8.00 AM

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Pickup info

Mangochi, Blantyre, Cape Maclear or Monkey Bay.

Booking notes

Please note tour times and days may vary. Transport- either self drive or with a driver can be organised through The Responsible Safari Company in Blantyre/Lilongwe at an additional cost.

On the southern shores of Lake Malawi a boat-builder named Joseph runs a traditional boatyard which still uses local methods to build wooden lake boats. He became aware of the huge lack of development in his area and the fact that many young people were unemployed. Joseph began an incredible community project which aims to empower young people to bring change to their community. Spend a few hours with Joseph, walk around the community and interact with some inspirational young people.

  • 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.


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


    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.


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

  • Pickup location: 

    Mangochi, Blantyre, Cape Maclear or Monkey Bay.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Upon Request

  • Pickup time: (8.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (12.00 PM)


Meet Joseph at the boatyard. A range of activities can be arranged dependent on time and season. Activities can include:

1. Boatyard tour

2. Village walk

3. Traditional lunch with Malawi family

4. Traditional dancing

5. Visit to local village school

Children policy

Children are welcome but they should be closely supervised

Participant Guidelines

Please be aware this is a working boatyard