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A Most Memorable Day: Community-based Tourism in Malawi

  • Will Turner
  • 18 April 2011

The Responsible Safari Company (RSC), a local tour operator in Malawi, collaborates with community-based initiatives to promote tourism as a beneficial source of income. The ‘win-win-win’ benefits are evident: Local groups enjoy a new way of making ends meet and forging meaningful bonds with discerning travellers; visitors gain unique insight into local communities by learning about their lives; and the RSC expands operations in line with sustainable and responsible tourism practices.

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Engagement Ceremonies in Malawi

  • Chimwemwe Siyabu
  • 28 January 2011

In Malawi, getting engaged is quite different from the one-kneed question-popping and ring-exchanging of many Western cultures. Here, two people are considered officially engaged only after completing a traditional engagement ceremony, known as Chinkhoswe in the central and southern regions of the country and Malowolo in the northern region.

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Voluntourism Helps Locals in Malawi

  • Chimwemwe Siyabu and Kate Ward
  • 8 November 2010

As a developing country in Africa, Malawi faces a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to the development of its rural communities. One of many effective ways to tackle some of the challenges, though, is through volunteer assistance, channelled through the tourism industry. In support of this, The Responsible Safari Company, the whl.travel local connection in Malawi, has partnered with local community-development organisations to create an exciting range of voluntourism opportunities.

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Yet Another 10 #whltravel Tweeps Tweeting

  • Ethan Gelber (@thetravelword)
  • 31 August 2010

Inspired by Make Travel Fair’s 10 #whltravel Tweeps Twittering, which was in turn inspired by the 10 #Travel Tweeps Twittering post published on Matador’s Travelers Notebook, in March 2010 we published 10 More #whltravel Tweeps Tweeting, all from the WHL Group. Given the interest in this, we decided to share yet another 10 #whltravel tweeps tweeting.

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Malawi Opens the Warm Heart of Africa to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 22 July 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND CHICHEWA. Malawi is one of Africa’s little known treasures. Surrounded by the much larger countries of Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, Malawi is a narrow nation that runs north to south along the Great Rift Valley. It’s been called ‘the warm heart of Africa.’

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A Responsible Safari Company in Malawi Lives Up to its Name

  • Kate Ward and Natasha Robinson
  • 25 May 2010

Malawi-based The Responsible Safari Company (TRSC) just got even more responsible. A partnership with the United Nations Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in the country’s southern Zomba District has created a unique ecotourism program that lets visitors experience firsthand how the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are being implemented.

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The People Behind Responsible Travel in Malawi

  • WHL Group
  • 25 May 2010

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. This month we talk to Kate Ward and Chimwemwe Siyabu, both of whom work for The Responsible Safari Company, the whl.travel local connection, based in Blantyre, Malawi.

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The Tour d’Afrique – A Trans-African Adventure on Two Wheels

  • Brian Hoeniger
  • 13 May 2010

The Tour d’Afrique is an annual transcontinental bicycling odyssey that starts at the pyramids near Cairo, Egypt, in January, and then traverses 10 countries and every kind of road surface imaginable before spinning into Cape Town, South Africa, some four months and 11,800 kilometres later. It attracts nomadic souls and cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, from triathletes to retirees.

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