka Airport, Tel: 0111 692 368. Lilongwe: Chief Kilipula Building on Kamuzu Procession Rd, Tel: 01 751 661. Kamuzu Airport, Tel: 01 700 223, email: reservations@avis.co.mw Countrywide Car Hire, Blantyre HQ Plantation House, Ground Floor, Vitoria Avenue,Tel: 01 822434/854, 0999 954 759, 0212 825 616. Email: sales@countrywide.com Lilongwe, Aquarius House, City Centre, Preident Walmont Peermont Hotel, Tel: 01 770 044/080, 0999 954 759, 0212 825 616. Cresta Crossroads Hotel, Tel: 01 750 333. 24 Hour: 0888 868 700 Best Car Hire, Mpico Building off Paul Kagame Rd, Old Town, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 751 097, 0888 875 117 / 0888 352 094 Bongani Car Hire, Mchinji Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 0111 925 520, 0999 556 651 / 0999 512 029, 0888 556 651 / 0888 334 035 Budget Car Hire, Lilongwe Hotel, Tel: 01 757 021 / 756 333 ext. 197, 0888 337 414 / 0888 832 028 / 0888 859 353, email: budgetcarhire@globemw.net Car Hire Ltd, Crossroads Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 0999 955 865 Daree Rent a Car, Area 4, Sacranie House, off Paul Kagame Rd, Old Town, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 755 667, 0999 393 167 Heritage Car Hire, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 205 431, 0991 399 800, 0884 412 293, Hertz - Blantyre: Chileka Airport, Tel: 0111 692 494. Lilongwe: Lilongwe Int. Airport, Tel: 01 701 412 J & K Car Hire, Bhagwanji Building, Mzimba Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 756 591, 01 759 564, 0999 950 496, 0999 957 099, 0888 824 988, email: jkcarhire@globemw.net / jj@globemw.net J B Car Hire, off Mzimba Rd, Old Town, Lilongwe, Tel: 0888 864 707 / 0999 922 668 Kwacha Dawn, Safari & Car Hire, Tell: 0999 932 100, 0888 822 892, 0888 841 156, Email: kwachadawn@africa-online.net Madidi Car Hire, behind crossroads complex, Tel: 01 752 661, 0111 920 901, 0888 607 169, email: info@madidilodge.com

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Planet Car Hire, Tithokoze House, Murray Rd, Old Town, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 121/124, 0999 958 168 / 0999 957 531, 0888 511 572 Sputnik Car Hire, Kassam House, off Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 0999 950 354, 0888 950 354, Sunbird Capital Hotel, Tel: 01 771 013, 0999 967 771 www.sputnik-car-hire.mw SS Rent A Car - Blantyre: 20 Glyn Jones Rd, Tel: 01 822 836 / 822 836, 0888 829 322, Lilongwe: Kamuzu Procession Rd, Tel: 01 751 478, 01 750 112, 0999 010 070, email: info@ssrentacar.com, www.ssrentacar.com SIKU Car Hire Services - H/O – Blantyre: Makata Rd, Tel: 01 875 022/611, 0888 823 610. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 762 800/688/655. Mangochi: Tel: 01 594 550/45. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 312 031, 0888 522 874. Balaka: Tel: 01 545 586. Nchalo: Tel: 01 424 251 Skywave Car Rentals, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 759 196, 0999 958 152 / 0999 313 172 / 0999 345 558, 0888 958 152 Status Car Hire, Area 4, Betta House, off Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 753 050, 0999 957 532 / 0999 958 192 / 0999 958 193 T.L.C Rent a Car, Llw, Tel: 0993 778 585, 0884 708 160, 0888 202 490, email: tlcrentacar@gmail.com, www.tlcrentacar.com Travel Car Hire, Blantyre, Tel: 0999 942 577 Zoom Car Hire - Blantyre: off Moir Crescent Rd, Kristwick, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 01 874 889/09, 0888 827 280 / 0888 842 835. Lilongwe: Mai Aisha Trust Building, opp Crossroads, Tel: 01 750 892/1, 0888 827 280 GARAGES BLANTYRE A.B. Mechanical & Towing Services, Tel: 01 835 319, 0999 932 100, email: es@africa-online.net Auto Trader, Ginnery Corner, Bt, Tel: 01 874 761 / 877 918/843 CFAO Malawi, Kaoshiung Rd, top Mandala, Tel: 01 879 011, email:enquiries@cfaomw.com, www.cfaomw.com / www.cfaogroup.com Chirimba Garage, Tel: 01 871 781, 0888 834 992 Elegant Motors, Tel: 01 875 914, 0888 823 844 / 0888 203 785 Gemta Motors, Nyambadwe/Magalasi Rd, Tel: 0999 929 664, 0888 929 664 General Motors, Tel: 01 842 018/666

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Halls Cars, Tel: 01 842 018/666 HTD, Chipembere Highway, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 01 871 660/739/771 Lotus Motors, Limbe, Tel: 01 842 666, 01 843 486/960 Mike Appel & Gatto, Limbe, Tel: 01 845 152/955, 01 840 101. www.aromotorgroup.com Speedy’s, Limbe, Tel: 01 841 624/586 Stansfield Motors, H/O Tel: 01 871 687, Lilongwe: Tel: 01 754 400. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 311 720. Toyota, Chipembere Highway, Tel: 01 841 933 LILONGWE CFAO Malawi, Paul Kagame Rd, Area 4, Tel: 01 755 341, email:enquiries@cfaomw.com, www.cfaomw.com / www.cfaogroup.com Constantini, corner Kenyatta & Murray Rd, Tel: 01 753 047 Globe Motors, off Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 751 919 HTD, Kamuzu Procession Rd, opp Lilongwe Hotel, Tel: 01 750 055/505 Lotus Motors, Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 755 432/779/776, 01 753 026

Mike Appel & Gatto, Kamuzu Procession, Tel: 01 753 736 M.A.Motors, Area 5 opposite Chilambula community day sec. school, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 751 727/6, 0884 841 455, 0992 841 455, email: mamotorslimited@gmail.com Mario Motor Centre, Kanengo, Tel: 01 711 311, 01 922 319 North End Motors, situated at M1 Road, Biwi Triangle, opposite Technical college Lilongwe Tel: 01 727 890/690, 0888 844 698, email: northend@africa-online.net Real J Motors, Tel: 0999 319 419, 0888 919 419 Shaheen Autos, off Paul Kagame, Tel: 01 754 515, 0888 844 515 Stansfield Motors, off Murray Rd, Tel: 01 754 400, Toyota, off Murray Rd, Tel: 01 755 661/2/3/6 MZUZU CFAO Malawi, Orton Chirwa Ave, Tel: 01 312 822, email:enquiries@cfaomw.com, www.cfaomw.com / www.cfaogroup.com

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Motor Vehicles Motor Quip - Blantyre: Tel: 0111 932 408. Lilongwe: Paul Kagame Rd, nr road traffic, Tel: 01 751 407 / 754 407 / 755 407 / 756 407. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 312 956 / 310 846 Mzuzu Panel Beaters, 59 Kanjedza Drive, Mzuzu Tel: 01 312 403, 0888 822 710, 0999 822 710, email: administration@mzuzupanelbeaters.com Stansfield Motors, Luwinga Rd, Tel: 01 311 720, CAR SPARES Agason Motor Spares, Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 841 143 / 843 111, email: agasonmotors@globemw.net / sajp1@hotmail.com, www.agason.org Agri-Quip, Blantyre, Tel: 01 875 841/535, 01 877 361, 0888 821 833 Allparts, Blantyre, Tel: 01 873 948/80 Associated Suppliers, Blantyre, Tel: 01 840 555 Auto-Mac, off Paul Kagame, Tel: 0888 833 030 Auto-Quip, Blantyre, Tel: 01 842 910 / 852 597, 0888 821 833 / 0888 870 200 / 0888 863 83 Bhana, Llw, Tel: 01 757 528 Daysons Distributors, Behind immigration, Tel: 01 822 874/954, email: daysons@africamail.com Kwiktrack, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 750 115 / 757 831, 0888 843 081 Mega Spares, Bt, Tel: 0888 822 300, 0999 822 300 Motor-Quip, off Paul Kagame Rd, Llw, Tel: 01 756 757 / 751 407 / 754 407, 0999 941 856, 0888 841 856 Movesa, Chilambula Rd, Llw, Paul Kagame Rd Tel: 01 752 976 /762 / 750 446 email: msalim@movesamw.com, www.movesamw.com Part Quip, Limbe, Bt, Tel: 01 845 161, 0999 944 444 Top Range Motors, off Temple Rd, Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 843 913/923, 0888 821 135 BATTERIES, TYRES, WHEEL BALANCING & ALIGNMENT Conti-Partner, Bisnowaty Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 775 484/485, 0999 963 233 / 0999 414 125, 0888 828 484 Entyre Limited, Ginnery Corner, Bt, Tel: 01 878 070 / 877 170 / 870360. Limbe: Yiannakis Round a bout, Tel: 01 844 976,

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Entyre Maxityres Lilongwe: Murray Road, behind Game Stores TEL: 01 752 429 Fast Wheels, Crossroads Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 751 555, email: treadmasters@globemw.net Jussab - H/O - Zomba: Market Square, Tel: 01 524 482. Blantyre: Ginnery Corner, Tel: 01 880 555. Glyn Jones Rd, Tel: 01 822 721, 0999 912 209 Kwik Fit - Blantyre: Hannover Ave, Tel: 01 835 808/ 822 013, 0888 900 400 Mzuzu: Tel: 01 311 027, 0888 301 402, www.kwikfitmw.com Mapeto Tyres, Makata, Bt, Tel: 0999 969 773, email: michelle@mapetomw.com Nu-Tread, Cnr Downs & Paul Kagame Rd, Area 4, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 751 061/044, 0999 358 813, email: sales2@nutreadmw.com, www.nutread.com Taurus Battery Centre, Blantyre, Tel: 01 824 608, 0999 983 786, 0888 928 582 email: taurus@africa-online.net Treadmasters, off Paul Kagame Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 757 645 / 758 826 Trentyre - Blantyre: Kidney Crescent, Tel: 01 878 017 / 01 872 936 / 01 875 460. Lilongwe: Murray Rd, Tel: 01 752 460 / 01 752 461. Tyre Leaders, Blantyre, Tel: 0111 684 534/6 Uni Spares, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 754 251 / 758 262/063, email: jaisons@globemw.net TOWING SERVICES A.B. Mechanical & Towing Services, Tel: 01 835 319, 0999 932 100, email: es@africa-online.net Top Cars Services, Limbe, Bt, Cont... Tel: 0111 677 058, 0999 910 620, 0888 910 620, email: topcarsservices@yahoo.com TRAILER SALES / HIRE TEM, Chirimba Industrial Site, Chileka Road, Blantyre. Tel: 0111 682 038/043 Email: tem-man@africa-online.net VEHICLE TRACKING Cartrack, Bt, Tel: 01 880 695, 0999 563 939, 0888 829 875

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AIRLINES Ethiopian Airlines , Mantino Centre, Llw Tel: 01 776 004/308. Email: llwam@ethiopianairlines.com, www.ethiopianairlines.com Kenya Airways - Blantyre: Mpatsa House, Tel: 01 820 877. Lilongwe: ADL House, Tel: 01 774 330/227. Kamuzu International Airport, Tel: 01 700 267. www.kenya-airways.com. Email: kqmalawi@kenya-airways.com Malawian Airlines - H/O - Lilongwe: Mwai House, City Cntr, Tel: 01 774 605, email: info@malawian-airrlines.com. Sales & ticketing: Golden Peacock Shoppping Centre, Llw, Tel: 01 746 600 / 734 862, 0992 991 097, email: reservations@malawian-airlines.com. Kamuzu Int. Airport, Tel: 01 700 244, 0992 991 123, email: titanik@malawian-airlies.com. Blantyre: Chibisa House, nx to Pep store, Tel: 01 820 307, 0992 991 125, email: upilem@malawian-airlines.com, sarad@malawian-airlines.com. Chileka Airport, Tel: 0992 991 124. SAA - Blantyre: ground floor, Livingstone Towers, Glyn Jones Rd. Tel: 01 820 629/617 Lilongwe: Capital Hotel, Tel: 01 772 242, www.flysaa.com AIRPORTS Chileka International Airport, Blantyre, Tel: 0111 692 231, Information: 0111 692 454 Kamuzu International Airport, Tel: 01 700 766 Air Cargo - H/O - Kamuzu Int. Airport: Tel: 01 700 811/31 Blantyre: Chileka Int. Airport, Tel: 0111 692 322/017 BUSES AXA Coach Service - Blantyre: Tel: 01 876 000 / 874 254, email: agma@malawi.net, Departs from Chichiri @ 6:30am, 12pm & 4pm. Departs from Automotive Office, Ginnery Cnr @ 7am, 12:30pm & 4:30pm. Lilongwe: Departs from City Centre (Metro) @ 6:30am, 12pm & 4pm. Departs from CGC College, along Murray Rd, next to immigration office @7am, 12:30pm & 4:30pm. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 312 997 Ingwe - Blantyre: Tel: 01 822 313/877/045. Departs from Blantyre Lodge on Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun @ 8:30am. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 726 899, Departs from Kalikuti Hotel on Sat @ 6am. Johannesburg - Lilongwe: Tel: +27 11 336 5054/3811, Departs Sat & Wed @ 10am. Johannesburg – Blantyre: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, departs @ 10am.

