WIN: Fantastic Malawi prizes up for grabs at our AGM

2 Oct 2018
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How does the idea of a lake retreat sound? Or, how about a sunrise walk through a wildlife reserve?

We're delighted to have such fantastic support from the tourism industry in Malawi and we continue to promote the industry in our aim to show what an incredible tourist destination Malawi is.

Have a look at some of the great prizes that are on offer at our 2018 AGM thanks to some very generous donations.

You have to be in it to win it so make sure you have booked your spot for this year’s conference if you haven’t already done so.

Have a look at last year’s conference here and find out more about what is planned for the October 6 event in Glasgow.

Blue Zebra Island Lodge

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Tucked away on Nankoma Island less than two hours from Lilongwe, the Blue Zebra Island Lodge is a part of the Marelli Island archipelago.

Under the protection of the Lake Malawi National Park, this is a great place to see rare species of Malawi's colourful Cichlid fish, which have earned the site its UNESCO World Heritage Site accreditation.

The prize: One night for two adults at Blue Zebra Island Lodge, sharing a lake safari tent and including meals and boat transfers

Where: Nankoma Island (nearest city is Lilongwe)

The details: This does not include drinks, road transfers or park fees. Expires 15th December 2019

Makuzi Beach Lodge

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Situated on the northern shores of Lake Malawi, this secluded retreat with its white sand beach boasts of wonderful views across Africa’s third largest fresh water lake.

The prize: Two nights' dinner, bed and breakfast in a superior chalet for two people including use of kayaks and snorkelling gear.


Where: Chintheche (nearest city is Mzuzu)

The details: This does not include drinks, lunch or extra activities.

Ngala Beach Lodge

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With views of the Vinya Mountains and the lake, Ngala Lake bills itself as a welcoming place that radiates peace and tranquility.

The prize: Accommodation for two people for two nights

Where: Ngala (nearest cities are Lilongwe/Mzuzu)

The details: Meals not included

Gave Haven

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Game Haven was set up as a retreat to combine tourism and wildlife conservation while also supporting the surrounding communities in Bvumbwe.

Chimwenya Game Park has activities ranging from guided game drives to trail ride on mountain bikes, walks, birdwatching and fishing. There’s also a private lake with Nswala Malo (Giraffe Place) Lounge bar.

The prize: Two nights' stay in luxury cottage for two people including breakfast and activities (golf, game drive, game walk, mountain bike rides and fishing)

Where: Bvumbwe (nearest city Blantyre)

The details: Lunch, dinner and drinks is not included

The Responsible Safari Company

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The Responsible Safari Company specialises in Educational, Philanthropic, Experiential and Sustainable travel throughout Malawi.

They have generously donated one week car hire from Blantyre, giving people the perfect way to get out and explore Malawi.

The prize: One week care hire

Where: Blantyre

Kumbali Country Lodge

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 Only ten minutes from the capital city along a quiet traffic-free road, Kumbali Country Lodge is a private lodge situated on a 650 hectare forest reserve and dairy farm in Lilongwe.

Described as stylish, relaxed and informal, the owners say it is the perfect stopover to other travel destinations such as Lake Malawi.

The prize: Two nights for two people on a full board basis at their Lake Retreat in Salima.

Where: Salima (nearest city Lilongwe)

The details: Expires June 2019

Central African Wilderness Safaris

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Chelinda Lodge is set against a pocket of hagenia woodland overlooking vast tracts of Nyika National Park’s rolling grasslands dotted with large herds of wildlife. 

Expect to see unusual species such as Crayshaw’s zebra and roan antelope.

The prize: Two nights for two at Chelinda Lodge (in Nyika National Park)

Where: Nyika (Nearest city Mzuzu)

The details: Full board basis including meals, select game activities and accommodation is included. Park fees, drinks, transfers and extras are not included.

Kayak Africa

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Mumbo Island is a deserted tropical island which has never been populated. This means there is a thick covering of miombo woodland and ancient fig and baobab trees.

The waters around the island are clean and calm, and so are a great place to enjoy sea kayaking, snorkelling and SCUBA diving. The island’s only mammals Spotted-necked Otters – are remarkably playful and regularly join guests for a snorkel or swim.

Where: Mumbo Island (nearest city Lilongwe)

The prize: one night on Mumbo Island for two people

The details: The prize may be taken any time between 1 October 2018 and 1 October 2019

Bua River Lodge

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On the banks of the beautiful Bua River located within the protected and beautiful Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Bua River Lodge boasts of being an idyllic retreat.

The prize: Two person stay for two nights in one of our en-suite tents.

Where: Nkhotakota reserve (nearest city Lilongwe/Mzuzu)

The details: All meals and refreshments during the day, a guided morning walk if desired by one of our staff within the concession area, a walk and sundowner to one of our viewpoints, entrance to Nkhotakota and a guided walk with an African Parkers ranger if desired with park charges covered. A collection from Nkhotakota town is also available if desired.

Mzuzu Coffee

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Become one of the FIRST 500 and support Mzuzu Coffee! We have two prizes up for grabs with two opportunities to become one of Fair Trade Scotland’s FIRST 500, supporting Malawian Coffee Producers and Processors and their control of the whole production chain, maximising profits for men and women in Mzuzu.

The prize: A 250g packet of Mzuzu Roast and Ground Coffee as well as an A4 signed print of a coffee farm in Malawi, taken by renowned photographer Frank Johnston who coined the phrase Malawi 'The Warm Heart of Africa'. By being one of the FIRST 500, a gift of money is given to the farmers themselves to celebrate this new Fair Trade partnership of added value coffee into the UK.