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From the Editor Big Hi to All, What a miracle on getting this issue out on time what with the power situation. But we have (pat on the back). Welcome to the Christmas issue of the Eye and what an issue it is. I was hoping for an article from Escom, explaining to us laymen their current situation and plans for the future, unfortunately they were too busy. Funny that. Perhaps next issue I will be able to shed (not load) some light on the matter. But not to fear, as I have some wonderful articles to entertain you. This issue my learned friend Harrison Simfukwe has indulged us with a lead on the Porcupine. .. Did you know they are excellent swimmers! Well Done to Nyomi Rowsell who brings us `cleaning up Malawi` and how recycling can shape the environment. Dental Chic, Dr Shabana shares her wisdom, not teeth, in a nail

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biting piece on gum disease & my good Doctor, Susan Waldron shares some interesting facts on Tuberculosis, stay tuned for more from her. Rachel McRobb of Conservation South Luangwa brings us a piece for our Zambia section on their excellent efforts & Rotary Club of Lilongwe brings us an advertorial/supplement of sorts regarding just who are Rotarians and their efforts. Big thanks to Eveline Van Dam for her efforts in putting this together from her side. A massive thanks to all of the above and to all our advertisers, it’s a pleasure to deal with y`all and without whom The Eye would not be possible. Stay safe this Christmas‌ho, ho, ho, and herewith my he, he, he One day a little boy wrote to Santa Claus, `please send me a sister` Santa wrote back `OK, send me your mother`! Merry Christmas to Everybody!

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Introduction The word porcupine comes from French porc espin meaning Spined Pig. In Latin porcupine means Quill Pig. The females are called sows, the males are called boars and the young are called porcupettes or simply pups. A porcupine family unit is called a Prickle. Their residents are known as Dens. Porcupines bear some vague resemblance to pigs, but are actually among the largest rodents. Rodents make up the largest order of mammals, with over 40 percent of mammalian species. Most rodents are small in size and are characterized by possessing  incisors  in the upper and lower jaws. Porcupines are further characterized by hair which is a defining feature of mammals. However, over the process of evolution, porcupines have modified their hairs that are now enlarged, stiffened and strengthened to form spines or quills and some fur. Taxonomically, porcupines are classified into two different families namely the Old World and the New World Porcupines respectively. The Old World Porcupines belong to the family of Hystricidae and comprises 11 species. The New World Porcupines belong to the family of Erethizontidae and constitutes 17 species. Although both porcupine families belong to the same branch of the rodent family tree – Hystricognathi, the New World porcupines look very different from their Old World counterparts. They are actually not closely related to one another, despite the fact that both possess quills.

Description The general physical characteristic features for porcupines are the quills, spines, and bristles. The head, body, and (in some species) tail are covered by spines, which are thick, stiff and sharp. Spine coloration is brownish or blackish, often with conspicuous white bands around them. Longest spines tend to be found on rump and shortest on cheeks. Normally, quills lie flat and point to the rear. In both families the backs and sides of the porcupines are covered with true quills, which they erect and flare if predators approach too closely. Old World porcupines have short, flattened spines or bristles on the head, neck, feet, and belly, while the undersides of New World porcupines are covered in much softer fur. Porcupine quills are loosely rooted, so they detach easily when they are embedded in an attacker or when the porcupine shakes its body. Some of the tail quills are hollow and make a rattling noise when shaken by the animal. Geographical distribution and ecological habitat Porcupines have adapted to almost any environment. The Old World porcupines are extant in the warmer parts of Africa, Asia, and southern Europe. They are terrestrial and often occupy abandoned deep burrows, tunnel and holes often times made by other animals and are modified to suit their requirements. Some animals known to prepare burrows which are later occupied by porcupines are Aardwolves and Aardvarks.

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In addition to burrows, porcupines turn caves, rock crevices, decaying logs, hollow trees as their dens. Sometimes porcupines dig deep burrows to protect them from the weather, for periodic nesting and for their own habitation; may be used for many years. A single burrow may hold up to 10 individuals. Nests are constructed of plant material within the den. Porcupines are considerably more sociable, living in small family groups consisting of a mated pair and their young, with juveniles from previous litters staying behind even after reaching maturity. The New World porcupines are restricted in the forests of tropical South and Central America, with one species found in temperate North America. They are highly arboreal, and many species spend a substantial amount of time moving from tree to tree in search of food. To aid in climbing, many species use their long claws to grip tree bark and possess a relatively long, prehensile tail. These porcupines make nests in logs, tree roots, holes in rocks and trees. 10

Porcupine predators Due to their effective defense system, porcupines do not easily succumb to predators because they are covered with quills that painfully stick into almost any predator that may attack them. When a porcupine senses danger, it freezes and waits for the danger to pass. If action is necessary, it will charge the attacker with its quills erect, rattle their hollow tails and run backward towards their aggressor, make itself look a lot bigger and more vicious than in its usual state. However, porcupines are challenged by predators like lions, leopards, hyenas, pythons, large owls. Besides, it is reported that there are some predators that have figured out how to kill and eat porcupines. Bobcats, cougars and fishers have learned that porcupines have no quills on its stomach. So one of these will kill and eat a porcupine by flipping it into its back and biting into its vulnerable belly

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Porcupine feeding and diet Porcupines are herbivores feeding mostly on vegetation such as bark, roots, tubers, bulbs, and fallen fruit. Besides, crops such as sweet potatoes, bananas, peanuts, pineapple, maize, sugarcane, onions, potatoes, cucumbers, beans, melons, grapes, and mangoes form a greater part of the diet. Occasionally carrion feeding, nibbling on insects and gnawing of bones is very common. Gnawed bones often litter areas around dens, probably for deficient minerals such as calcium. Porcupines are believed to have made large collections of old bones and other hard objects in caves that they used as dens. This behaviour brought some confusion when paleontologists studied fossilized accumulations of bones in African caves; and upon finding bones with scratches and gouges and others that had been sharpened, proposed that these were signs of ancient hominids. According to such hypotheses, australopithecines once lived in these caves, made tools and weapons out of animal bones, and used them to butcher the carcasses of prey. Clearly, the piles of bones represented the remains of animals killed and then taken apart as bone tools. However, it was discovered that many of these sites and their

bone accumulations were actually made by porcupines; and that any scratching and sharpening of bones had been carried out by rodent incisors, and not hominid. Reproduction During copulation, the male will mount the female followed by loud whining, grunting and squealing in the process. The gestation period lasts between 93–114 days, depending on species; and the breeding occurs usually once a year (sometimes twice), usually one to two young, but up to four in a litter is possible. The off-springs have the ability to locomote soon after birth. Eyes are open when born or open within first few hours. All baby porcupines are born with their quills, but the quills are too small and flexible to be very effective against predators. After a week or so, the soft, short hair-like quills will harden and the young(s) may leave nest with mother. Sexual maturity is reached at nine to 18 months. The life span on average is about 20 years. World Conservation Status Porcupines are listed as Least Concern by IUCN in view of their wide distribution, presumed large population, they occur in a number of protected areas, have a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because they are unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

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While all porcupine species are considered so, the Philippine porcupine is listed as Vulnerable because the populations of some species are thought to be decreasing due to habitat destruction and hunting pressure. Therefore, despite various enactments to protect wildlife including porcupines around the world, however, porcupines continue to be hunted and killed for their products. Porcupines and culture Porcupines are associated with the oral and traditional expressions as well as social beliefs, rituals and ceremonies in some cultural societies. These are manifested in form of legends, myths, rituals and ceremonies. Below are some cited examples without necessarily referring to specific cultural groupings. Proverbs In Malawi and especially amongst the Tumbuka in the Northern Region, there is a proverb which says “Ukwenela kunogzeka nga ni chinungu�, meaning that one has to be prepared for any danger at any time like a porcupine.

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Myths and superstitions It is believed that porcupines shoot its quills at attackers in defense. The truth of the matter is that either quills are driven in by a sharp swing of the tail or get stuck in whatever touches the porcupines. The quills are loosely embedded in the skin, and may simply be dislodged upon contact with the soft flesh of a predator. Traditional medicine Porcupine parts are used as ingredients in traditional medicine. The quill is normally charred and broken down into powder and made as a nose snuff to stop nose bleeding. Other parts like the skin of a porcupine is used to rub on the wound scars and the wounds get healed. Beliefs about porcupines Porcupine soup is meant to promote lactation, rubbing porcupine oil on the back and chest of new-born infants is believed to alleviate “cramps, porcupine urine is believed to treat hearing defects, porcupine oil as a physic for newborn infants, dropping porcupine fetuses down the dresses of young girls is believed to ensure easy deliveries in future.

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Taboos are described regarding porcupine Avoid eating porcupine brains, believing them to have a negative effect on the body; avoid consuming the tail, fearing it would make them too fat; girls should not eat porcupine during puberty seclusion in order to avoid skin blemishes in spring, the season when porcupines shed their quills; girls should not eat porcupine before four winters passed following the first menses, and widows should avoid eating porcupine for two years after the death of the husband. Porcupines as menace to humanity Porcupines have become a menace to humanity. In Kenya, they are making dens in local graveyards, thereby exhuming human remains, causing great distress. They have also become pests through gnawing bark off trees and eating agricultural crops. These animals carry fleas and ticks and transmit a number of diseases, including rickettsiasis and bubonic plague Significance of porcupines to humanity Porcupines are killed using a variety of hunting methods. Porcupine meat and carcasses are readily available in markets in Africa and Asia. Hunters track them by finding prints or freshly gnawed patches on tree trunks. Once found, the animals are struck with clubs or sticks. If they are hiding in their dens, they are smoked out and clubbed. Sometimes, dogs are used during hunting. Riffles, deadfalls, traps or snares are commonly used to kill porcupines.

Carcasses are prepared differently. A random survey identified the following methods: Water is boiled, poured over the carcass, quills and fur are removed thereafter, or the carcass is skinned and/or the carcass is hung over fire to remove the quills and fur. Several cooking methods have been documented such as smoking the meat, roasting, boiling into stew. Quills are harvested from killed animals. They are also harvested without killing by throwing and covering the porcupine with a blanket, and the whole blanket will get stuck with lots of quills. Quills are valued for their ornament and good-luck charm and other medicinal qualities and are highly priced items in markets around the world. Besides, the hollow rattle quills serve as musical instruments and were once used as containers for gold dust. Additionally, quills are used to make bows, decorate clothing and bark containers, baskets, blankets and mats, as well as pottery; embroidered clothing and decorated bark; embroidered shoes, and draw sap from the maple tree. Despite all these benefits, humans remain the most significant predators of porcupines in the world, shame!