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Intercape, Tel: 0213 804 400, 0999 403 398, email: info@intercape.co.za, www.intercape.co.za Vaal Africa - Blantyre: Glyn Jones Rd, Caltex filling station, next to Kandodo cnr shop, Tel: 01 821 265, 0999 217 194. Blantyre – Johannesburg: Sun & Tue, departs 9am. Johannesburg: Cnr Smit & Melle Str, Braamfontein, Tel: +27 72 279 654. Johannesburg – Blantyre: Departs Thursday @ 9am & Sunday @ 11am FERRY Malawi Lake Services, Tel: 01 587 731/ 309/203 TOUR & SAFARI OPERATORS African Gateaway Tours, Bt, Tel: 01 826 660/1 0884 458 469, 0999 429 829 African Nomad Safaris, Nkhotakota, Tel: 0999 152 644, 0888 575 338 / 0888 723 964 www.africannomadsafari.com African Style Tours & Travel, Tel: 0995 815 857, 0884 715 024, emial: jmponya@yahoo.com Bon Voyage Tours, Plaza House, 1st floor, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 774 780/994, 0999 917 900, email: bonvoyage@africa-online.net www.bonvoyagetoursmw.com Central African Wilderness Safaris - Blantyre: Protea Hotel Ryalls, Tel: 01 836 961, 0888 204 946, email: reservations@cawsmw.com. Lilongwe: Bisnowaty Centre, Tel: 01 771 393/153, email: reservations@cawsmw.com. Kamuzu International Airport, Tel: 01 771 397/153. www.cawsmw.com CBR Tours & Travel, Pacific Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 164 / 774 937, email: info@cbrtoursandtravel.co.mw Crystal Tours & Adventures, Chileka, Bt, Tel: 0999 868 879, 0888 968 879, email: crystaltours60@yahoo.com Express Air Travel & Tours, Shanta Building, ground floor, Chipembere Highway, Blantyre, Tel: 01 842 243/62, 0999 956 760 Flame Adventure Tours, Blantyre, Tel: 01 840 442, 0888 872 089, 0999 872 089, www.flametoursmalawi.mw Jambo Africa, SS rent a car’s business premises opp. Livingstone Towers along Glyn Jones Road, Tel: 01 835 356, 0888 202 420 / 0999 607 629, email:jamboafrica@africa-online.net / info@jambo-africa.com / naomi@jambo-africa.com, www.jambo-africa.com Cont...

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Tours & Travel Kambuku Safaris, Area 3, Llw, Tel: 0111 633 767, 0999 231 433, email: info@kambukumw.com Kayak Africa, Cape Maclear, Tel: 0999 942 661, email: letsgo@kayakafrica.co.za, www.kayakafrica.co.za Kiboko Safaris, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 751 226, 0999 878 685, email: enquiries@kiboko-safaris.com, www.kiboko-safaris.com Land & Lake Safaris, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 757 120 / 754 303, email: info@landlake.net, www.landlake.net M.Expeditions, Llw, Tel: 0999 629 810, 0888 969 810, email: info@misukuexpeditionsmw.com / bookings@misukuexpeditionsmw.com www.misukuexpeditions.com Malawian Style, Lilongwe, Tel: 0999 969 075, email: mike@malawianstyle.com www.malawianstyle.com Masomphenya Safaris, Blantyre, Tel: 0995 416 263 / 0995 121 460 Nqobile Tours & Safaris, CFAO building, Mandala RD, Blantyre, Tel: 0999 944 842 email: nqobiletours.safaris@africa-online.net, www.nqobile-tours-safaris.com Nyasa Lodge & Safaris, Dedza Pottery, Tel: 01 223 069, www.nyasalodges.com email: nyasalodges@globemw.net, Orbit Tour & Travel area 3 Llw Tel: 01 751 716/717/718/719 0888 822 736 Porini Adventure Safaris, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 792 989, 0999 266 405, 0884 012 801, email: poriniafrica@africa-online.net / Info@porinisafaris.com The Responsible Safari Company, Bt, Tel: 0111 602 407, 0999 306 631, email: info@responsiblesafaricompany.com, www.responsiblesafaricompany.com, online accommodation bookings, Tel: 0111 602 407, www.explore-malawi.com Ulendo Safaris, Area 10, Chilanga Dr, Llw, Tel: 01 794 555, email: info@ulendo.net, www.ulendo.net

Carlson Wagonlit Travel – c/o Satguru Travels, Lilongwe - ADL House, City Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 774 258, 01 775 344, 0992 850 850, email: sales.llw1@satgurutravel.com. Blantyre - Art Mall, Krist Wick Area, Chipembere Highway, Bt, Tel: 01 880 840/841, 0992 250 250 email: sales.blz1@satgurutravel.com Continental Travel & Tours, Centre House Arcade, Llw, Tel: 01 775 599/342, email: contitravel@globemw.net Essential Travel, Golden Peacock shop’ centre, Llw, Tel: 01 770 709/659/694, email: info@essentialtravelmw.com Interocean Travel - Blantyre: Tel: 01 822 115/057. Limbe: Tel: 01 842 944 / 844 740 Lloyds Travel, Fattima Arcade, Haille Selassie Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 831 215/6, 01 824 128, email: lloyds@globemw.net Midland Tours & Travel, HB House, Off Paul Kagame Rd, Llw, Tel: 01 752 250/251, 0999 110 934, email: info@midlandtravelmw.com MwaFika Leisure & Tours, Town, Bt, Tel: 01 832 395, 0999 360 995 Orbit Travel, Pakeeza Bld, Mandola Rd, Area 3, Llw, Tel: 01 751 716/717/718/719, 0888 822 736 Rennies Travel - Blantyre: Finance House, Victoria Ave, Tel: 01 824 533 / 824 593, email: blantyre@mw.hrgworldwide.com Lilongwe: ADL House, Capital City, Tel: 01 774 144, 01 771 958, email: lilongwe@mw.hrgworldwide.com SDV Travel, Cnr Makata & Maunde Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 879 871/872, email: travelbt@bollore.com

Skylinks Travel, ground floor, Unit House, Victoria Ave, Blantyre, Tel: 01 824 911 / 823 335, email: skylinkscc@africa-online.net www.saaccafrica.com Skylinks Travel Bureau - Blantyre: Hannover House, Independence Drive, Tel: 01 824 109 / 822 137 / 821 865. Lilongwe: ADL House, Tel: 01 770 518/635/893/823. Email: skylinksllw@africa-online.net Cont...

TRAVEL AGENTS Airways Travel, 9 Mbelwa Rd, Mandala, Bt, Tel: 01 878 944, 0888 870 799 / 0995 138 879, email: airways@africa-online.net BCD Travel, Area 10, llw (Ulendo Travel), Tel: 01 794 555, email; flights@bcdtravel.mw

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Sunrise Ground Tours, Bt, Tel: 0111 914 304/530, 0888 965 102, email: stan@sunrisetoursmalawi.com, www.sunrisetoursmalawi.com Travel Bureau, Zomba, Pijo House, opp police station Tel: 01 526 740/718, 0111 955 802, 0999 531 191, 0999 466 966 Travel Centre, Blantyre: Tel: 01 827 233 / 393, 0999 224 310, 0999 975 785/83 Lilongwe: Tel: 01 771 424 / 772 076, 0884 210 999, 0999 975 781/78, email: info@travelcentremw.com Travel Connections, Bt, Tel: 0999 240 240, 0212 940 240, email: travelconnectionsmw@gmail.com, www.travelconnectionsmw.com Ultimate Travel - Lilongwe: Plaza House, City Centre, Tel: 01 776 066/407. Blantyre: Claim Bldg, Glyn Jones Rd, Tel: 01 830 166/209, email: info@ultimatetravel.mw V.N. Premier Travel Bureau. Pijo House opp. Zomba Eastern police Station Tel: 01 526 740/718. 0111 955 802. 0884 924 444. 0884 934 444. 0999 531 191, 0999 466 966 World Travel Bureau, Capital Hotel, Llw, Tel: 01 775 446, 0995 661 100, 0999 950 119, 0881 212 520, email: tours@worldtravelmw.con, worldtravel@worldtravelmw.com

1 3 . 1 . 4 Most people believe that once one has been bitten by a chameleon, the wound does not heal, further to that, the person grows thinner and thinner over time and the skin peels off until the person drops dead. It is also believed that a chameleon bite does not have medicine to heal the wound. 13.1.5 People further believe that once a chameleon has clung on to a girl’s breast, no one can remove it as it clings so tight to it. It is believed that it is only the aunt of that girl who can remove or detach it. 13.1.6 Some people further believe that once they catch sight of a chameleon, they spit at it so that the chameleon does not mimic their dressing code. 13.2 Fables 13.2.1 An individual who is able to shift his behavior in accordance with different persons is compared to a chameleon, although this does not happen with the real animal. There is a tendency to liken an individual to a chameleon. If that person is not consistent in what he says by saying a different thing today and tomorrow something else, he or she either equated to or called a chameleon for changing decisions. 13.3 Tales 13.3.1 This is a tale on why the chameleon changes colour. One day in the Rain Forest a chameleon said: “I’m too plain to go to the party. I want to be colourful.” Another chameleon said” “Let’s go to the Land Of Colours!” “That’s too dangerous,” said the first chameleon. “We’d have to cross Shark Land.”But they started their adventure anyway. They asked their friends if they could lend them a boat. And they sailed across Shark Lake and didn’t get eaten. “We’ve made it!” they said, as they got out on the other side. Whenever you step on the land full of colours, you turn colourful. So when the chameleons were both colourful they went back home - and they went to the party. That is how a chameleon got its colour.

Chameleons are peaceful animals, no wonder some people prefer to keep them as pets in their homes. They are not a delicacy to people as such their survival is only threatened by the destruction of their habitats. Their play in the African mythology equally helps further to enhance their survival. Indeed, their ability to change the skin colour within a space of 20 seconds, a provision of a 360 degrees sight, the talent to use its tongue as a weapon for pouncing on its prey without a chase as in other animals, all these are but adaptations for their survival. Some chameleons also change colours to help their bodies adjust to changes in temperature or light or thermoregulation. What a wonderful adaptation!

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National Parks It was designated as a National Park in 1980, to protect the diversity of tropical fish living there, some not found anywhere else on earth. The park includes a land area around the cap e and bay, as well as the lake and islands up to 100 metres (330ft) off shore.Here is a veritable aquarium of tropical fish providing a colourful kaleidoscopic display. Of the countless thousands of freshwater fish, the mbuna chichlids are more abundant and varied here than anywhere else in the world.

Citizens - Adult - $1 Citizens - Children under 12 - Free Resident - Adults - $5 Resident - Children under 12 - Free International - Adult - $10 International - Children under 12 - Free Vehicle entry fee - MK750 - MK1250

Boats are available for hire and the fish will feed directly from the hand. Away from the Lake, the park has baboons, antelope and hyrax and of course, there is a great variety of birdlife including fish eagles, cormorants and hamerkops.

Kasungu National Park In the west of the central region, bordering Zambia, is Kasungu National Park, an 800 sq mile (2100 sq km) area of natural woodland and bush with occasional stretches of more open grass. Poaching has reduced the number of some species of animals but, contrary to rumours in some quarters, there is still plenty of wildlife to be seen. Elephants and antelopes are common, as are small herds of buffalo and zebra. The cats include both lions and leopards. Inhabiting the bush are hyenas, wild dogs, servals and jackals. There is a significant number of hippos in the lake at Lifupa and as elsewhere in Malawi, the birdwatcher is well catered for

Lengwe National Park This park is 350 sq miles (900 sq km) in extent at only an hours drive (80 km) from Blantyre. The vegetation is thicket, with some deciduous woodland and denser tree growth along the stream courses. In the eastern area a network of driveable tracks will lead you through the 80 sq km of park that is accessible for game viewing. Low hills, outcrops of sandstone, adorn the west of the park. Lengwe is quite arid outside the rainy season and many of the water courses become dry sandy channels. This aids game viewing because it forces the animals to use the few pools that are permanent supplies of water. There are hides and man-made pools in the eastern area of the park just a short distance from the main gate. The advantages of the hides are that one may see a mix of wildlife together at the water-hole. The park is the most northern place in the world to find indigenous

This is a park which is relatively easy to drive around. Access to the park has been greatly improved in recent years and it is relatively easy to reach from Lilongwe (approx. 100 miles/160km), Blantyre 450Km Lake Malawi National Park This, the world’s first freshwater National Park and a World Heritage Site, is at Cape Maclear.

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Birdlife is exceptionally varied. Pel’s fishing owl is often seen at dusk along the river’s edge. There is accommodation in the way of Mvuu Lodge and nearby Mvuu Camp. To reach the riverside lodge, visitors can approach by road and then be ferried across the river, they can drive through the park or they can use a pre-arranged boat from Liwonde town. In the southern region of the park, close to town, there is also accommodation available at Liwonde Safari Camp and Bushman’s Baobabs. There is an airstrip, served by scheduled and charter flights.

Nyala. Other antelope like the magnificent kudu also roam the park as do common duiker, the small Livingstone’s suni, bushbuck and impala. Baboon, vervet and blue monkeys, bush-baby, warthog, bush pig and buffalo are also seen in the park. In total there are five species of primates. Predators are leopard and hyena. The birdlife of Lengwe is attractive with about 300 or so species recorded. The government tourist lodge was renovated and refurbished in 2003 and now operates as Nyala Lodge. Depending on rainfall other than road leading to Nyala Lodge some of the other roads in the park are inaccessible in January or February. Game viewing can be done on foot using either guides from Nyala Lodge or scouts from the Lengwe National Park office. Liwonde National Park Although only 220 sq miles (580 sq km). It is about 100 miles (160 km) north of Blantyre and only more than half that distance from the hotels on the southern lakeshore. Additionally, game viewing is enhanced because the River Shire flows along its western border.

Nyika National Park In 1965 the Nyika National Park became the first certified park in Malawi. Nyika is Malawi’s largest park with an area of no less than 1250 sq miles (3200 sq km). It extends across the great plateaux which is essentially a granitic dome and its environment is like none other in Africa. The name, Nyika, means “where the water comes from” and it is, indeed, one of Malawi’s most important catchment areas. The rolling scenery is at its best in the rainy season when over 200 types of orchid are in flower. The grasslands of Nyika are also rich in wildflowers in other seasons. Nyika is wonderful for trekking, mountain biking, safaris, as well as more conventional 4x4 excursions. The montane vegetation attracts large numbers of antelope from the diminutive duiker to eland and roan. Zebra are common. The park has one of the highest densities of leopard in central Africa and there are a number of species of smaller mammals such as warthog and bushpig. Cont...

Wildlife includes large numbers of elephants and the river attracts countless hippos and crocodiles. Antelope include kudu, sable and bushbuck. There are lions, leopards and more recently, the black rhino has been re-introduced into the rhino sanctuary, currently there are 16 rhinos in the sanctuary which are planned to be released sometime in the near future.

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Elephants and buffalo usually keep to the lower ground on the northern edge of the park but elephants have been seen on the high plateaux.

