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ARTICLES: Cheetah in Liwonde 10 - 14 Effects of Deforestation on Rainfall 32 - 35 Birds of Malawi Book Review 41 Common Medical Myths Debunked 46 - 47 Veterinary Training & Animal Welfare 52 Pangolin 78 - 81 The Top 5 Wildlife Attractions of the South Luangwa National Park 108 - 111 BUSINESS Banks, Financial Services & Forex Services Shopping

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May 2017 saw a historic moment in the rehabilitation of Liwonde National Park as 4 cheetahs from South Africa were released into the park, bringing back the species after some 100 years after they were last recorded in the area. The last official recorded sighting of a wild Cheetah in Malawi as a whole was in Kasungu National Park in August 1989.

Cheetah are an endangered species and are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) and listed in Appendix 1 by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). The global Cheetah population is estimated at roughly 6,700 animals which can be broken down regionally into an estimated 4,190 adults in Southern Africa; 1,960 adults in Eastern Africa; 440 adults in Western, Central and Northern Africa; and 80 adults in Iran. Â This estimate includes both captive and wild cheetah. Considering the status of cheetah, these animals do not have sufficient genetic diversity to retain a diverse enough

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gene pool. It is for this reason that human mediated gene flow is essential to ensure the long term genetic health of these populations. This is achieved through planned translocations and population management. Experts believe that direct persecution and habitat loss were key causes for their disappearance from much of their range. The illegal international trade in live Cheetah has also been a concern and gained the attention of CITES in 2013. Live Cheetah are caught and traded illegally in the pet trade and they are also hunted for their skin. In Malawi, the management of Cheetah is governed by the National Parks and Wildlife (Amendment) Act (Act No. 11 of 2017). This act provides legal protection against the killing or capture of wild Cheetahs. In 2016 discussions between African Parks, Liwonde and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) were initiated to find suitable cheetah in South Africa

from a wild population, which were also predator savvy. Lions kill many cheetah in the wild and it is our intention to introduce both lion and leopard into the park within the next 2 years. 5 Suitable animals all with unrelated lineage were selected from Mountain Zebra National Park, Amakala Private Reserve, Phinda and Welgevonden. These animals were caught and transported to a holding boma in Marakele National Park. The animals remained there until the necessary permitting procedures had taken place allowing the export of these cheetah from South Africa to Malawi. Priority for Liwonde was that the security and safety of these animals would be assured. In 2016 alone Rangers conducted more than 5,000 patrol days, removed over 22,000 snares and our team built 117 km of perimeter fencing to ensure both humans and wildlife could be safe and secure.

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Our rangers and general staff underwent training on cheetah which included the history of the species, its conservation status and, most importantly, the behavior of cheetah. This is a new species to many people here and we wanted to ensure that people were adequately informed on the species. The Department of National Parks and Wildlife hastily issued the import permit permitting the cheetah to enter Malawi, however, the exporting procedure took longer than expected as the South African authorities have strict rules with regards to moving wild caught cheetah out of South Africa. After a few anxious months the export permits were finally issued. Liwonde management were overjoyed with the news and quickly set into motion to

get these animals moved to their new home, Liwonde National Park. It must be said that we were not the only ones excited by this introduction. After our social media announcement, many Malawians expressed joy and excitement at what we were doing. This further cemented the idea that this was going to be a successful introduction. Robin Pope Safaris and Ulendo Airlink kindly donated the use of their Caravan aircraft to bring the animals to their new home. On the 17 May 5 the 5 cheetahs were darted and given a final once over veterinary health check. To give our cheetah their best chances in their

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new home it is protocol to treat each animal against ticks and other parasites by deworming them and applying a long lasting topical tick spray. They were also vaccinated against rabies and various viruses which felines are susceptible to. Each individual animal was also fitted with a satellite tracking collar, enabling Liwonde management to locate their where about daily. The Cheetah were then placed in separate transport boxes for the long journey which lay ahead of them. Each travel box was comfortable enough for the animal to sit or stand during the trip as well as have access to water should they wish to drink. Sadly, during the road transfer, one of the young male animals died. This was later discovered to have been due to a genetic abnormality. It’s interesting to note that Cheetah are not tranquilized at all during their travels as they tend to react badly to most of the types of drugs used to sedate animals for long periods of time. Seeing as this was the case it was of no surprise to us when offloading the cheetah at the airstrip we were greeted with snarls and spits from some of the animals. The cheetah moved together with the Cheetah Metapopulation Coordinator for EWT Vincent Van Der Merwe and Dr Pete Caldwell, who is an expert on cheetah veterinary care and has taken part in many translocations of cheetah. They were at their destination, a specially designed predator proof boma, within 7 hours of take-off from South Af-

rica. This was to be their home for a few weeks so that they could settle down and acclimatize to their new home. Together with EWT a Cheetah monitor was employed in a temporary capacity so that continued monitoring of the animals could take place during the initial post release stage. The monitor also assisted us with the process of habituating them to people and vehicles. This is a necessary management tool as when managing a population it may be necessary to change tracking collars, treat any wounds etc and very wild animals can be difficult to get close to for darting. A decision was taken to not release all the cheetah at once but rather singly to minimise any possible negative interaction. On the 5 June, the first wild cheetah CM2 (his identification number) walked freely into Liwonde National Park. The release could not have gone any smoother, it was like he had read the perfect script and walked out the boma with very little encouragement! When releasing carnivores, it is common practice to deny individuals food for a few days before release to ensure that when the gates are opened the animals are hungry enough to be lured out of the boma with food on a vehicle. A visibly hungry CM2 followed the release vehicle. Once far enough from the gate the food was cut free and he took it into the grass where he hungrily sat enjoying his meal, eventually taking the food further into the long grass where he sat, hidden from view.

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This is always a tense moment but fantastic when it goes to plan! The next to go was the adult female and then finally the young male and female.

more exciting developments regarding the cheetah in Liwonde National Park! The next generation of these beautiful felines are on their way!

After each animal release, CM1, CF1 and CF2 were all found to be within 100500m of each other and within a few km of the boma. The behaviour of CM2 was drastically different as upon release, he travelled over 65km in six days! In this time, he travelled almost the entire length of the park and back which he continued to do for some time before settling down mostly in the southern part of the park. All animals have been sighted regularly since and even by excited tourists. All animals appear to have made kills and are successfully hunting for themselves. Just last month CM2 and CF2 were sighted together and were mating! We are hopeful that this was a successful mating, in which case there should some spotted cubs in around September. So, watch this space for

Liwonde National Park is managed by African Parks in partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Malawi. African Parks is a non-profit organisation that takes on direct responsibility for the rehabilitation and longterm management of national parks and protected areas, in partnership with governments and local communities. By adopting a business approach to conservation, supported by donor funding, we aim to make each park sustainable in the long-term, thereby contributing to economic development and poverty alleviation. We currently manage eleven parks in eight countries – Benin, CAR, Chad, Congo, DRC, Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia - with a combined area in excess of 6 million hectares.

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Business Services FREIGHT FORWARDERS Bollore Africa Logistics - H/O - Blantyre: Tel: 01 871 555/150. Chileka: 0111 692 262. Dedza: 01 233 415. Dwangwa: 0994 845 736. Lilongwe: Kamuzu Int’ Air’: 01 700 722. Kanengo: 01 710 233. Machinji: 01 242 268, 0999 054 025. Mwanza: 01 423 333, 0999 950 333. Nchalo: 01 425 200, 0999 578 417. Songwe: 01 362 605, 0994 495 623 Email: bollore.malawi@bollore.com, sales.malawi@bollore.com Combine Cargo, Kidney Crescent, Blantyre, Tel: 01 876 357, 0999 971 517, www.combinecargo.mw DSV Air and Sea Ltd - H/O - Kanengo, Llw, Tel: 01 712 070/30. 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 Capital Pest Control, Murray Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 754 519, 0888 824 926, Fumigation International Malawi - H/O Lilongwe: Kenengo, Tel: 0882 262 908, email: ryan.fim@webmail.mw. Blantyre: Tel: 0888 861 680, email: fim.blantyre@webmail.mw, www.fumigationinternational.com Pison Produce & pest Control, Bt, Tel 0999 328 151, email: johnmakondesa@ymail.com Rentokil - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 01 840 735, 0885 886 575, Lilongwe: Chilambula Rd, Tel: 01 756 593, 0999 960 583, email: terry.kelly@rentokil-initial.com, www.rentokil.mw

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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 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: 0992 288 489. Ulendo Complex, llw, Tel: 0999 418 393 Total Look Salon, Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 847 200, 0888 207 700, 0995 207 700 Total Bliss Spa @ Madidi, Area 9, Llw, Tel: 0880 612 650, 0882 852 025, 0994 602 284 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

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Services HAULAGE / TRANSPORT AGS - Blantyre: Tel: 01 822 413, 0888 829 437. Lilongwe: off Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 759 374, 0888 839 528. Email: ags-malawi@agsmovers.com AWS Freight, Blantyre, Tel: 01 873 125/6 Almcida Transport, Kanengo, Lilongwe, Tel: 0999 823 711 Chirimba Container Terminal, Chirimba, Bt, Tel: 0111 912 074 Enterprise Containers, Ginnery Cnr, Blantyre, Tel: 01 870 800/94, Load Master, Chileka Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 0111 683 135, 0888 722 440 Manica, Makata Ind. Site, Macleod Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 876 566, www.manica-africa.com Mulli Brothers - H/O - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 0111 657 213/55. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 711 686, email: mullibrothers@africa-online.net Siku Transport H/O - Blantyre: Tel: 01 874 022 / 875 022. Dwangwa: Tel: 01 295 378. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 762 688/ 817. Nchalo: Tel: 01 424 251 Trans Maritime, Uta Weleza Complex, Kidney Crescent, Bt, Tel: 01 876 100, email: ismail@transmaritime.net

INSURANCE 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. Email: britammw@britam.com 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 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,

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Services 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, 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.

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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 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

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Business 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 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 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

Worldwide Movers, Kanengo, Llw, Tel: 0999 963 888, 0888 828 930, email: wwmmw@gmx.de 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 Aluminium Systems - Blantyre: Kidney Cres’, Tel: 01 879 118/123, 01 870 327, 0999 970 751, 0888 826 151, email: info@aluminiumsystemsmw. com. Lilongwe: Area 4, Tel: 0999 197 181, 0888 499 843, www.aluminiumsystemsmw.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 Cont...

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Services G4S Secure Solutions Malawi - H/O Blantyre: Tel: 0999 971 041/45, 0999 965 380, 0888 960 410. Lilongwe: Old Town, Tel: 01 750 309 / 754 804. Area 43: Tel: 0995 971 041. Area 47, Lasec Building: Tel: 01 762 700. City Centre: Tel: 01 773 812. Kanengo: Tel: 01 711 347/041. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 310 286. Email: sales@mw.g4s.com 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 Pleasant, Tel: 0999 983 707 / 0111 738 149

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

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 Dodi Taxi Service, Llw, Tel: 0888 470 007, 0999 570 007 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 VGTF Taxis, Crossroads, Bt, Tel: 0888 868 176, 0999 868 176, email: vgtftaxi@gmail.com

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by Dr John Wilson

Bioprecipitation The concept of rain-making bacteria called “bioprecipitation� was proposed by David Sands in 1983. A group of bacteria identified as INA have the remarkable property of causing water to freeze at warmer temperatures than usual. These are plentiful on trees and are caught in upward airflows and carried up into clouds. There they cause ice crystals to form which act as nuclei for raindrops, triggering precipitation. The bacteria are carried back to earth in the rain to start the cycle over again. There are many times more of these bacteria on trees than on other types of vegetation, and hence the decline in rainfall when the trees are removed.

