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Posts Tagged ‘The Responsible Safari Company’

The Homestay Initiative in Malawi: Appreciating Local Culture

  • Alice Tilton
  • 23 February 2015

The Responsible Safari Company and Youth for Development and Productivity are designing a Homestay Initiative through which guests can experience authentic village life in Malawi. With that in mind, I decided to experience a village homestay in Malawi myself.

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The Malawi Connection: When Doing Good Does Good

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 19 September 2013

This is a classic feel-good tale featuring an especially unlikely cast of characters: an African travel company, a UK-based handmade-bag manufacturer, a doctor, a boatbuilder, a community-based organisation in Malawi and the people on the shores of Lake Malawi it supports, especially the kids of a primary school.

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A Truly Responsible Training Day: Ecotourism in Malawi

  • Kate Webb
  • 1 October 2012

Eight community representatives gathered together from villages around Southern Malawi to take part in an training day about ecotourism in Malawi. They discuss the future of sustainable tourism in Malawi, including how it might impact rural communities and what they do about it. It is an inspirational day.

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Photo of the Week: Boat Building the Traditional Way in Malawi

  • Kate Webb (photo and text)
  • 17 August 2012

Local fishermen on the Lake Malawi use traditional methods to build wonderful wooden fishing boats that can last for over 25 years. One boat builder, Joseph, has also engaged in community development and environmental protection.

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Meet the Best whl.travel Local Travel Experts of 2011

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 27 January 2012

With a steady eye on identifying fun, interactive and ethical travel experiences, the whl.travel global online travel-booking network taps into and magnifies the excellence of local tourism experts who. Alone, these experts are local leaders, but united they have become a forceful global presence for the right kind of tourism, sharing with major markets all…

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The Inside Word… on Malawi

  • Kate Webb
  • 31 October 2011

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their necks of the woods. This month, we hear from Kate Webb about local travel in Malawi from the inside.

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Photo of the Week: Young Footballers, Malawi

  • Dominic Webb (Photo) Kate Webb (Text)
  • 29 May 2011

This scene offers a glimpse of Malawi’s love for football, which is especially pronounced in its children. While Manchester United appear to be one of the favourites, the young striker shown here proudly displays the colours of Barcelona and will surely be over the moon that his team were crowned UEFA Cup champions yesterday!

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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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