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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IFAW amplifying traditional leaders participation in ambitious conservation efforts with an international appeal

The traditional leaders from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.—Picture courtesy of IFAW * Traditional leaders and communities have a voice in conservation *  This network strives to implement policies that affect the lives of people living with wildlife * Their involvement is integral to long-term success of conservation efforts and the development of sustainable solutions By Duncan Mlanjira The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) brought together traditional leaders to a meeting in Lilongwe which was…

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All set for Malawi Sand Music Festival as FDH Bank Plc sponsors K15 million towards its preparations and hosting

Harawa (left) receiving the sponsorship from FDH Bank’s Lorraine Chikhula * The annual music festival will celebrate its 12th anniversary of bringing together the cream of Malawian performing artists * As well as renowned international musicians which always require a lot of money * But they lack support from the corporate world like the gesture shown by FDH Bank By Victor Singano Jnr, Correspondent Preparations for the country’s major annual entertainment and tourism attraction jamboree, the Sand Music Festival…

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Malawi’s National Parks & Wildlife to translocate 250 elephants and 485 other animals from Liwonde to Kasungu national parks

Elephants thriving in Liwonde National Park * Second largest elephant population translocation after 520 elephants moved from Liwonde in 2016-17 * Done in liaison with collaborative partners including African Parks and International Fund for Animal Welfare * Part of a national conservation initiative to maintain healthy habitats in Malawi national parks * To establish viable elephant populations and ensure the prosperity of local communities around the parks By Duncan Mlanjira In conjunction with collaborative partners — that include African…

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Sunbird Tourism Plc posts K749m profit after tax on year ended 2021

The magnificent Sunbird Waterfront Hotel in Salima * The turnaround to the increased business volumes in 2021 as compared to 2020 when CoVID-19 effects were at at its peak * Lakeshore resorts performed well unlike the city hotels because they were driven by conferences By Steven Mkweteza, Correspondent Despite the prevailing devastating impact of CoVID-19 in the hospitality and travel industry, Sunbird Tourism Plc has announced that it has posted a profit after tax of K749 million in the…

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Serendib Suites in Namiwawa offers guests a quaint and charming atmosphere

* Ideal for honeymooners; self-catering guests and for serene atmosphere corporate conferences * Located in Namiwawa, Blantyre along Chilomoni Ring Road just after the junction off the road towards Sanjika Palace  * The wonderful and serene atmosphere dazzles the guest, complemented by its country lodge architectural facade of the suites By Duncan Mlanjira It was being managed under the name Namiwawa Lodge until Serendib Hotels & Resorts acquired the property in 2015 and turned the hotel into Serendib Suites…

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Hill Springs Lodge a place to be for local tourism in Zomba; Offers stately accommodation rooms and sumptuous meals

* The first reaction of Hill Spring’s facade leaves visitors completely bamboozled over in astonishment * The stunning garden and landscape make Hill Springs the perfect filming and photoshoot location for one’s memorable occasion * It has 13 deluxe self-contained rooms of various sizes to suit one’s pocket * All rooms have shower with others having bath tubs complemented by air conditioning, mini fridge, tea & coffee facilities * Hill Springs chefs prepare a variety of high quality, delicious dishes covering…

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The grandeur that is Ntchisi Rain Forest Reserve; The country’s tourism treasure that is so hidden and not known by many Malawians

* It is one of the last remaining indigenous rain forests in Africa that offers the pureness of nature * It is a luxuriant, dense forest rich in biodiversity, found typically in tropical areas with consistently heavy rainfall * It is complemented by Ntchisi Forest Lodge that offers food from local farmers to reduce CO2-emissions By Chigomezgo Nyirenda Not many Malawians know of the existence of one of the last remaining and grandeur indigenous rain forests in Africa —…

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