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Services DSV Air and Sea Ltd - H/O - Kanengo, Llw, Tel: 01 712 030, 0882 001 280. Blantyre: Tel: 01 870 283, 0885 908 583, email: info@mw.dsv.com, www.dsv.com 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: ismail@transmaritime.net FUMIGATORS & PEST CONTROL Antipest - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 01 840 735, 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 Pison Produce & pest Control, Bt, Tel 0999 328 151, email: johnmakondesa@ymail.com 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, www.belleafriquemw.com email: lee@belleafriquemw.com, Beyond Beauty, Chileka Rd, Opp. Sunrise, Bt, Tel: 0111 918 577, 0999 315 370 24

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 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, Llw, 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 Britam Malawi - H/O - Blantyre: Delamere House, Tel: 01 824 044. Lilongwe: Mali Centre, Tel: 01 757 323. Mzuzu: Grace bld, Tel: 01 312 145. Zomba, Mac Connell Bld, Tel: 01 524 191 Chirimba Container Terminal, Chirimba, Bt, Tel: 0111 912 074 Cont...

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Services 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 Charter Insurance, Bt, Tel: 01 832 844, 0888 999 865, email: marvinkasambwe@charter-insurance.mw 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 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 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

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INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS 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), Mandala, Blantyre, Tel: 0111 913 772, 0999 886 803/805, 0888 886 803, email: sales@softnet.mw, www.softnet.mw TNM Corporate Services - Blantyre: Chipembere H/Way, Maselema, Tel: 0888 800 802. Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Zomba, Tel: 0888 800 800 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, Cont...

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Services 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 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 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 Cont...

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Services 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 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 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 Intergrated Security, Llw, Tel: 0992 339 376, email: tn@intergratedmalawi.com Rapid Response - Blantyre: Tel: 0111 915 745. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 794 254/716 Pitronic Security Systems, Pitronic House, 12 Buchanan Road, Blantyre, Tel. 01 830 170, email. pitronic@pitronic2wayradio.com, hrrodgers@pitonic2wayradio.com www.pitronic2wayradio.com Pro-telligent Global, Kanengo, Llw, Tel: 01 710 391, 0884 903 040, 0882 131 768 Satcom, Mandala, Bt, Tel: 0999 910 100, 0888 910 100, 0212 910 100, email: sales@satcom-mw.com, www.satcom-mw.com Ursa Security International (USi), Lilongwe, off Ufulu Road, Tel: 01 795 700/01/04 / 0999 970 500. email: info@usiprotect.com www.usiprotect.com. Blantyre, Mount Pleasure, Tel: 0999 983 707 / 0111 738 149 30

TAXI SERVICES Beverly Hills Taxi Services, Llw, Tel: 0211 866 426, 0888 866 426, 0999 587 287 Central Bridge Taxi Services, Llw, Tel: 0999 374 374, 0888 973 373, email: centralbridgecab@gmail.com / centralbridgetaxi@yahoo.com Favoured Taxi Service, Llw, Tel: 0999 471 677, 0888 579 404, email: favouredtaxiservice@gmail.com M.Expeditions, Llw, Tel: 0999 629 810, 0888 969 810, 0999 577 910, email: johnnie.kabwilo@misukuexpeditionsmw. com, www.misukuexpeditionsmw.com V-SAT SERVICE PROVIDERS Satcom, Mandala, Bt, Tel: 0999 910 100, 0888 910 100, 0212 910 100, email: sales@satcom-mw.com, www.satcom-mw.com 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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The environment and other factors influencing this need to be looked after otherwise there will be drastic changes that will affect the lives of many people. Environmental degradation is happening every day, everywhere in Malawi. Malawi had a population of 16.36 million in 2013 which has now increased to 17.47 million in 2016 at a growth rate of 3% compared to 2015. http://countrymeters.info/en/Malawi. 82% of people in Malawi live in rural areas. These are places that lack electricity and people must depend on resources… for cooking, washing, 4 tons of trees are used to build 1 house. Population growth is giving lots of pressure of the environment and natural resources which is the backbone of sustainable living. Care for the environment and people need to be our main responsibility. As we are not inheriting the land from our fore fathers but we are borrowing from our own children. The climate is already changing but with effort and integration of environmental programs throughout Malawi we can change the shape of Malawi for the better. ICC Malawi has a focus to do just that.

International Conservation and Cleanup Malawi (ICCM) is a non –profit organization. Our aim is to create healthy environments through the removal of millions of tons of waste. These materials can then transfer through knowledge and skills into reusable beneficial well designed items with an entrepreneurship mind. Plastics, food waste and other litter that affect our health and the environment we live in by polluting areas: rivers, lakes, streams, dams ,land and these are resources for the country. ICCM are looking at the prevention of waste disposal, afforestation, climate smart agriculture and nutrition. Many people in the rural setting are deprived of good environmental knowledge, nutritional diet and education. Much of our society in Malawi is already resourceful, the ancestors knew everything about the land, but it is being lost due to the new generations not acknowledging the importance. Malawi has all the ecological resources: the power of the sun and water, for irrigation and food waste compost can grow all sorts of good nutritious food and the skilled practical people who can work with tools to make anything… Cont. on page 34

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The only thing lacking is the practical education to give people confidence to improve and change their approach. We want to promote a society that shares knowledge and education, especially to the people who need it. The methods used worldwide have focused on efficiency of the land. Sustainability is the buzz word of the coming age as industrialization has shown so many problematic signs to the environment. The definitions are very similar when I look at the holistic approach of sustainability DFID’s sustainable livelihoods approach and its framework http://www. glopp.ch/B7/en/multimedia/B7_1_pdf2.pdf Social. Solutions must be people-centered. Getting all networks to work together, fully involved creates ownership and therefore empowerment allowing people to innovate and open up new directions. Natural. Work with the environment, to use the natural elements while ensuring they are being looked after resourcefully, to allow more for future generations to come. Physical. Infrastructure, tools and equipment, ease of maintenance for the future. This adds empowerment and self-reliance. Financial. The solution must be cost effective and respond to the daily wage of the communities in the rural areas to make it available to the people who need it.

Being a sustainable architect we have a design element that includes earth construction and waste innovation devices which are other factors that complement each other. · Designing and building water collection, storage and reuse · Understanding swales to have a maximum efficiency of water usage for all plants · Building well- designed compost toilets using compressed earth dome technology · Collecting waste and reusing these items to make beneficial devices like solar pipes, recycled paper, food compost A well-planned, well- structured holistic sustainable approach is a top priority to empower people to innovate and open up new directions for themselves. We want to use the existing skills and expand the knowledge, with an aim to enhance a resilient community with a continuous enriched cycle for life. Environmental education is now here, be willing to learn about how waste can be an economic benefit. Change methods tomorrow as time is running out. Contact us at iccmalawi@gmail.com

Human. Any ‘sustainable project’ must use existing skills, education and knowledge locally to have an economy so people can gain jobs and independence.

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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 Ltd - Blantyre: Uta Waleza Centre, Kidney Crescent, Tel: 01 876 110/386. 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 Cont...

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Shopping 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: 0996 691 685, 0212 255 080, email: info@superior.mw 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 Bld, Next to the Pound Shop. Tel: 01 840 038. 0888 822 210 e-mail: yunuspatel@globemw.net Macadams, Limbe, Bt, Tel: 01 844 134, 0888 189 949 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 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 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 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

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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 Rightway Suppliers, nr Mbayani Petroda, Bt, Tel: 01 827 877/878, 0888 865 053, 0999 319 198, email: info@rightwaysuppliers.com, owenmfiti@gmail.com, www.rightwaysuppliers.com 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

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Shoppping Evergreen Florist, Crossroads Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 752 563 / 757 198 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 Shire Ltd, off Paul Kagame Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 754 687/416

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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 Rightway Suppliers, nr Mbayani Petroda, Bt, Tel: 01 827 877/878, 0888 865 053, 0999 319 198, email: info@rightwaysuppliers.com, owenmfiti@gmail.com, www.rightwaysuppliers.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 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

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Shoppping 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 - Blantyre, Ginnery Cnr, Tel: 01 871 088/072, 01 871 210, 0111 588 454. Lilongwe: Off Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 756 132/4, 01 752 320 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

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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 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 Powered by Nature – Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 0111 608 495. Lilongwe: Area 3, Barren Ave, Tel: 0111 629 747. Email: contact@poweredbynature-mw.com 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

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Shoppping 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 Chipiku Plus - Lilongwe H/O: Tel: 01 758 501/425, Lilngwe City Mall, Tel: 01 758 296. Blantyre: Tel: 01 879 665/667. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 310 444. Salima: Tel: 01 262 037 Foodworth, Bisnowaty Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 772 355/6, open Mon - Fri: 7am-6:30pm, Sat: 7am-2pm, public hols: 7am-1pm Foodzone, Crossroads Complex, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 751 431/2/3 Fresh Food Imports, Old Town Mall, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 301, Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5pm, Sat: 8:30am-1pm, Public hols: 8:30am-1pm Game Stores - Blantyre: Chichiri Shopping Centre, Tel: 01 870 182/170/171. LIlongwe: Old town, Tel: 01 751 123, open 7 days, Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 9am-1pm, public hols: 9am-1pm Kapani Meat Processors, Llw Tel: 01 741 545/542/105 email: sales@kapanimw.com