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Change in rainfall on Satemwa Tea Estate The rainfall recorded on Chawani block of Satemwa tea estate in Thyolo, which was nearest to the evergreen rain forest on the summit of Thyolo Mountain, was always much higher than all the other blocks further away until this 8.353km2 Forest Reserve was totally destroyed in 2000 - 2001 by local communities encroaching this protected area to grow maize. The average annual rainfall on Chawani block fell by 279.57mm = 10.97inches compared to Sambankhanga block, which is furthest from the forest, following the destruction of this forest. This was 17.33% of the average annual rainfall per year from 1990/1991 to 2000/2001 and inspite of the 10ha. evergreen forest remnant preserved on Chawani block, which may have had some ameliorating effect.

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The streams that originated on Thyolo Mountain also dried up, leading to a cry for boreholes from the same communities who had illegally encroached on and totally destroyed the forest reserve, with the loss of its unique biodiversity, especially of birds.

sons. Typically, river flow (and lake level) can be related to rainfall up to 4 years back.

Forestry development and stream flows on Zomba Plateau.

Change in rainfall on the outer slopes of Zomba Plateau

The development of Zomba Plateau as a timber plantation began in 1907. By 1955 the plantation area was only 145 ha.; this increased by 500 ha. by 1960, 1,118 ha. By 1970, and 2,093 ha. By 1992. Over 80% of the plantation was Pinus patula, the Mexican Pine.

The clear felling of large areas of pines on the slopes of Zomba Plateau has had a measurable effect on the rainfall of neighbouring villages. The rainfall recorded just below the forest reserve on the outer slope of Zomba Plateau at 4,600 ft.a.s.l. has declined considerably over the last three years, which appears to be related to the complete clear felling of the pine plantation above this site 2014/ 2015, compounded by the cultivation of the entire surrounding area.

Trees draw up water to meet the evaporative demand of the atmosphere and to drive growth processes. Expansion in plantation area resulted in an increased leaf area, thus potentially increasing the loss of water through evapo-transpiration and interception. However, it was found that river flows were positively correlated with plantation area. In other words, as the plantation area increased, so did average river flows. The increase in river flow was approximately 30%.

Now that most of this plantation has gone, the rainfall will have fallen and the flow of the Mulunguzi River reduced accordingly.

This is in comparison to the rainfall recorded at Zomba Forest Lodge 5km to the west and at the foot of the Mulunguzi Gorge at 3,400 ft a.s.l. 8km to the north-east, where a substantial number of trees still survive. The effect of falling rainfall on lake levels. The amount of rainfall in any one year, or over a period, especially in the catchments, is reflected in the level of the lakes in Malawi.

The relationship between rainfall and mean annual river flow was not significant. This is probably because of the importance of groundwater flows from previous rainy sea-

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The level of Lake Malawi has fallen for the last 6 years. Lake Chilwa has dried up every year, for the last 6 years, since 2012. Lake Chiuta dried up in 2016 for the first time since 1850. This is clear evidence that the annual rainfall in all these lake catchments has been falling over the last 6 years or more. Malawi has lost 7.8 million hectares of trees since the 1980’s, which is almost 83% of the total area of the country. Malawi’s Deforestation Rate is 2.8% which is the fourth highest in the world, second highest in Africa and the highest in SADC. The wholesale deforestation of water catchments, throughout Malawi, especially forest reserves and particularly over the last 10 or 15 years, is thus believed to be a major contributing factor in the fall in the level of these lakes. The consequences of the fall in lake levels for Malawi A. Malawi’s Hydro-electric power By October last year the level of Lake Malawi was down to 473.15m a.s.l, power generation was down to 150MW and the month’s power shedding was 321 hrs (an average of over 10hrs/day). This year the level of Lake Malawi is predicted to fall further to 472.5m a.s.l., cutting electric power generation to even less than 50%, which will result in even more extensive blackouts than were experienced in 2016.

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The future outlook for Malawi’s power supply is dire, especially as the project to supply Lilongwe by pumping water from Lake Malawi is implemented, thus further reducing the flow of the Shire River and consuming vast quantities of electric power. B. Lake Chilwa Lake Chilwa dried 12 times in the last century and it has now dried every year for the last 6 years, since 2012, except in 2015 following the cyclone. This year it is drying again. When Lake Chilwa dries, the fishery, which yields an average of 10-16,000 tons of fish a year worth about US$17million, ceases to exist. This imposes great hardship especially on all those who depend on the fishing industry for their livelihood. The effect on Lake Chilwa’s waterbirds In the years when the lake has dried, the fishermen have to turn to other resources, mainly the waterbirds. In 1996, the year after the lake had dried, it was conservatively estimated that 1.2 million waterbirds were trapped or shot; mainly Lesser Gallinules and Lesser Moorhens, but also Spoonbills, Glossy Ibis, etc. In 2013, it was noted that even bird species which were formerly protected by taboo were now being targeted; these included the white Egrets (Cattle Egrets, Great White Egrets, Yellow-billed Egrets and Little Egrets), Reed Cormorants, Grey Herons, and even Grey-headed Gulls, amongst others. A further consequence of the deforestation of Zomba Plateau: Blackfly in the Domasi River and elsewhere in Zomba City.

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The destruction of the pines on Zomba Plateau above Domasi resulted in a slight change in the level of the acidity in the water of the streams running from the area. This was enough to encourage the breeding of blackfly (Simulium), otherwise known as “Bingu”, the carriers of the parasite which causes River Blindness (Onchocerciasis) which occurs in many parts of Africa. A number of local residents have been infected, especially the girls at the Domasi Secondary School. Fortunately, early treatment has meant they have not been blinded, but rather suffered large and unsightly swelling. The blackfly larva used to be killed by pouring DDT into rivers, but apparently it is now being brought under control by putting a strain of Bacillus thuringiensis into the water. This attacks and kills the larvae of the blackfly, but does no damage to the environment.

References. Carr, Stephen (2017). Why do trees attract more rain? Wildlife and Environmental Society Zomba Branch Newsletter Owen, R.B., and R. Crossley. Recent sedimentation in Lake Chilwa and Chiuta, Malawi. Pemba, Dylo (2016) Wildlife and Environmental Society Newsletter, Zomba Branch. Sitaube, Langes A., P. Mtambo and Stephen D. Makungwa (1996). Forestry development and stream flows on Zomba Plateau. FRIM Newsletter No.78.

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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 Jacaranda Cultural Center (French), Bt, CFAO Complex, Tel: 0992 551 369, email: jacarandaculturalcenter@gmail.com, www.jacarandaculturalcenter.wordpress.com Frisson Art Gallery & Craft Shop, Llw, Tel: 0992 982 24 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

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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 BOOK SHOPS Jacaranda Cultural Center (French), Bt, CFAO Complex, Tel: 0992 551 369, email: jacarandaculturalcenter@gmail.com, www.jacarandaculturalcenter.wordpress.com 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 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

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Softnet Broadband (V-SAT), Mt Pleasant, Leslie Rd. Blantyre, Tel: 0111 913 771/2, email: sales@softnet.mw, www.softnet.mw Xerographics - Blantyre: Xerox Centre, Churchill Rd, Tel: 01 844 511/781, 01 840 796 email: blantyre@xerographicsmw.com. Lilongwe: Kang’ombe House, Tel: 01 775 807/4, 01 753 353 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS & OR EQUIPMENT Better Bricks, Llw, Tel: 0888 446 323, email: deanspowerplant@gmail.com Building Products, Kanengo, Llw, Tel: 0997 409 104, 0881 248 370, email: sales@buildingproductsmw.com Link Building Products - Blantyre: Top Mandala, Tel: 01 870 205. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 756 653. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 311 766, email: info@lbpmw.com Macsteel, Bt, Tel: 01 843 285/677, www.macsteel.co.za Polyplast, Limbe, Bt, Tel: 01 917 212, 0888 830 153 Safintra, off Paul Kagame Rd, Llw, Tel: 01 752 357/8, 0999 967 272, www.safintra-malawi.com Shire Limited, Raynor Avenue, Limbe, Bt Tel: 01 845 011/2/3. Lilongwe: Chilambula Road, Tel: 01 754 687/875/878 Terrastone Ltd, Bt, Tel: 0888 821 733, email: blt@terrastone.mw, isabel.aco@hotmail.com Tinashe Distributors, Kassam House, along Paul Kagame Highway, lwTel: 01 754 120, 0999 551 120, 0995 310 042 CORPORATE GIFTS & DESIGN Bombay Bazaar, Haile Selassie Rd, Bt, Tel: 01 820 933/141, 0888 834 934, email: bombaybazaarmw@gmail.com Creative Images, Namwiwawa Ave. Bt, Tel: 0999 942 224 Industrial Signage & Media Specialists, along Chipembere Highway, Limbe, Tel: 0111 988 523, 0999 290 572 Limbe Tailoring Company (incl.embroidery services), Limbe, Bt, Tel: 01 843 969 / 841 564/554, 0888 208413, email: ltc@africa-online.net DISTRIBUTORS Cold Chain, Maselema, Bt, Tel: 01 875 100, 0992 991 094/6, email: sales@coldchainmw.com Innscor & Comox, Makata, Bt, Tel: 01 877 845 / 873 333 Norkie (Chinese foodstuff), Area 3, Upland House, Llw, Tel: 0999 204 036, 0888 358 118 Tinashe Distributors, Kassam House, along Paul Kagame Highway, Tel: 01 754 120, 0999 551 120, 0995 310 042 Rab Processors, Maselema, Limbe, Tel: 01 845 200 / 841 422, email: rab@rabmw.com ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES & OR SUPPLIES AT Carter - Blantyre: Chipembere H/W, Tel: 01 840 205 / 844 819 / 845 655. Lilongwe: Area 3, Tel: 01 750 038/730. Email: atcarter@globemw.net.

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Akbanies, Lilongwe along Kamuzu Proc. rd. Area 2, Tel: 01 724 416, email: akbanies@globemax4g.com, www.akbanies.com Blockbuster - Blantyre: Limbe, Tel: 01 841 276/89 , 0888 824 428, 0999 824 428. Lilongwe: Off Paul Kagame Rd, Mpico Blg, Tel: 01 754 428, 0888 665 885, email: blockbuster@globemw.net Consumer Electronic Services - Blantyre: Kanabar House, opp Mount Soche Hotel, Tel: 01 822 624 / 821 121. Lilongwe: Daud Complex, Area 3, Tel: 01 756 400/ 756 402, 0999 821 445. Gateway Mall: Tel: 0211 821 786, 0994 914 738 Electra Sales, Mandala Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 519 / 755 264 Electrade Distributors - Blantyre: Electrade House, Chipembere highway, Kristwick, Tel: 01 877 940, 0999 151 787, 0212 877 947, 0212 877 947, email: electrademw@gmail.com Globe Electronics - Blantyre: Fatima Arcade, Haile Selassie Rd, Tel: 01 823 130. Lilongwe: Manobec Complex, next to Mchinji Round-a-bout, Tel: 01 751 999, email: electronics@globemw.net, www.globegroup.mw HTC Supplies, Kamuzu Procession Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 160. Mzuzu: 01 310 884, email: agna2001@yahoo.com, www.htcsupplies.com Huma Wholesale, Old Town, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 724 615, email: huma@globemw.net Impex Housewares, , Limbe, bt, L.T.C Building, Next to the Pound Shop. Tel: 01 840 038. Fax: 01 840 242, 0888 822 210 e-mail: yunuspatel@globemw.net New City Centre, Blantyre, Tel: 01 820 443/798, email: nccbt@yabhanagroup.com Limbe, Tel: 01 844 714 email: ncclb@yabhanagroup.com OG Electricals (retail & wholesale), Lilongwe: Daud Complex, Kamuzu Procession Rd, Tel: 01 755 947, 0211 877 940, email: info@ogelectricals.com

Radio & Electrical Services - Blantyre: Victoria Ave, Tel: 01 833 212. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 750 430 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 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

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Shopping 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 Bombay Bazaar, Haile Selassie Rd, Bt, Tel: 01 820 933/141, 0888 834 934, email: bombaybazaarmw@gmail.com 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 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

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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 Building Products, Kanengo, Llw, Tel: 0997 409 104, 0881 248 370, email: sales@buildingproductsmw.com Cashbuild, Llw, Tel: 01 752 007/1, 01 750 010 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 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

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What I particularly like about this book, apart from the absolutely superb pictures, are the interesting little snippets of information on each featured species. While it makes no claim to be a comprehensive guide to all species found in Malawi, it is a fine companion that would sit proudly and comfortably on any lodge coffee-table or in a guide’s satchel. The quality of the photos is truly outstanding; my personal favourite bird being the African Skimmer, so I am doubly delighted that it graces the front cover – their grace and elegance when flying and feeding in unison is a sight to behold.

