Lilongwe Wildlife Trust was established in 2008 when the first project – Lilongwe Wildlife Centre – opened as a wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and education facility. Since then, the Trust has grown into a world-renowned, award-winning conservation organisation that focuses on four key areas: wildlife rescue and welfare, wildlife law enforcement, education and advocacy and research. Our mission is to protect Malawi’s wildlife by helping wild animals in need, combating wildlife crime and empowering the guardians of the wild.
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary, and, due to our high welfare standards, is the only one in the world to have obtained accreditations from GFAS, PASA and Born Free’s PAW scheme. The Wildlife Centre is home to on average 200 rescued wild animals, most of which have been rescued within Malawi, and every effort is made to release the individuals back to the wild where they belong.