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Savers Choice, Chipembere Highway, Blantyre, Tel: 01 844 844, Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm, Sat: 7am-5pm Shoprite - Blantyre: Chipembere Highway, Tel: 01 872 199 Lilongwe: Kirk Rd, Old Town, Tel: 01 759 323, open 7 days, Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm, Sat: 8am-5pm, Sun: 9am-1pm TEXTILES Akbanies Textiles, along Kamuzu Proc. Rd. Llw Tel: 01 758 155. Akbanies Home Fabrics, along colby rd. Area 3, Llw, Tel: 01 758 155. email: akbanies@globemax4g.com www.akbanies.com, Bakali - Blantyre: Glyn Jones Rd, Tel: 01 830 261 / 0888 376 444. Limbe: Tel: 01 842 857, 0888 314 000. 01 845 872, 0121 831 400 Bombay Bizaar, Haile Selassie Rd, Bt, Tel: 01 820 933, 0999 249 243, 0888 834 934 Curtaining Boutique, off Victoria Ave, Bt, Tel: 01 821 273, 0888 306 182 Flair Flooring & Furnishing, Mandala, Bt, Tel: 01 878 908, 0999 357 357, 0888 357 357 The Pound Shop, Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 840 085, 0888 877 843 TILES The Bath & Tile Connection, next to Electra Sales, Chipembere Highway, BT, Tel; 01 847 222, 0888 825 367, 0212 825 367 The Tile Centre - Blantyre: Chipembere Highway, Blantyre, Tel: 01 872 186, Lilongwe:Tel: 01 757 990 Tiling Solutions, Kidney Crescent, Blantyre, Tel: 0111 910 193 WHOLESALE LIQUOR A.S.A.P, Kidney Crescent, Bt, Tel: 0999 203 033 October Wines & Liquor, next to MSB, Tel: 0111 626 561, 0999 927 633 Popat Wholesalers, Top Mandala, opp Blantyre market, Tel: 01 879 240, 0995 879 240, 0888 201 768

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Health AUDIOLOGISTS ABC Hearing Clinic - ABC Community Clinic, Llw Area 47, Tel: 0888 211 091, email: hearingabcclinic@gmail.com Queen Elizabeth Central Hosprital, Bt, Tel 0995 471 446, 0881 379 664, email: QECHAudiology@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, Bt, 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, Bt, Tel: 01 842 413 Dr Shabana Yusuf BDS (Lond), Dental Chic Ltd, Blantyre, Tel: 0998 951 880, 0888 951 880 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, 0999 234 737, 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

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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 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. 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

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Health 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 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, intermediaries for Hansard, BUPA, William Russell, AETNA, NowHealth & Expacare, Atlas Life, 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, email: 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

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Health 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 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, 0211 920 999. Blantyre: Opp KFC, Tel: 0211 930 999, 0212 220 681, 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 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

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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 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, 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 All Creatures Animal League, Area 9, Llw, Tel: 01 751 934, 0994 322 996, email: info@animalwelfareleague.org, www.animalwelfareleague.org 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 Amitofo Care Centre, Zomba Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 0999 932 038, 0888 202 099, email: bransonnj@gmail.com, frmagombo@gmail.com Makuzi Beach Tel: 0999 283 980, 0888 645 890, email: makuzibeach@globemw.net, www.makuzibeach.com

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Education 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 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: 01 823 765, 01 836 206 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, email: paramountacademymw@gmail.com, www.paramountacademymw.com Shining Stars Nursery School, Area 3, Tel: 0882 419 527 Wiggles ‘n’ Giggles Montessori PreSchool, Area 3 Nnr Golf Club, Tel: 0991 357 594, email: wigglesngigglesmw@gmail.com SCHOOLS - MZUZU Mzuzu International Academy, Primary & Secondary Day School, secondary boarding, Tel: Tel: 0111 931 714, email: mzuzuacademy@mzuzuacademy.org

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By Dr. Susan Waldron

Tuberculosis (TB) has been around for thousands of years and is even thought to be the cause of death of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen. In Victorian England 40% of working class deaths were due to TB, known as consumption. The disease was so widespread it actually became fashionable. The thin figure, pale complexion with flushed cheeks and frequent fainting of the consumptive was emulated in the unaffected by the use of corsets and make up. Consumption also featured regularly in novels, music and poetry of the era. The works of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters all had numerous examples of the TB sufferer. Prior to effective treatment active TB was usually a death sentence and took the lives of rich and poor alike. Frederic Chopin, Emily Bronte, Edgar Alan Poe, George Orwell, Eleanor Roosevelt and Vivien Leigh all died of tuberculosis.

TB is caused by a bacteria and is transmitted through close personal contact with a sufferer, usually through coughing. It takes some time to become infected so you are unlikely to catch TB from a minibus ride. Most infections occur through household contacts. Sometimes whole families are infected and for this reason, in Victorian times, the disease was thought to be hereditary. While those living in the developed world can breathe a sigh of relief in the knowledge that TB is now rare and treatable, the situation in the developing world is still much like Victorian England. TB causes 1.5 million deaths per year and 95% of these are in developing countries. 1 in 5 adults deaths in low income countries are due to TB. It is the single most deadly infectious disease in the world. So if TB is now rare in the developed world and is treatable why are millions Cont. on page 60

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Education 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 Amitofo Care Centre, Zomba Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 0999 932 038, 0888 202 099, email: bransonnj@gmail.com, frmagombo@gmail.com 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

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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

Chingwe’s Hole, a bottomless pit on Zomba Plateau 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

LILONGWE Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, open 7 days Tel: 0881 788 999, email: info@llwc.org, www.lilongwewildlife.org

MANGOCHI - Mangochi museum - Mwala wa Mphini in Cape Maclear - Memorial graves at Cape Maclear

Kumbali Cultural Village, Area 44, Capital Hill Dairy Farm, Tel: 0999 963 402, email: kumbali@kumbalilodge.com, www.kumbalivillage.com + FB 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

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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 Angling Society of Malawi, Tel: 0997 290 803, 0999 962 023, email: ntrataris@aointl.com, pamtonyboshoff@gmail.com 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

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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 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

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Sports & Hobbies 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 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, email: enquiries@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

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 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

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of people still dying? The answer, yet again, is that TB is a disease of poverty. Poor living conditions, overcrowding and poor personal hygiene all provide the ideal environment for TB transmission. In a healthy host the TB bacterium can be contained and remains dormant in the body, not causing disease. However, if the immune system is suppressed the TB reactivates and most commonly destroys the lungs causing symptoms from fever, lethargy and weight loss, to coughing up phlegm and large amounts of blood. TB can also affect any other part of the body including the skin, bones, internal organs and the brain. Smoking, diabetes and malnutrition can all lower the immune system and cause the reactivation of TB, but the biggest factor in TB deaths in Africa is co-infection with HIV. 1 in 3 of those living with HIV have TB and 1 in 4 will die from the TB. Testing for TB is difficult and unreliable. Traditionally it involves coughing up a sample of sputum to be examined under a microscope. This kind of testing is cheap but almost impossible in children who invariably swallow sputum rather than spitting it out. Newer, more reliable DNA based tests have come on the market but they are very expensive and only exist where funded by donor agencies. There is no simple, reliable test for TB. Treatment of TB is even more difficult! Standard TB treatment involves taking up to four drugs for 6 months. In some parts of the world, particularly in Asia, multi drug resistant TB is widespread and this is a global health threat. Multi drug resistant TB requires an expensive 2 year treatment course of around 15,000 pills and hundreds of painful injections, and the cure rate is only around 50%. Even

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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: 01 910 881, 0999 932 100, 0888 822 892, 0888 841 156, email: ab.mechanical@isurf.mw Madidi Car Hire, behind crossroads complex, Tel: 01 752 661, 0111 920 901, 0888 607 169, email: info@madidilodge.com Planet Car Hire, Tithokoze House, Murray Rd, Old Town, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 121/124, 0999 958 168 / 0999 957 531, 0888 511 572

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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: 01 822 836/882, 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 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

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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 780890/690, 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 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,

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Motor Vehicles 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, 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 / 872 077, 0888 203 090. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 752 004. 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, 0994 868 358, 0991 198 091, email: sales2@nutreadmw.com, www.nutread.com

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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

Top Cars Services, Limbe, Bt, 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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Tours & Travel 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-airlines.com. Sales & ticketing: Golden Peacock Shopping 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, rodwellm@malawian-airlines.com. Chileka Airport, Tel: 0992 991 124, email: trevorm@malawian-airlines.com, joanc@malawian-airlines.com 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 - Kamuzi Int. Airport: Tel: 01 700 834/31. Blantyre: Chileka International Airport, Tel: 01 692 115/635 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.

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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. 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, Alendo Hotel, Bt, Tel: 0881 610 017, 0995 815 857, email: africanstyle2015@gmail.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.

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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, H/O: Uta Waleza Complex, Kidney Cres’, Bt, Tel: 01 823 709, 0111 527 356, 0111 572 709, 0888 202 420, email: jamboafrica@africa-online.net, info@jambo-africa.com, enquiries@jamboafrica.com. Blantyre Town: SS Rent A Car Premis, Tel: 01 835 356, 0888 202 420, 0999 607 629, email: jamboafrica@africa-online.net, naomi@jambo-africa.com, www.jambo-africa.com Kambuku Safaris, Llw, Tel: 0111 633 767, 0999 231 433, email: info@kambukumw.com Kayak Africa, Cape Maclear, Tel: 0999 942 661, email: letsgo@kayakafrica.com, www.kayakafrica.com

Kiboko Safaris, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 751 226, 0999 878 685, email: enquiries@kiboko-safaris.com, www.kiboko-safaris.com Kwacha Dawn, Safari & Car Hire, Tell: 01 910 881, 0999 932 100, 0888 822 892, 0888 841 156, email: ab.mechanical@isurf.mw

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Land & Lake Safaris, Area 3, 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, Llw, Tel: 0111 746 449, email: info@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, email: orbittravel@africa-online.net 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

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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 Ulendo Safaris, Area 10, Chilanga Dr, Llw, Tel: 01 794 555, email: info@ulendo.net, www.ulendo.net TRAVEL AGENTS Airways Travel, 9 Mbelwa Rd, Mandala, Bt, Tel: 01 878 944, 0888 870 799 / 0995 138 879, email: airways@africa-online.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

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Journeys of Discovery, Area 10, llw (Ulendo Travel), Tel: 01 794 555, email: info@ulendo.net Lloyds Travel, Fattima Arcade, Haille Selassie Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 831 215/6, 01 824 128, email: lloyds@globemw.net Maypravics World Tours, Unifreight Bld, Kenyatta Drive, Bt, Tel: 0211 722 094/095, email: info@maypravicsworldtours.com, www.maypavricsworldtours.com

