Mzuni’s Culinary Art degree programme upskills creativity with local foods to boost domestic tourism

* This is after realizing that domestic tourism is booming and that the industry is opening up to local market * We teach all aspect of the hospitality profession from operations to management and strategic management Analysis by Duncan Mlanjira As Malawi’s hospitality industry is opening up in their dining spaces to promote local dishes targeting domestic tourism market, Mzuzu University offers Culinary Art Degree, which encourages creativity with local foods. In an interview, Mzuni lecturer, Dr. Lameck Khonje…

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Ministry of Tourism waiting for investors on cable cars for Mulanje and Zomba mountains

* We have done pre-feasibility study and the good thing is that Mulanje is a popular tourist destination * Cable cars are intended to assist in creating job opportunities, increasing tax revenue and levies for the country * Promoting a sense of pride among citizens and residence, enhancing Mulanje, Zomba and Malawi profile * And bringing infrastructural development and of course spill over benefits to other sectors By Mercy Nsaliwa, MANA Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Wildlife say they…

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IFAW extends fence to protect wildlife and communities surrounding Kasungu National Park

The natural beauty that is at Kasungu National Park  * A further example of IFAW’s commitment to ensure wildlife remains safe from poachers * At the same time protect communities living outside the park from wandering animals * 18 fence attendants, including three women, have been trained and hired by IFAW By Duncan Mlanjira Less than a month since 691 wildlife were translocated to Kasungu National Park — that included 263 elephants — another major investment from International Fund…

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Veteran Carver Bhima gives Alpha Arts seal of approval for successful hosting of 2022 Miss Malawi pageant

Carver Bhima (centre) with Alpha Arts team and management of Serendib Hotels * Alpha Arts met all rules and guidelines when they applied to hire the licence from him * He was formally introduced to Lotus Hotel, managed by Serendib Hotels * Who are the official partners and sponsors for the 2022 national pageant By Duncan Mlanjira Veteran organiser of Miss Malawi pageant, Carver Bhima — who is also the licence holder of the national event — has given…

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Serendib Hotels partners with Alpha Arts for December 3 Miss Malawi pageantry

Alpha Arts MD Francis Kaphuka and Serendib Hotels marketing manager Ines Benvenutta Khozi signing the contract * The partnership is a strong statement of friendship with in taking national beauty pageant to another level * We are seeing this relationship beyond because this is a brand that is a pride of the nation By Duncan Mlanjira Serendib Hotels has partnered with Alpha Arts towards the success hosting of Miss Malawi pageant that include sponsoring physical auditions and other activities…

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Malawi’s wildlife translocation completed; 263 elephants and 431 additional wildlife find new habitat in Kasungu National Park from Liwonde

* Additional 13 elephants translocated from the targeted 250 to establish viable elephant populations * A significant wildlife translocation to support biodiversity efforts and ensure the prosperity of local communities living around the park * The addition of elephants and other wildlife species to benefit Malawi tourism as well as communities through job creation By Duncan Mlanjira In an effort to establish viable elephant populations and maintain healthy habitats in Malawi’s environmental and wildlife protected areas, 263 elephants and…

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Elephant translocation exercise claims two human lives in Kasungu after two bulls strayed from National Park

* One bull strayed as far as 10km away at a community named Mkanda in neighbouring district of Mchinji * Both bulls were euthanized because it was difficult to have them captured and brought back into the Park * Sorrounding communities had been sensitised of the translocation exercise well in advance in order to be on high alert of stray animals By Duncan Mlanjira Two people were killed in Kasungu last week after been attacked by two bull elephants,…

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Malawi’s epic elephant translocation attracts attention of UK’s The Guardian; Amongst world’s top highlights of ‘The week in wildlife – in pictures’

* Malawi’s Department of National Parks &‬ Wildlife is translocating the 250 elephants from Liwonde to Kasungu national parks * In conjunction with collaborative partners — African Parks and International Fund for Animal Welfare * Exercise also involves translocation of 80 buffaloes; 120 impalas; 25 sable antelopes; 80 warthogs and 100 waterbucks By Duncan Mlanjira The translocation of 250 elephants from Liwonde National Park in Machinga to Kasungu National Park currently underway, has not gone unnoticed by the world…

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K8.6 billion earmarked to boost Karonga tourism

Minister of Tourism Michael Usi addressing people in Karonga * Under the National Tourism Investment Master Plan launched by President Lazarus Chakwera on April 4 * The investment in Karonga includes a Songwe Border transit facility which will consist a 40-seat restaurant * A 24-room motel, fast food outlet, ATM facilities, children’s playground and public toilets By Zenak Matekenya, MANA Minister of tourism, Culture and Wildlife Michael Usi has said government will this year start investing K8.6 billion in…

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South Africa’s Rovos Rail touted as the most luxurious train in the world

* Its epic train journey of 15 days travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania * It’s become one of the most famous train journeys in the world and it’s a trip of which we are very proud * Since its inception in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for world-class travel experiences By Duncan Mlanjira It is worth experiencing for Malawians who can afford — a luxurious train-hotel in the world managed by private…

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