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This package includes basic breakfast and dinner meals.

This package is exclusive of road transfers but these can be organized through The Responsible Safari Company upon request.

The projects are all situated within walking distance from volunteer accommodation.

$10 a day goes back into the community project fund.

Project Options:

  • Hand-made papers making Malaria Prevention
  • Briquette making and mud stoves
  • Assisting the sick, vulnerable and elderly
  • Bilharzia snail sampling (data collection, research & health/environmental education)
  • Nutrition & Vegetable Gardening 
  • General maintenance/building/cleaning assistance at project sites
  • Environmental Education shows (entertainment!)

NB: Projects are always changing as we move forward so please check in with us for more opportunities that will be available during your visit. We tailor make your volunteer schedule to suit your area(s) of expertise or interest.

Spend 1 week or more volunteering on the shores of Lake Malawi. Projects include environmental work, healthcare, an orphan feeding program, adult literacy, education projects, and arts and crafts.

There are two lake side volunteer accommodation options available:

Fish Heaven Lodge which has lake side rooms, gazebos & gardens overlooking one of the beautiful islands on Lake Malawi. Each room at Fish Heaven has a fish name assigned to it, making it easier for you to learn at least a name of fish found in Lake Malawi by the end of your stay. The lodge has rooms that can sleep up to 5 people both ensuite and non-ensuite.

Another accommodation option is Tandy House which is also close to the lake. This self-contained unit is situated at the rear of the grounds of Cape Maclear EcoLodge and it is ideal for volunteers groups or those who would like to do self-catering. There are 4 rooms accommodating a total of 8 volunteers, 2 showers and 2 toilets, a small kitchenette (for tea/coffee and self-catering meals).

Basic breakfast and dinner is included in the cost.

Weekly volunteer cost: $330 per person.

*Discounts for longer stays and groups available


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