By Mark Sprong

Birds of Malawi – The Splendour of Diversity certainly celebrates the beauty and diversity that these birds bring to Malawi. A poignant and critical message however begins in the Foreword - that without the preservation of the habitats, they will simply disappear. This is most alarming and I hope this book goes some way to encourage every reader to do whatever they can to ensure habitat protection. By saying no to unsustainable charcoal, planting more trees, shrubs and flowers, removing litter and reporting environmental misuse, we can slow the path to destruction whilst long lasting strategies are devised and effectively implemented.

Birds of Malawi – The Splendour of Diversity is an apt name for this stunning book. Malawi’s Unique Selling Point [USP] is the diversity packed into a small country. Throughout the tourism industry this is the most widely used metaphor when we are asked why people should visit. Nothing supports this statement more than the varied birdlife that can be seen in Malawi on any one visit. A distinctive and diverse birdlife is indicative of a wholesome and varied habitat – “Birding” offers - dedicated birders aside - an added value to anyone’ s holiday or experience. All residents and I am sure most visitors, will be familiar with the wake-up call of the Heuglin’s [White Browed] Scrub Robin singing at the top of his voice – usually just outside your window at 05.30 in the morning - or the Arrow Marked Babblers noisily foraging outside when you are trying to enjoy a quiet afternoon tea. The haunting cry of the Fish Eagle or shrill screech of the Barn Owl and the loud protests of a Blacksmith Plover are quickly recognisable and always memories easily conjured-up.

This book adds to a quiver of books celebrating the beauty and attractiveness of Malawi and I encourage all who come across it to buy it and use it! Good reading Mark Sprong, Owner of Land and Lake Safaris – offering quality safaris in Malawi now for 30 years

A Red-faced Mousebird, from Birds of Malawi, the Splendour of Diversity by Palmer and Wilson (c) Central Africana Bentley / Palmer Palmer

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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

PET SHOPS Wonder Pets, Llw City Mall, Llw, Tel: 0999 914 444, email: wonderpetsmw@gmail.com 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 The Gateway, Llw, Tel: 01 770 622, email: mpicoll@mpicomw.com 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 Engineering- 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 Nordam Enterprises, Tel: 0999 246 782, email:nordam@africa-online.net, Cont. www.nordamenterprises.com

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Shopping 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 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

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By Dr. Susan Waldran We are all taught some basic medical ‘truths’ when we are kids. Maybe our parents taught us, maybe our grandparents, maybe we heard them from friends at school or read about them in a book. Or perhaps we heard the same thing from all of these trusted sources. I certainly grew up terrified of swallowing an apple pip in case an apple tree grew in my stomach. Perhaps that’s why I still don’t like apples. In any case most of these home ‘truths’ are not actually true but are medical myths. And I LOVE debunking medical myths. So here are a few of my favourites.

1. You will catch a cold if you get cold. This is a perennial favourite and one I’ve encountered worldwide. A similar version is that going out in cold weather with wet hair will make you sick. Most of us love to blame the weather for our illnesses, but the fact remains that colds and flu are caused by viruses and not by cold weather. A study conducted in 1968 exposed two groups of participants to the cold virus (rhinovirus). One group were in a warm room and the other group were shivering in a cold bath. There was no difference in the chance of catching a cold between the two groups. 2. You only use 10% of your brain power. Unfortunately this is not true. We do not have 90% free brain power just waiting to be tapped into. We do not use all of our brain for every task but we 46

do use every part of brain over the course of the day. Functional brain scans which light up when each part of the brain is used show this very clearly. 3. If you swallow chewing gum it will stay in your stomach for 7 years. Not true! Chewing gum is mostly made up of ingredients that are indigestible to humans and it is certainly not nutritious. However, we eat lots of stuff that is indigestible. Dietary fibre is indigestible but is an important part of our diet, decreasing our risk of bowel cancer. Likewise, children often swallow indigestible items such as coins or small toys. These pass through the digestive system and out in the faeces. Chewing gum does the same thing and passes through the system in a day or two. I’m not saying you should swallow chewing gum, but personally I’d prefer you flush it down the loo than leaving it somewhere for me to step on. 4. Eating at night will make you fat. Sorry not true. A snack at any time of day that is in excess of your energy requirements will contribute to weight gain. Food eaten at night has the same calorie/kilojoule count as food eaten during the day so it makes no difference whether you snack in the daytime or at night time. 5. Adults should drink 8 glasses of water per day. Anyone who has tried to do this in a cool climate

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without exercising will realise this is crazy and just results in a very full bladder and multiple trips to the bathroom. Our bodies are extremely good at regulating our fluid intake. When we need more fluid we will feel thirsty. So, if you’re thirsty, drink some water. If you’re not thirsty drink some water if you want to, but nothing terrible will happen if you don’t.

eating before going for a swim. Boy am I glad my parents didn’t believe in this one! There is nothing better than dashing into the water on a hot day, regardless of whether you’ve eaten recently or not. Eating a large meal before swimming can certainly make you a bit uncomfortable and slow you down but it does not increase your risk of drowning or suffering from cramp.

6. The MMR vaccine causes autism. This myth is the result of an elaborate medical fraud performed by Andrew Wakefield. He deliberately falsified the results of a study showing a connection between MMR vaccine and autism for financial gain. (He was paid by lawyers representing parents trying to sue vaccine producers.) The study was published in an eminent medical journal and despite a rapid retraction of the article and deregistration of the doctors involved, the myth persists.

10. Shaved hair grows back faster, coarser and darker. Not true. Shaved hair may appear to be coarser as it has a blunt end when it first appears and it may be darker as it has not been bleached by the sun, however, it is actually no different to nonshaved hair or hair removed by other methods (plucking, waxing etc).

7. You need to stay awake if you’ve had concussion. Nope. For mild to moderate head injury and concussion there is no benefit in staying awake or waking someone regularly overnight following a head injury. 8. Reading in the dark ruins your eyesight. Reading in the dark can cause eye strain and pain due to the eye muscles needing to adjust to the low light. However, this does not cause any permanent damage to the eyes. Just as you might get sore legs after going for a jog, but it doesn’t cause permanent leg damage! 9. You should wait an hour after

11. A woman can’t get pregnant during her period. Definitely not true. Sperm are pretty tough and can survive for over a week in the vagina. In addition to this, some women ovulate at the end of their period while they are still bleeding, so it is absolutely possible to fall pregnant during a woman’s period. 12. Teething causes a fever in babies. This myth is potentially dangerous. Teething does not cause fever in babies and a baby with a fever should be taken to see a doctor to exclude serious illness. Alright, there you have it. Some of my favourite medical myths debunked. What about you? I’d love to hear about medical myths from your family or culture. Drop me a line at theeyemalawi@ gmail.com and I’ll see if I can debunk yours!

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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

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Dr. Beth Hall-Thompson, Family Medicine Specialist, (Thu) Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Dr Casey Graybill, Obstetrician & Gynecologist surgeon, Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Dr Chilemba, corner Henderson & Sharpe Rd, Tel: 01 821 069 Dr. Chisi, Tel: 01 844 276 Dr. Claire Gobble, Family Medicine Specialist, Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 Dr. Dzinyemba, Limbe, Tel: 0999 839 608 Dr. Elizabeth Howard, Family Medicne & Counselling Beit Cure Hospital Blantyre Tell: 01 871 900 Dr. Gatrad, Tel: 01 823 904 / 821 060 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

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Health Dr Kazembe, City Centre Clinic, Tel: 01 772 154 Dr Snowen, Tel: 01 775 603 DOCTORS - Thyolo Dr. Arega Fekadu, Surgeon, Thurs: Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 Dr Casey Graybill, Obstetrician & Gynecologist surgeon, Wed: Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 Dr. Claire Gobble, Family Medicine Specialist, Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 Dr. Jamie Crounse, Family Medicine & Preventative medicine specialist, Wed: Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 Dr. Ryan Hayton, Surgeon, Tues: Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 Dr. Tim Gobble, Internal Medicine Specialist, Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 DOCTORS - Zomba Dr Joshua, Tel: 01 527 186, 0999 912 769 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, 01 875 015, 0212 871 900, email: info@curemalawi.org, www.cure.org/malawi

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 Shifa Hospital, Tel: 01 832 415, 0212 832 415 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 Discovery Medi Clinic, City Centre, Tel: 01 776 082 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 Cont.

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Health Sandi Rehabilitation, Assesment & Therapy Centre, Tel: 0111 731 091, email: sandililongwe@gmail.com, www.sandi-malawi.com The Eyes of Africa Clinic, CLI Hospital, nr Namitete, Tel: 0993 437 625, 0999 153 360, 0884 994 472 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

PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURORS SADM, llw, Tel: 01 711 893, email: sales@sadm.mw, www.sadm.mw

HOSPITALS - Mzuzu Saint Johns Hospital, Tel: 01 325 299 HOSPITALS - Ngabu Malamulo Hospital, Tel: 01 427 266 HOSPITAL / CLINIC - Salima Marie Stopes International, Tel: 01 262 330 HOSPITALS - Thyolo Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Makwasa, Tel: 01 470 222 / 258, email: enquiries@malamulohospital.org, www.malamulohospital.org HOSPITALS - Zomba City Health Clinic, next to ADAMS wholesaler, Tel: 0111 618 744, 0888 522 835 LABORATORIES Malamulo Day Clinic, Amina Bld, Tel: 0111 918 485 OPTICIANS A.C. Opticals - Blantyre: Chichiri Shopping Mall, Tel: 01 872 120. email: a.c.chichiri@ac-opticals.com Development House, Tel: 01 820 597, email: a.c.blantyre@ac-opticals.com. www.ac-opticals.com. Lilongwe: Lilongwe City Mall, Tel: 0111 208 088 email: llwcitymall@ac-opticals.com & Old Town Mall, Tel: 01 756 161. email: a.c.lilongwe@ac-opticals.com, Mzuzu: Shoprite Centre, Tel: 01 311 665, www.ac-opticals.com

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Lions Sight First Eye Clinic - Blantyre: Dr. Khumbo Kalua, Tel: 01 875 377, 0999 958 176, email: director@bicomalawi.org, www.bicomalawi.org. 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 International Hospital, Blantyre, Tel: 01 871 900, 01 875 015, 0212 871 900, email: info@curemalawi.org, www.cure.org/malawi 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@madidi-lodge.com, www.madidi-lodge.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, Kanengo, Tel: 0995 027 815, Emergency: 0111 206 137, info@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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on the BVM and Diploma programmes to help the LUANAR achieve its mandate.

The Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) is a focal point for veterinary training and animal welfare education in Malawi and we deliver a unique practical skills programme to students of veterinary medicine, a first in this part of the world! Our partner organisation, Welttierschutzgesellschaft in Germany work with the LSPCA to develop and deliver a training curriculum, specifically targeting the need for practical skills development, as we believe that practical training alongside classroom lectures is crucial to bringing about meaningful change in the way animals are treated. Together with the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), both the Bunda and NRC campuses, we are building the veterinary sector in Malawi and helping people to better understand and care for pets and all working and farm animals. For the first time ever Malawi’s veterinarians are graduating at home! The Bachelors of Science degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVM) at Bunda comprises of 4 departments, namely Veterinary Biomedical Science, Clinical Studies, Epidemiology and Public Health and Veterinary Pathobiology – these are the youngest departments at LUANAR and were only started in October 2015. The Department of Biomedical Science is the key unit in the university that offers training on all the disease causing pathogens in the veterinary realm and is therefore the core of veterinary professional training and students acquire tangible knowledge on the biology of disease causing vectors, their life cycles as well as diagnostics. The LSPCA’s Centre for Animal Welfare and Veterinary department, alongside the Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) and the Centre for Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (CTTBD) are engaged in their particular areas of practical training of the students

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Since 2016, through a Memorandum of Understanding with LUANAR, the LSPCA coordinates early practical clinical induction programmes to Bunda students at urban spay-, rural farm clinics and village consultations where students participate in diagnostics and surgery. The Natural Resource College benefit from a field school delivered in villages around the NRC campus, to enable the students studying for a Diploma in Animal Health and Livestock Production to gain practical experience by providing veterinary assistance in real life situations. At the moment there is only 1 qualified assistant veterinary officer, who delivers basic veterinary care to farm and companion animals for every 15 000 farming households in Malawi. To close this gap and build a future for healthy pets and farm animals in Malawi, the LSPCAs veterinary training team is ·

Visiting 100 villages per year to provide training for 80 local vet assistants

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Developing new pathways for veterinary and animal welfare training through open distance learning platforms to bridge the gap in providing care to farm animals and pets

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Providing early clinical induction for students on LUANAR’s newly established Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine programme

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Delivering animal welfare messages to farming communities at more than 200 farm clinics every year

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Collecting data and information to track disease and monitor the health of animals

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Delivering modules Animal Welfare and Small Animal Medicine to tertiary institutions

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Enabling international students of Veterinary Medicine to complete Extra Mural Studies in Malawi

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We are Building a Future for Animals in Malawi

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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 / 0999 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 /

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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 Maya Private Secondary School, Kaphiri, Bt Rd, Tel: 0888 316 113, 0992 316 113, email: maya.70pvt@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 The Lilongwe Academy International Primary & High school, Area 47, behind Silver Stadium, Tel: 01 761 596/595 / 925 142, email: thelilongweacademy@gmail.com Wiggles ‘n’ Giggles Montessori Pre-School, 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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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 & LANGUAGE COURSES 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

Jacaranda Cultural Center (French), Bt, CFAO Complex, Tel: 0992 551 369, email: jacarandaculturalcenter@gmail.com, www.jacarandaculturalcenter.wordpress.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

Jacaranda Cultural Center (French), Bt, CFAO Complex, Tel: 0992 551 369, email: jacarandaculturalcenter@gmail.com, www.jacarandaculturalcenter.wordpress.com

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 LILONGWE Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, open 7 days Tel: 0881 788 999, email: info@llwc.org, www.lilongwewildlife.org 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 Chingwe’s Hole, a bottomless pit on Zomba

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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 Maravilla Organic Farms, Domasi, Tel: 0881 129 285 MANGOCHI - Mangochi museum - Mwala wa Mphini in Cape Maclear - Memorial graves at Cape Maclear TOURISM ASSOCIATIONS Malawi Travel Marketing Consortium, enquiries@malawitourism.com, www.malawitourism.com Ministry of Information and Tourism, Area 3, Lilongwe. Tel: 01 759 831. Game complex, Tel: 0999 511 976, email: dnpw@malawi.net, www.tourismalawi.com Mulanje Information, email:infomulanje@sdnp.org.mw / Department of National Parks & Information, Area 3, Lilongwe. Tel: 01 759 831, www.tourismalawi.com Malawi Tourism Association, Lilongwe. Tel: 01 770 131, 770 010, 0888 865 250 www.malawi-tourism-association.org.mw Society of Malawi, Old Managers House, Mandala, Blantyre, Tel: 01 872 617 Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi, branches: Blantyre: Tel: 0111 669 249, 0999 231 625, email: wesmbt@africa-online.net. Balaka: Tel: 01 545 729/512, 0999 947 556, 0888 363 193, email: dmapwesera@yahoo.com. Dwangwa: Tel: 01 295 453, 0999 511 218, 0888 879 692, email: wesmdwangwa@africa-online. net. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 771 269 / 762 044, 0999 960 662, email: wesm-llw@africa-online.net. Monkeybay: Tel: 01 587 395, 0888 873 270, email: wesm-mb@africa-online.net. Mulanje: Tel: 01 566 358, 0888 504 638, email: mulanjewesm@yahoo.com. Mzuzu: Tel: 0999 395 242 email: wesm-mzuzu@africa-online.net. Zomba: Tel: 01 526 212, email: wesm-za@africa-online.net Zomba Department of Tourism, Tel: 01 524 375

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Sports & Hobbies ABSAILING Luwawa Forest Lodge, Viphya Mountains, Tel: 01 342 333, 0111 991 106, 0999 512 645, email: luwawalodge@yahoo.com www.luwawaforestlodge.net The Mushroom Farm (C, L), Livingstonia, Tel: 0999 652 485, 0888 591 564, email: themushroomfarmmalawi@gmail.com, www.themushroomfarmmalawi.com BOWLING Country Club Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 841 022/ 236 (Sat & Sun) Lilongwe Golf Club, Likuni Rd, Area 3, Tel: 01 753 118 / 598, email: golf_club_llw@sdnp.org.mw (Sundays) CRICKET Lilongwe Golf Club, Likuni Rd, Area 3, Tel: 01 753 118 / 598, (Sundays) FISHING 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: 0999 921 418, email: divemalawi@gmail.com, www.aquaafrica.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 SQUASH & TENNIS Blantyre Sports Club, Blantyre, Tel: 01 821 173, email:btsportsclub@africa-online.net

Country Club Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 841 022/ 236 Lilongwe Golf Club, Likuni Rd, Area 3, Tel: 01 753 118/598 OTHER Basketball, ABC Macon Gymnasium, Area 47, Llw, Tues: 4:30, Tel: 0888 211 060 Capoeira, Llw, Tel: 0993 522 352 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 Jacaranda Cultural Center (French), Dance Classes, Bt, CFAO Complex, Tel: 0992 551 369, email: jacarandaculturalcenter@gmail.com, www.jacarandaculturalcenter.wordpress.com 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 Tel: 01 759 196, 0999 958 152 / 0999 313 172 / 0999 345 558, 0888 958 152

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CAR HIRE 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 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 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. Crossroads Hotel, Tel: 01 750 333. 24 Hour: 0888 868 700

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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, 0993 560 499, 0880 906 960, HIRE007@gmail.com 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 Madidi Car Hire, behind crossroads complex, Tel: 01 752 661, 0888 607 169, email: info@madidi-lodge.com, www.malawi-car-hire.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 Sheju Car Hire, Crossroads Complex, Llw, Tel: 0995 800 241, 0880 186 062, email: lamsonphiri@gmail.com 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 Cont...

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Motor Vehicles 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 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 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 Mike Appel & Gatto, Limbe, Tel: 01 845 152/955, 01 840 101. www.aromotorgroup.com Nissan Malawi - BT, Chileka Rd, Tel: 01 824 566. Lilongwe, Murray Rd, Tel: 01 753 646/644. Mzuzu, Tel: 01 303 071/72/073 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 ETC Agro Tractors & Implements LTD, Area 5, next to MA Motors, Tel: 0991 029 284, email: oeprations.mlw@etcgaro.com

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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, 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 Cont.

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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: 01 822 013, 0888 203 090. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 752 004. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 311 879, 0888 301 402, www.kwikfitmw.com Mapeto Tyres, Makata, Bt, Tel: 0999 969 773, email: michelle@mapetomw.com

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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 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 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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Business 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 Sky Direct, Bt, Tel: 01 833 048 / 834 676, email: skydirect@africa-online.net 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: 01 820 100, email: agma@malawi.net, Departs from Axa Bus House (Next to Galaxy House) @ 6:30am, 12pm & 4pm. Departs from Automotive Office, Ginnery Cnr @ 7am, 12:30pm & 4:30pm. Lilongwe: Departs from City Centre (Metro) @ 6:30am, 12pm & 4pm. Departs from CGC College, along Murray Rd, next to immigration office @7am, 12:30pm & 4:30pm. Mzuzu: Tel: 01 312 997

Ingwe - Blantyre: Tel: 01 822 313/877/045. Departs from Blantyre Lodge on Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun @ 8:30am. Lilongwe: Tel: 01 726 899, Departs from Kalikuti Hotel on Sat @ 6am. Johannesburg - Lilongwe: Tel: +27 11 336 5054/3811, Departs Sat & Wed @ 10am. Johannesburg – Blantyre: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, departs @ 10am. 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 Africa Wild Truck, Mulanje, Tel: 0995 941 542, email: info@africawildtruck.com, www.africawildtruck.com African Gateaway Tours, Bt, Tel: 01 826 660/1 0884 458 469, 0999 429 829 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. Lilongwe: Area 43, The Gables, 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 Cont.