Inside Majete there are three different types of accommodation. Situated around a serene floodlit waterhole that attracts a variety of wildlife, Thawale Lodge is a peaceful haven from which to experience Majete. Completely unfenced, the camp is regularly visited by wildlife. Thawale Lodge offers six double and twin tented chalets all en-suite and each with its own private veranda overlooking the waterhole. There is also a family chalet with two onsuite bedrooms, veranda and living room. In the north of the reserve, Robin Pope Safaris operate in a private concession and run the exclusive up market Mkulumadzi Lodge.

For the birdwatcher, the park has a lot to offer: over 400 species have been recorded. The rare Denham’s bustard and the wattled crane are among those to be seen, as is the red-winged francolin - endemic to Nyika. There is such a lot to see in the vast park: waterfalls, a neolithic rock shelter, trout pools and even a ‘magic lake’ are just some of the attractions. There is an airstrip for fly-in safaris. Michuiru Nature Sanctuary Michiru Nature Sanctuary is situated 9 km from Blantyre and is part of Michiru Mountain. It is a beautiful area of 12.5 sq. km. which consists of brachystegia woodland and some riverine forest. There is wildlife present namely hyaena, bushbuck, common duiker, porcupine, civet cat, genet, hyrax and Cape hare. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded. For visitors there are an Education / Interpretation Centre, a Picnic Spot with barbeque and six trails of varying length including one to the Peak (1470 m) affording superb views as far as Zomba Mountain to the east and the Shire Valley across to the Kirk Range in the west. Michiru Nature Sanctuary is managed by

the Department of National Parks and Wildlife and receives huge support from the Blantyre Branch of the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi. The Society maintains the trails and trail signage, repairs bridges, provides a snare bounty and has obtained funding for eleven scout houses. This lovely area provides a haven of peace away from the bustle and noise of Blantyre City and is the only mountain around Blantyre that still has indigenous forest and some wildlife.

Majete Wildlife Reserve Majete Wildlife Reserve is a 70,000 hectare tract of pristine bush in the southern region of Malawi, one hour’s drive from Blantyre. In 2003 African Parks, in agreement with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, took over the management of the Reserve. To date, over 142km of fencing has been completed around Majete and its total length is patrolled on a daily basis. In addition, 250km of road network has been constructed. The most significant change which has really seen Majete come back to life is the reintroduction of species previously eradicated by poaching. Since 2003 over 2,500 animals have been reintroduced from fourteen species including elephant, black rhino, leopard, buffalo, eland and sable, and these have increased to over 10,000 animals today. Lion were re-introduced in 2012 making Majete one of the only reserves in Malawi where the BIG FIVE can be viewed all year round.

The community camp-site is equipped with a thatched bar and dining space, barbeque area, toilets and hot solar showers and all revenue goes directly to the communities running it. Near to the entrance of the gate the Heritage Centre includes a curio shop, Environment Education Centre and a swimming pool is being built. There is the Mwembezi restaurant which overlooks a water hole where animals come to drink where a variety of Malawian and western cuisine is offered as well as snacks, cold drinks, beer and tea and coffee. For more information about Majete Wildlife Reserve, please visit: www.african-parks.org or Email: thawale@african-parks.org Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve The Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve, located at the southernmost tip of Malawi, is over 137sq km of pristine wilderness, boasting biodiversity unrivalled by other parks in the region. Cont...

As a visitor you can explore this magnificent reserve in your own vehicle or go on a guided drive in one of the safari vehicles accompanied by a professional wildlife guide. Other activities include guided bush walks or bird walks, boat trips on the Shire River, Behind the Scenes conservation tour, hiking to the top of Mabele Hills, visiting the Kapachira Falls and view spots or a visit to one of our local communities. There are viewing hides built over water holes and near the Shire River at Mvuu spot where wildlife and birds can be seen and picnics taken. There are also shelters for picnics at the Kapachira Falls and on Hall Martin Road.

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is as good as anywhere in Malawi although the environment makes viewing difficult. Elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard are all present. Roan and sable, kudu and waterbuck and a wide variety of smaller antelope, as well as zebra, all occur within the reserve boundaries. The Bua River is home to a larger number of crocodiles. Birdlife is prolific with giant kingfishers, Boehm’s bee-eaters, finfoot and palm nut vultures among over 200 recorded species.

With open savannah and magnificent rocky outcrops that allow 360 degree views over the mopane woolands, Mwabvi is an oasis of tranquillity. Wildlife includes kudu, buffalo, impala, warthogs, sable, steenbok, samango monkeys and baboons. There are also over 350 species of bird, including the protected ground hornbill and numerous spectacular native and migratory species, making it a paradise for avid birdwatchers. Day trips are available and it is possible to camp close to Mwabvi River Gorge Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve Nkhotakota, to the east of the region and near the Lake, is one of the two large game areas in the central region. Its vast 700 sq miles (1800 sq km) is of rugged terrain crossed by a number of rivers, which tumble down the edge of the escarpment as they make their way to the Lake. Most of the reserve is miombo woodland with large patches of tall grasses and 40 Ha. of evergreen forest on the summit of Chipata Mountain.

On 22nd July 2015, African Parks signed an agreement with government acting through the Department of Parks and Wildlife under Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture to manage, finance and develop Nkhota Kota Wildlife Reserve for a period of 25 years on a Public Private Partnership Agreement. Africa Parks is building a 15,000 hectare sanctuary to accommodate 500 elephants and several other antelopes; putting in place a network of roads that will cater for the management of the reserve and tourism. Vwaza Wildlife Reserve Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, an area of marsh and plain, with a few rocky outcrops, is all of 400 sq miles (1000 sq km) and lies along the Zambian border north-west of Mzuzu. The reserve has a wonderful mix of vegetation: forest and grassland, thin woodland and marsh.

This is a wonderful example of true wilderness, which particularly attracts those who wish to enjoy walking safaris, fishing and climbing. Access to the reserve is possible with saloon cars during the dry season, but within the reserve, walking is the preferred mode of travelling because there are few roads or driveable tracks. The range of mammals

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It is this rich habitat which attracts a splendid range of birdlife. Nearly 300 species of birds have been recorded including stork, heron and the white-faced tree duck. Herds of thirty or forty elephants are regularly to be seen and there are large numbers of hippos. Lake Kazuni, near the main entrance to the reserve is famous for its hippos. Buffalo are present in the reserve but their roaming habits make their sightings less easy to predict. Kazuni Safari Camp offer accommodation in this area. Lilongwe Wildlife Reserve Not many capital cities can boast such stunning habitat right at their heart and this 180 hectare reserve is undoubtedly a must-see for all visitors passing through. The sprawling acacia combretum woodlands are the last example in the Central Region, and they are home to a wide variety of wildlife from antelopes, wild pigs and hyena to over 200 species of bird. The reserve is cut in half by Kenyatta Road, on one side of which is Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary, where guided walks and fantastic early morning birding are on offer. On the other you will find Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, an internationally accredited sanctuary home to around 200 rescued wild animals. Guided sanctuary tours are available every hour from 8am to 5pm, or you can take yourself along the 4km or so of walking trails that wind alongside the river before stopping off at their new café for lunch. Email: info@llwc.org, www.lilongwewildlife.org for more information or call 0881 788 999. Kuti Wildlife Reserve Kuti Wildlife Reserve is a stunning 2000 hectare reserve located close to Salima, less than 1,5hrs from Lilongwe and half an hour from the lake. Set up as a wildlife reserve in 2005, Kuti aims to protect the habitats and wildlife within the reserve. The reserve is a haven to a huge variety of freeroaming wildlife, with large mammals such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, sable, kudu and impala through to primates, reptiles and hundreds of bird species. There are no large predators or dangerous game in Kuti, so you can explore and take in your surroundings at your own pace on foot or by bike, without the need for a vehicle or scout.

Reserve is an eco lodge; we have accommodation for every budget from camping to luxury bush villas. Gate fees are low (850/450 for Malawians, 3000/1500 Residents, 5000/2500 Tourists) and as a not-for-profit organisation, all the revenue generated goes back into the park and helps to fund community projects. There is a fully trained wildlife scout team, which perseveres to protect the reserve with anti-poaching techniques and patrols. It’s an exciting time at Kuti with construction of a new reception/dining area and a new volunteer’s centre! Wifi is now available at our new reception area and our menu is online to order food in advance in case you are in a hurry. For bookings info@kuti-malawi.org or 0997334863 – more information on www.kuti-malawi.org Chimwenya Private Game Park Located just a short drive from Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre, Chimwenya Game Park is set in the beautiful Shire Highlands covering 212 hectares. Undulating natural forestlands with the Chimwenya stream flowing through the middle of the park a perfect location for a guided game walk. Within the park you can find Giraffe, Zebra, Eland, Kudu, Roan, Sable, Nyala, Wildebeest, Waterbuck & Impala. Lake Bvumbwe offers spectacular up close viewing of the animals at the waters edge. Accommodation within the park includes Luxury cottages, Executive rooms and 3 bedroom self catering guest houses.

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Enjoy watching wildlife and birds with a cold beer, soft drink or MGT on our Sunset Deck before having dinner at our restaurant at Landirani. Kuti Wildlife

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By: Sandra Trevethan ‘Joining Hands’; Opening Doors’ for Children and Youth with Special Needs Primary education has been free for many years in Malawi but there are still significant numbers of children who are not accessing or being retained in local schools. Head Teachers and Teachers are committed but there are limited resources, high teacher learner ratios often as high as 1:150 with many classes still being conducted under trees. In such an environment children with Learning Difficulties, Low Vision or Hearing Impairments do not receive the attention or assistance necessary to achieve success. They have difficulty completing their schoolwork and as a result fail their exams and have to repeat. The impact is learners being caught in the ‘failure cycle’- failing exams, repeating, leading to low self esteem, further failure, absenteeism and finally dropping out of school. Added to this is the reality that there are limited opportunities for youth especially those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to access Secondary, Vocational or Tertiary Education or gain meaningful employment specifically in rural areas.

In response to this situation Mwayi Trust was established in 2009 within the Traditional Area (TA) of Kunthembwe in Chileka, Blantyre Rural by a group of community members who believe in the power of the community working together to provide opportunities for the children and youth to develop skills, self worth and improve their quality of life. The organization’s motto is ”Joining Hands, Opening Doors” which highlights our core values of collaboration, capacity development and empowerment. Current Programs 1. Homework Centre Program With the aim of assisting learners with SEN to increase attendance and be retained in school we set up Homework Centres in five primary schools in partnership with their neighbouring Secondary Schools. Secondary School students volunteer as Peer Educators and are trained in how to create a positive learning environment, tutoring, peer support, good teaching practices and other relevant skills. Local teachers volunteer as Patrons to supervise the Centres which operate three afternoons a week for 1 1/2 hours each session. Approximately 150 learners ‘at risk’ or with SEN are being tutored each week. A Resource box is supplied to each centre containing: soccer balls, exercise books, stationery, teaching/learning resources. These resources are updated by well wishes from within Malawi and overseas. Initiated in 2010, outcomes for the Homework Centre Program include: (a) reduced absenteeism for children with SEN; (b) increased retention of these learners in the education system; (c) improved grades for the majority of Homework Centre participants and (d) increased empowerment of Peer Educators. Approximately 75 new volunteer Peer Educators are trained each year with support from the International Association of Special Education (IASE)

education is far lower than that of boys. In rural areas the situation is even more desperate. Factors include: early marriage, pregnancy, work at home or on the family farm, lack of ability to pay school fees with brothers having preference. This program encourages and enables girls at risk of dropping out of school to remain in school to complete their secondary education. We source sponsors from around the world with sponsorships lasting for between 2-4 years and paying for all school requirements: school fees, a uniform, shoes, stationery, scientific calculator and a school bag. Currently 28 girls are being sponsored at a cost to the sponsors of US$15per month. 3. Inclusive Vocational Training Centre (IVTC) We believe that all youth can learn and if given the opportunity to access quality Vocational Training many of the youths especially youth with SEN from TA Kunthembwe will be empowered to develop their potential and find meaningful employment. With funding from IASE and friends in several countries construction of our Inclusive Vocational Training Centre in Mbvundula Village is almost complete. Negotiations are underway to build partnerships with the Ministry of Labour and other relevant Ministries. We are now seeking donors to fund equipment and furniture for the kitchen, tailoring and carpentry workshops.

contributed bricks to the construction - they have Special Educational Needs. Courses will include modules on Literacy, Numeracy, Life Skills in the areas of HIV and AIDS prevention, gender equality, human rights, social skills and small business management. 4. Volunteer Program We welcome individuals who wish to volunteer their time and expertise to assist in the development of Mwayi Trust in the following areas: teaching skills, adult education, peer support, resource development fund raising, assistance in carpentry, tailoring, baking, housekeeping, basic IT and curriculum development. Future Programs include: Community Library, Mobile Library and Community Radio Station To the many Friends of Mwayi Trust who have enabled us to assist hundreds of children to date we offer our sincere thanks. To any well wishers interested in becoming supporters or Friends of Mwayi Trust we look forward to hearing from you. sandy.mwayi@gmail.com www.mwayitrust.com (under construction)

Courses to be offered include: · Tailoring; · Baking / Food Production; · Carpentry · Housekeeping /Domestic worker · IT All courses will be geared towards working in the Hospitality Industry. Sponors will be sourced for youth selected for a course if: they have been a volunteer in any Mwayi Trust program they come from a village that

