Takulandirani Malawi

  • Accommodation

    A mixture of camping and guesthouses.

  • Climate

    The tropical climate in Malawi alternates between a rainy season from November to April and a dry season from May to October.

  • Meals

    Tasty Malawian food mixed with traditional student-friendly meals as well as packed lunches when away from camp. Students are taught how to cook and participate in meal preparation. We can also cater to most dietary/religious restrictions and food allergies. Please contact us for dietary queries.

Malawi offers a stunning journey for students, with beautiful people, impressive landscapes and rich cultural heritage. 

School groups can experience the country’s expansive highlands and beautiful lakes, all combining to create a striking landscape. 

On your trip, you will swim the tropical waters of Lake Malawi, home to a colourful and diverse number of animals, wind through the rocky peaks of Mt. Mulanje, tour the bustling streets of Lilongwe, and marvel at the beautiful rock art in Chingoni which dates back to the Iron Age.  

This spectacular country offers everything an adventure enthusiast needs, and the project work is the perfect way to contribute something back into the communities you stay with. 

You will be struck by the incredible warmth and friendliness of the Malawian people as you swap stories with them, and your interaction will leave you enriched. 

The ‘warm heart of Africa’ never disappoints!

What to Look Forward to: Community | Culture | Education | Adventure

  • Visit a traditional Chichewa village as well as the Kumbali village, where you can get a taste of Malawian culture, arts, food, and traditional dance
  • Learn about Malawian wildlife and conservation through a guided tour of the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and Sanctuary
  • Visit Chembe village where you will be assisting with community project work, including helping to construct clean water drinking stations as well as spending time at the local school and nearby orphanage
  • Visit the Chongoni Rock Art Area which has a rich concentration of rock art dating from the early Iron Age
  • Set up base on the shores of Lake Malawi, the third-largest lake on the continent, and snorkel amidst its multicoloured fish
  • Head off to the escarpment for a day of rock climbing and abseiling at Otter Point, which lies above the lakeshore
  • Set off on a Kayak expedition to Domwe Island where you can explore the island on a kayak
  • Discover the unique world that lies above the walls on the high plateau of Mt. Mulanje, with its high granite towers and spires, stunning moorland forests and waterfalls
  • Tour the wildlife haven that is Liwonde National Park and set up camp on the Shire river
  • Mountain bike across tea plantations

FAQs

From the first time you make contact with Rift Valley Adventures, our professional team will be active in your chosen, fully-hosted programme. Without getting in your hair, we’ll be with you 24 hours a day from pick-up to drop-off.

All RVA camps have 24-hour security guards as well as local security networks including armed rangers or police where necessary. Additionally, we have an unblemished safety record, thanks to a highly trained team, industry-standard equipment and facilities, detailed operational procedures, and comprehensive participant preparation. 

Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, a reusable water bottle, toiletries, and a rucksack, to name a few. We will include a full kit list in your itinerary so that you are fully prepared. One thing to remember is “don’t get weighed down on your adventure, only pack the essentials!”

1 teacher travels free of charge for every 10 students!

We recommend that everyone visits a travel doctor and acquires the shots their doctor prescribes. Furthermore, we recommend that everyone have an anti-malaria prescription. Remember that most of these drugs (for example, Malarone) require that you start taking the medicine several days before you leave. The same is true for Dukoral, an oral vaccine for traveller’s diarrhoea.

Yes, our trips are inclusive and will support the needs of children with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, and emotional and behavioural difficulties. Please contact us for more detailed information.

The trip was better than I ever could have expected.
Karl
Danderyds School, Sweden

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