|We are a not for profit Trust based in Malawi, Southern Africa with the aim of;|
|“Assisting in the conservation, research and sustainable development of Liwonde National Park and adjacent conservation areas”|
|ISSUES AFFECTING THE PARK AND WHAT CHINGUNI TRUST WILL CONTRIBUTE|
Liwonde National Park contains a wealth of
natural resources but there are few ideas and little technical
knowledge on how to utilize these sustainably.|
There are over 100,000 people living within five kilometers of the park boundary attempting to scrape a living in what is technically a marginal agricultural area.
Many individuals within the boundary communities illegally gather the natural resources from the Park; threatening conservation efforts and endangering its wildlife.
We will work with the communities to develop an understanding of the importance of conservation and create new sustainable avenues of income generation to improve livelihoods in the boundary sector.
We will recruit volunteers and craftspeople that can provide technical knowledge and skills to assist the local people to improve their education and development.
We will work together with the Malawian Department of National Parks and Wildlife and research institutions to assist with ecological research that can provide essential management tools for the protection of Liwonde National Park.
|Green Season (16 Jan – Easter Friday)|
|En-suite Bedrooms – $25.00 p.p. sharing ($5.00 single supplement)|
|Dormitory Room – $15.00 p.p.|
|Dry Season (Easter Friday- 15 Jan)|
|En-suite Bedrooms – $30.00 p.p. sharing ($15.00 single supplement)|
|En-Suite Mara Tents – $40.00 p.p. sharing ($20.00 single supplement)|
|Dormitory Room – $20.00 p.p.|
|*Children under 3yrs have free accommodation and food|
|*Chidren under 12yrs have free accomodation when sharing with parents, otherwise if in own room 50% of accommodation rates|
|Full English Breakfast – $7.50 p.p.|
|Lunch – $7.50 p.p.|
|Three Course Dinner – $15.00 p.p.|
|Camping – $5.00 p.p.|
|Dormitory – $10.00 p.p.|
|Tented Chalets – $15.00 p.p.|
|Walking Safari – $15.00 p.p.|
|Canoe Safari – $15.00 p.p.|
|Day Drives/Drive-Walk Safaris – $20.00 p.p.|
|Night Drive – $20.00 p.p.|
|Boat Trips – $25.00 p.p. (min 3 pax)|
|*PLEASE NOTE: Park entrance fee is $3.00 p.p. for residents of Malawi, and $5.00 p.p. for non-residents|
|Chinguni Hills accepts payment in Dollars, Rands, Pounds, Euro and Malawi Kwacha|
|For those looking for true adventure in the heart of the African Bush, we have the following activities to offer:|
|Best done early in the morning, you can go on a walking safari through the African savannah with one of our experienced guides, track the elephants, stalk the buffalo, and get as close to nature as possible.|
|The canoe safaris are best done in the early afternoon, when the hippos and crocs are coming out to play, and bask in the sun. Sit back relax and drink a cold beer, as the paddler takes you through the lagoons and flood plains of the Shire river and our guide shows you the amazing variety of birds.|
|Drive Walk Excursions|
|Explore the further reaches of the park on a walk-drive trip. We’ll take you into some of the less accessible sectors of Liwonde and search for some of the parks rarities such as the Pel’s Fishing Owl and the Palm Nut Vulture.|
|Although game drives can be done during the day as well, the best time is to try and spot the shy animals of the night on a night drive. All done in an open Safari vehicles, this gives the opportunity to see animals you wouldn’t normally see.|
|Watch the Elephant bathe and feed at the rivers edge, the hippos relax in the shallows and search for the elusive crocodile hunting the waters of Malawi’s largest river – the Shire.|