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

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Tours & Travel Tel: 01727 044/043. Blantyre: Development House, Victory Ave’: 01 830 209/166, 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 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 Bureau - Blantyre: Hannover House, Independence Drive, Tel: 01 824 109 / 337, 01 822 137, 01 823 156. Lilongwe: ADL House, Tel: 01 770 518/893/318. Email: skylinksllw@africa-online.net 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: Umodzi Park, President Walmont Hotel, Tel: 01 776 066/407. Riverside Bld’, Old Town,

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ixteen years after first moving to South Luangwa, I find myself lucky to still be living here. I never knew how long I would stay in Luangwa for, but one thing I have learnt about wildlife conservation is to stick it out. Nothing changes over night and few tangible and meaningful achievements are accomplished in a short time. Once off donor funding is beneficial and can get an organization off its feet but ongoing support is essential if we are to make a difference. Like any organization Conservation South Luangwa (CSL) has been through many stages of growth and teething, but now finds itself in a privileged position as a valuable stakeholder in Zambian conservation, specifically in the Luangwa Valley. Spanning over 20,000 km2 of unfenced wildlifemanaged land the South Luangwa Valley holds the vast majority of Zambia’s remaining elephants,

the densest concentration of hippopotamus, the second largest wild dog population in the country, is one of ten lion strong holds remaining in Africa and is home to the beautiful endemic Thornicroft’s giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest. It is revered as one of the true remaining wilderness areas left in Africa and rightly so. However, like everything in life, there is no free lunch and preserving this area is a great challenge to say the least. Whilst our work includes an array of equally important programs including human wildlife conflict mitigation, wildlife rescue of snared animals through our veterinary unit, chilli farming and community outreach, our core function remains anti-poaching and law enforcement. There is no greater time and need than the present to upscale this support. The rise in elephant and bush meat poaching throughout Africa is being mirrored in Zambia. After experiencing this already in the 1970’s and 1980’s when the poaching of elephants reduced populations to half and black rhino were declared nationally extinct in 1998, we simply cannot allow this to happen again to our recovering population. Whilst poaching, human encroachment and habitat loss continue to threaten existing wildlife populations, our team of 66 community based scouts work in close relationship with the new Department of National Parks and Wildlife Services Cont. on page 78

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Cont. from page 77 (DNPWS) and the local Community Resource Boards to protect the national park and its buffer zone. Over the past three and a half years we have apprehended 399 suspects, confiscate 165 illegal firearms, remove 3626 snares and conduct 304 ten day patrols and 469 day patrols. With no permanent aerial presence in the park for the last twenty years, CSL and the Zambian Carnivore Program (ZCP) co-own and cost-share the parks only conservation and research plane which provides much needed aerial support. With 9050 km² of national park and over 10,000 km² of game management area to cover, foot patrols are simply not enough and aerial patrols have become a critical part of our anti-poaching strategy. We realize that poachers and traffickers are increasingly professional in their operational scale and complexity and similarly we are increasing and diversifying our tactics. Two years ago, CSL implemented Zambia’s first wildlife detection dog unit. With three dogs skilfully trained and delivered by our partner in the USA, Working Dogs for Conservation (WD4C) now firmly in place with their six equally well trained Zambian scout / handlers, in a short space of time they have managed to achieve outstanding results and act as a huge deterrent.

In 2010, the idea of a Luangwa Conservation Community Fund was conceived by Andy Hogg from Mfuwe Lodge and the Bush Camp Company, and an insightful group of photographic tour operators in South Luangwa. These dedicated and passionate people had a long term vision of sustainably funding the activities of the South Luangwa Conservation Society and Project Luangwa. They realized that without the wildlife and habitat in Luangwa, they would have no business and a special place would be lost. They also understood that without involving local communities and focusing on education, there would be no hope of protecting Luangwa’s amazing wildlife in future years. Over the past six years generous funding from these operators and their valued clients through the Luangwa Conservation Community Fund (LCCF) ensures that CLS is able to run its programs effectively. The fund now covers

one quarter of our annual budget, an impressive feat after just six years. A fee of $10 on rates over $300, $5 on rates under $299, $2 for room only and $1 for camping has been implemented by the following operators; Mfuwe Lodge and the Bush Camp Company, Flatdogs Camp, Shenton Safaris, Croc Valley Camp, Kafunta River Lodge, Robin Pope Safaris, Remote Africa Safaris, Norman Carr Safaris and Lion Camp. At a time when there is much needed unparalleled media publicity and worldwide focus on reducing elephant and rhino poaching, and conserving Africa’s great parks and other wildlife, we’d like to thank all our supporters for helping us to make sure there are boots on the ground in South Luangwa to help us fight the poaching battle and conserve this extraordinary part of the world.

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In 2015, a staggering $137,778 was raised for CSL through LCCF. This support came directly from tourists visiting Luangwa and contributing towards the fund.

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National Parks inhabitants of the area probably dating back to the Iron Age. These come in form of iron smelting kilns which, despite minimal protection from agents of weather, still stand today! Another relic of early inhabitants of the area is a collection of rock art. This is a group of paintings made thousands of years ago using indigenous painting materials and skills that can be seen in caves, till this day!

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All these works of our early ancestors are present in the Solonje area, in the west of the park close to the Zambian border. Miondwe Wildlife Camp is the nearest park station to these treasures. For climbers, Miondwe, Wang’ombe Rumen, Singwe and Chipiri Hills provide a perfect opportunity to stretch a few muscles! Lake Malawi National Park This, the world’s first freshwater National Park and a World Heritage Site, is within the Nankumba peninsula, where the lake breaks into two arms.

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.

Cape Maclear is the most well known for tourism part of the park but Maleri Islands, Nkhudzi Hills and Nkhudzi Spit, Mwenya Hills and Monkey Bay as well as Thumbi East are also beautiful locations within the park. 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 cape 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

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.Driving to the park through fields of tobacco, maize, groundnuts also provides an exciting contrast to the city noise that you leave behind. Apart from the game and birds, the park contains evidence of the tools that were used by early

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National Parks 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.

fish, the mbuna cichlids are more abundant and varied here than anywhere else in the world. 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. There is a lot to do for the tourist in Lake Malawi National Park. These include, sunset boat rides, snorkelling, scuba diving, bicycle rides through the village or up the hilly road, swimming, going on traditional fishing trips on dugouts with the locals, learning how to prepare traditional meals and many others….the local guides will brief you about all this! Hiking on the park’s many hills will be an experience you would not forget. The park also has cultural and historical sites like the first Livingstonia Mission site by Scottish Missionaries and their grave site, Mwala wa Mphini (the Rock with natural tattoos),the cross painting, Otter point and the Ilala ship yard at Monkey Bay, where Malawi’s oldest sailing ship starts its journeys up north and back. 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

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 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. 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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National Parks 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. 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 plateau 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, with the route from Chilinda in the centre of the park to Livingstonia Mission and then eventually to the lake at Chitimba! A number of other walking trails are also possible just within the plateau, ranging in length from a night to three nights long. Mountain biking, walking and driving day safaris, as well as more conventional 4x4 excursions are available. 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 bush pig. Elephants and buffalo usually keep to the lower ground on the northern edge of the park but elephants have been seen on the high plateau, on a number of occasions. 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

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francolin - endemic to Nyika. There is such a lot to see and do in the vast park: waterfalls, a Neolithic rock shelter, trout fishing 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.

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Wildlife Reserves 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.

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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Wildlife Reserves 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. 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 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.

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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. 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. Just outside the reserve is the community-owned Chigwere Cultural Lodge, an initiative by the community under the guidance of the Department of Parks and Wildlife. The intention is to make sure communities take part in the tourism activities in the area to ensure that they economically benefit from eco-tourism. At the cultural lodge tourists experience the true rural life of Kazuni. Traditional dances, food, and

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.

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Wildlife Reserves all other ways of life in Malawi’s rural north are available at this village. Access to the reserve is largely by road either from Mzuzu, the Northern city of Malawi or from Tanzania, passing through Rumphi District Headquarters or from Nyika National Park. Visitors can also fly in through the grass surfaced landing strip, for lighter aircraft. 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.

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 Reserve is an eco lodge; we have accommodation for every budget from camping to luxury bush

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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 ($$ b&b), Robbins Rd, Kabula, Tel: 01 823 614 Afro Motel: next to Wenela bus station, Tel: 01 830 570 Alford Hill Conference Lodge ($ b&b), Mpingwe, just outside Limbe, Tel: 0111 607 229, 0999 082 121, email: kayk.alfordhill@hotmail.com Annies Lodge, Nyambadwe, Tel: 01 832 513, 0991 127 927, email: blantyre@annieslodge.com, www.annieslodge.com Beit Cure Hospital Hostel ($ incl. 3 simple meals), Tel: 01 871 900 / 875 015 Blantyre Lodge ($$ 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, email: casamia@africa-online.net Cedar Place (L), Namiwawa, Blantyre, Tel; 01 832 955, 0995 246 518, email: bookings@cedarplace.mw, www.cedarplace.mw

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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, email: info@goldcardlodge.com 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

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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, 0999 965 790, email: info@leslielodge.com, www.leslielodge.com Malawi Sun Hotel & Conference, Robins Rd, Tel: 01 830 069, 01 822 969, 0212 957 549, 0997 915 519, email: reservations@malawisunhotel.com Malawi Sun Express, Sanjika Rd, Tel: 0212 824 808, 0999 360 480, email: express@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 Cont...

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Niyasu Lodge, Off Glyn Jones Rd, Tel: 0111 667 200 / 620 087, 0999 481 599, 0999 925 140, email: niyasulodge@gmail.com, www.niyasulodge.net 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

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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 ($$$ b&b), Tel: 0999 621 279, email: rogerl@africa-online.net, www.capemaclodge.com Chembe Eagle’s Nest ($-$$$$, C, L-b&b), Tel: 0999 966 507 / 0999 960 628 email: enquiries@chembenest.com, www.chembenest.com Danforth Yachting, Tel: 0999 960 077, 0999 960 770, 0999 960 985, email: info@danforthyachting.com, www. danforthyachting.com Domwe Island (C, L), contact Kayak Africa, Tel: 0999 942 661, www.kayakafrica.com email: letsgo@kayakafrica.com, Fat Monkeys ($ - $$$, C, D, L), Tel: 0111 955 777, 0999 948 501, email: fatmonkeys@africa-online.net Gecko Lounge ($ - $$$, D, L), Tel: 0999 787 322 / 0999 833 856, email: geckolounge.bookings@gmail.com, www.geckolounge.net Cont...

