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Blantyre City Centre or Lodge

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.

NB: Trip time and drop off location may change and this will be communicated prior to the trip.

Groups need to be minimum of 4 pax for this trip to run. For groups less than 4 please enquire. Groups above 10 special discounts may apply.

Arts and crafts in the tea estates! Morning day trip to learn how to make recycled paper products with this small recycling project in the tea fields of Thyolo District.

Nchima Paper Recycling Centre has been supported by a charitable organisation called The Nchima Trust which was established in 1962 by the Gardiner family. The aim of this trust is to provide support to local projects in Malawi including education, orphan care support, and health. With help from the Trust, Nchima Centre was constructed on land leased to the Trust, by the Nchima Tea and Tung Estates with the aim of giving local people a platform to conduct small businesses and display their talents in order to support themselves economically. Apart from paper recycling, other projects like farming and carpentry are also conducted at this centre.

  • Physicality: Low
    Physical rating

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


    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.


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


    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.


    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 ...

  • Group size: from 4 to 12 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Blantyre City Centre or Lodge

  • Drop-off location: 

    Blantyre City Centre or Lodge

  • Pickup time: (8.00 AM - 9.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (12.00 PM - 12.30 PM)


Learn how to recycle paper: two friendly and experienced local artists will take you through the whole process of making paper and you will be able to participate and make your own paper in the process.

Head artist Mr Dickson will then show you his designing skills through the use of locally available materials. Get creative by making your own cards and decorate them using local materials.

Visit the gift shop where you can buy cards and small gifts. Some of the income made from the sales is used to pay the people working at the centre and the remaining money is used to support other surrounding local community projects.

Trip Includes: Return transfers, arts and crafts at the centre.

Trip does not include: Food and Drink

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

Children are welcome.

Participant Guidelines

What to wear

Men: Please keep your t-shirt or shirt on at all times- even if it is hot!

Women: In this local environment women are expected to wear longer skirts/shorts or trousers and a shirt or t-shirt

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.