1.30 PM - 2.00 PM
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Pickup info

Pick-up is at Chembe Village Project Centre, Cape Maclear. A private vehicle can be provided at an agreed price although the distance between each project is only a few minutes so within easy walking distance. If travelling from Mangochi, Monkey Bay or elsewhere then please organise transport through The Responsible Safari Company.

Booking notes

NB: Trip time and drop off location may change and this will be communicated prior to the trip. Please note tour times and days may vary.

Chembe Water Project is a community based project that ensures the provision of safe drinking water to lakeside communities especially those in Cape Maclear, Mangochi.

HIV/AIDS Community Project is run by two Malawian brothers with help from community volunteers. They provide home based care and education for the community.

There is an active Environmental Awareness and Education Initiative at one end of the village which is trying to education the local community to look after the diversity of fish with Lake Malawi. They run art classes, community workshops and provide local dive training for community members (see education diving tours).

  • Physicality: Low
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: Medium
    Culture shock rating

    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.

    Low

    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.

    Medium

    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.

    High

    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Pickup location: 

    Pick-up is at Chembe Village Project Centre, Cape Maclear. A private vehicle can be provided at an agreed price although the distance between each project is only a few minutes so within easy walking distance. If travelling from Mangochi, Monkey Bay or elsewhere then please organise transport through The Responsible Safari Company.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Cape Maclear Lodge

  • Pickup time: (1.30 PM - 2.00 PM)
  • Drop-off time: (4.30 PM - 5.00 PM)

Itinerary

If coming from Blantyre, you will arrive at Chembe Village by 11:00; if coming from Lilongwe, you will arrive at Chembe Village by 12noon. After lunch at Gecko Lounge (not included in cost) you will meet a community guide who will spend the afternoon taking you around this lakeside community and showing you the different projects.

NB A community lunch can be arranged as well as helping out at the particular projects for example making recycled paper cards, homebased care and working the community garden.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel or amend your booking The Responsible Safari Company Ltd. will make every effort to assist you. Requests for amendment or cancellation must be in writing, and confirmed by the same individual as on the original confirmation. Amendments received and made 60 days before departure will incur an amendment charge of £40 per booking, plus any communication charge or other expenses incurred by The Responsible Safari Company Ltd. If you cancel your booking, the following general scale of cancellation charges will be payable based on the number of days prior to departure that written notice of cancellation is received at our office.

Prior to 84 days forfeiture of deposit

  • 83 - 60 days prior 40% of total Travel price
  • 60 - 30 days prior 75% of total Travel price
  • 29 - 7 days prior 90% of total Travel price
  • Less than 7 days 100% of total Travel price

Children policy

The minimum age is 8.

Participant Guidelines

Meet project representative before beginning the tour.

Other Disclosures

For ladies, it is advisable to wear long skirts in order to respect local customs.