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Accommodation Funky Cichlid, Tel: 0999 969 076, email: thefunkycichlid@malawianstyle.com, www.thefunkycichlid.com Indaba Lodge (C, D, L), 0998 418 300, email: indabalodgecapemaclear@gmail.com 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 Pumulani, Robin Pope Safaris, Tel: 01 795 483 / 794 491, email; info@robinpopesafaris.net, www.robinpopesafaris.net 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

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NCHALO & CHIKHWAWA (Nr BT) Fishermans Rest ($$ b&b), 20kms from Blantyre on Chikhwawa Rd, Tel: 0888 836 753, email: enquiries@fishermansrest.net, www.fishermansrest.net Hope Lodge & Restaurant ($ b&b), Tel: 01 420 609, 0884 102 048 / 0881 071 634, email: lapson2002@sdnp.org.mw Ng’ona Lodge, Chikhwawa, opp Majete Game Reserve, Tel: 0999 216 398 email: ngonalodge@gmail.com Nchalo Sports Club, pls call in advance and check availability, Tel: 01 425 357/200, email: bfehrenbach@illovo.co.za CHINTHECHE Beachin’ Bungalow, Tel: 0998 324 904, 0885 767 572, email: africaboy33@yahoo.com Chigumbuli Cottages ($, b&b) On beach front 300m off M5 Road Tel: 0111 930 490, 0991 457 275, 0998 622 220 email: chigumbuli@gmail.com Chintheche Inn ($$$ 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

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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: 0999 348 415, email: chizinick@gmail.com

DEDZA Dedza Pottery Lodge ($$), Tel: 0111 752 367, 0888 853 425, www.nyasalodges.com email: dedzapottery@africa-online.net, Panjira Lodge, Tel: 0999 952 128 Mapiri Country Golf Lodge, Tel: 01 223 401/411/ 422 DWANGWA Kasasa Sports Club, pls call In advance to check availability, Tel: 0111 582 421/582 232 email: jdzinkambani@broadbandmw.com / nessdwangwa@broadbandmw.com Kataya Lodge ($$ 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, Cont...

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Losing milk teeth is normal, but losing your permanent teeth is not. Gum disease is the commonest cause of tooth loss in adults worldwide, and affects fifty percent of adults over the age of 30. Most often patients don’t even know they have it until its too late. Generally gum disease is the body’s response to plaque. Plaque is the yellow sticky film of bacteria mixed with proteins that develops naturally on all tooth surfaces as soon as they erupt into the oral cavity. The healthy mouth depends on maintaining an environment in which these bugs coexist without damaging the tissues surrounding it. The longer plaque is left on a tooth surface, the thicker and denser it becomes, incorporating more and more virulent/damaging bacteria. This, if left over some time can ultimately lead to the loss of the gum and bone tissue supporting the teeth resulting in loose teeth, which either fall out or have to be removed due to pain and infection. The proper name for gum disease is Periodontitis/ Periodontal Disease and in its early form it is known as Gingivitis. Gingivitis Gingivitis is used to describe red, swollen gums that bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. This is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene whereby plaque is incompletely removed from the teeth. The good news is that gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care, the gums will heal very quickly. The bad news is if gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to tooth loss and other health problems. Periodontitis With time, untreated gingivitis can lead to further

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damage by plaque spreading and growing below the gum line. Toxins produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums. The toxins stimulate a chronic inflammatory response in which the body in essence turns on itself, and the tissues and bone that support the teeth are broken down and destroyed. Gums separate from the teeth, forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) that become infected. As the disease progresses, the pockets deepen and more gum tissue and bone are destroyed. Often, this destructive process has very mild symptoms. Eventually, teeth can become loose and may have to be removed. Research has shown that the inflammation from gum disease can actually cause heart disease, diabetes and other conditions like strokes. Pregnant women who have periodontal disease may be more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small. Signs Of Gum Disease 1. Red, swollen or tender gums 2. Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food 3. Blood on your pillow 4. Gums that are receding or shrinking making teeth look longer than before 5. Loose teeth 6. Pus between your gums and teeth 7. Persistent bad breath 8. A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite 9. A change in the fit of partial dentures If you notice any of the above, make sure you see your dentist as soon as possible. Gum disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease.

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Gum disease can affect children too, so it is important to look out for the same telltale signs in kids. Remember to establish good oral hygiene habits from a young age. What Causes Gum Disease? The main cause of gum disease is plaque, but other factors affect the health of your gums too. SHISHA-SMOKING-TOBACCO USE: Tobacco use in ANY FORM is linked with many serious illnesses such as cancer, lung disease and heart disease. Users also are at increased risk for periodontal disease. GENETICS: Research has indicated that some people may be genetically susceptible to gum disease. Despite aggressive oral care habits, these people may be more likely to develop periodontal disease. STRESS: Stress also is a risk factor for periodontal disease. Research demonstrates that stress can make it more difficult for the body to fight off infection, including periodontal diseases. MEDICATIONS: Some drugs, such as oral contraceptives, anti-depressants, anti-epileptics and certain heart medicines, can affect your oral health. Remember to inform your Dentist of any medication you are taking. OTHER SYSTEMIC DISEASES: Other systemic diseases that interfere with the body’s inflammatory system may worsen the condition of the gums. These include heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also known that poor nutrition can worsen the condition of your gums.

1.Brush your teeth! Brushing your teeth twice daily, once in the morning and before going to bed. Make sure you angle your toothbrush at 45° towards the gum margin. Make small circular movements with your toothbrush to effectively clean the gum margins without damaging your gums. Don’t forget to brush your tongue; bugs love to hide there. 2.Floss/Interdental cleaning. Plaque accumulates on all surfaces of your teeth. Regular tooth brushing is unable to reach in-between your teeth. Better then flossing, is the use of specialist interdental brushes that come in various sizes to suit the size of the gaps. These should be used once a day to maintain optimum oral hygiene. 3. Regular Dental Checkups. Your Dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth and check for gum disease as part of the normal assessment. You will be advised if treatment is needed and the best recall interval to check on your oral health status. Remember the earlier the detection, the better the outcome. Treatment for Gum Disease Scaling and root planing is a careful removal of plaque and hardened plaque (calculus/tartar) from deep gum pockets. This treatment is sometimes followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery of antibiotics as needed on a case-by-case basis. The majority of patients will require regular cleaning to maintain their healthy gums. Remember, “A healthy smile is a happy smile!” Keep your gums healthy with a visit to your Dentist.

How Can I Prevent Periodontal Disease? Luckily, periodontal disease can be preventable by undertaking the following 3 steps:

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Accommodation

$ Guide based on a standard double room rate:

$= 0-$30; $$= $31-$60; $$$= $61-$100; $$$$= $100+

FloJa Foundation, 35km South of Karonga, Tel: 0884 333 023, 0999 060 185, email: info@flojamalawi.nl, www.flojamalawi.nl 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: 0111 945 789/383, 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: 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: 01 794 572, email: lilongwe@annieslodge.com Annie’s Lodge ($$ b&b), Area 47, Tel: 01 762 163, email: lilongwe@annieslodge.com, www.annieslodge.com Barefoot Lodge & Tented Camp, 10 kms from Mchinji Roundabout, Tel: 0993 879 057, 0999 387 740, email: blywin@barefoot-safaris.co.za / enquiries@barefoot-safaris.com www.barefoot-safaris.com Burley House (L), Area 43, Tel: 01 794 625 / 645, email: reservations@ulendo.net, www.ulendo.net Bridge View Hotel ($$$), 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

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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 Crossroads Hotel ($$$$ b&b), Old Town, Tel: 01 750 444/333, 0888 513 096/015/110/099, 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

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Accommodation

$ Guide based on a standard double room rate:

$= 0-$30; $$= $31-$60; $$$= $61-$100; $$$$= $100+

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, email: 13@thelatitudehotels.com, reservations@thelatitudehotels.com, www.thelatitudehotels.com Lingadzi Inn ($$$ b&b), Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 754 143 / 920 279, 0999 304 630 Mabuya Camp (backpackers camp), short walk from Old Town, Tel: 0998 418 749, email: info@mabuyacamp.com, www.mabuyacamp.com Madidi Lodge, behind crossroads complex, Tel: 01 752 661, 0111 920 901, 0888 607 169, email: info@madidilodge.com, www.madidilodge.com Mafumu ($$$, 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 Cont... email: phpacifichotel@gmail.com 98

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Accommodation 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: 0991 545 526, email: info@safarahouse.com, www.safarahouse.com Sheila’s Lodge ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 794 010, 0996 126 854, email: sheilaslodge@yahoo.com, www.sheilaslodge.com Simama Hotels, Area 1, Tel: 0111 725 830/832 Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel, Area 13, Tel: 01 776 666/8, 0992 151 911 / 0995 602 898, email: jkq_mw@afecc.com Sol Farm, Mchinji Rd, Tel: 0999 950 093, email: solfarmmw@gmail.com Sunbird Capital ($$$$ b&b), Tel: 01 773 388, email: capital@sunbirdmalawi.com, www.sunbird-hotels-malawi.com Sunbird Lilongwe ($$$$ b&b), Old Town, Tel: 01 756 333, email: lilongwehotel@sunbirdmalawi.com Sunset Lodge ($), off Kamuzu Procession Rd, opp entrance of Bwaila (Bottom) hospital, Tel: 01 724 718/770, 0999 596 555, 0888 183 239, email: sunsetlodge@globemw.net The Executive Lodge, Area 47, near African Bible College. Tel: 01 761 357/465, 0888 829 950 The Garden Lodge, Area 10, Tel: 01 206 283, 0888 828 731, email: gardenlodge@gmail.com The Golden Peacock Resthouse, Area 3, Tel: 01 756 632 / 751 353, 0888 824 532, 0995 809 991, email: goldenpeacock@globemw.net Titanic Offshore Lodge ($$ 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

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$ Guide based on a standard double room rate:

$= 0-$30; $$= $31-$60; $$$= $61-$100; $$$$= $100+

Wamkulu Hotel ($$$$ b&b), Area 12, Tel: 01 776 764, 0999 372 928/405 855 , email: wamkulupalace@wamkuluhotels.com, www.wamkuluhotels.com Welcome Lodge, Area 3, Tel: 0993 599 654, 0888 121 205, email: welcomelodgellw@gmail.com Wendel’s Guest House ($$$$ b&b), Area 12, Tel: 01 770 237 / 771 771, 0999 940 167 / 0999 964 167, email: wendels@africa-online.net, www.wendelslodge.com LIVINGSTONIA Lukwe Eco Camp (C, L), Tel: 0999 434 985, email: info@lukwe.com, www.lukwe.com The Mushroom Farm (C, L), Livingstonia, Tel: 0999 652 485, email: themushroomfarmmalawi@gmail.com, www.themushroomfarmmalawi.com LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK Hippo View Lodge ($$ 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, 0992 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.

