9.00 AM - 5.00 PM
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Pickup info

Lilongwe International Airport

Booking notes

Includes-Accommodation as per above schedule, Meals as indicated, Volunteer contribution, volunteer co-ordinator and Activities as indicated, All local transfers Lilongwe, back to Lilongwe. Full festival Ticket.

Excludes-Meals not indicated above, Extra Activities not Indicated above, Drinks, Gratuities, Personal Spending, 1% Gov Marketing Tax.

Combine Lake of Stars Festival with volunteering in the warm heart of Africa.

This unforgettable tour will include an orientation hike up Mtsongolo Mountain, volunteering works where tasks are geared towards the needs and requirements of the school. There is building work, maintenance of the school buildings, painting and repairing blackboards, and an opportunity to interact with the students on the sports and organise the school library for those that have the skills to do this. Then depart Dzalanyama and head to the Lake of Stars Festival. 

  • Physicality: High
    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.

  • Pickup location: 

    Lilongwe International Airport

  • Drop-off location: 

    The bus departs the Mangochi mid morning to arrive in Lilongwe mid afternoon 

  • Pickup time: (9.00 AM - 5.00 PM)
  • Drop-off time: (9.00 AM - 5.00 PM)

Itinerary

Day 1-Lilongwe   KGL Gold R- Arrive in Lilongwe and you will be transferred from the airport to your overnight accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, you will be taken around town for an orientation induction. In the late afternoon, you will meet the volunteer co-ordinator and your next days programme will be discussed.  Here you stay in basic en suite rooms inclusive breakfast.  Dinner this evening on your own account.

Day 2-Dzalanyama -After breakfast we pick up project supplies in Lilongwe and then transfer to Dzalanyama Forest. Overnight Lodge with all meals included. 

Day 3- Dzalanyama- Today we do an orientation hike up Mtsongolo Mounatin, returning to the lodge early afternoon.  Overnight Lodge inclusive all meals. 

 Day 4- Today your volunteering works starts - we gather at the school and then divide into groups according to personal ability and skills -  Tasks are geared towards the needs and requirements of the school, however it must be understood that needs of the project must come before individual choices can be accommodated. There is building work, maintenance of the school buildings, painting and repairing blackboards, and there is an opportunity to interact with the students on the sports field after lessons - There is a need to catalogue books and organise the school library for those that have the skills to do this.

Day 5- Project work - overnight Lodge - All meals included 

Day 6- Project work - overnight Lodge - All meals included 

Day 7- Project work - overnight Lodge - All meals included 

Day 8 -Depart Dzalanyama and then continue to collect the other volunteers at Kuti  and head to the lake of stars festival. Overnight Camping near the festival site. 

Day 9- At festival - we only provide tents and matrasses - meals and entertainment at your own cost

Day 10- At festival - we only provide tents and matrasses - meals and entertainment at your own cost

Day 11- The bus departs the site mid morning to arrive in Lilongwe mid afternoon - Add on game viewing safaris will be offered post festival

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

Participant Guidelines

Take along with you a hat, sun lotion, a bottle of water and a camera preferably with a long lens for those classic shots!

Other Disclosures

Visitors travel at their own risk and The Responsible Safari Company recommends you to travel in Malawi with full travel insurance. Luggage, valuables and all other personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at your risk unless and to the extent that loss or damage is proved to have been caused by The Responsible Safari Company Ltd's negligence.