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HOTELS / LODGES / GUEST HOUSES FOR UPDATE PURPOSES, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU OFFER CAPMING/DORMS/HOTEL OR ARE A LODGE WHERE NECESSARY (C-CAMPIMG, D-DORMS, L-LODGE, H-HOTEL) BALAKA Catholic Womens Association, Tel: 0999 104 427, 0888 318 603 Zuc Lodge, Tel: 0888 300 478 / 0881 700 045 BLANTYRE Adventist Guest House ($$ b&b), Robbins Rd, Kabula, Tel: 01 823 614 Afro Motel: next to Wenela bus station, Tel: 01 830 570 Alford Hill Conference Lodge ($ b&b), Mpingwe, just outside Limbe, Tel: 0111 607 229, 0999 082 121 email: kayk.alfordhill@hotmail.com Annies Lodge, Nyambadwe, Tel: 0991 127 927, email: blantyre@annieslodge.com, www.annieslodge.com Beit Cure Hospital Hostel ($ incl. 3 simple meals), Tel: 01 871 900 / 875 015 Blantyre Lodge ($$ b&b), Wenela, Tel: 01 834 460 Blue Lagoon Lodge, Newlands, Tel: 0111 657 243, 0888 783 013, 0888 868 236 Casa Mia (L), Kabula, Bt, Tel: 0111 915 559, 0999 965 850 Cedar Place (L), Namiwawa, Blantyre, Tel; 01 832 955, 0995 246 518, email: bookings@cedarplace.mw, www.cedarplace.mw Chichiri Lodge ($ b&b), near Independence Arch, Tel: 01 872 365, 0888 866 893, Chilembwe Lodge ($$$ b&b), town, Tel: 01 824 688/49, 01 821 976, email: info@chilembwelodge.com, Doogle’s (D, L), Wenela, Tel: 0111 602 710, 0999 186 512, 0888 999 531, www.dooglesmalawi.com email: doogles@africa-online.net

Dorvic Hotel ($$$$ b&b), Zalewa Rd, Tel: 01 830 854/64/62, email: reservations@dorvichotelmw.com, www.dorvichotelmw.com Fishermans Rest ($$ b&b), 20kms from Blantyre on Chikhwawa Rd, Tel: 0888 836 753, email: enquiries@fishermansrest.net, www.fishermansrest.net

Game Haven ($$$$ b&b, L), Thyolo Rd, 14 kms from Blantyre, Tel: 0999 971 287/8, email: info@gamehavenmw.com, www.gamehavenmw.com Gold Card Executive Lodge ($$ b&b), Namiwawa, Tel 0111 668 229, 0884 570 638, 0884 029 615 Hostellerie de France (H), cnr Chilomoni Ring Rd & Kazuni Close, Namiwawa, Tel: 0111 669 626 / 668 397, 0888 833 586, email: hostfrance@globemw.net, www.hostellerie-de-france.com House Five Guesthouse, Kabula Hill Rd, Tel: 0212 953 053, email: housefive@africa-online.net, www.housefivemw.com Hotel Victoria ($$$$ b&b), Victoria Ave, Tel: 01 823 500, email: reservations@hotelvictoriamw.com Jadore Africana ($$ b&b), Naperi, Tel: 0999 888 453, 0888 433 801 email: jadafricana@gmail.com, www.jadorewaterlife.com Kabula Lodge ($$ b&b), off Michiru Rd, Tel: 01 821 216, 0999 954 430 / 0999 950 361 email: kabulalodge@africa-online.net, www.kabulalodge.co.mw Leslie Lodge ($$$ b&b), 2 Leslie Rd, Mount Pleasant, Tel: 01 871 671, 0999 828 929 email: info@leslielodge.com, www.leslielodge.com Malawi Sun Hotel & Conference, Robins Rd, Tel: 01 830 069, email: reservations@malawisunhotel.com Merriman Lodge & Chinese Restaurant, 5 kms from Chileka Airport, 15 kms from Blantyre, Tel: 0999 928 218 NCMI Base camp, Tel: 0995 619 326, 0888 914 141, email: ncmibase@gmail.com Niyasu Lodge, Off chilomoni Rd, Tel: 0111 667 200 / 620 087, 0888 952 140, 0999 481 599, email: niyasulodge@gmail.com www.niyasulodge.co The Usual Place @ Mount Pleasant Inn ($$$$ b&b) Mount Pleasant, Tel: 01 878 188 / 876 366 / 870 177, 0888 829 326, 0999 829 326 www.mpiblantyre.com Nali Executive Lodge ($ b&b), Limbe, Tel: 01 843 603 / 607 399, 0999 960 940 email: nali@africa-online.net Palm Valley Lodge, Chigumula, Tel: 0997 359 950, 0997 405 206, 0881 823 603, email: info@palmvalleylodge.com Pedro’s Grill & Lodge, Sunnyside, Tel: 01 833 430, 01 822 544, 0888 842 670, 0993 121 822, www.pedroslodge.com email: pedros@africa-online.net

Protea Hotel Ryalls ($$$$ b&b), 2 Hannover Ave, Tel: 01 820 955, email: ryalls@proteamalawi.com, www.proteahotels.com/ryalls Serendib Suites, Namiwawa, Tel: 0111 910 444, 0212 400 400 / 401, email: serendib@globemw.net, www.serendibhotel.com Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel ($$$$ b&b), top of Victoria Ave, Tel: 01 820 588, email: mountsoche@sunbirdmalawi.com, www.sunbirdmalawi.com Vicky Motel, Lunzu, Tel: 0998 081 731, 0888 975 688, email: vickymotelmw@yahoo.com Villa 33 ($$$ b&b),33 Chilimoni Ring Rd, Tel: 0999 960 231, 0999 839 033 email: reservations@thevilla.mw, www.thevilla.mw Village Green Garden Lodge, Link Namiwawa Rd, off Independence Drive (Sanjika Road), Blantyre, Tel: 0212 954 275, 0212 954 271, 0888 834 534, 0991 247 809, Email: yasmin@portfolio.mw CAPE MACLEAR Annies Lodge, Tel: 0997 364 959, email: capemaclear@annieslodge.com, www.annieslodge.com Cape Maclear EcoLodge (C, L), Tel: 0999 140 905, email: heeedchembe@gmail.com Cape Mac Lodge ($$$ b&b), Tel: 0999 621 279, email: rogerl@africa-online.net, www.capemaclodge.com

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Historical and Geographical Background Lake Malawi National Park World Heritage Property was inscribed in the World Heritage list in 1984. Before, inscription on the World Heritage list, Lake Malawi National Park was established by the Government of Malawi in 1980 as the first freshwater, underwater national park in the world. The primary- reason for creating the park was for the protection, study and interpretation of the fish species in the lake and the basic objective was to preserve a sample of the Lake Malawi biome, with particular reference to the rocky lakeshore and its specialist cichlid communities; and to develop the tourist industry in a manner consistent with the preservation of biological and aesthetic features of the site. Historically, Lake Malawi National Park World Heritage Property includes 13 islands, mainland Cape Maclear-Nankumba Peninsula, the Mwenya and Nkhudzi Hills. These were first proclaimed as Forest Reserves. In 1934, the three Maleri Islands were proclaimed and called Maleri Island Forest Reserve. In the same year, four islands associated with Nankumba Peninsula were proclaimed the South Nyasa Islands Forest Reserve. This protection was extended in 1972 to Cape Maclear and the Mwenya and Nkhudzi Hills. In 1973, a National Park proposal was advocated by the Fisheries Department that included the 100 meters of lake waters around the islands and along the shores of the mainlands and agreed to by the Department of National Park and Wildlife which is currently managing and controlling the park

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At the time the park was established the Government of Malawi stipulated that the five villages existing within the park boundary would be allowed to remain. This makes the park unique to most national parks in the world and presents singular management challenges. Geographically, Lake Malawi National Park World Heritage Property is located at the southern end of the great expanse of Lake Malawi; the property is of global importance for biodiversity conservation due particularly to its fish diversity. Lying within the Western Rift Valley, Lake Malawi is one of the deepest lakes in the world. The property is an area of exceptional natural beauty with the rugged landscapes around it contrasting with the remarkably clear waters of the lake. The property is home to many hundreds of cichlid fish, nearly all of which are endemic to Lake Malawi, and are known locally as “mbuna”. The mbuna fishes display a significant example of biological evolution. Due to the isolation of Lake Malawi from other water bodies, its fish have developed impressive adaptive radiation and speciation, and are an outstanding example of the ecological processes. Majority of the park, consisting of the Nankumba Peninsula, islands, and hills, is dominated by steep rocky slopes. The highest point in the park is 1, 140 m above mean sea level at Nkhunguni Hill on the peninsula. In contrast, Nkhudzi spit is a flat tract of sand and marsh extending into the lake. Most of the park is underlain by complex gneisses and granulites. The peninsula, Mumbo, Domwe and Thumbi East Islands and Mwenya Hills are mainly composed of biotite granite. Thumbi West

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Island is composed of porphyritic adamelite, possibly granite contaminated by pre-existing basic materials. Alluvial and colluvial grounds occur on Nkhudzi spit and in some of the enclave villages where soils include black sandy clays, grey sandy clays and dark brown and brown colluvial soils. Temperatures range from 18 to 27°C and low rainfalls ranging from 0 to 766 mm. Wildlife - Mammals

breeding colonies of white-breasted cormorants on the lake. The African fish eagle is evident in large numbers and is a popular tourist attraction. Places of interest Mwalawaphini (rock with natural marks/tattoos) near Cape Maclear Otter Point where otters can be viewed

Large mammals like hippos and crocodiles are mostly found outside the park. Hippos in Nankumba Peninsula are concentrated in the marshes at the base of the south-end arm of Lake Malawi and around the mouth of the Lisangadzi River, as well in the Monkey Bay dambo. However, hippos move widely around all shores of the peninsula and as a result hippo complaints are the most numerous in the district.

Boadzulu Island for bird watching For more info: please contact: alexchunga70@yahoo.com

Others mammals found inside the park include: bushpigs, bushbuck, civet, duiker, klipspringers, hyrax, jackals, hyena, blue monkey and leopard. Baboons and monkeys are common throughout the park, particularly in areas adjacent to rocky hills. Birds The park is known to harbour diverse species of birds like cormorants, fish eagles. Mumbo Island and Boadzulu Island provide habitat for two largest

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Chembe Eagle’s Nest ($-$$$$, C, L-b&b), Tel: 0999 966 507 / 0999 960 628 email: enquiries@chembenest.com, www.chembenest.com Domwe Island (C, L), contact Kayak Africa, Tel: 0999 942 661, email: letsgo@kayakafrica.com, www.kayakafrica.com Fat Monkeys ($ - $$$, C, D, L), Tel: 0111 955 777, 0999 948 501, email: fatmonkeys@africa-online.net

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Gecko Lounge ($ - $$$, D, L), Tel: 0999 787 322 / 0999 833 856, email: geckolounge.bookings@gmail.com, www.geckolounge.net Funky Cichlid, Tel: 0999 969 065, 0999 969 076, email: thefunkycichlid@malawianstyle.com, www.thefunkycichlid.com Indaba Lodge (C, D, L), 0998 418 300, email: indabalodgecapemaclear@gmail.com

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Accommodation Joe’s Annex (Cottage), Tel: 0999 269 221, email: jkamanje@googlemail.com Kayak Africa, Tel: 0999 942 661, www.kayakafrica.com email: letsgo@kayakafrica.com Malambe Camp (C, D) Tel: 0999 258 959, email: malambe_camp@btinternet.com Mgoza Lodge (C, L), Tel: 0995 632 105, email: alan@mgozalodge.com, www.mgozalodge.com Mphipe Lodge, Tel: 0994 316 634, 0884 997 481, email: mphipelodge@gmail.com Mudzi Lodge (S/catering only), Tel: 0999 943 256, 0882 860 221 Mumbo Island, contact Kayak Africa, Tel: 0999 942 661, email: letsgo@kayakafrica.com, www.kayakafrica.com Thumbi View Lodge (formerly Stevens Lodge) (C, L), Tel: 0997 463 054 / 0998 599 005, email: info@thumbiviewlodge.com, www.thumbiviewlodge.com Tuckaways ($$), Tel: 0993 405 681 / 0999 833 856, www.tuckawaysmw.com NCHALO & CHIKHWAWA (Nr BT) Fishermans Rest ($$ b&b), 20kms from Blantyre on Chikhwawa Rd, Tel: 0888 836 753, email: enquiries@fishermansrest.net, www.fishermansrest.net

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$= 0-$30; $$= $31-$60; $$$= $61-$100; $$$$= $100+ Hope Lodge & Restaurant ($ b&b), Tel: 01 420 609, 0884 102 048 / 0881 071 634, lapson2002@sdnp.org.mw Ng’ona Lodge, Chikhwawa, opp Majete Game Reserve, Tel: 0999 216 398 email: ngonalodge@gmail.com Nchalo Sports Club, pls call in advance and check availability, Tel: 01 425 357/200, email: bfehrenbach@illovo.co.za CHINTHECHE Beachin’ Bungalow, Tel: 0998 324 904, 0885 767 572, email: africaboy33@yahoo.com Chigumbuli Cottages ($, b&b) On beach front 300m off M5 Road Tel: 0111 930 490, 0991 457 275, 0998 622 220 email: chigumbuli@gmail.com Chintheche Inn ($$$ b&b), Tel: 0888 729 842, 0111 771 393/153, email: reservations@wilderness.mw, www.wilderness-safaris.com Kande Beach (C, L), Tel: 0888 263 500, 0999 863 500, email: reservations@kandebeach.com, www.kandebeach.com Kande Horse Trails, Chinteche, Tel: 0888 500 416, email: kandehorse@gmail.com

La Exotica (C, L-$ & b&b), Tel: 0888 879 357, 0999 185 676 Makuzi Beach ($$$ f/b), Tel: 0999 283 980, 0888 774 393, email: info@makuzibeachlodge.com, www.makuzibeachlodge.com Mbamba Beach Private Lodge, Tel: 0995 441 278/9, email: mbambabeach@hotmail.com, www.mbambabeachmalawi.com Sambani Lodge ($ b&b), Tel: 0111 990 011, 0888 713 857, email: sambanilodge@yahoo.com, www.sambanilodge.com Sunga - Moyo (C, L), Tel: 0999 964 052, 0999 964 053, 0111 929 130, email: sunga-moyo@webmail.mw www.sunga-moyo.com CHITIMBA / CHILUMBA Chitimba Beach (C, L), Tel: 0888 387 116, email: camp@chitimba.com, www.chitimba.com Hakuna Matata Campsite, Tel: 0882 297 779, email: hakunamatata.chitimba@gmail.com. www.hakunamatata-chitimba.com Maji Zuwa (C, L), Tel: 0997 105 756 Sangilo Sanctuary (L), 80 kms south of Karonga. Tel: 0999 395 203, 0888 392 611, email: sangilo.sanctuary@yahoo.co.uk www.sangilo.net CHITIPA Chitipa Inn ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 382 228, 0888 872 579, 0999 369 480 CHIZUMULU ISLAND Wakwenda Retreat, (bad signal if no ans’ pls text), transfers by Ilalla: Sat, from Monkey Bay, Tue; from Nkhatabay, Tel: 0111 744 048, 0999 348 415, email: chizinick@gmail.com