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Makokola Retreat ($$$$ b&b), Tel: 01 580 244/445/469, email: reservations@makokola.com, www.makokola.com Mpale Cultural Centre (L), Tel: 0111 573 225 / 957 663, 0888 371 897, 0999 914 766 email: info@mpaleculturalvillagemw.com, www.mpaleculturalvillage.com Mulangeni Holiday Resort ($$), Tel: 01 580 698/200/201, email: mulangeni@globemw.net / mulangeniholidayresort@yahoo.com Nanchengwa lodge ($$-$), Tel: 0999 274 696, 0888 474 079, 0888 620 747 email: ryan@nanchengwa.com Palm Beach ($$, C, L), Tel: 0999 943 050, 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 & ZarLai Restaurant / Dizzy Flamingos Bar ($ b&b), Tel: 0995 718 131 / 0882 334 020, email: twintowerslodge@gmail.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

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Accommodation 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, www.mufasaecolodge.com Nkhudzi Lodge, 45kms from Mangochi), Tel: 01 599 411, 0999 386 669, email: nkhuzilodge@yahoo.com Norman Carr Cottage ($$$$ f/b), Tel: 0999 207 506, 0888 355 357, email: taffy@africa-online.net, www.normancarrcottage.com Norman Carr Chikulu, Eastern Shore Lake Malawi, Tel: 0888 355 357, 0999 562 338, www.normancarrchikulu.com MULANJE / THYOLO & SURROUNDS CCAP Likhubula House ($), 11 kms from Chitakale, off Phalombe Rd, Tel: 0111 940 791/918 257, 0888 672 164, 0888 863 632, 0881 188 887, email: likhubula@malawi.net Likhubula Forest Lodge, Tel: 0999 220 560, 0884 079 890, email: likhubula@africa-online.net, www.cholemalawi.com Huntingdon House & Chawani Bungalow, Satemwa Tea Estates, Tel: 0212 260 017, 0882 599 717, 0993 121 854, email: accommodation@satemwa.com, www.huntingdon-malawi.com Game Haven ($$$$ 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

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Kara O’Mula Country Lodge, Tel: 01 466 515/6, 0999 286 423, 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 ($$ b&b), Viphya Mountains, Tel: 0999 512 645, email: luwawalodge@yahoo.com www.luwawaforestlodge.net Mame Motel ($), Tel: 0111 342 327 MZUZU Chatonda Lodge (SS), Tel: 0993 735 553, 0884 084 844, 0111 938 605, email: chatondalodge@gmail.com Dunduzu Lodge ($ b&b), Tel: 0994 864 300, 0997 656 276, email: dunduzulodge@gmail.com Flame Tree Guest House (b&b), Tel: 01 310 056, 0999 511 423, email phippssamantha@gmail.com Grand Palace, Tel: 01 303 333, email: info@thegrandpalacemalawi.com, www.thegrandpalacemalawi.com Joys Place, (Backpackers), Tel: 0998 391 358, email: joyinmzuzu@gmail.com, kraus.justin@gmail.com Hill Of Grace Lodge, Tel: 01 311 552, 0999 957 767, 0993 815 121, email: theweddingtons@gmail.com Ilala Crest Lodge ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 311 834, 0888 894 196, email: info@ilalacrestlodge.com, wwwilalacrestlodge.com Cont...

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Accommodation 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

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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, 0885 181 834, email: buariverlodge@gmail.com, www.buariverlodge.com Fish Eagle Bay Lodge ($$), Tel: 0888 853 962, email: fisheaglebay@gmail.com, www.fisheaglebay.com Nkhotakota Pottery & Lodge ($), 15 kms south of Nkhotakota town, Tel: 0884 581 098, 0999 380 105, email: nkhotakotapottery@africa-online.net, Nkhotakota Safari Lodge ($$), 13kms south of Nkhotakota town, Tel: 0884 170 682, www.nyasalodges.com email: nkhotakotasafarilodge@gmail.com Sitima Inn, Tel: 0999 260 005, email: sitimainn@gmail.com, www.sitimainn.com Tongole Wilderness Lodge (inside Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve), Old Town Mall, Llw, Tel: 0111 209 194, 0991 337 681, email: lodge@tongole.com, www.tongole.com

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Accommodation NKHATA BAY & AREA Aqua Africa, Tel: 01 352 284, 0999 921 418, email: info@aquaafrica.co.uk, www.aquaafrica.co.uk 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

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) 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 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

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Accommodation 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 South of 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, www.kumbalilake.com Kuti Wildlife Reserve, Tel: 0997 334 683, email: info@kuti-malawi.org, www.kuti-malawi.org Lakeside Hotel ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 263 400/500, 0999 822 400, 0888 822 400, email: lakesidemalawi@yahoo.com Mpatsa Beach Lodge, Tel: 01 263 133, 0993 046 980, 0998 274 048, 0997 106 396 Mufrasa Backpackers Lodge, Tel: 0888 919 098 Mukunkhula Baobab Lodge ($ b&b), Tel: 01 263 495, 0999 375 574 Mwambiya Lodge ($), Salima town, Tel: 0111 902 996 / 262 314, 0999 647 799, email: gkanyowile@yahoo.com Mua Mission, Namalikhate Lodge ($$ b&b), 62 kms south of Salima, Tel: 01 262 706 / 0999 035 870, email: admin@kungoni.org, www.kungoni.org Murandy Cottages, Tel: Tel: 0999 963 346, 0999 960 266, email: jose@africa-online.net

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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, 0999 777 199, email: safaribeachlodge@gmail.com, www.safaribeachlodge.net 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 963 345, 0999 960 266, email: wheelhouse@africa-online.net VWASZA MARSH GAME RESERVE Lake Kazuni Safari Camp, (Dept’ of Parks & Wildlife), Tel: 01 312 014,

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ZOMBA Annie’s Lodge ($$$ b&b), Tel: 01 527 002, 0999 957 608, email: zomba@annieslodge.com Casarossa (campsite), Tel: 0881 366 126, 0991 184 211, email: info@casarossamw.com, www.casarossamw.com Hotel Masongola ($$$ 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-advance booking only), Tel: 0992 802 702, 0997 593 325, email: zombaforestlodge@gmail.com

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Entertainment 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, email: casamia@africa-online.net closed Sundays 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 MANGOCHI Riverside IP Bar, Tel: 0888 326 369 MZUZU Jacaranda Bar, Tel: 01 312 608 Mzoozoozoo Bar Restaurant Tel: 0888 864 493, 0999 957 421 SALIMA Katelera Stop Over, 8kms from Salima, Tel: 0111 902 525, 0999 454 646 ZOMBA Domino, Zomba, Tel: 01 525 305, 0999 270 170, 0888 309 347, open 7 days

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CASINOS American Pirates Casino, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 751 254, Colony Club, Blantyre, email: colonyclubcasino@kairointernational.com, www.kairointernational.com DBR International, Blantyre: Blue Elephant, Casablanca, Chilembwe Road, China Da, Ginnery Cnr. Oriental Club. Wonderers Club. Mt Soche. Mkango Lodge. Al Pacino. Gold Card. Casa Mia. Limbe: Lime Country Club. Lilongwe: Vision Gaming. Llw Hotel. Nobel China. Double Vision. Novelty Bar. Golden Peacock. Lilongwe Golf Club, Waka Waka. Mchiru Hotel. Majestic Lodge. Simama Hotel. Mangochi: Palm Beach Resort. Mzuzu: Vision Gaming. Sunbird Hotel. Vision Gaming - Blantyre: Blue Elephant, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 0995 657 185, Mt Soche. Lilongwe: Area 10, Pacific Parade Shopping Centre, Tel: 0995 657 185, Lilongwe Hotel, Tel: 0995 657 185. Double Vision, Skyband Complex. Mzuzu: Chipita bld, next to new Nat Bank, Tel: 0995 657 18 email: goodinvestments@africa-online.net CLUB & SOCIETIES Angling Society of Malawi, Tel: 0997 290 803, 0999 962 023, email: pamtonyboshoff@gmail.com, ntrataris@aointl.com 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, Tel: 0999 958 378, email: mcu.malawi@gmail.com, thecricketacademy.mw@gmail.com, www.malawicricket.com International Womans’ Association of Malawi (IWAM), Lilongwe, email: iwam.lilongwe@gmail.com Agricultural Society (LAS), Lilongwe, Tel: 01 750 215

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Entertainment 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 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

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Ambrosia Restaurant (Game Haven), Thyolo Rd, 14 kms from Blantyre, Tel: 0999 971 287/8, email: info@gamehavenmw.com, open 7 days Atmosphere, Mandala, Tel: 0999 367 598, email: atmosphere.mw@gmail.com, www.atmospheremw.com Blue Elephant, Kidney Cresent, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 0999 965 850, email: casamia@africa-online.net closed Sundays 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 Hong Kong Restaurant, Robins Rd, Tel: 01 820 859/36, 0999 149 802, 0888 104 795, 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

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Entertainment 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 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 Kiboko Restaurant, heart of town, Tel: 01 751 226, 0999 838 485, www.kibokohotel.com email: reservations@kiboko-safaris.com Cont...