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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@jambo-africa. 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, www.kiboko-safaris.com email: enquiries@kiboko-safaris.com, 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

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Nqobile Tours & Safaris, CFAO building, Mandala RD, Blantyre, Tel: 0999 944 842 email: nqobiletours.safaris@africa-online.net, www.nqobile-tours-safaris.com Nyasa Adventures, Bt, Tel: 0111 904 716, emai: bookings@nyassaadventures.com, www.nyasaadventures.com 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 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

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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 Fourseas Travel, Eagle Insurance premises, Bt, Tel: 0888 868 300, 0993 270 933, email: achigaru@fourseastravelmw.com Interocean Travel - Blantyre: Tel: 01 822 115/057. Limbe: Tel: 01 842 944 / 844 740 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 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

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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

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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, 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

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The name pangolin comes from the word penggulung or pengguling, a Malay word for a roller. This scaly-skinned mammal usually rolls itself up into a ball once threatened by or faced with a predator. Malay is a language spoken in Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia. Introduction Pangolins are weird scaly-skinned looking animals reminiscent of dinosaurs in their stance. They are the only animals in the animal kingdom whose bodies are covered in scales that form a kind of defensive armor. The scales are made from keratin, similar to human hair and fingernails. They are described as creatures of a mix of armadillos and aardvarks. Further to that pangolins are often called scaly anteaters even though they are not closely related to each other. Like dinosaurs, some pangolin species walk on two hind legs and have long tails. Dinosaurs were reptiles, thereby dismissing the likelihood of their closeness. The truth of the matter, however, is that pangolins are closely related to carnivores, a diverse group of animals containing hyenas, bears and wolves. Pangolins are mostly nocturnal and spend

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their days sleeping and their nights foraging for food and digging their burrow. However, there are some, for example, the long tailed pangolin native to Africa that can oftentimes be sighted during the day. Habitually, pangolins secrete a fluid with a pungent odor with which they mark their territory (Pangolins. org). Beside humans, pangolins’ main predators include lions, tigers and leopards. To protect themselves, they roll up into a near-perfect ball like armadillos or hedgehogs, covering their faces and undersides. The rolling up in a ball is enough to outwit the big cats, as the pangolin’s keratin scales are too hard to bite through. Taxonomic classification and physical description Pangolins also known as scaly anteaters exist in eight extant species of the Genus: Manis. They have been classified under one taxonomic family known as Manidae. They are the only mammalian group with a reptilian feature, thus the presence of scales on their skin; and appear in different colors namely light sandy color, dark brown, olive-brown, pale olive or yellowish-brown. They also

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come in variable sizes ranging from 30.5 centimeters to about a meter long. They weigh from about 1.6 kilograms to 33 kg (Save Pangolins organization). Pangolins have amazing long tongues specifically adapted for eating ants and termites. When extended, their tongues are longer than their bodies and head combined. Unlike humans and many other animals, the pangolin’s tongue is connected not in its mouth, but at the bottom of its ribcage. When not in use, the tongue is stored in the animal’s chest cavity. Pangolins wag their tails when in danger; and usually curl up in a tight armored ball, otherwise they thrash their tails around, and the sharp scales can slice through predators’ skin. Pangolin rolled up into a ball Biogeography and ecological habitats The eight pangolin species are evenly distributed between Asia and Africa. Four species live in each of the two continents. The Asian residents comprise: the Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla), the Malayan or Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica), the Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) and the Philippine Pangolin (Manis culionensis). Their

African counterparts include: the Cape or Temminck’s Ground Pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), the White-bellied or Tree Pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis), the Giant Ground Pangolin (Smutsia gigantea) and the Blackbellied or Long-tailed Pangolin (Phataginus tetradactyla). Malawi is a host habitat to the Cape or Temminck’s Ground Pangolin (Smutsia temminckii) and probably others. The four Asian pangolins are distinguished from the African species by the presence of bristles which emerge from between the scales. Bristle on the Asian pangolin Pangolins occupy a variety of habitats comprising the tropical woodlands and savannah grassland; flooded forests, thick bush, cleared and cultivated areas across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Generally, they occur where large numbers of ants and termites are found. Some pangolins are terrestrial in nature and have well-developed claws on their front feet, which are used for digging into ant nests and termite mounds. They make their homes in the underground burrows which they dig. Some pangolin species such as the Malayan pangolin also sleep in the hollows and logs. However, there are

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other species like the White-bellied Tree Pangolin and Long-tailed Tree Pangolin that are arboreal in nature and have well-developed claws on their front-and hind feet as well as a long, prehensile tail to assist them with moving through trees.

danger is near, the mother will ball herself up around her baby to shield it. The baby will feed on its mother’s milk for three to four months, a period it shall have started to eat insects. Pangolins reach sexual maturity at around 2 years old.

The Cape Ground Pangolin and Giant Pangolin are the two bipedal species. They walk on their hind feet with the front feet and tail held off the ground and acting as counterbalances.

Pangopup on its mother tail The cultural significance of Pangolins Pangolins are known for their symbolic importance in human culture. Like many other animals they are used in mysteries and beliefs; and are also hunted for food, for use in traditional medicine and as fashion accessories, and for a rampant illegal international trade in scales, skins, and meat. There is high demand for nearly all of their body parts particularly in Africa and Asia.

Arboreal pangolin species The pangolin diet Pangolins are exclusively insectivores whose greater part of their diet consists entirely of ants and termites. Like aardvarks and anteaters, pangolins use their long claws to open up ant and termite hills, then use their sticky tongue to slurp up insects and swallow them whole as they are toothless. Their sight is poor as such they use their sense of smell and hearing to locate termite mounds and anthills. Like birds, pangolins swallow small stones which are used to crush and digest food in their stomachs. Their reproduction Female pangolins have a gestation period of five months and give birth to just one live baby called pangopup. At birth, the offsprings are only about15.24 cm in size and attain a weight of 340 grams (African Wildlife Foundation). Their scales are pink and soft, but start to harden after a day. Pangolin babies often ride on their mother’s tail. When 801

Myths and mysteries In Africa, for example, they occupy a special place in the beliefs and rituals in some communities. In Nigeria, chiefs wear attire with pangolin scales for protection from spirits. In the spiritual and ancestral realms associated with the Chundu Chieftainship in Zimbabwe, the sighting of a pangolin means good luck for the communities; while meat is a preserve for traditional leaders. People who picked the pangolins are expected to hand this sacred animal over to the traditional leader. In the recent installation of the New Chief Chundu of Hurungwe, pangolins have been picked at regular intervals acknowledging that the chief has been accepted by his dear departed ancestors.

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Business Medicinal values of pangolins Pangolin’s scales are the most culturally important body part used in traditional medicine around the world including Malawi. Scales are often applied to treat various health conditions, such as spiritual ailments, rheumatism, headache, infertility, skin afflictions, cancer and heart diseases. The scales are further used to treat folk illness such as witchcraft that has no substituted or alternative remedies or treatment provided for on a clinical basis. Culinary and gastronomical values of pangolins Pangolin meat is treated a highly valued delicacy in the African and Asian countries. The meat is even served in public eating places, for instant in China and Vietnam. Pangolin foetus soup – Southeast Asia Ecological, weather forecast indicators and other benefits According to the traditional knowledge system for example in Tanzania and Zimbabwe, the sight or appearance of a pangolin during the day time, is an indication of both good luck and good rainy season for that year. Pangolins are also incredibly useful creatures. They are amazing pest controllers due to the fact that they subsist entirely on ants, termites, larvae, and worms. Their digging too gives a good soil tilth thereby helping in soil fertility building.

species is rated Threatened. The drivers to the decline of pangolin population worldwide include forest conversion, forest fires, hunting for bush-meat and rampant illegal wildlife trade. Indeed, the unregulated harvesting and poaching of this threatened species as well as the non-existence of monitoring system on the number of poached pangolins across the continents and the lack of study on the population status and their ecology, will soon lead all pangolin species to their extinction. In an attempt to save pangolins from such inhuman barbaric acts, governments and concerned parties have put action points to save pangolin as follows: The World Pangolin Day is marked on the third Saturday in February as an opportunity to raise awareness about pangolins and their plight. World nations, including Malawi, have formulated conservation laws prohibiting the hunting, killing and possession of pangolins. Malawi has included her pangolin species on the protected list of endangered species on the commemorative 2005 coin issue, as a form of awareness. Conclusion Let us protect our wildlife diversity, let us save our pangolins. They have the right to life!

The conservation status of pangolins It is estimated that 100,000 pangolins are captured every year from across Africa and Asia, with most shipped to China and Vietnam, where their meat and scales are sold. The Red List of Threatened Species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), shows that the conservation status outlook of pangolins for all the eight

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National Parks 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. 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.

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 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.

Apart from the game and birds, the park contains evidence of the tools that were used by early 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!

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National Parks 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.

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 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.

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.

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National Parks A number of other walking trails are also possible just within the plateau, ranging in length from a night to three nights long.

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. 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!

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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 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 picnics taken. There are also shelters for picnics at the Kapachira Falls and on Hall Martin Road. 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. 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

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. 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

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Wildlife Reserves Africa Parks Limited manage the reserve under a PPP with Malawi Government. They have built a 19000ha sanctuary to accommodate 500 elephants and several other antelopes. During 2016-17 over 2000 animals will be moved to the Sanctuary. During the second half of 2017 African Parks will also open a day visitor facility in the Reserve and expand the number of trails available for day visitors and lodges as part of its tourism strategy. Tongole Wilderness Lodge will also open a Camping area in June 2017 for campers to visit the middle of the reserve. 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. Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve Nkhotakota, located close to the lake shore, only three hours from Lilongwe, is one of the two large game areas in the central region. Its vast 1800km2 consists of pristine Miombo woodland spread over rugged terrain and crossed by several rivers, which tumble down the edge of the Rift Valley escarpment as they make their way to the Lake. Although dominated by Miombo woodland the reserve has large areas of riverine vegetation and dambos with a small but perfectly preserved patch of Montane Forest capping the summit of Chipata Mountain.

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.

This is a wonderful example of true wilderness, which particularly attracts those who wish to enjoy walking safaris, fishing and hiking. The park offers spectacular scenery and views from peaks across the reserve as well as adventurous walking along the rivers. Access to the reserve and lodges is possible with saloon cars during the dry season. Game drive trails within the reserve require a decent clearance and require four-wheel drive vehicles. The preferred activity from the lodges in the park is walking. The range of mammals in the Reserve is as good as anywhere in Malawi with elephant, sable, waterbuck, warthog regularly seen. Buffalo, leopard, roan, zebra and a wide variety of smaller mammals also make regular appearances for guests the area. Birdlife is prolific with Half-collared Kingfishers, Boehm’s bee-eaters, Fin foot and Palm nut vultures among over 280 recorded species.

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.

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At the cultural lodge tourists experience the true rural life of Kazuni. Traditional dances, food, and 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.

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Wildlife Reserves 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. 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 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. 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

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.

For accommodation options in These Parks please see pages 82 - 100

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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

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Cedar Place (L), Namiwawa, Blantyre, Tel; 01 832 955, 0995 246 518, email: bookings@cedarplace.mw, www.cedarplace.mw Chichiri Lodge ($ b&b), near Independence Arch, Tel: 01 872 365, 0888 866 893, Chilembwe Lodge ($$$ b&b), town, Tel: 01 824 688/49, 01 821 976, email: info@chilembwelodge.com, Doogle’s (D, L), Wenela, Tel: 0111 602 710, 0999 186 512, 0888 999 531, www.dooglesmalawi.com email: doogles@africa-online.net Dorvic Hotel ($$$$ b&b), Zalewa Rd, Tel: 01 830 854/64/62, email: reservations@dorvichotelmw.com, www.dorvichotelmw.com Fishermans Rest ($$ b&b), 20kms from Blantyre on Chikhwawa Rd, Tel: 0888 836 753, email: enquiries@fishermansrest.net, www.fishermansrest.net Game Haven ($$$$ b&b, L), Thyolo Rd, 14 kms from Blantyre, Tel: 0999 971 287/8, email: info@gamehavenmw.com, www.gamehavenmw.com Gold Card Executive Lodge ($$ b&b), Namiwawa, Tel 0111 668 229, 0884 570 638, 0884 029 615, 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 Hotel Victoria ($$$$ b&b), Victoria Ave, Tel: 01 823 500, email: reservations@hotelvictoriamw.com Jadore Africana ($$ b&b), Naperi, Tel: 0999 888 453, 0888 433 801 email: jadafricana@gmail.com, www. jadorewaterlife.com Kabula Lodge ($$ b&b), off Michiru Rd, Tel: 01 821 216, 0999 954 430 / 0999 950 361 email: kabulalodge@africa-online.net, www.kabulalodge.co.mw Leslie Lodge ($$$ b&b), 2 Leslie Rd, Mount Pleasant, Tel: 01 871 671, 0999 828 929, 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

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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 Niyasu Lodge, Off Glyn Jones Rd, Tel: 0111 620 087, 0999 481 599, 0999 925 140, 0992 372 761, 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: 0998 301 221, 0997 405 206, 0881 823 603, email: info@palmvalleylodge.com, www.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 Cont...