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DEDZA Dedza Pottery Lodge ($$), Tel: 01 223 069, 0111 752 367, www.nyasalodges.com email: dedzapottery@africa-online.net, Panjira Lodge, Tel: 0999 952 128 Mapiri Country Golf Lodge, Tel: 01 223 401/411/ 422

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Accommodation DWANGWA Kasasa Sports Club, pls call In advance to check availability, Tel: 0111 582 421/582 232 email: jdzinkambani@broadbandmw.com / nessdwangwa@broadbandmw.com Kataya Lodge ($$ b&b s/contained), Tel: 0888 307 698 / 0881 435 750, email: katayalodge@gmail.com Ngala Lodge, ($$$ d,b &b), Tel: 0999 075 566, 0999 340 369, 0888 192 003 email: info@ngalabeach.com, www.ngalabeach.com KASUNGU Chikho Hotel, Tel: 01 253 844/845, email: chikhohotel@gmail.com Kasungu Inn, midway between Lilongwe & Mzuzu, Tel: 01 253 306, 0992 702 127 / 0999 304 658, 0888 833 974 Lifupa Conservation Lodge, Tel: 0999 768 658, email: info@lifupa.com, www.lifupa.com / www.acttoprotect.com KARONGA Club Marina (L), Tel: 0111 362 308, 0992 440 440, email: realtisi_micheal@yahoo.com,

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FloJa Foundation, 35km South of Karonga, Tel: 0884 333 023, 0999 060 185, email: info@flojamalawi.nl www.flojafoundation.org Mikoma Beach Lodge ($$$ b&b), Tel: 0996 337 515, email: mikomalodges@gmail.com LENGWE NATIONAL PARK/LOWER SHIRE Nyala Lodge ($$$ f/b p/p), Tel: 01 823 709 / 429 201 / 945 383, 0888 202 420, www.jambo-africa.com email: nyalalodge@africa-online.net LIKOMA Kaya Mawa ($$$$), Tel: 01 794 555, email: reservations@ulendo.net, www.kayamawa.com Mango Drift Lodge ($$ C, D), Tel: 0999 746 122, email: mailmangodrift@gmail.com / email: enquiries@mangodrift.com, www.mangodrift.com Ulisa Bay Lodge ($$ + D), sunset side of island, Tel: 0884 849 988, 0994 748 707, email: nyasalodges@nysalodges.com, www.nyasalodges.com LILONGWE Africa House (L), Area 43, Tel: 01 795 246, 0999 828 687, email: reservations@africahousemalawi.com www.africahousemalawi.com Annie’s Lodge ($$$ b&b), Area 10, Tel: 01 794 055/572, 0999 253 399, email: lilongwe@annieslodge.com Annie’s Lodge ($$ b&b), Area 47, Tel: 01 762 163, 0999 253 399, email: lilongwe@annieslodge.com, www.annieslodge.com Barefoot Lodge & Tented Camp, 10 kms from Mchinji Roundabout, Tel: 0993 879 057, 0999 387 740, email: blywin@barefoot-safaris.co.za / enquiries@barefoot-safaris.com www.barefoot-safaris.com

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Burley House (L), Area 43, Tel: 01 794 625 / 645, email: reservations@ulendo.net, www.ulendo.net Bridge View Hotel ($$$), Behind GAME Store, Old Town, Tel: 01 757 666 / 757 635, 0993 363 666, email: bridgeviewhotel@gmail.com www.bridgeviewhotelmw.com Capital City Motel ($$$$ b&b), City Centre, Tel: 01 774 911, 0888 891 396 Cluny Lodge ($$$$ b&b), Area 9, Tel: 01 751 633, 0888 764 805, www.clunylodge.net email: bev.taale@africa-online.net Country Lodge ($$ b&b), Area 9, off Mchinji Rd, Tel: 01 752 833/834, 0999 821 435, email: rina_jevant@hotmail.com / info@countrylodgemw.com Cont...

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Accommodation Crossroads Hotel ($$$$ b&b), Old Town, Tel: 01 750 444/333, 0888 513 096/015/110, email: central-reservations1@crossroadshotel.net Crystal Lodge ($), Malangalanga Rd, opp Old Town main market, Tel: 01 724 867 / 754 740, email: info@intermedmw.com Dzalanyama Forest Lodge, 60 kms SW of Lilongwe, Tel: 01 757 120 / 754 303, email: info@landlake.net, Hermitage Lodge ($), Area 9, Tel: 0995 691 982, email: thehermitagemw@gmail.com, www.hermitagemalawi.com Heuglin’s Lodge, 5 minutes from City Centre, Tel: 01 771 393/153, email: m2@cawsmw.com, www.wilderness-safaris.com Hucess Lodge, Area 6, Tel: 01 755 016/017, 0882 332 791, email: reservation@hucesselodge.com, www.hucesselodge.com Kalos Lodge, Area 10, Tel: 0996 498 895, 0885 832 054, email: kaloslodge@gmail.com Kiboko Town Hotel ($$), heart of town, Tel: 01 751 226, 0999 838 485, www.kibokohotel.com email: reservations@kibokohotel.com Kims Koreana Lodge, 4km from town, before Bunda turn off, Tel: 0111 920 251, 0999 211 251, 0999 238 045 email: kimskoreanalodge@hotmail.com Korea Garden Lodge ($$ b&b), Area 3, Old Town, Tel: 01 753 467 / 757 854, 01 759 700/774 email: info@kglodge.net / kgl@malawi.net, www.kglodge.net Kuka Executive Lodges ($$ b&b), Area 43, off Blantyre St. Tel: 01 794 763, email: kukalodge@sdnp.org.mw Kumbali Country Lodge ($$$$ b&b), Area 44, Capital Hill Dairy Farm, Tel: 0999 963 402, email: kumbali@kumbalilodge.com, www.kumbalilodge.com + FB Latitude 13o (L), Area 43/60, Mphonongo Str, Tel: 01 795 965, 0996 403 159, 0882 200 849, email: 13@thelatitudehotels.com, reservations@thelatitudehotels.com, www.thelatitudehotels.com

Lingadzi Inn ($$$ b&b), Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 754 143 / 920 279, 0999 304 630 Mabuya Camp (backpackers camp), short walk from Old Town, Tel: 01 754 978 , 0999 746 239 / 0999 664 651, email: info@mabuyacamp.com, www.mabuyacamp.com Madidi Lodge, behind crossroads complex, Tel: 01 752 661, 0111 920 901, 0888 607 169, email: info@madidilodge.com, www.madidilodge.com Mafumu ($$$, H), Area 3, Cnr Likuni Rd, Barron Ave. Tel: 01 750 982/985/594, 0994 186 214, 0999 481 261, 0888 202 971 email: info@mafumu.com, reservations@mafumu.net, www.mafumu.net

Nelly’s Guest House, Area 9, Tel: 01 759 514, 0888 823 505, email: nellyshouse@globemw.net Pacific Hotel ($$$$ b&b), City Centre, Tel: 01 778 574, 01 774 786 email: phpacifichotel@gmail.com Pine Lodge, Area 6, Tel: 0111 922 806 / 920 077, 0888 345 070, 0992 771 914, email: pinelodge@malawi.net President Walmont, Umodzi Park, Tel: 01 789 888, www.umodzipark.co.mw Renaissance Lodge, Lilongwe-Mchinji rd, email: renaissance@renaissancelodge.net Riverside Hotel ($$ b&b), Paul Kagame Rd, next to Lingadzi Inn, Tel: 01 750 511, 0888 345 080, 0992 771 914, email: riverside@malawi.net, www.riversidehotelmalawi.com Safara House ($$$ b$b), Tel: Tel: 0991 545 526, email: safarahouse@gmail.com Sheila’s Lodge ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 794 010, 0999 950 764, email: namilanzi@hotmail.com Simama Hotels, Area 1, Tel: 0111 725 830/832 Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel, Area 13, Tel: 01 776 666/8, 0992 151 911 / 0995 602 898, email: jkq_mw@afecc.com Sol Farm, Mchinji Rd, Tel: 0999 950 093, email: solfarmmw@gmail.com Sunbird Capital ($$$$ b&b), Tel: 01 773 388, email: capital@sunbirdmalawi.com, www.sunbird-hotels-malawi.com Sunbird Lilongwe ($$$$ b&b), Old Town, Tel: 01 756 333, email: lilongwehotel@sunbirdmalawi.com Sunset Lodge ($), off Kamuzu Procession Rd, opp entrance of Bwaila (Bottom) hospital, Tel: 01 724 718/770, 0999 596 555, 0888 183 239, email: sunsetlodge@globemw.net The Executive Lodge, Area 47, near African Bible College. Tel: 01 761 357/465, 0888 829 950 The Garden Lodge, Area 10, Tel: 01 206 283, 0888 828 731, email: gardenlodge@gmail.com The Golden Peacock Resthouse, Area 3, Tel: 01 756 632 / 751 353, 0888 824 532, 0995 809 991, email: goldenpeacock@globemw.net The Ngoni Lodge ($$$ b&b), Mchinji Rd, Tel; 0884 230 112, email: ljanssens@hotmail.com Titanic Offshore Lodge ($$ b&b), Area 43, Tel: 01 794 412, 0999 899 500, email: titaniclodge@gmail.com Ufulu Gardens Hotel ($$$ b&b), Ufulu str. Area 43, Tel: 01 794 060/079, www.ufulugardens.mw email: reservations@ufulugardens.mw Wamkulu Hotel ($$$$ b&b), Area 12, Tel: 01 776 764, 0999 372 928/405 855 , email: wamkulupalace@wamkuluhotels.com, www.wamkuluhotels.com Welcome Lodge, Area 3, Tel: 0993 599 654, 0888 121 205, email: welcomelodgellw@gmail.com

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Accommodation Wendel’s Guest House ($$$$ b&b), Area 12, Tel: 01 770 237 / 771 771, 0999 940 167 / 0999 964 167, email: wendels@africa-online.net, www.wendelslodge.com LIVINGSTONIA Lukwe Eco Camp (C, L), Tel: 0999 434 985, email: info@lukwe.com, www.lukwe.com The Mushroom Farm (C, L), Livingstonia, Tel: 0999 652 485, email: themushroomfarmmalawi@gmail.com, www.themushroomfarmmalawi.com LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK Hippo View Lodge ($$ b&b), located on the southern bank of the Shire River, Tel: 01 542 822/ 118/225/221, email: hippo@africa-online.net Liwonde Safari Camp, Tel: 0881 813 240, email: liwondesafaricamp@gmail.com www.liwondesafaricamp.com Mawila Lodge, Tel: 0888 535 866, 0995 428 757, email: mawilalodge@gmail.com Mvuu Lodge & Camp ($$$$ f/b), Tel: 01 771 393/153, email: mvuu@wilderness.mw, www.wilderness-safaris.com MAJETE WILDLIFE RESERVE Mkulumadzi, (L), Robin Pope Safaris, Tel: 01 795 483 / 794 491 email; info@robinpopesafaris.net, www.robinpopesafaris.net Thawale Lodge ($$$ f/b, p/p), Community Camp Site ($), Chikwawa, Tel: 0999 521 741, email: thawale@african-parks.org, www.african-parks.org MANGOCHI Andrews Hotel ($$ b&b), 50kms N of Mangochi, Tel: 01 598 072 / 755 186, 0999 941 264 / 0999 265 024. Makokola Retreat ($$$$ b&b), Tel: 01 580 244/445/469, email: enquiries@makokola.com, www.makokola.com Mpale Cultural Centre (L), Tel: 0111 573 225 / 957 663, 0888 371 897, 0999 914 766 email: info@mpaleculturalvillagemw.com, www.mpaleculturalvillage.com Mulangeni Holiday Resort ($$), Tel: 01 580 698/200/201, email: mulangeni@globemw.net / mulangeniholidayresort@yahoo.com Namizimu Forest Retreat (C, L), 20km from Mangochi & 35km from Chiponde bdr, Tel: 0997 225 300 (bad signal if no answer please text), email: tara@namizimu.com, www.namizimu.com Nanchengwa lodge ($$-$), Tel: 0999 274 696, 0888 474 079, 0888 747 620,

email: ryan@nanchengwa.com Palm Beach ($$, C, L), Tel: 0991 394 660, email: info@palmbeach-lakemalawi.com, www.palmbeach-lakemalawi.com Pamudzi Lodge, Tel: 01 580 770, 0888 640 235 / 0888 305 966 Rafaela’s Lodges & Camp Site, Tel: 0999 950 400, 0888 867 852, email: raphael.kamoto@gmail.com / kkelita@yahoo.com / esnartn@yahoo.com R.G.Pac Hotel ($ b&b), Tel: 01 593 607, 0888 717 960 Skinny Hippos (L), Tel: 0998 895 159, email: booking@skinnyhipposlodge.com Sunbird Nkopola Lodge ($$$$ b&b), Tel: 01 580 444 / 654 / 262 / 619, 0888 965 123 email: nkopola@sunbirdmalawi.com, www.sunbirdmalawi.com Sun ‘n’ Sand (H), 31 kms north of Mangochi, Tel: 01 598 069, 01 598 145-150, 0999/888 835 986 email: reservation@sunnsandmw.com, www.sunnsand-malawi.com Twin Towers Lodge ($ b&b), Tel: 0995 718 131 / 0882 334 020, email: twintowerslodge@gmail.com, info@twintowerslodge.com, reservations@twintowerslodge.com Villa Tafika Lodge, Tel: 01 593 544 / 0111 759 657 / 0111 573 326. email: info@villatafika.com, www.villatafika.com Welliville Lodge ($ b&b), Tel: 01 594 600, 0888 324 118, email: willievillie100@yahoo.com Ziboliboli Beach Resort, btwn Mangochi & Monkeybay. Tel: 0999 876 500. 0882 031 965. email: ziboliboli@gmail.com MONKEY BAY Alcon Cottages (L), opp’ Cape Maclear turn off, Tel: 0999 951 301, 0888 104 257, email: alcon@africa-online.net Shambala Lodge, (Nkhudi Bay), Tel: 0999 824 283, email: shambala@yahoo.com, rainer.franzel@yahoo.com Madzi Kuwala (Cottage), Namakoma Bay, Tel: 01 794 555, email: reservations@ulendo.net, www.madzikuwala.com Mufasa ($, C, D), Tel: 0996 143 596, 0993 080 057, email: mufasamonkeyb@gmail.com Nkhudzi Lodge, 45kms from Mangochi), Tel: 01 599 411, 0999 386 669, email: nkhuzilodge@yahoo.com Norman Carr Cottage ($$$$ f/b), Tel: 0999 207 506, 0888 355 357, email: taffy@africa-online.net, www.normancarrcottage.com Norman Carr Chikulu, Eastern Shore Lake Malawi, Tel: 0888 355 357, 0999 562 338, www.normancarrchikulu.com MULANJE / THYOLO & SURROUNDS CCAP Likhubula House ($), 11 kms from Chitakale,