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Entertainment 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 Latitude 13o (L), Area 43/60, Mphonongo Str, Tel: 01 795 965, 0996 403 159, email: 13@thelatitudehotels.com 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) Mediterraneo Italian Restaurant, Area 10, Tel: 01 795 970 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 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, 0993 858 028 Vincents, Capital Hotel, Tel: 01 773 388, email: centralres@sunbirdmalawi.com, www.sunbirdmalawi.com 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 112

Malawi has a fairly conservative system when it comes to foreign currency and limitations. As a foreigner you can bring any amount of money in and out. As a resident you can only take out what you purchased from the bank or bureaus. There is a wide array of banks and forex to choose from, with several international banks represented. Through Western Union and Moneygram you can receive any amount, however you can only send out the equivalent of $88 ($100 less deductions) per week. To exchange foreign currency through a forex bureau you are allowed up to $5000 per trip, for this amount be sure to go to one of your larger bureaus. You must have a copy of your passport for any foreign currency transaction. Through a bank, you can buy: $5,000 business, $4,000 medical and $3,000 holiday by the Reserve Bank of Malawi. However, the bank uses its criteria to sell excess travel allowances on case-by-case basis, again copy of your passport is required. Credit cards are not widely accepted and where they are, with large hotels, tour operators and selected restaurants, hefty surcharges are common. Cash advances by credit and debit, visa and master cards are offered through Stanbic and all other authorized dealers through their network of ATM’s. There may be a limitation on what you can draw in a day. The Money Bureau and Victoria forex bureau accept visa and mastercard cards; again you must have your passport. The most accepted currencies are US dollars, Sterling, Euro and Rands. The Money Bureau Ltd is the only forex bureau that deals with regional currencies with the exception of the Zimbabwean dollar. Please bear in mind any bank or bureau will not accept US dollar notes which have the smaller president’s head, notes before 1990, some bureaus may change them but at a lesser rate. Also, you will get a lesser rate for $5 and $1 denominations of dollar bills.

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By Fran Read The first half of one of history’s largest elephant translocations drew to a close in the wooded hills of Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi on the 13th August 2016. Over the course of six weeks in July and August, 261 elephants were relocated to Nkhotakota from Liwonde National Park, along with more than 1,590 individuals of game species like zebra, sable, and antelope which were moved from both Liwonde and Majete Wildlife Reserve all with the goal of repopulating Nkhotakota. The first half of this operation was tremendously successful and drew the world’s attention to conservation in Malawi. The 500 Elephants initiative will repopulate Nkhotakota after years of poaching, which had decimated its wildlife and reduced its elephant herd from 1,500 to fewer than 100 individuals. Since taking management responsibility there in August of 2015, African Parks has overhauled law enforcement, built a 78-kilometer electric ‘sanctuary’ fence for the elephants within the park’s perimeter to reduce human-wildlife conflict, provided local employment and worked with 13 Chiefs spanning 534 villages in the four bordering districts of the park. The translocation also provides an important opportunity to relieve human-wildlife conflict and pressure on natural habitats from the high density of elephants in Liwonde and Nkhotakota. Translocations are becoming increasingly necessary to combat the enormous challenges caused by habitat loss and fragmentation, and human-wildlife conflict. Sobering results were recently released from the Great Elephant Census, a continent-wide elephant survey in which African Parks participated in sharing data from parks under management in Chad, DRC and Malawi. The census counted approximately 350,000 savanna elephants (reduced from over five million a century ago) and indicated a 30 percent decline in populations between 2007 and 2014 in 15 of the 18 countries surveyed. This picture stands in contrast to the optimism emanating from the 500 Elephants translocation, which demonstrates the opportunities

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that flow from well-managed protected areas that can be a refuge for increasing populations of elephants. In its action to restore viable elephant populations and ecological integrity to the three extraordinary reserves in Malawi, 500 Elephants ignites a story of hope and possibility for regional efforts to conserve the African elephant. While the newly translocated animals, including the 261 elephants, sable antelope, buffalo, waterbuck, impala, warthog, eland and zebra, adapt to their new surroundings in Nkhotakota, teams of rangers patrol the sanctuary to monitor their security and well-being. In addition, rangers are utilizing VHF collars that were fitted to 27 elephants to track the movements of the herds and bulls. Now several weeks since the conclusion of the first half of the translocation, the rehomed animals are reported to be in good condition and adjusting well to the woodlands of Nkhotakota, where in spite of the drought gripping much of the subcontinent adequate resources and water are available. And in the meantime, African Parks is gearing up to recommence the journey of 500 Elephants with plans to start the second half of the translocation in Malawi’s winter months of 2017. African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks and protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. With the most amount of area under protection for any one NGO in Africa, African Parks manages 10 national parks and protected areas in seven countries covering six million hectares: Malawi, Zambia, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Chad. Visit www.african-parks.org and 500elephants.org to learn more and follow us on Twitter: @AfricanParks, Instagram: @AfricanParksNetwork and Facebook: www.facebook.com/AfricanParks.

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elcome to the inaugural edition of the official annual magazine of the Rotary Club of Lilongwe. Rotary Club of Lilongwe takes pride in being the biggest club in District No. 9210, which comprises Malawi, Northern Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Rotary brings together the kind of people who step forward to take on important issues for local communities worldwide. True to the spirit of Rotary, members of the Rotary Club of Lilongwe (RCL), hail from a wide range of professional backgrounds such as medical doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, artists, entrepreneurs, and executives. RCL has connected these unique perspectives, and helped leverage its members’ expertise to improve lives of the less fortunate in Malawi through implementation of various projects such as drilling boreholes, provision of medical services and equipment, provision of learning materials, building school blocks. I commend my fellow Rotarians who have contributed their time, energy and passion to implement these life-changing projects in local communities across the country. Indeed, Rotarians have demonstrated service above self, which is the official motto of Rotary. The theme for Rotary International this year is “Serving Humanity”. Rotary projects are supposed to be in line with the following five key areas of focus: peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development. In line with this theme, the members of RCL are working on projects such as In-door Residual Spray (IRS) against malaria in Munthama, Kasungu, drilling of Boreholes in Dowa and Mchinji, construction of school blocks within and outside Lilongwe, distribution of learning materials in secondary schools within Lilongwe, among others. In December every year, members of RCL host a party for orphans in various centres in Lilongwe. The RCL raises its funds through contributions by members, global grants from The Rotary Foundation and other donations from people and institutions of good will. Therefore, the publication of this magazine is not really to showcase the projects that RCL has done but rather to inform the general public of the plight of the less privileged and help inculcate a culture of service above self in serving humanity. I am wishing you a happy reading and looking forward to welcoming you at the RCL fellowship, which take place very Tuesday at the Bingu International Conference Centre, Lilongwe. Nurul Amin Usman President, Rotary Club of Lilongwe

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Club Details District 9210 Rotary Club of Lilongwe President Nurul Amin Usman Our club has 73 members www.rotary-lilongwe.org www.facebook.com/rotarylilongwe Meeting: Every Tuesday 12.15 @ Mseko Bistro, BICC, City Center, Lilongwe Changes in the program will be published on the website, My Rotary and our FB page info@rotary-lilongwe.org

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e are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Rotary International has 333,000 clubs divided over 200 countries. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable. WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT? Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages: • We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways. • We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions. • We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change. • We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.

resources and partners, we help clubs focus their service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies. ROTARY IN MALAWI Malawi falls in the Rotary District 9210, which also includes the following countries Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe with 63 active clubs, of which only five are in Malawi. Rotary Malawi has an active membership of over 250 Rotarians, all committed to serving humanity in 2016-17 Rotary year. The first Rotary club ever established in Malawi was Blantyre in 1955, this was then followed by the chartering of Limbe Club in 1965. In 1970 the Rotary Club of Lilongwe (RCL) was chartered. RCL subsequently helped charter both Mzuzu in 2002 and Bwaila in 2007.

HOW DO WE WORK? Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization’s mission and values in their elected roles. HOW DID WE GET HERE? We’ve been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. Since forming in 1905, we’ve taken on some of the world’s toughest challenges and helped a wide range of international and service organizations—from the UN to Easter Seals—get started. HOW DO WE USE OUR FUNDS? Responsible leadership means more than just doing good work—it means making the most out of every donation we receive. WHAT CAUSES DO WE SUPPORT? We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of

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The Rotary Club of Lilongwe (RCL) was founded in 1970, making it the first Rotary club in Lilongwe. In 1990, the word ‘male’ was deleted from the constitution of the club, effectively allowing ladies to become full-fledged members of RCL. The following RCL had its first woman member, who two years later was blessed with a baby! Seven years later, in 2000 the Club inducted its first female president. Many years later, the club has continued to grow in strength and to leverage resources of the members and others within and outside of Malawi, to achieve so much by way of assistance to the most needy in the country. RCL is involved in numerous projects as well as fundraising events, whose proceeds are directly channelled to schools, hospitals, local charities and other non-profit making bodies. Some notable initiatives undertaken include the following: Medical missions. This involved a visit from medical doctors from India who performed surgeries on hundreds of clients and treated thousands more Malawians from under-privileged backgrounds, all for free. End of year orphan parties. For over twenty years RCL has held end of year parties for orphans, where all kinds of gifts are also presented. Tree planting. In order to help fight deforestation, RCL collaborates with like-minded organisations and supports campaigns and events to raise awareness about the dangers. Through such events, thousands of trees have been planted. Support to schools. In conjunction with other Rotary Clubs, RCL has built classroom blocks, donated learning materials and held educational talks. Hospital bed donations and repairs. Every year RCL goes out to hospitals in and around

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Lilongwe to assess the need for and quality of beds, with a view to replace, rehabilitate and/or provide new ones. Numerous hospitals have benefitted from this gesture. Our main fundraising activities include the following: Bed Race. This is an event that attracts a number of teams that compete in a bed race. Each team is composed of up to five (5) pushers plus one ‘patient’ who must remain on the bed for the duration of the race. A team is typically sponsored by a Malawi based company, whose logos and promotional livery are clearly displayed on the bed. The judges of the contest use speed and originality in their criteria to determine the winning team. Golf Day. This is tournament is open to nonRotarians and is held on a weekend. Competing teams pay a participation fee. In addition, companies may sponsor a participating team or two. The bulk of the proceeds are channelled towards the end of year orphan party. Our meetings. Our meetings are held every Tuesday, lunch time (from 12.15 to 1.30pm), at the President’s Hotel. Occasionally the meetings are held as cocktails evenings, from 6.00 – 8.00pm. The meetings are usually full of fun as well as informative, as we have guest speakers in attendance at some of the meetings. Our sergeant at arms extracts fines from members for various ‘misdemeanours’ (which may include sporting colours of losing or winning soccer team; wearing a wrong and/or brightly coloured tie; laughing too hard etc) as well as gives members the opportunity to contribute to the coffers using ‘cross fines’. This entails asking the ‘fined’ member to contribute a stipulated amount to the club. In addition, members are allowed to express their happiness at an eventuality during the fellowship or elsewhere, this is known as ‘happy kwacha’. This allows members to contribute to the coffers any amount for merely being happy.