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The Grand Suits ($$), Kanjedza, Tel: 0991 686 339, email: thegrandsuites@gmail.com, www.tgs.mw Vicky Motel, Lunzu, Tel: 0998 081 731, 0888 975 688, email: vickymotelmw@yahoo.com Villa 33 ($$$ b&b), 33 Chilimoni Ring Rd, Tel: 0999 960 231, 0999 839 033 email: reservations@thevilla.mw, www.thevilla.mw Village Green Garden Lodge, Link Namiwawa Rd, off Independence Drive (Sanjika Road), Blantyre, Tel: 0212 954 275, 0212 954 271, 0888 834 534, 0991 247 809, email: yasmin@portfolio.mw

Cape Mac Lodge ($$$ b&b), Tel: 0999 621 279, email: rogerl@africa-online.net, www.capemaclodge.com Chembe Eagle’s Nest ($-$$$$, C, L-b&b), Tel: 0999 966 507, 0888 714 760, 0991 043 538 email: enquiries@chembenest.com, www.chembenest.com Domwe Island (C, L), contact Kayak Africa, Tel: 0999 942 661, www.kayakafrica.com email: letsgo@kayakafrica.com, Fat Monkeys ($ - $$$, 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 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

CAPE MACLEAR Annies Lodge, Tel: 0997 364 959, email: capemaclear@annieslodge.com, www.annieslodge.com Cape Maclear EcoLodge (C, L), Tel: 0999 140 905, www.heeedmalawi.net email: heeedchembe@gmail.com

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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

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@cawsmw.com, www.cawsmw.com Kachere Kastle, Tel: 0993 809 321, email: kacherekastle@hotmail.com, www. kacherekastle.com

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Kande Beach (C, L), Tel: 0888 263 500, 0999 863 500, email: reservations@kandebeach.com, www.kandebeach.com Kande Horse Trails, Chinteche, Tel: 0888 500 416, email: kandehorse@gmail.com La Exotica (C, L-$ & b&b), Tel: 0888 879 357, 0999 185 676 Makuzi Beach ($$$ f/b), Tel: 0999 283 980, 0888 774 393, email: info@makuzibeachlodge.com, www.makuzibeachlodge.com Mbamba Beach Private Lodge ($$$ +), Tel: 0995 441 278/9, email: mbambabeach@hotmail.com, www.mbambabeachmalawi.com Sambani Lodge ($ b&b), Tel: 0111 990 011, 0888 713 857, email: sambanilodge@yahoo.com, www.sambanilodge.com Sunga - Moyo (C, L), Tel: 0999 964 052, 0999 964 053, 0111 929 130, email: sunga-moyo@webmail.mw www.sunga-moyo.com

CHITIPA Chitipa Inn ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 382 228, 0888 872 579, 0999 369 480

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: info@hakunamatatacamp.com, www.hakunamatatacamp.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

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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 ($$), Tel: 0111 752 367, 0888 853 425, email: dedzapottery@africa-online.net, Panjira Lodge, Tel: 0999 952 128 Mapiri Country Golf Lodge, Tel: 01 223 401/411/ 422 DWANGWA Kasasa Sports Club, pls call In advance to check availability, Tel: 0111 582 421/582 232 email: jdzinkambani@broadbandmw.com / nessdwangwa@broadbandmw.com Kataya Lodge ($$ b&b s/contained), Tel: 0888 307 698 / 0881 435 750, email: katayalodge@gmail.com M5 Lodge, Tel: 0111 295 395, 0884 647 343, email: them5lodge@gmail.com Ngala Lodge, ($$$ d,b &b), Tel: 0999 075 566, 0999 340 369, 0888 192 003 email: info@ngalabeach.com, www.ngalabeach.com

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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, 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

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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

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Accommodation 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 ($$$$ b&b), City Centre, Tel: 01 774 911, 0888 891 396 Cluny Lodge ($$$$ b&b), Area 9, Tel: 01 751 633, 0888 764 805, www.clunylodge.net email: bev.taale@africa-online.net

Crossroads Hotel ($$$$ b&b), Old Town, Tel: 01 750 444/333, 0888 513 096/015/110/099, email: central-reservations1@crossroadshotel.net Crystal Lodge ($), Malangalanga Rd, opp Old Town main market, Tel: 01 724 867 / 754 740, email: info@intermedmw.com Dzalanyama Forest Lodge, 60 kms SW of Lilongwe, Tel: 01 757 120 / 754 303, email: info@landlake.net Eden Estates Lodge, Tel: 0994 165 758, 0211 822 822, email: info@edenestates.com, www.edenestates.com Golden Peacock Resthouse, Area 3, Tel: 01 756 632 / 751 353, 0888 824 532, 0995 809 991, email: goldenpeacock@globemw.net Hermitage Lodge ($), 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.cawsmw.com Cont... www.theeyemw.com

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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 ($$), heart of town, Tel: 01 751 226, 0999 838 485, www.kibokohotel.com email: reservations@kibokohotel.com Kims Koreana Lodge, 4km from town, before Bunda turn off, Tel: 0111 920 251, 0999 211 251, 0999 238 045 email: kimskoreanalodge@hotmail.com Kuka Executive Lodges ($$ 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, 0888 607 169, email: info@madidi-lodge.com, www.madidi-lodge.com

Mafumu ($$$, H), Area 3, Cnr Barron Ave. Tel: 01 750 982, 0994 186 214, email: reservations@mafumu.net, www.mafumu.net Nelly’s Guest House, Area 9, Tel: 01 759 514, 0888 823 505, email: nellyshouse@globemw.net Pacific Hotel ($$$$ b&b), City Centre, Tel: 01 778 574, 01 774 786 email: phpacifichotel@gmail.com Pine Lodge, Area 6, Tel: 0111 922 806 / 920 077, 0888 345 070, 0992 771 914, email: pinelodge@malawi.net Platinum Suites Hotel, Area 12, off Presidential Way, Tel: 0999 742 897, 0888 837 044, 0881 930 471, email: platinumshl@gmail.com President Walmont, Umodzi Park, Tel: 01 789 888, www.umodzipark.co.mw Renaissance Lodge, Lilongwe-Mchinji rd, email: renaissance@renaissancelodge.net Riverside Hotel ($$ 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

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Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel, Area 13, Tel: 01 776 666/8, 0992 151 911 / 0995 602 898, email: goldenpeacockhotelmw@gmail.com Sol Farm, Mchinji Rd, Tel: 0999 950 093, email: solfarmmw@gmail.com Sunbird Capital ($$$$ b&b), Tel: 01 773 388, email: capital@sunbirdmalawi.com, www.sunbird-hotels-malawi.com Sunbird Lilongwe ($$$$ b&b), Old Town, Tel: 01 756 333, email: lilongwehotel@sunbirdmalawi.com Sunset Lodge ($), off Kamuzu Procession Rd, opp entrance of Bwaila (Bottom) hospital, Tel: 01 724 718/770, 0999 596 555, 0888 183 239, email: sunsetlodge@globemw.net The Executive Lodge, Area 47, near African Bible College. Tel: 01 761 357/465, 0888 829 950 The Garden Lodge, Area 10, Tel: 01 206 283, 0888 828 731, email: gardenlodge@gmail.com Titanic Offshore Lodge ($$ b&b), Area 43, Tel: 01 794 412, 0999 899 500, email: titaniclodge@gmail.com Ufulu Gardens Hotel ($$$ b&b), Ufulu str. Area 43, Tel: 01 794 060/079, www.ufulugardens.mw email: reservations@ufulugardens.mw Wamkulu Hotel ($$$$ b&b), Area 12, Tel: 01 776 764, 0999 372 928/405 855 , email: wamkulupalace@wamkuluhotels.com, www.wamkuluhotels.com Welcome Lodge, Area 3, Tel: 0993 599 654, 0888 121 205, email: welcomelodgellw@gmail.com Wendel’s Guest House ($$$$ b&b), Area 12, Tel: 01 770 237 / 771 771, 0999 940 167 / 0999 964 167, email: wendels@africa-online.net, www.wendelslodge.com LIVINGSTONIA Lukwe Eco Camp (C, L), Tel: 0999 434 985, email: info@lukwe.com, www.lukwe.com The Mushroom Farm (C, L), Livingstonia, Tel: 0999 652 485, email: themushroomfarmmalawi@gmail.com, www.themushroomfarmmalawi.com LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK Hippo View Lodge ($$ b&b), located on the southern bank of the Shire River, Tel: 01 542 822/ 118/225/221, email: hippo@africa-online.net

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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 ($$$$ f/b), Tel: 01 771 393/153, email: reservations@cawsmw.com, www.cawsmw.com MAJETE WILDLIFE RESERVE Mkulumadzi, (L), Robin Pope Safaris, Tel: 01 795 483 / 794 491 email; info@robinpopesafaris.net, www.robinpopesafaris.net Thawale Lodge ($$$ f/b, p/p), Community Camp Site ($), Chikwawa, Tel: 0999 965 021, 0999 521 741, email: thawale@sunbirdmalawi.com, www.african-parks.org

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MANGOCHI Andrews Hotel ($$ b&b), 50kms N of Mangochi, Tel: 01 598 072 / 755 186, 0999 941 264 / 0999 265 024. Makokola Retreat ($$$$ b&b), Tel: 01 580 244/445/469, email: reservations@makokola.com, www.makokola.com Mpale Cultural Centre (L), Tel: 0111 573 225 / 957 663, 0888 371 897, 0999 914 766 email: info@mpaleculturalvillagemw.com, www.mpaleculturalvillage.com Mulangeni Holiday Resort ($$), Tel: 01 580 698/200/201, email: mulangeni@globemw.net / mulangeniholidayresort@yahoo.com Nanchengwa lodge ($$-$), Tel: 0999 274 696, 0888 474 079, 0880 551 111 email: ryan@nanchengwa.com Palm Beach ($$, 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 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 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 Kwacha Cottage (C), Tel: 0992 099 150, email: tanya@jamieson-fisher.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 Pacharo Lodge, Tel: 0999 958 558, 0999 592 111, 0888 160 074, email: rjooma2014@gmail.com Shambala Lodge, (Nkhudi Bay), Tel: 0999 824 283, email: shambala@yahoo.com, rainer.franzel@yahoo.com

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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

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Hapuwani (H) Tel: 0999 750 260, 01 466 728, email: hapuwani@gmail.com, www.hapuwani.com Kara O’Mula Country Lodge, Tel: 01 466 515/6, 0999 286 423, 0999 466 500 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 ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 311 834, 0888 894 196, email: info@ilalacrestlodge.com, wwwilalacrestlodge.com Kavuzi Scout Camp, 12km fro Mzuzu on Nkhatabay rd, Tel: 0995 651 136, 0882 965 901, email: kavuzicamptrust@gmail.com, www.campingmalawi.com Lake View Ridge Resort, Tel: 0999 359 638, 0888 359 638, email: lakeviewridgeresortmzuzu@gmail.com Luwinga Lodge ($$ b&b), Tel: 01 320 563, 0888 451 875, 0888 826 077. 0995 330 710 email: luwingalodge@gmail.com Macondo Camp, Tel: 0991 792 311, email: info@macondocamp.com, www.macondocamp.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 Cont...