off Phalombe Rd, Tel: 0111 940 791, 0888 672 164, email: likhubula@malawi.net Likhubula Forest Lodge, Tel: 0999 220 560, 0884 079 890, email: likhubula@africa-online.net, www.cholemalawi.com Huntingdon House & Chawani Bungalow, Satemwa Tea Estates, Tel: 01 473 115, 0882 599 717, 0993 121 854, email: accommodation@satemwa.com, www.huntingdon-malawi.com Game Haven ($$$$ b&b), Thyolo Rd, 14 kms from Blantyre, Tel: 0999 971 287/8, email: info@gamehavenmw.com, www.gamehavenmw.com Hapuwani (H) Tel: 0999 750 260, 01 466 728, email: hapuwani@gmail.com, www.hapuwani.com Kara O’Mula Country Lodge, Tel: 01 466 515, 0999 286 423, 0212 234 506 email: j.katangwe@karaomula.com, www.karaomula.com Madalo Guest Hs’, Tel: 0884 260 099, email: jmalonda@yahoo.com, www.madalohousemalawi.com Mulanje View Motel, Tel: 01 466 348/280, 0888 856 393 Nali Motel, Luchenza, Tel: 01 476 244, 0999 960 940, email: nali@africa-online.net Thuchila Tourist Lodge, Phalombe, 30mins from Mulanje, Tel: 0888 750 754 / 0884 190 358, email: thuchilatouristlodge@africa-online.net, www.thuchilatouristlodge.com MWABVI Migudu Campsite,Tel: 0111 945 455, www.mwct.org.za / www.volunteerafrica.org.za Njati Lodge, Tel: 0111 945 455, www.mwct.org.za / www.volunteerafrica.org.za MZIMBA Luwawa Forest Lodge ($$ b&b), Viphya Mountains, Tel: 0999 512 645, email: luwawalodge@yahoo.com www.luwawaforestlodge.net Mame Motel ($), Tel: 0111 342 327 MZUZU Chatonda Lodge (SS), Tel: 0111 938 605, 0888 408 844, email: chatondalodge@gmail.com Dunduzu Lodge ($ b&b), Tel: 0994 864 300, 0997 656 276, email: dunduzulodge@gmail.com Flame Tree Guest House (b&b), Tel: 01 310 056, 0999 511 423, email phippssamantha@gmail.com Grand Palace, Tel: 01 303 333, email: info@thegrandpalacemalawi.com, www.thegrandpalacemalawi.com Joys Place, (Backpackers), Tel: 0998 391 358, email: joyinmzuzu@gmail.com, kraus.justin@gmail.com Hill Of Grace Lodge, Tel: 01 311 552, 0999 957 767, 0993 815 121, email: theweddingtons@gmail.com

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Accommodation Ilala Crest Lodge ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 311 834, 0888 894 196, email: info@ilalacrestlodge.com, wwwilalacrestlodge.com Kavuzi Scout Camp, 12km fro Mzuzu on Nkhatabay rd, Tel: 0995 651 136, 0882 965 901, email: kavuzicamptrust@gmail.com, www.campingmalawi.com Lake View Ridge Resort, Tel: 0999 359 638, 0888 359 638, email: lakeviewridgeresortmzuzu@gmail.com Luwinga Lodge ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 320 563, 0888 451 875, 0888 826 077. 0995 330 710 email: luwingalodge@gmail.com Mimosa Court Hotel ($ b&b), Tel: 01 312 608, email: mimosacourt.reception@gmail.com Moni Lodge ($$ b&b), Tel: 0111 930 876 / 990 303, 0888 734 439 Mzoozoozoo (Backpackers, $), Tel: 0888 864 493, 0999 957 421 Mzuzu Lodge ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 310 097/ 224, 01 310 226, 0888 737 836, 0991 873 358, email: mzuzulodge@sdnp.org.mw Pine Tree Lodge, Tel: 0995 634 395 / 0884 439 606, email: pinetreesmzuzu@gmail.com Sunbird Mzuzu Hotel ($$$ b&b), Tel: 01 310 622 / 312 852/585, email: mzuzuhotel@sunbirdmalawi.com Umunthu Camp (b&b), Tell: 0992 417 916, 0881 980 019, Email: umunthucamp@gmail.com NKHOTAKOTA Bua River Lodge, (bad signal if no ans’ pls text), Tel: 0995 476 887, email: buariverlodge@gmail.com, www.buariverlodge.com Fish Eagle Bay Lodge ($$), Tel: 0888 853 962, email: fisheaglebay@gmail.com, www.fisheaglebay.com Nkhotakota Pottery & Lodge ($), 15 kms south of Nkhotakota town, Tel: 0884 581 098, 0999 380 105, www.nyasalodges.com email: nkhotakotapottery@africa-online.net, Nkhotakota Safari Lodge ($$), 13kms south of Nkhotakota town, Tel: 0884 581 098, 0999 380 105, www.nyasalodges.com email: nkhotakotapottery@africa-online.net. Sitima Inn, Tel: 0999 260 005, email: sitimainn@gmail.com, www.sitimainn.com Tongole Wilderness Lodge (inside Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve), Golden Peacock Shopping Centre, City Centre, Llw, Tel: 0111 209 194, 0991 337 681, email: lodge@tongole.com, www.tongole.com NKHATA BAY & AREA Aqua Africa, Tel: 01 352 284, 0999 921 418, email: info@aquaafrica.co.uk, www.aquaafrica.co.uk Big Blue Backpackers, Tel: 01 352 316, www.bigbluebackpackers.com email: admin@bigbluebackpackers.com,

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Butterfly Space, Tel: 0999 156 335 / 0999 265 065, email: josie.redmonds@gmail.com, blondieleap@hotmail.com, www.butterfly-space.com CBR Resort, Tel: 0111 352 286, 0111 990 312. Ilala Bay Lodge, Tel: 01 352 362, 0888 894 196, 0995 431 149, email: info@ilalacrestlodge.com, wwwilalacrestlodge.com Mayoka Village ($), Tel: 0111 994 025, 0999 268 595, email: mayokavillage@yahoo.co.uk Njaya Lodge ($), Tel: 01 352 342, 0999 948 673 / 0999 409 878, email: paul@paulnorrish.co.uk, www.njayalodge.com NTCHISI Ntchisi Forest Lodge, Tel: 0999 971 748, email: info@ntchisiforestlodge.com, www.ntchisiforestlodge.com

Zulunkhuni River Lodge 60 kms N of Nkhata Bay, access via Ilala, local boats, private charter boats or on foot, Tel: 0999 071 914 / 0991 495 746, email: info@lake-paradise.com, www.lake-paradise.com

NYIKA Chilenda Lodge & Camp, Tel: 01 771 393/153, email: reservations@wilderness.mw, www.wilderness-safaris.com RUARWE Usisya Beach Lodge, Tel: 0995 636 585 (pls send text only reception poor)

RUMPHI Matunkha Safari Lodge ($), Tel: 0888 203 424 / 0888 202 643, email: eco-tourism@matunkha.com SALIMA / SENGA BAY Avon Garden Lodge, opp’ Escom-town, Tel: 01 262 638, 0111 553 684, 0888 823 416 / 0888 208 090, email: avongardenlodge@gmail.com, tcphiri1923@gmail.com, phiri@sdnp.org.mw Blue Zebra Island Lodge, Tel: 0992 244 244, 0992 255 255, email: info@bluezebra.mw, www.bluezebra.mw Cool Runnings Guest House (C, D & L), Tel: 01 263 398, 0999 915 173, email: coolprojectsmalawi@gmail.com Katelera Eco Lodge, 6kms from Salima T junction, Tel: 0111 902 525, 0999 454 646 Kingfisher (Cottage), Chipoka, 35kms from Salima, Tel: 0999 397 673, 0999 007 055, email: joyleroux@gmail.com Kumbali Lake Retreat, Leopard Bay, Tel: 0999 963 402, email: kumbali@kubalilodge.com Kuti Wildlife Reserve, Tel: 0997 334 683, email: info@kuti-malawi.org, www.kuti-malawi.org Lakeside Hotel ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 263 400/500, 0999 822 400, 0888 822 400, email: lakesidemalawi@yahoo.com Mpatsa Beach Lodge, Tel: 01 263 133, 0993 046 980, 0998 274 048, 0997 106 396, Mufrasa Backpackers Lodge, Tel: 0888 919 098 Mukunkhula Baobab Lodge ($ b&b), Tel: 01 263 495, 0999 375 574 Mwambiya Lodge ($), Salima town, Tel: 0111 902 996 / 262 314, 0999 647 799, email: gkanyowile@yahoo.com

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Accommodation Mua Mission, Namalikhate Lodge ($$ b&b), 62 kms south of Salima, Tel: 01 262 706 / 0999 035 870, email: admin@kungoni.org, www.kungoni.org Red Zebra Lodge ($$ b&b), Tel: 0992 568 428 / 0996 707 348, email: david@lakemalawi.com / esther@lakemalawi.com / zikani@lakemalawi.com Safari Beach Lodge ($$$), Tel: 01 263 143, 0993 265 538, email: info@safaribeachlodge.net / safaribeachlodge@gmail.com, www.safaribeachlodge.net Senga Bay (Cottage), Tel: 0999 741 155, 0999 913 480, email: lenamitchell@global.co.za Silver Sands Holiday Resort, Tel: 0111 201 797, 0999 831 786, 0888 570 888, 0888 360 810, email: resevationssilversandsmw@gmail.com Sunbird Livingstonia Beach ($$$$ b&b), Tel: 01 263 444/222, www.sunbirdmalawi.com email: livingstonia@sunbirdmalawi.com Wheelhouse Marina (C & L), Tel: 0999/0888 963 345, 0999 960 266, email: wheelhouse@africa-online.net

BARS / CLUBS BLANTYRE Al Pacinos, Chileka rd, Nyambadwe, Tel: 0999 159 952, 0881 675 444, email: alpacinos2012@yahoo.com Blue Elephant, Kidney Cresent, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 0999 965 850,open 7 days Chez Ntemba, Legends Complex, Tel: 0888 332 368, 0999 207 588, open night time, Doogle’s, Wenela, Tel: 0111 602 710, 0999 186 512, 0888 999 531, open 24 hours 7 days Kaya Lounge, Leslie Road, off Victoria Rd, Tel: 0999 950 096 / 0999 942 712, open 7 days Tj’s Bar & Restaurant, Mount Pleasant, Tel: 0111 985 588, 0999 951 207, open 7 days LILONGWE Chameleon Bar, Area 12, Four Seasons Complex, Tel: 0888 833 114, email: chameleon.malawi@gmail.com, open 7 days Chez Ntemba, Area 47, Tel: 0888 332 368, 0999 207 588, open night time Diplomats, Tel: 0888 553 492 Good Fellows, Area 4, Tel: 0999 138 539 Harry’s Bar, off Paul Kagame Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 757 979, Lonely Planet, Next to Wild Njati, Skyband complex off Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 0999 953 111, 0999 200 950 The Shak, off Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 0999 962 506

VWASZA MARSH GAME RESERVE Lake Kazuni Safari Camp, (Dept’ of Parks & Wildlife), Tel: 01 312 014,

ZOMBA Annie’s Lodge ($$$ b&b), Tel: 01 527 805, 0999 957 608, email: zomba@annieslodge.com Casarossa (campsite), Tel: 0881 366 126, 0991 184 211, email: info@casarossamw.com, www.casarossamw.com Hotel Masongola ($$$ b&b), Tel: 01 524 688 / 525 142 Ku Chawe trout farm, Tel: 0888 638 524 Pakachere Backpackers & Creative Centre, Tel: 0994 685 934, email: info@pakachere.com Peters Lodge ($ b&b), Tel: 0111 950 046, 0995 671 596 Sunbird Ku Chawe ($$$$ b&b), Tel: 01 514 211/00/43, email: kuchawe@sunbirdmalawi.com, www.sunbirdmalawi.com Welcome Lodge, Songani Trading Centre, Tel: 0993 599 654, 0888 781 943, email: welcomelodgellw@gmail.com Zomba Forest Lodge ($$$ f/b), Tel: 0992 802 702, 0997 593 325, email: zombaforestlodge@gmail.com

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MANGOCHI Riverside IP Bar, Tel: 0888 326 369 MZUZU Jacaranda Bar, Tel: 01 312 608 Mzoozoozoo Bar Restaurant & Cafe, Tel: 0888 864 493, 0999 957 421 SALIMA Katelera Stop Over, 8kms from Salima T junction, Tel: 0111 902 525, 0999 454 646 ZOMBA Domino, Zomba, Tel: 01 525 305, 0999 270 170, 0888 309 347, open 7 days CASINOS American Pirates Casino, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 751 254, Colony Club, Blantyre, Tel: 0111 919 136, email: colonyclubcasino@kairointernational.com, www.kairointernational.com DBR International, Blantyre: Blue Elephant, Tel: 0995657185. Casablanca, Chilembwe Road, Tel: 0995 313 426 / 0884 127 226, Limbe Club, Tel: 0999 186 098. Lilongwe: Pacific Parade Shopping Centre, Tel: 0995 657 185, Wild Njati Gaming & Sports Bar, Skyband Plaza (Pinto Motors), Tel: 0999 511 372, Lilongwe Hotel, Tel: 0995 657 185. Mangochi: Palm Beach Resort, Tel: 0999 912 726. Zomba: Gymkhana Club, Tel: 0993 896 362

