As of 3 Aug, Kenya Airways will now fly thrice weekly between Blantyre and Nairobi, from where there are good links worldwide. See http://www.kenya-airways.com for further details.
Kate Webb of the Responsible Safari Company (http://www.responsiblesafaricompany.com/) has sent us the following overview of community tourism in Malawi: When visiting any destination we should all be looking to travel more responsibly and visiting local communities is one way you can do this. Malawians are renowned for their warm welcome and with tourism still in it’s … Continue reading Eco-Tourism in Malawi
My name is Sam and, I recently arrived back home in the UK after working at the hospital in Blantyre. Having stayed there for almost 2 months, I would like to recommend a taxi service which I found to be particularly useful. The driver's name is Lawrence (he has one (maybe two) drivers working for him) … Continue reading Recommended taxi driver in Blantyre
The management of Jungle Pepper has emailed me to update readers on our new developments: “Jungle Pepper, situated at Chichiri Shopping Centre off the Chipembere Highway, has added a vast array of foods to our Menu since you last came, which you will find on our website http://www.junglepepperpizza.com. For example, these include Portuguese Pregos, Hot … Continue reading News from Jungle Pepper in Blantyre
Hi, My sister bought your guide to Malawi and we've been using it throughout our trip here. It has been very helpful. However, please let folks know that travellers cheques are no longer accepted except at two banks in Blantyre. FMN will cash US dollar AMEX cheques and National Bank will cash US and CAN … Continue reading Carolyn’s updates
General Comments We loved Malawi. It was very 'easy' Africa. By this we mean that there was relatively little hassle and the people were friendly. The roads up to the Nyika Plateau and Vwaza Marsh are not great, but are passable with a 4x4. Incidentally, we did get stopped a lot by the police, but … Continue reading Malawi self-drive trip report
The best and safest way to cross from Malawi to Tete is to take a bus from Blantyre to Harare (maybe “Flying Horses” from the Central Bus Station) - you have to pay for the whole trip, but it will be a comfortable one, and the bus stops in Tete, where you can disembark! Ideally, get your Mozambican … Continue reading Crossing to Tete (Mozambique)