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In short, here is a timeline of how we survived (or are trying to survive): March 2020: – ITB was cancelled – It’s time to get home ASAP and try to be an inspirational leader, and convince the team everything will be ok. April 2020:  – Malawi has its first COVID-19 reported case. – We...
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Blue Season Madness… We are pretty sure you have heard us talk about why Zambia and Malawi are fantastic in the Baby Season (aka the Green season). But it isn’t just about the ridiculously cute and entertaining babies! The bush transforms after the rains into a luscious emerald savannah. It offers fantastic photography opportunities, the...
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11mike southern africa - crafted-africa-blog-nyanga
Joining the Dots between Malawi, Moz and Zim: As Christmas approached it was time to take one last trip of the year, completing an epic 5,000km adventure from Lilongwe, round southern Africa and back again, to find some more hidden gems! First up, a night in Tete. Not where many would consider a holiday destination...
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The Lower Zambezi: fishing, birding & big game spotting! I left Lilongwe with a small group of people on the Proflight to Lusaka, mid Rugby World Cup final. Big error my friends! As a Scottish lady I missed the opportunity to let my English pals know just how happy I was that South Africa had...
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Our guide to Christmas presents When it comes to giving the perfect gift it can be difficult to know where to start? Sentimental and homemade or lavish and expensive? Will it end up in a cupboard or re-gifted or will the recipient love it and think you are the best EVER! Here in the office...
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11south-luangwa-cool-camps-comical-cats-crafted-africa-blog
Cool camps and comical cats Ahh, back in the South Luangwa Valley – our heaven on Earth. I make a point of spending as much time here as I can, just a short 4-hour drive from Lilongwe, it’s an easy hop over the border for some well needed bush time. I’ve done my fair share...
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Mozambique…. Northbound! After an amazing blitz adventure to Vilanculos and the Bazaruto Archipelago it was time to checkout northern Mozambique and the possible connections with northern Malawi. Initially I was thinking, ‘how hard could it be?’ Fly to Likoma, boat to Nkwichi, drive to Lichinga, fly to Nampula, drive to Ilha Mozambique… well, well, well,...
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A Safari Adventure for two! Having found myself a partner to adventure with we packed our bags and embarked on my latest journey! Lotte, also in the industry who runs Safari Design, joined me after a romance that was marketed heavily from my own team (she got more approval than I did)! I invited her...
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Where to stay in Zanzibar The moment you step off the ferry, you are hit with a wave of warm air and humidity. This is Zanzibar’s signature welcome and that’s when you know you have arrived. Already, I’m surrounded by the hustle and bustle of island life, the sound of clanging containers being offloaded, vendors...
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