Vision Gaming - Blantyre: Blue Elephant, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 0995 657 185. Lilongwe: Area 10, Pacific Parade Shopping Centre, Tel: 0995 657 185, Lilongwe Hotel, Tel: 0995 657 185. Mzuzu: Chipiku bld, Tel: 0995 657 185 email: goodinvestments@africa-online.net CLUB & SOCIETIES Angling Society of Malawi, Blantyre, Tel: 0111 657 427 Blantyre Music Society. Tel: 0991 248 242. email: sjps.wheatley@sim.org. rlats@yahoo.com. membership Tel; 0888 842 559. 0994 447 477. email: cjingram45@yahoo.co.uk Blantyre Sports Club, Blantyre, Tel: 01 821 173, email:btsportsclub@africa-online.net Chiperoni Club of International Training & Communication, Blantyre, email: pcdc@africa-online.net Country Club Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 841 022/236, Cricket Union, Limbe, Bt, Tel: 0993 695 000, email: mcu.malawi@gmail.com International Womans’ Association of Malawi (IWAM), Lilongwe, email: iwam.lilongwe@gmail.com Agricultural Society (LAS), Lilongwe, Tel: 01 750 215 Lilongwe & District Angling Club, Old Cannery, Kambiri Point, Senga Bay, Tel: 01 263 413 Lilongwe Golf Club, Likuni Rd, Area 3, Tel: 01 753 118/598 Lions Club of Blantyre, Tel: 01 875 744 Michiru Highway Club, Blantyre, Tel: 01 836 582 Portuguese Club, Blantyre, Tel: 01 870 642 The Rotary Club - Lilongwe, meetings Tuesdays 12:15 hrs. The Society of Malawi, Old Manager’s House 1882, 1st floor, Mandala, Blantyre, Tel: 01 872 617, www.societyofmalawi.org email: societyofmalawi@africa-online.net Thyolo Club, Thyolo, Tel: 01 472 259 Toast Masters, Blantyre, email: vincestaples@hotmail.co.uk Wildlife & Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM), Limbe, Blantyre, email: wesmbt@africa-online.net COFFEE / TEA SHOPS & WINE BARS African Heritage, Zomba, Tel: 0111 955 900, email: info@africanheritage.mw, www.africanheritage.mw Bohemian Cafe, outside Land & Lakes Safaris, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 757 120 / 754 303, email: info@landlake.net, www.landlake.net Cafe Gratzia, Utawaleza Centre, Kidney Cres’, Bt, Tel: 01 873 642, 0888 832 705 Cafe Rouge, Chichiri Shopping Centre, Bt Tel: 0888 821 795

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Entertainment Cappuccinos Cafe, Crossroads complex, llw, Tel: 011 734 800 Cedar Place, Namiwawa, Blantyre, Tel; 01 832 955, 0995 246 518 Cluny Lodge Tea Garden, Area 9, llw Tel: 01 751 633, 0888 764 805, www.clunylodge.net email: bev.taale@africa-online.net Dedza Pottery Coffee Shop, Dedza, Tel: 01 223 069, 0888 853 425, email: dedzapottery@africa-online.net, www.nyasalodges.com Jungle Pepper, Chichiri Shopping centre, Bt, Tel: 0888 826 229, 0999 826 229, www.junglepepperpizza.com Koko Bean Café, Llw Wildlife Centre, Tel: 0111 744 767, 0999 471 847, 0999 923 552, email: koko.bean@yahoo.com La Dolce Vita Cafe & Restaurant, Bisnowaty Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 776 538, email: didijamie@gmail.com, open Mon-Sat Mandala Cafe, (La Caverna), Old Manager’s House 1882, Mandala, Blantyre, Tel: 01 871 932, email: lacavernamalawi@gmail.com Picasso’s Restaurant & Coffee Shop, Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel, top of Victoria Ave, Tel: 01 820 588, www.sunbirdmalawi.com email: mountsoche@sunbirdmalawi.com Temptations Coffe shop & Restaurant, Glyn Jones Rd, Galaxy House, Opp old Kandodo, Tel: 0888 827 981, 0993 086 988 Tranquility Tea Garden, Mtunthama drive, Llw, Tel: 0111 972 842, Mon - Sat FAST FOODS Blue Savannah, Malawi Sun Hotel, Robins Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 824 808 / 822 969 / 830 734 Chicken Inn, Chichiri Shopping Centre, Bt, Tel: 0212 951 914 Fango, Churchill Rd, Limbe, Bt, Tel: 0212 214 695, 0888 241 695, 0999 241 695, open 7 days Home Needs, Glyn Jones Rd, Tel: 0888 272 727, email: office-mart@africa-online.net Jungle Pepper Pizza, Chichiri Mall (Shoprite), Blantyre, Tel: 0888 826 229, www.junglepepperpizza.com KFC, Fatima Arcade, Haile Selassie Rd, Bt, Tel: 0111 625 161, open Sun - Thu: 9am - 9pm, Fri - Sat: 9am - 10:30pm KIPS, (delivery service available), Hanover Ave., next to Claussius House, Blantyre, Tel: 01 824 221 MegaBite, Chichiri Shopping Centre, Blantyre, Tel: 01 872 439, 0888 202 257 Mochachos Chicken Fiesta, Chichiri Shopping Mall, Bt, Tel: 0211 221 714 Pick N Save, Haile Salassie, Bt, Tel: 0888 216 606, 0211 995 985 Pizza Inn, Crossroads complex, llw, Tel: 0999 444 786 Rainforest Take Away, Apollo Acade, Bt, Tel: 0999 333 933

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Red Pepper, Raynor Ave, Limbe, Tel: 0999 932 752 Scoops & Shakes, Malawi Sun Hotel, Robins Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 824 808 / 822 969 / 830 734 Southern Fried, Apollo Arcade, Blantyre, Tel: 0999 950 576 Steers, next to Ryalls, Bt, Tel: 0995 410 112 / 0995 660 441, Steers, Crossroads complex, llw, Tel: 0999 444 786 Steers, Independance Drive, opp Sunbird Capital, Lilongwe, Tel: 0888 692 094, 0999 258 991, email: dyemawindo@africa-online.net The Spicy Flavours, Town, Tel: 0888 201 768 Vita Cafe & Restuarant, Bisnowaty Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 776 538, open Mon-Sat ICE CREAM PARLOURS Galito’s Cream Inn, Lilongwe City Mall, Tel: 0999 127 777 Nico’s Gelateria, Kidney Crescent, Bt, Tel: 0999 414 685 / 0999 811 780 Serendipity Lifestyle Cafe, Old Town Mall, Llw, Tel: 0994 448 444, www.serendipity.mw, email: bookings@serendipity.mw, open 7 days 8am - 10pm RESTAURANTS BLANTYRE 21 Grill on Hannover, Protea Hotel Ryalls, Tel: 01 820 955, Mon-Sat, Sun - dinner only ryalls@proteamalawi.com Aamarie, Malawi Sun Hotel, Robins Rd, Tel: 01 824 808 / 822 969 / 830 734, open 7 days info@malawisunhotel.com African Flavours, Next to Apollo bldg, Bt, Tel: 0993 676 649 Ali Baba’s, Haile Selassie Rd, Tel: 01 821 560, open 7 days Ambrosia Restaurant (Game Haven), Thyolo Rd, 14 kms from Blantyre, Tel: 0999 971 287/8, email: info@gamehavenmw.com open 7 days Blue Elephant, Kidney Cresent, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 0999 965 850, email: blueelephant@africa-online.net, open 7 days Bombay Palace, Hanover Ave, opp Ryalls Hotel, Tel: 0888 200 200, open 7 days, Mon-closed for lunch Casa Mia, Kabula, Bt, Tel: Tel: 0111 915 559, 0999 965 850, e-mail: casamia@africa-online.net Chez Maky Café, Kabula Hill Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 0999 203 029, open 7 days, chezmaky@globemw.net China Sunrise Restaurant, opp Ndirande police station, Tel: 01 834 171, 0888 352 746 Golden Egg Restaurant, Off Markel Rd, Mandala, Tel: 0212 880 371, 0991 556 332, 0999 966 217

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Hong Kong Restaurant, Robins Rd, Tel: 01 820 859/36, 0111 981 242, 0999 149 802, 0888 104 495, closed Mondays Hostaria, Namiwawa, Tel: 0888 282 828, 0212 282 828, email: hostariamw@gmail.com, www.hostariamw.com closed Mondays Indaba, Thyolo Rd, Tel: 0111 657 646, open 7 days Jungle Pepper, Chichiri Shopping centre, Tel: 0888 826 229, 0999 826 229, www.junglepepperpizza.com Merriman Lodge & Chinese Restaurant, 5 kms Airport, 15 kms from Bt, Tel: 0999 928 218 / 0995 548 617, open 7 days Pedro’s Grill & Lodge. (dinners only) 9 Smyth rd. Sunnyside. Tel: 0993 121 822. email: pedros@africa-online.net Picasso’s, Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel, top of Victoria Ave, Tel: 01 820 588, open 7 days Salt ‘n’ Pepper, Kabula, Tel: 0212 262 895, 0111 648 299, closed Monday Tj’s Bar & Restaurant, Mount Pleasant, Tel: 0111 985 588, 0999 951 207, open 7 days Veg-Delight Indian Restaurant, Opp FMB next to Hindu Temple, Tel: 0212 919 705, 0995 421 555. CAPE MACLEAR Froggies, Tel: 0999 621 279, email: rogerl@africa-online.net, www.capemaclodge.com LILONGWE Ad Lib, Tel: 0111 553 906 , 0994 350 630, email: steakhousemw@gmail.com Ali Baba’s, Old Town, Tel: 01 755 224, 0888 955 555, Pacific Centre, Tel: 01 776 444 Blue Ginger, Pacific Centre, Tel: 01 795 225, 0999 234 757, 0995 214 444, email: blue-ginger@outlook.com Bombay Palace, Game Mall, behind Pizza Inn, Tel: 0888 202 202, open 7 days, Mon-closed for lunch Buchanans, Four Seasons Lifestyle Centre, Presidential Way, Area 12, Tel: 01 772 859/46, email: info@buchanansgrill.com. Mon - Sat 10am – 11.00pm, closed on Sunday. Coppper Pot, Crossroads Hotel, Old Town, Tel: 01 750 333/444, 0888 513 096/105/110, www.crossroadshotel.net Eleonora’s, Area 10, Tel: 01 795 300, 0995 605 043, 0882 186 520, email: eleonoras.lodge@gmail.com Gazeebo Restaurant, Tel: 01 727 130, open 7 days Huts, Area 10, Pacific Arcade, Tel: 01 794 533, 0888 821 533 / 0999 821 533, closed Sunday lunch Kat-Man-Doo, Four Seasons complex, Tel: 0999 816 882, email: katmandoo.restaurant@gmail.com

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Kiboko Restaurant, heart of town, Tel: 01 751 226, 0999 838 485, www.kibokohotel.com email: reservations@kiboko-safaris.com Kim’s Koreana Restaurant, 4 kms from town, before Bunda turn off, Tel: 0999 211 251 / 0999 238 045, open 7 days, 6am-8pm Korea Garden Restaurant, Area 3, Old Town, Tel: 01 753 467 / 757 854 / 759 700 / 759 774 www.kglodge.net, email: info@kglodge.net, open 7 days

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La Dolce Vita Cafe & Restaurant, Bisnowaty Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 776 538, email: didijamie@gmail.com, open Mon-Sat Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant, Old Town Mall, Tel: 01 758 362, 0994 608/767 email: mammamia2011@rocketmail.com. F/B mammamia.malawi open 6 days (closed Mon) Noble China, Area 3, off Colby Rd, near Lilongwe Hotel, Tel: 01 750 075, 0888 204 388. Area 10, Pacaific Centre, Tel: 01 794 039, 0881 981 595 Papaya, Game complex, Tel: 0991 800 900, 0888 133 654, email: papayallw@googlemail.com Serendipity Lifestyle Cafe, Old Town Mall, Llw, Tel: 0994 448 444, email: bookings@serendipity.mw, www.serendipity.mw, open 7 days 8am - 10pm The Causerie, City Centre, Area 19, Tel: 01 773 828 The Golden Peacock, Area 3, Tel: 01 751 353, 0888 824 532, open 7 days Queen of Sheba Ethopian Restaurant, Area 10/338, Mtendere Drive, Off Ulendo Safari, Tel: 0888 830 017, 0999 215 724, 01 794 829 Veg-Delight Indian Restaurant, Old town Mall

Tel: 0213 177 777, 0998 111 118. MZUZU Il Cornutto, Tel: 0888 331 770, open 7 days Soul Kitchen Restaurant & Cafe, Tel: 0999 767 892, 0884 957 150 MULANJE Kara O’Mula, Tel: 01 466 515, 0999 286 423, email: j.katangwe@karaomula.com Mulanje Pepper, Tel: 0888 878 830, Mon-Thurs: 8-4:30pm, Fri-Sun:8:30-8:30pm Rob & Wills, Tel: 01 466 117 NKHOTAKOTA M5, Tel: 0884 647 343, 0888 965 102, email: info@sunrisetoursmalawi.com ZOMBA Casa Rossa (campsite), Tel: 0881 366 126, 0991 184 211, email: info@casarossamw.com, www.casarossamw.com

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Despite the tough track and physical challenge, the first aid teams in attendance have rarely had to treat any serious injuries.

By Carl Bruessow

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he Mt Mulanje Porters Race is Malawi’s ultimate endurance run - a 25km competitive race up from the Likhubula forestry station to the 2,000m high Chambe Basin, across the mountain shelf in the shadow of the highest peaks, to turn at the Lichenya Plateau edge and speedily scramble back down the rough steep track through the cheering crowds to the finish line. At 3,000 metres above sea level, Mt Mulanje is the highest tropical African mountain between Kilimanjaro and the Drakensberg, and this striking physical platform does provide a breath-taking setting for a legendary race. Runners have their mental dexterity, physical fitness and agile footwork seriously tasked by Mt Mulanje… starting up a very steep uphill running 3km up a 1km altitudinal increase, to then race a rugged 15km cross-country tough obstacle course, and then descend the last and fast section down slippery rocky terrain to the finish line. The entire course demands an attentive eye and a goat-like agility to avoid tumbling off the path. This year’s event, the 2016 Porter’s Race, celebrates the twentieth anniversary of this endurance race – a great testimony to the commitments of the athletes, organisers and sponsors to participate together over all these years. The race started purely as a porter’s event and has grown over the years to include the many other users of the mountain, local and national athletes, and today also an increasing number of international competitors. The Porter’s Race is scheduled this year for Saturday 9th July and is open to all adults at a small entrance fee. The race starts shortly after dawn to enable the runners to enjoy as much as possible the cool early morning temperatures and avoid the overheating risks that direct sunshine can cause.

