Lilongwe International Airport
Includes-Accommodation as per above schedule, Meals as indicated, Volunteer contribution and activities as indicated, Transfer services Lilongwe, return.
Excludes-Visas [if required], Game Park fees, Meals not indicated above, Activities not Indicated above, Drinks, Gratuities, Personal Spending.
Combine Lake of Stars Festival with volunteering in the warm heart of Africa.
Venture into the field. volunteering tasks that will include but not limited to - Wildlife Surveys, Game counts, Anti Poaching and snare sweep patrols with scouts, maintenance and construction, fuel briquette production and distribution to local communities, a morning spent visiting a local school doing environmental education.
Then off to Mangochi for the Lake of Stars Festival. Camping and enjoying all that the lake has to offer.
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.
Lilongwe International Airport
Depart festival site at midday to return to Lilongwe. Various travel options available from here.
19 Sept-Lilongwe (Korean Garden Lodge – Gold Room) -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.
20 Sept-Lilongwe (Korean Garden Lodge – Gold Room)- After breakfast transfer you to the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. On arrival it will be an orientation followed by some basic training. Here you will learn about the centre, its aims, achievements and goals. Today’s orientation is geared to equip you with the basic knowledge and skills for the next days voluntary work in the field. Return to the Lodge late afternoon / early evening. Dinner and lunch for your own cost [there is a cafe on site at the Lilongwe Wildlife centre] - and you are able to organise a taxi to enjoy Lilongwe's nightlife if you so wish.
21 Sept-Kuti-This morning we prepare to venture into the field. A stop at the local supermarket to stock up on provisions for the next days , then stop at the centre to collect any materials that need to be taken to Kuti. The aim is to depart Lilongwe around midday, to arrive early afternoon. The remainder of the day is on orientation and meeting the team. Here you overnight in A frame chalets inclusive all camp meals.
22 Sept- Kuti-Today your volunteering works starts in earnest - tasks that will be undertaken include but are not limited to - Wildlife Surveys, Game counts, Anti Poaching and snare sweep patrols with scouts, maintenance and construction, fuel briquette production and distribution to local communities, a morning spent visiting a local school doing environmental education. Tasks are geared towards the individual, however it must be understood that needs of the project must come before individual choices can be accommodated.
23 Sept-Kuti-Project work - overnight A frames with all camp meals included.
24 Sept- Kuti- Project work - overnight A frames with all camp meals included.
25 Sept- Kuti-Project work - overnight A frames with all camp meals included
26 Sept- - To Festival-Today you will be collected from Kuti and transferred to Mangochi for the Lake of Stars Festival. Overnight Camping - Tents and mattresses supplied - volunteers bring their own sleeping bags - meals for your own cost except for a picnic lunch en route. Arrive at Festival early afternoon.
27 Sept- Camping-At festival - Overnight tents and mattresses provided.
28 Sept- Camping-At festival - Overnight tents and mattresses provided.
29 Sept-Out -Depart festival site at midday to return to Lilongwe. Various travel options available from here.
Take along with you a hat, sun lotion, a bottle of water and a camera preferably with a long lens for those classic shots!
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