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Sunbird Mzuzu Hotel ($$$ b&b), Tel: 01 310 622 / 312 852/585, email: mzuzuhotel@sunbirdmalawi.com Umunthu Camp (b&b), Tell: 0992 417 916, 0881 980 019, Email: umunthucamp@gmail.com NCHALO & CHIKHWAWA (Nr BT) Fishermans Rest ($$ 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

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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 ($$), Tel: 0888 853 962, email: fisheaglebay@gmail.com, www.fisheaglebay.com Kachenga Bush Camp (inside Reserve), Tel: 0999 055 778, 0999 489 392, email: lodge@tongole.com, Nkhotakota Pottery & Lodge ($), 15 kms south of Nkhotakota town, Tel: 0884 581 098, 0999 380 105, email: nkhotakotapottery@africa-online.net, Nkhotakota Safari Lodge ($$), 13kms south of Nkhotakota town, Tel: 0884 170 682, email: nkhotakotasafarilodge@gmail.com Sitima Inn, Tel: 0999 260 005, email: sitimainn@gmail.com, www.sitimainn.com

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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 NKHATA BAY & AREA Aqua Africa, Nkhata Bay, Tel: 0999 921 418, email: divemalawi@gmail.com, 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@cawsmw.com, www.cawsmw.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

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SALIMA / SENGA BAY Avon Garden Lodge, opp’ Escom-town, Tel: 01 262 638, 0111 553 684, 0888 823 416 / 0888 208 090, email: avongardenlodge@gmail.com, tcphiri1923@gmail.com, phiri@sdnp.org.mw Blue Zebra Island Lodge, Tel: 0992 244 244, 0992 255 255, email: info@bluezebra.mw, www.bluezebra.mw Cool Runnings Guest House (C, D & L), Tel: 01 263 398, 0999 915 173, email: coolprojectsmalawi@gmail.com Katelera Eco Lodge, 6kms from Salima T junction, Tel: 0111 902 525, 0999 454 646 Kingfisher Cottage, (Chipoka, 35kms 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 Mwala Cottage (b&b), Senga Bay, Tel: 0996 127 802, email: mwalacottage@gmail. com

Mwambiya Lodge ($), Salima town, Tel: 0111 902 996 / 262 314, 0999 647 799, email: gkanyowile@yahoo.com Mua Mission, Namalikhate Lodge ($$ b&b), 62 kms south of Salima, Tel: 01 262 706 / 0999 035 870, email: admin@kungoni.org, www.kungoni.org Murandy Cottages, Tel: Tel: 0999 963 346, 0999 960 266, email: jose@africa-online.net Red Zebra Lodge ($$ 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

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VWASZA MARSH GAME RESERVE Lake Kazuni Safari Camp, (Dept’ of Parks & Wildlife), Tel: 01 312 014, ZOMBA Annie’s Lodge ($$$ b&b), Tel: 01 527 002, 0999 957 608, email: zomba@annieslodge.com

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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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By Edward Selfe

As the sun breaks the dry-season horizon, its warm pink glow floods the grey dawn. Diurnal birds, emerging from night-time refuges, call to stake their territorial claim and advising would-be competitors that they’ve survived the night. Having scoured the dry land for forage, hippos return as late as they dare to the safety of the river, submerging to a chorus of honking calls. Elephants, which have been feeding beyond the park’s natural river boundary, return with calves in tow; after quenching vast thirsts, they splash noisily through the shallow water. As the elephants emerge softly onto the sand, the guttural lion call of a nearby pride male carries through the cool air to where you stand. And so begins a day on safari in the Luangwa.

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The South Luangwa National Park is home to some of the richest wildlife estate on Earth. The fertile alluvial soil, deposited by an ever-changing river, creates a diversity of habitats which accommodates an impressive variety of life. With the sad exception of rhino, the Valley is home to all of safari’s big mammals, hundreds of bird species and beautiful scenic landscapes. Its aesthetic and wilderness value are a photographer’s and wildlife-lover’s dream. However, it is not simply the range of sightings available but also the extraordinary density and accessibility which is rewarding; it’s not an overstatement to

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say that there is a sighting ‘around every corner’ and after many years, the game in most areas has become accustomed to the daily visits of safari-vehicles and tolerates close approaches. This is wildlife safari at its best, where it’s possible to feel the presence of large mammals, rather than simply viewing them nearby. Travellers to the Luangwa are drawn from across the world by the promise of a rustic, wild safari experience. However, there are 5 highlights which top the list of the Valley’s best-known attractions. These 5 are the Luangwa’s endemic giraffe and wildebeest species, the extraordinary breeding colonies of Carmine Bee-eaters and the increasingly well-known populations of leopard and hippo. 1. As the Rift Valley formed, the giraffes in the Luangwa area became geographically separated from their original extended population and evolved based on slightly different en-

vironmental factors. This has given the Luangwa subspecies – known as Thornicroft’s – slightly shorter stature and unique coat markings. Sightings of these stately mammals are very common throughout the South Luangwa where they can be found selecting the finest browse with long, mobile lips and prehensile tongues. Young males with long flexible necks practice sparring nearby, landing crashing blows on each other with their weighty skulls.

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2. Stories abound of God’s mistreatment of the Wildebeest; fables say that he combined the ‘left-over’ body parts of other animals and created these ungainly but charismatic creatures. Undeniably, they are not elegant but Cookson’s Wildebeest – another Luangwa endemic – make up for this with a certain intrigue. They thrive on the grass plains some distance from the river, but as waterholes dry up, they make long daily journeys to quench their thirsts. Watch for large herds trailing through dry mopane woodland, heads held low in the dust of those in front, their coppery flanks and brindled necks blending with the palette of their surroundings.

3. The annual visit of the Carmine Bee-eaters to the Zambezi & Luangwa river system is a treat even for those who are not particularly interested in the feathered world! Thousands of richlycoloured streamlined birds hunt for food in the late-dry-season sky. With an insect captured, they return to the banks of the Luangwa River where they have burrowed a nest deep into the sandy cliff. Over the 3-month nesting period, each pair will hunt tirelessly to feed their brood of 2 or 3 chicks and fledge them before the start of the rains. Expect noisy “terk-terk” calls, explosions of deep red and one of the most memorable sights in Nature. 4. The Luangwa’s leopards have become a symbol of this rich and diverse ecosystem; some have even named the area “the Valley of the Leopard”. During the dry months – particularly in the cool of the mornings – leopards can be found defying the scientific texts and hunting antelope

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Business in broad daylight. Of course, this isn’t easy and their efforts are often thwarted by vigilant baboons who bark their warning. With little chance of continued success, they amble through the bush – scent-marking occasionally with tail held high – before leaping casually into a secluded tree where flies and daydreams will be their companions until dusk. 5. The Luangwa River is home to a population of hippos denser than anywhere else on the Continent – perhaps 18,000 strong. There is evidence of them everywhere, including periodic honking-calls throughout the day, visible pathways that become deep trenches and gouged channels and – their trademark – poorly-digested droppings sprayed imprecisely across bushes and trees. However no amount of hippo-evidence prepares the visitor for the sight of 500 hippos’ cheek-by-jowl in a short section of the shallow, drying river; tempers’ fray as competition for living-space, forage and mating opportunities intensifies during the winter months. Be prepared for drama as these mega-mammals throw their weight around.

It is hard to overstate the magnificence and conservation importance of the Luangwa Valley as a wildlife reserve. There are few places left on the planet where visitors can observe an intact ecosystem, noticing the role played by each creature in its natural niche. Crucially, this area is also wild, with little development, which lends an authenticity to Luangwa safaris that has been lost in some of the betterknown African parks. All things considered, the South Luangwa National Park is one of the finest Safari destinations on the Planet.

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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 Red Pub & Grub, Mandala, Tel: 0999 966 333, closed on Tuesdays 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. Mkango Lodge. Al Pacino. Gold Card. Casa Mia. Limbe: Lime Country Club. Lilongwe: Vision Gaming. Llw Golf Club. 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. Vision Gaming - Blantyre: Blue Elephant, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 0995 657 185. Bt Sports Club. Lilongwe: Area 10, Pacific Parade Shopping Centre, Tel: 0995 657 185. Llw Golf Club, Tel: 0995 657 185. Double Vision, Skyband Complex. Mzuzu: Chipita bld, next to new Nat Bank, Tel: 0995 657 185 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 Lilongwe & District Angling Club, Old Cannery, Kambiri Point, Senga Bay, Tel: 01 263 413 Lilongwe Golf Club, Likuni Rd, Area 3, Tel: 01 753 118/598 Lions Club of Blantyre, Tel: 01 875 744 Michiru Highway Club, Blantyre, Tel: 01 836 582 Portuguese Club, Blantyre, Tel: 01 870 642 The Rotary Club - Lilongwe, meetings Tuesdays 12:15 hrs. The Society of Malawi, Old Manager’s House 1882, 1st floor, Mandala, Blantyre, Tel: 01 872 617, www.societyofmalawi.org email: societyofmalawi@africa-online.net Thyolo Club, Thyolo, Tel: 01 472 259 Toast Masters, Bt, email: vincestaples@hotmail.co.uk Wildlife & Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM), Limbe, Blantyre, email: wesmbt@africa-online.net, www.wildlifemalawi.org COFFEE / TEA SHOPS & WINE BARS African Heritage, Zomba, Tel: 0111 955 900, email: info@africanheritage.mw, www.africanheritage.mw Ama Khofi, Four Seasons, LLw, Tel: 0211 222 222 Cafe Gratzia, Utawaleza Centre, Kidney Cres’, Bt, Tel: 01 873 642, 0888 832 705 Cafe Rouge, Chichiri Shopping Centre, Bt Tel: 0888 821 795 Cappuccinos Cafe, Crossroads complex, llw, Tel: 011 734 800 Cedar Place, Namiwawa, Blantyre, Tel; 01 832 955, 0995 246 518 Cluny Lodge Tea Garden, Area 9, llw Tel: 01 751 633, 0888 764 805, www.clunylodge.net email: bev.taale@africa-online.net Dedza Pottery Coffee Shop, Dedza, Tel: 01 223 069, 0888 853 425, email: dedzapottery@africa-online.net, www.nyasalodges.com Jungle Pepper, Chichiri Shopping centre, Bt, Tel: 0888 826 229, 0999 826 229, www.junglepepperpizza.com Koko Bean Café & Gourmet Sandwich Shop, Llw Wildlife Centre, Area 43, Tel: 0994 263 363, email: koko.bean@yahoo.com, thesandwichshopll@gmail.com Land & Lake Cafe, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 757 120 / 754 303, email: info@landlake.net, www.landlake.net

Mandala Cafe, (La Caverna), Old Manager’s House 1882, Mandala, Blantyre, Tel: 01 871 932, email: lacavernamalawi@gmail.com Picasso’s Restaurant & Coffee Shop, Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel, top of Victoria Ave, Tel: 01 820 588, www.sunbirdmalawi.com email: mountsoche@sunbirdmalawi.com Temptations Coffe shop & Restaurant, Glyn Jones Rd, Galaxy House, Opp old Kandodo, Tel: 0888 827 981, 0993 086 988 Tranquility Tea Garden, Mtunthama drive, Llw, Tel: 0111 972 842, Mon - Sat FAST FOODS Blue Savannah, Malawi Sun Hotel, Robins Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 824 808 / 822 969 / 830 734 Chicken Inn, Chichiri Shopping Centre, Bt, Tel: 0212 951 914 Fango, Churchill Rd, Limbe, Bt, Tel: 0212 214 695, 0888 241 695, 0999 241 695, open 7 days Greens Cafe, Entrance, Chirchiri Trade Fair Grounds, Bt. Tel: 0881 129 285, 0999 958 900, open Mon - Thu: 9am - 8pm, Fri - Sat: 9am 10pm. Sunday closed Home Needs, Glyn Jones Rd, Tel: 0888 272 727, email: office-mart@africa-online.net Jungle Pepper Pizza, Chichiri Mall (Shoprite), Blantyre, Tel: 0888 826 229, www.junglepepperpizza.com KFC, Fatima Arcade, Haile Selassie Rd, Bt, Tel: 0111 625 161, open Sun - Thu: 9am - 9pm, Fri - Sat: 9am - 10:30pm KIPS, (delivery service available), Hanover Ave., next to Claussius House, Blantyre, Tel: 01 824 221 MegaBite, Chichiri Shopping Centre, Blantyre, Tel: 01 872 439, 0888 202 257 Pick N Save, Haile Salassie, Bt, Tel: 0888 216 606, 0211 995 985 Pizza Inn, Crossroads complex, llw, Tel: 0999 444 786 Rainforest Take Away, Apollo Acade, Bt, Tel: 0999 333 933 Red Pepper, Raynor Ave, Limbe, Tel: 0999 932 752 Scoops & Shakes, Malawi Sun Hotel, Robins Rd, Blantyre, Tel: 01 824 808 / 822 969 / 830 734 Southern Fried, Apollo Arcade, Blantyre, Tel: 0999 950 576 Steers, Crossroads complex, llw, Tel: 0999 444 786