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Distribution of school Materials, desks and building of school blocks With support from Rotary Clubs all around the world, the Rotary Club of Lilongwe donates office blocks, desks, science equipment and numerous learning materials to learners in schools in and around Lilongwe. Emphasis is placed on the most needy learners and in addition the continued maintenance the donated equipment and related immovable assets for subsequent users. Ethics Program The Ethics program espouses the importance of understanding the basic tenets as well as showing an aptitude for among young learners in Malawi. The Rotary Club of Lilongwe conducts an Essay Contest that is open to Malawian learners. Three prize winners are then selected out of the entries, and these go home with substantial contributions to their school fees! The prize giving ceremony, which is graced by Rotarians, their Anns and guests, is then held centrally in Lilongwe. Beds and Mattress Donation Bwaila Hospital Annually we organize the fun bed race and the proceeds go to repairs of beds, new beds and mattresses at Bwaila Hospital. DISTRICT CONFERENCE (DISCON) In 2016 the DISCON was held in Mangochi, along the beautiful Lake Malawi shores. The 4 day conference was a vibrant, interesting and meaningful success!

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Preparations are underway for the next DISCON, which will be held in Victoria Falls town, Zimbabwe in May 2017. Trainings and Seminars Throughout the year training and seminars are organized for Rotarians to educate them on the ins & outs of Rotary and to build-up leadership skills thereby supporting Rotarians to excel. Progressive dinner A night full of food and laughter. Rotarians and Ann’s flagged it off with starters at PP Haroon’s Residence, and then moved on to the main course at Rotarian Lowry’s Residence, and topped it off with healthy servings of dessert and drinks at Rotarian Eveline’s lodge. This all took place in one night full of laughter and banter, a night worth remembering! Vocational services Rotarians are Professionals and business men and women from many different vocations such as lawyers, accountants, teachers, poets, hoteliers, contractors, architects, economists, farmers and many more. During career talks Rotarians inform and motivate the youth and show them the possibilities life has to offer. Tree planting During this annual event Rotarians plant trees in order to fight deforestation and create awareness on the importance of our trees in Malawi. In January 2016 we planted 5,500 trees in conjunction with Lilongwe Water Board. The trees were generously donated by Press Trust.

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Orphan End of Year Party At this event, numerous food and other items are packed and distributed to orphanages in and around Lilongwe, by the members. For example, in 2015 wetreated up to 2,762 orphans in 11 orphanages to a great party of sumptuous meals and assorted gifts! Bed Race The competition is open to all Malawians and it is sponsored by various companies. The proceeds from this event are then used to repair and replace beds and mattresses in hospitals in and around Lilongwe. This is another day packed with fun! Golf Tournament Every year the Rotary Club of Lilongwe organizes a golf tournament, which is played at the Lilongwe Golf Course. Each team that enters to play in the tournament is required to pay a set fee and some teams are sponsored by companies.

This project benefitted patients from the underprivileged sections of society from the areas around Lilongwe, as well as other regions of Malawi. Patients who presented with problems ranging from tumors, fractures (including dental with displacements), hernia, gynecological complications, kidney Stones, orthopedic complications, burns/deformities, and other problems were attended to. The doctors successfully performed over 300 operations and saw more than 2,000 out-patients. The intention is to extend this service to as many Malawians as can be possibly be helped, which may go into the hundreds. The positive off-spin of this visit was that the host doctors will continue to treat and assist patients with the new skills and confidence gained during the hands-on experience and confidence building sessions. Similar subsequent missions are envisaged, so watch the space!

Although these are called tournaments, it is in reality a day of fun filled golfing adventure as it pits golfers of all handicaps. Winners of the tournament are rewarded and the rest of proceeds then are channeled to various Rotary projects in an around Lilongwe. Medical Mission In partnership with the Rotary Club of Chandigarh, India and the Ministry of Health hosted a Medical mission at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) 30 Medical specialists, 22 of whom are practicing Medical doctors specialising in various areas including General surgery, Dermatology, Gynaecology, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) visited the country.

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Historical & Fun facts The first club president in 1970 was Charles Dunhill In 1971 a donation of K60 raised jointly by the Club and Round Table was sent to the Olympic Games Committee of Malawi In 1971 four wheel chairs were purchased for K180 In 1972 a raffle for a motor cycle valued at MK220 made a profit of MK 158 for Rotary Foundation In 1972 a charter dinner was held at Lilongwe hotel at the steep cost of MK 2 In 1974 a Casino Night and Raffle to raise funds for furniture for Chilinde School, Kawale, netted K350 In 1974 Electricity plant at Nkhotakota Mission was repaired The 1977-1979 were famous years for their casino nights, gala dinners and pub nights In 1979 60 wheelchairs received from Poulton-le-Fylde and distributed through the Private Hospitals Association of Malawi (P.H.A.M.). 1980 Casino Night profit K3,417, a new record! 1980 P.D.G. Jim Vanderburg informed us that the Club’s Polio Project had been approved as per the August proposal In 1981 we had the first youth exchange visit In 1981 the club took 60 children from Mbidzi Primary School to the Lake for a days outing

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1982 40 sets Rollators presented to Kamuzu Central Hospital 1986 K300,000 grant received from Rotary International for Polio Vaccination Programme for two years 1987 a casino night was held on 7th November which raised K4,068 and on the 29th November the Christmas Fair was held at the Tobacco Auction Floors (AHL). This major fundraising event raised approximately K16,000 1989 the first meeting of every month was an evening social function 1989 a second consignment of books from Brothers - Brothers worth USD346,000 had been dispatched 1989 the first trainees at the Vocational Training Centre were to be admitted in October 1989 In December a family lunch was held. The club had a specific “greeter” to look after guests and visitors. 1989 a fashion show in November raised K420 1990 a Club Assembly was held on 3rd April. The word “male” was deleted from the constitution, effectively allowing ladies into Lilongwe Club!- 1991 Induction of first Malawi’s Lady Rotarian into the Club Construction of a house in Area 25 for Habitat for Humanity (valued at K3,300) Vicky Quinn (Malawi’s first lady Rotarian) becomes first Malawi Rotarian to give birth 1994 Ambulance donated to Sisters of Charity with Assistance from UNICEF Country Director 1994 28 handicapped students graduated at the Vocational Training Centre, and were given start up kits worth more than K90,000 1995 40 Bush ambulances donated to Christian Health Association at a cost of more than K70,000. The ambulances, consisting of a trailer pulled by a bicycle 1996 Raised K10,000 for the LEA School in a DRAMSOC Play “Pass the Butler” 1997 Made a donation of K5,000 to the Association of Albinos in Malawi to hold a “Skin Care Seminar” 1997 Erected a K20,000 basketball court in Area 12 of Lilongwe for use by the youth 1997 K14,000 donated to Polio National


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Immunization Days Kick-Polio-Out of Africa� walkers Karl Langdon and Duncan Harvine visited the Club, on their walk from Cape to Cairo. Started walk in RSA in February 1997. While in Lilongwe the team was unfortunate to have been robbed of part of their money on 14th August and the Club donated K5,500 towards efforts to re-stock their cash needs. 2002 Hosted inter-continental Medicare team consisting of 12 Physicians from India who performed eye and dental operations at Lilongwe Central Hospital and donated medicines and medical equipment to Lilongwe Central Hospital and Mulanje Mission 2002 July-August Rehabilitation of 300 hospital beds for Lilongwe Central Hospital at a total cost of K400,000 2002 Christmas Party for 400 children from Mchinji, Area 25 and 49 and Nkhoma Orphanages at Bishop Mackenzie 2003 Club raised a total of K1.8m from Bed race Christmas Party and Golf Competition 2003 Club participated in a Tree Planting Project on Kamuzu Procession Road between Area 30 and Area 28 2003 The Club painted Lilongwe Bottom Hospital

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General Info TOURIST VISAS FOR AFRICA VISA PROCUREMENT Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from Africa and that you have enough blank pages in your passport for all of the visas you require. Visas in Africa can be obtained at the border however it is essential that you check the visa requirements of every country you will be visiting with the local embassy, consulate or a reputable visa handling company for the most up to date visa information before you travel. African countries are in a continual state of political flux and visa requirements can change overnight. Kenya Visa Requirements South African passport holders as of September 2016 will require a visa for Kenya. Most nationalities, including UK, USA, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand passport holders, require a visa to enter Kenya. On 1st July 2015 the government of Kenya introduced an electronic visa application. It is still possible to purchase a visa upon arrival up until 31 August 2015. From 01 September 2015 ALL tourists wishing to visit Kenya need to apply for a visa online at www.ecitizen.go.ke. The visa process can take up to 7 working days. For further details www.kenyaembassy.com Tanzania Visa Requirements Most nationalities require a visa to enter Tanzania. UK, USA, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African passport holders can get a visa, which is valid for 3 months, upon arrival or in advance from the Tanzania embassy. For further details immigration.go.tz Malawi Visa Requirements

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As of the 1st October 2015 passport holders of (but not limited to) UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be charged a visa fee at the border into Malawi. The cost is $50 for a 7 day transit visa and $75 for a 90 day single entry visa. Zambia Visa Requirements South African passport holders do not require a visa to visit Zambia. Most nationalities, including UK, USA, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand passport holders, require a visa to enter Zambia which can be obtained upon arrival. For further details www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm Zimbabwe Visa Requirements South African passport holders do not require a visa to visit Zimbabwe. Most nationalities, including UK, USA, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand passport holders, require a visa to enter Zimbabwe which can be obtained upon arrival or in advance from an embassy. A new joint Zimbabwe/Zambia UNIVISA system was introduced in December 2014. This allows you to enter both countries using this dual visa, which is valid for 30 days. For further details www.zimbabweconsulate.co.za Bostwana Visa Requirements Most nationalities, including UK, USA, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African passport holders, do not require a visa to visit Botswana for up to 30 days. For further details www.botswanaembassy.org Namibia Visa Requirements Most nationalities, including UK, USA, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African passport holders, do not require a visa to visit Namibia for up to 90 days. For further details www.naankuse.com/Namibia‎

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