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Initially organized by the Mountain Club of Malawi, the Porters Race is today hosted as a cooperative effort of both local and national organisations. Mike Brady a development volunteer who was locally resident in the Likhubula Valley in the mid-1990s was the initiator of this endurance race concept and solely organised the event in its original years limited. Today, the Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust underwrites the organisational capacity for this great race and highlights through the publicity the need for greater conservation of the mountains unique ecology and high endemic biodiversity. Many porters have great experience and awareness of the mountain and Mike was sure this race would enable them an opportunity to show off their physical ability and enjoy some hard-earned prowess. The Porters Race also gives porters a chance to win great prizes and the national attention to be selected to represent the country at continental and global race events, some even racing at the Commonwealth and Olympic games trials. This race continues to have remarkable best winning times with the fastest men’s time achieved just 2 hours 6 minutes achieved by Charles Musowa in 2103 and the fastest woman Tereza Masters clocking just 2 hours 31 minutes in 2012. In 2015, the Porters Race saw for the first time an international runner break a seeming 3 hour barrier when Michael McCarthy become the first outsider to complete the race in 2 hours 47 minutes. Many of the competitors train to rigorous fitness schedules ahead of the race to have a hopeful chance at victory and the winning times show admirable physical performances. Some participants however enter only to enjoy the endurance test, a run through the beautiful surroundings and are happy to just complete the distance without injury. What a memorable achievement to have accomplished to tell a tale to many others… The race enjoys the participation of over 300 entrants each year and a greater gender balance is steadily being seen in the interest of both men and women. Many women are also mountain fit and

familiar, as they hike up the mountain to harvest firewood, grasses, fruits and traditional medicines for household use. Today, up to 100 entrants are women and the range of prizes awarded at the Porters Race is identical for winners of both sexes. This number of competitors was higher when many children also joined in. However, the entry of school age youth has had to be constrained as the Porters Race is considered too strenuous. Some still hide just up-front from the start and join in with the runners to test their ability, knowledgeable that they cannot be timed or awarded prizes! Not to disappoint the young ones on this day of local festivity, a shorter race is now held within the lower valley for them to compete in, test their skill and win prizes of their liking. Save the Children Fund appropriately sponsors these races and the enjoyment of the children themselves is satisfying to appreciate. The kids events take place after the Porters Race has started off and before any runners return to cross the finish line, giving the day’s spectators additional interest on the day and chance to cheer the young ones. To add to the stature and enjoyment to the Porters Race, the race has now added in an exciting cultural musical occasion that is hosted by the Lake of Stars crew. The first combined event was hosted in 2015 to great audience pleasure and for this year’s special 20th annual celebration there are high expectations to showcase an extraordinary festival. There is also a grand social responsibility ambition to raise a financial prize from the race sponsors and entrants to give benefit to a local charity or good cause. The Porters Race profile is now also hosted to highlight Mt Mulanje as a tourism destination with television coverage showing off the spectacular scenery that provides the backdrop to this stage. The Government of Malawi recognises the Porters Race as a National Tourism Event and for many years the Minister has graced the start and prize giving ceremonies to give the day the prestige it richly deserves. The increasing number of outside participants and spectators that visit Mt Mulanje for the weekend also ensures that the local hospitality enjoys thriving business. For more info: carl@mountmulanje.org.mw

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General Info Diplomatic Missions American Embassy, Convention Drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 166 / 772 222 Austrian Consulate, Blantyre, Tel: 01 871 855 Belgian Consulate, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 834, 0999 940 090 Brazilian Embassy, Area 12, plot 399, Tel: 01 772 749, email: brasemb.lilongue@itamaraty.gov.br British High Commission, Convention Drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 772 400/550 Danish Consulate, Chilembwe House, Tel: 01 840 088/522 Egyptian Embassy, 10/247 Tsoka Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 794 657 European Union, Area 18, Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 199 Finish Consulate, Area 3/582, Lilongwe, Tel: 0999 822 425 French Embassy, Convention Drive, Lillongwe, Tel: 01 771 454 / 775 265 German Embassy, Convention Drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 772 555/64/67 Greek Consulate, 14 M’belwa Rd, Bt, Tel: 01 875 494, 0884 592 873, 0999 914 084, email: nektarios.kavourides@gmail.com Icelandic Embassy, Samala House, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 771 141/382 Italian Consulate, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 752 953 Irish Embassy, Arwa House, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 776 405 Japanese Embassy, MRA Bld, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 529 Libyan Embassy, Area 43, Blantyre Str, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 775 735 Mozambican Embassy, Convention Drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 774 100/696 Mozambican Consulate, Naperi, Blantyre, Tel: 01 830 559 Netherlands Consulate, Michingi Rd, Cheetah Premises, Llw Tel: 0999 822 250 Norwegian Embassy, Arwa House, Lilongwe. Tel: 01 774 211 / 771 212 Portuguese Consulate, Blantyre, Tel: 01 776 520 South African High Commission, 3rd floor, Kang’ombe House, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 722/036 Spanish Consulate, Lilongwe, Tel: 099 9 846 081 email: mgiannakis@farmersworld.net Swiss Consulate, Kanengo, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 712 222, email: lilongwe@honorarvertretung.ch Tanzanian High Commission, Plaza House, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 775 035/8 The Peoples Republic of China Embassy, Area 43 House no.342, Llw, Tel: 01 794 750 Zambian High Commission, Convention Drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 772 590/635

Zimbabwean High Commission, City Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 774 997/88

Airport Departure Tax incorporated in ticket price. International departure tax has to be paid only in US$.

Visa Requirements

MOZAMBIQUE Citizens and permanent residents of all states except Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe require a visa. Applicants must submit the original passport that should be valid at least 6 months from date of submission and have at least 1 blank page for visa stamp (amendment pages are not acceptable). Applicants must fill out the application form and submit 2 passport-sized photographs. Applicants must include a self-addressed and stamped envelope preferably registered or pre-paid air bill if processed visas are to be returned by mail or courier. . Entry visa valid 3 months from date of issuance

BOTSWANA All visitors entering Botswana must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months, except those with United Nations Convention travel documents. Visitors must also have outgoing travel documents and sufficient funds to finance their stay. VISAS: Valid entry visas for the countries which do require them may be obtained from Botswana’s various embassies and high commissions abroad. Entry visas obtained at border posts are valid for a maximum of 30-90 days. Extensions may be obtained from any immigration office in Botswana. No visitor is allowed more than a 90-day stay in every calendar year, unless permission has been granted in the form of a waiver pending the outcome of a residence permit application. If a person visiting Botswana wants to stay more than three months, he must apply before entering Botswana to the Chief Immigration Officer, Tel- (00267) 361-1300 KENYA Passports: Passport valid from date of entry required by all. Nationals of the following countries do not need a Kenya visa: Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, BruneiDarussalam, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Gambia, The, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe MALAWI Visa not required by the following nationalities; Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Fiji, Finalnd, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldive Islands Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru Nepal, Netherland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Portugal, Samoa (Western), San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Tanzania,Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom ,United States of America , Zambia, Zimbabwe

Most nationalities can obtain a visa at airport on arrival for US$25. Taiwan nationals need a visa in advance. NAMIBIA All visitors require a passport which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay in the country and have sufficient pages for entry and exit stamps. All visitors must also have a valid return ticket. Visitors from the following countries do not require visas for stays of up to 90 days: Angola, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cuba, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA, Mozambique, New Zealand, Portugal, Iceland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, the Scandinavian countries, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For visitors from other countries, please check with your nearest Namibian Consulate about obtaining a visa. Entry into Namibia will be permitted for a maximum period of 90 days, (extension possible on application to The Ministry of Home Affairs during stay in Namibia.) Types of visa and cost: Tourist, Business and Transit: +£30.00 Namibia Tourism Board: Tel +27 12 4193190/1, Fax +27 12 4215840 SOUTH AFRICA Nationals from the following countries do not require visas: African Union, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana , Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece , Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands , New Zealand , Norway , Paraguay , Portugal , San Marino , Singapore, Spain, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,

British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Man and Virgin Islands, Republic of Ireland, and British Overseas Territories. Nationals from the following do require a visa: British Dependent Territories, including Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, St Helena, Ducie and Oeno Islands, The Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Turks and Caicos Island. The Department of Home Affairs, phone: +27 (0)12 810 8624 TANZANIA (including ZANZIBAR) Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa; Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brunei, Cyprus, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malaysia, Malawi, Malta, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Sao Tome & Principe Island, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Island, Swaziland, Tuvalu, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe. All foreigners from no-Commonwealth countries are required to have a valid visa unless their countries have visa abolition agreement with Tanzania. Exceptions: Citizens of Commonwealth countries are not required to obtain visa, unless they are citizens of the United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria, India, Pakistan or The Republic of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, the list may change from time to time. ZAMBIA 24 hours. All foreign passport holders with the exception of most citizens of commonwealth member countries have to obtain a visa for Zambia. Passport holders from the following countries do require visas on a reciprocal basis: Bangladesh; Gambia; Ghana; India; Nigeria; Sri Lanka; Sierra Leone; Pakistan; Papa New Guinea, however, visa waivers are available, and we will be able to assist with these arrangements. Passport holders from the following countries do require a visa and may obtain them at the port of entry or missions abroad: Angola; Britain; Burundi; Comoros; Congo Democratic Republic; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Madagascar; Mozambique; New Zealand; Rwanda; Somalia; Sudan. Any private and / or business visitors wishing to visit neighboring countries shall be issued with re-entry visas valid for 7 days on request at internal immigration offices or at border posts before departure from Zambia. Other nationalities can get a visa at the border for a sum of money. Except the following nationalities who will need to get a visa beforehand; Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad,

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General Info Cote D Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece Guinea Bissau Guinea Conakry Hong Kong India Iran Lebanon Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra-Leone, South Korea, Sri-Lanka, Turkey, United-Arab Emirates Contact details for the Zambian High Commission, in South Africa: Tel +27 12 3261847. Fax +27 12 3260263. ZIMBABWE Nationals of the following countries do not need visas to enter Zimbabwe: Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Fiji, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Leeward Islands, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Samoa Western, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Sweden, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia. Nationals of the following countries can be granted visas at the port of entry upon payment of the requisite visa fees, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Cook Islands, Denmark, Dominica Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Kuwait, Leitchenstan, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Palau Islands, Palestine (State of), Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (USA), Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom, Vatican, Virgin Islands (USA) All other Nationals are required to apply for and obtain visas prior to travelling. South African and Ghanaian citizens visiting Zimbabwe obtain visas at the port of entry for free. Places of Worship BLANTYRE Area 10 Assemblies of God. Tel: 0888 318 792 Alfurqan Mosque, Chirimba, Tel: 0888 765 989 Apostolic Church of God, Tel: 01 822 530 Assemblies of God, Tel: 01 855 814 Baha’i Centre, Limbe, Tel: 01 840 996 Beautifull Saviour Lutheran Church (English), Tel: 0999 924 417 Blantyre Baptist Church, Nr Ind’ Arch, Tel: 0888 838 296, email: blantyrebaptist@gmail.com Blantyre Community Church, 3rd Floor Boutique bld, Haile Salasie rd Tel: 0888 246 851, www.blantyrecommunitychurch.com

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Blantyre Mosque, Tel: 01 821 110 Catholic Church (CI), Tel: 01 804 547/73. Eng. service 8:30am Catholic Church, Limbe, Tel: 01 843 898 CCAP, Bt synod (ST Michaels & All Angels), Tel: 01 836 744 / 01 823 111 Church of Christ, Tel: 01 864 223 / 873 168 City Pentecostal church, Vic. Ave, Tel: 01 823 053, www.cpcmw.org Hindu Temple, next to Mt Soche, (ISKCON) (English), 26 Chilomoni Ring Road, Namiwawa, Tel: 0212 234 255, 0212 234 255, 0999 582 465, email: iskconblantyre@gmail.com Limbe Mosque, Tel: 01 843 328, 0888 649 451 Living Stones International Church, Phoenix School Hall, Blantryre, Tel: 0111 919 582, 0888 834 038 Noor Mosque, Chileka Airport, Tel: 0111 692 046 Pentecostal Holiness Church, Tel: 0995 450 703 Seventh Day Adventist Church, headquarters: Tel: 01 820 297/64 Siekh Temple, Limbe Taqwa Mosque, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 01 876 031 LILONGWE Assemblies of God – International Christian Centre, Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 761 706 National Baha’i Centre, Area 14 Capital City Baptist Church, Area 14, Presidential Way. Tel: 01 774 514 Evangelical Lutheran Church of Malawi, Chidzanja Rd, Area 22. Tel: 01 725 905 Hindu Temple, Area 2 International Bible Fellowship of Lilongwe, ABC Kirk of the Hills Chapel, Tel: 01 762 207, 0888 211 050, email: ibfmalawi@gmail.com Lilongwe Pentacostal, M1 Highway, Area 18. Tel: 01 796 008 Lingadzi CCAP, Umodzi Rd, Area 12, Tel: 01 771 528 Lutheran Church of Central Africa, next to SOS Childrens Village, off Rd to Blantyre, Tel: 01 724 917 Falls Baptist Church, Falls Estate, Kamuzu Procession Rd, Tel: 01 724 336 Maula Cathedral, Kamuzu Procession, Tel: 01 755 846 Lilongwe Islamic Movement, Riverside Arcade, Tel: 01 726 859 Saint Patricks, Area 18, on the M1, Tel: 01 796 326 Saint Peter’s, Glyn Jones Rd. Tel: 01 752 812 Saint Thomas, Area 18 off M1. Tel: 01 797 858 Seventh Day Adventist, Presidential Way, Area 14, Tel: 01 773 814

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