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Entertainment 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 Greens Cafe, Entrance, Chirchiri Trade Fair Grounds, Bt. Tel: 0881 129 285, 0999 958 900, open Mon - Thu: 9am - 8pm, Fri - Sat: 9am 10pm. Sunday closed 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 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, 0212 246 334, 0999 149 802, closed Mondays

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Hostaria, Namiwawa, Tel: 0888 282 828, 0212 282 828, email: hostariamw@gmail.com, www.hostariamw.com closed Mondays Indaba, Thyolo Rd, Tel: 0111 657 646, open 7 days Jungle Pepper, Chichiri Shopping centre, Tel: 0888 826 229, 0999 826 229, www.junglepepperpizza.com Merriman Lodge & Chinese Restaurant, 5 kms Airport, 15 kms from Bt, Tel: 0999 928 218 /0995 548 617, open 7 days Pedro’s Grill & Lodge. (dinners only) 9 Smyth rd. Sunnyside. Tel: 0993 121 822. email: pedros@africa-online.net Picasso’s, Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel, top of Victoria Ave, Tel: 01 820 588, open 7 days Salt ‘n’ Pepper, Namiwawa, 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 Tel: 0212 919 705, 0995 421 555. CAPE MACLEAR Froggies, Tel: 0999 621 279, email: rogerl@africa-online.net, www.capemaclodge.com

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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 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 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 Pensacola Spur, City Mall, Area 47, Tel: 0994 273 133/0 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 Macondo Camp, Tel: 0991 792 311, email: info@macondocamp.com, www.macondocamp.com Soul Kitchen Restaurant & Cafe, Tel: 0999 767 892, 0884 957 150 MULANJE Kara O’Mula, Tel: 01 466 515, 0999 286 423, email: j.katangwe@karaomula.com Mulanje Pepper, Tel: 0888 878 830, Mon-Thurs: 8-4:30pm, Fri-Sun:8:30-8:30pm Rob & Wills, Tel: 01 466 117 NKHOTAKOTA M5, Tel: 0884 647 343, 0888 965 102, email: info@sunrisetoursmalawi.com ZOMBA Casa Rossa (campsite), Tel: 0881 366 126, 0991 184 211, email: info@casarossamw.com, www.casarossamw.com

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General Info Diplomatic Missions American Embassy, Convention Drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 166 / 772 222 Austrian Consulate, Blantyre, Tel: 01 871 855 Belgian Consulate, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 753 834, 0999 940 090 Brazilian Embassy, Area 12, plot 399, Tel: 01 772 749, email: brasemb.lilongue@itamaraty.gov.br British High Commission, Convention Drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 772 400/550 Canadian Consulate, Accord Centre, Limbe, Blantyre, Tel: 01 845 441 Danish Consulate, Chilembwe House, Tel: 01 840 088/522 Egyptian Embassy, 10/247 Tsoka Rd, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 794 657 European Union, Area 18, Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 199 Finish Consulate, Area 3/582, Lilongwe, Tel: 0999 822 425 French Embassy, Convention Drive, Lillongwe, Tel: 01 771 454 / 775 265 German Embassy, Convention Drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 772 555/64/67 Greek Consulate, 14 M’belwa Rd, Bt, Tel: 01 875 494, 0884 592 873, 0999 914 084, email: nektarios.kavourides@gmail.com Icelandic Embassy, Samala House, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 771 141/382 Italian Consulate, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 752 953 Irish Embassy, Arwa House, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 776 405 Japanese Embassy, MRA Bld, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 529 Libyan Embassy, Area 43, Blantyre Str, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 775 735 Mozambican Embassy, Convention Drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 774 100/696 Mozambican Consulate, 2nd floor, Old Mutual Building, Blantyre, Tel: 01 830 559 Netherlands Consulate, Michingi Rd, Cheetah Premises, Llw Tel: 0999 822 250 Norwegian Embassy, Arwa House, Lilongwe. Tel: 01 774 211 / 771 212 Portuguese Consulate, Blantyre, Tel: 01 776 520 South African High Commission, 3rd floor, Kang’ombe House, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 773 722/036 Spanish Consulate, Lilongwe, Tel: 099 9 846 081 email: mgiannakis@farmersworld.net Swiss Consulate, Kanengo, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 712 222, email: lilongwe@honorarvertretung.ch

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Tanzanian High Commission, Plaza House, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 775 035/8 The Peoples Republic of China Embassy, Area 43 House no.342, Llw, Tel: 01 794 750 Zambian High Commission, Convention Drive, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 772 590/635 Zimbabwean High Commission, City Centre, Lilongwe, Tel: 01 774 997/88 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

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General Info Malawi Visa Requirements 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. Immigration H/Q, Blantyre: Tel: 01 823 777 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 South Africa Visa Requirements Most nationalities, including UK, USA, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand passport holders, do not require a visa to visit South Africa for up to

90 days. Travelling to or through South Africa with children From 1 June 2015 parents travelling with children into or out of South Africa, or transiting in South Africa will be asked to show the child’s unabridged (full) birth certificate which lists the child’s details and both parents’ details. The abridged (short) birth certificate which only lists the child’s details won’t be accepted. Uncertified copies of birth certificates or copies of the parents/guardians identification will not be accepted. A parental contact affidavit (PCA) must have a certified copy of the parent’s/ guardian’s identification (i.e. passport) attached to it. Where only one parent is accompanying a child, parental or legal consent for the child to travel (e.g. an affidavit from the other parent or – if applicable – a death certificate) is required and there are other requirements for children travelling unaccompanied or with adults who are not their parents. If you are travelling with children (under 18) it is essential that you contact the South African High Commission or the South African Department of Home Affairs for further information relating to these regulations. If you do not carry the correct documentation you will not be allowed to enter the country. For further details www.dha.gov.za Mozambique Visa Requirements South African and Malawian passport holders do not require a visa for Mozambique. Most other nationalities, including UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia do require a visa. Please plan accordingly. Mozambique visas are no longer available on arrival, but must be obtained in advance of travel. Countries without Mozambique consular representation include Australian, New Zealand and Canadian passport holders. Alternatively a visa can be obtained from the Mozambique Embassy in Johannesburg which is open Monday – Thursday (closed every Friday). For more information please contact the embassy or visit: www.embamoc.co.za/visa-applications. You will need to arrive into Johannesburg a few days prior to your tour departure date in order to get the visa processed. Cont...

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General Info Mozambique visa regulations change frequently and without notice, so it is essential that all nationalities check the latest advice with the Mozambique embassy. For further details mozambique.visahq.com Uganda Visa Requirements Most nationalities require a visa to enter Uganda. UK, USA, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African passport holders can get a visa, which is valid for 3 months (or 6 months for a multiple entry), upon arrival or in advance from an embassy. For further details visas.immigration.go.ug Rwanda Visa Requirements Most nationalities require a visa for Rwanda, including USA, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African passport holders. In Rwanda the visa on arrival system has been replaced by an online visa that you need to apply for three days before arriving. If you are travelling on one of our Overland Camping Safaris your trip leader will advise if you will be gorilla trekking in Rwanda at the pre departure meeting and give instructions on how to apply for the visa. Payment is made at the border. For further details www.migration.gov.rw Places of Worship BLANTYRE Area 10 Assemblies of God, Machinjiri (South Lunzu Revival Centre) Tel: 0888 318 792 Alfurqan Mosque, Chirimba, Tel: 0888 765 989 Apostolic Church of God, Tel: 01 822 530 Assemblies of God, Tel: 01 855 814 Baptist Convention of Malawi, Tel: 01 871 170/851 Baha’i Centre, Limbe, Tel: 01 840 996 Beautifull Saviour Lutheran Church (English), Tel: 0999 924 417 Blantyre Community Church, 3rd Floor Boutique bld, Haile Salasie rd Tel: 0888 246 851, www.blantyrecommunitychurch.com Blantyre Mosque, Tel: 01 821 110 Catholic Church (CI), Tel: 01 804 547/73. Eng. service 8:30am Catholic Church, Limbe, Tel: 01 843 898 CCAP, Bt synod (ST Michaels & All Angels), Tel: 01 836 744 / 01 823 111 Church of Christ, Tel: 01 864 223 / 873 168

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City Pentecostal church, Vic. Ave, Tel: 01 823 053, www.cpcmw.org Global Impact Assembly, Tel: 0888 857 637 Hindu Temple, next to Mt Soche, (ISKCON) (English), 26 Chilomoni Ring Road, Namiwawa, Tel: 0212 234 255, 0212 234 255, 0999 582 465, email: iskconblantyre@gmail.com Limbe Mosque, Tel: 01 843 328, 0888 649 451 Living Stones International Church, Phoenix School Hall, Blantryre, Tel: 0111 919 582, 0888 834 038 Noor Mosque, Chileka Airport, Tel: 0111 692 046 Pentecostal Holiness Church, Tel: 0995 450 703 Seventh Day Adventist Church, headquarters: Tel: 01 820 297/64 Siekh Temple, Limbe Taqwa Mosque, Ginnery Corner, Tel: 01 876 031 Zalewa Worship Centre, Tel: 0888 542 383 LILONGWE Assemblies of God – International Christian Centre, Paul Kagame Rd, Tel: 01 761 706 National Baha’i Centre, Area 14 Capital City Baptist Church, Area 14, Presidential Way. Tel: 01 774 514 Evangelical Lutheran Church of Malawi, Chidzanja Rd, Area 22. Tel: 01 725 905 Hindu Temple, Area 2 International Bible Fellowship of Lilongwe, ABC Kirk of the Hills Chapel, Tel: 01 762 207, 0888 211 050, email: ibfmalawi@gmail.com Lilongwe Pentacostal, M1 Highway, Area 18. Tel: 01 796 008 Lingadzi CCAP, Umodzi Rd, Area 12, Tel: 01 771 528 Lutheran Church of Central Africa, next to SOS Childrens Village, off Rd to Blantyre, Tel: 01 724 917 Falls Baptist Church, Falls Estate, Kamuzu Procession Rd, Tel: 01 724 336 Maula Cathedral, Kamuzu Procession, Tel: 01 755 846 Lilongwe Islamic Movement, Riverside Arcade, Tel: 01 726 859 Saint Patricks, Area 18, on the M1, Tel: 01 796 326 Saint Peter’s, Glyn Jones Rd. Tel: 01 752 812 Saint Thomas, Area 18 off M1. Tel: 01 797 858 Seventh Day Adventist, Presidential Way, Area 14, Tel: 01 773 814

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Hello Dearest Readers, Trust you are all well! Another great issue, sneak preview... African Parks do it again, cheetahs, an endangered spec...