Helen writes: The National Herbarium and Botanic Gardens in Zomba - someone appears to have removed the labels that 'will give you more botanical information that you are likely to remember'. Overall this was a very disappointing experience! Kara O'Mula Country Lodge in Mulanje is not the stylish rustic lodge suggested. We spent three nights … Continue reading Zomba, Mulanje & Bandawe updates
Kimberlee writes: I do NOT recommend InfoMulanje. I have visited Mulanje a few times and I have had a very mixed experience with InfoMulanje. They do have information about the trails and peaks. However, they are unaffiliated with the forestry office, so they will recommend unapproved guides and porters. When visitors get a guide, they're … Continue reading InfoMulanje feedback
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
Ulendo Safaris is offering an exclusive new package combining a two night stay at Huntingdon House on the Satemwa Tea Estate, and a hike and stay on Mount Mulanje for $637 per person sharing, including return transfers from Blantyre. The offer is valid until the end of December 2011.
Cape maclear: § Steven’s lodge is very basic, doesn’t have internet facilities and a room for 3 persons was 2500 KW § Gaia is very attractive and I would recommend it, sgl 2000 KW, dbl 3000KW, dorm 1250 KW, telephone number is missing § Gecko’s lodge is a bit more expensive. You can rent kayaks … Continue reading Jacqueline Vulto’s updates
It seemed to me that all hotels are B&B. While it's certainly worth checking first, I never stayed in one that wasn't, and the breakfast was never mentioned...they just assumed you knew. There's a range of qualities--the 10,500K Mzuzu Lodge had 2 eggs as you like (including spanish omelets), sausage, a big chunk of baked tomato, potatoes, toast on request … Continue reading Nancy Chuang’s updates