Deserted treasure: ironies in Malawi’s tourism crusade

A country that is ranking tourism among its top-most priorities in economic crusade is ignoring cultural heritage sites that could turn things around, ALICK PONJE writes. It takes a good one-and-a-half hours to reach the stunning cluster of Mangochi Hills from the stony base that is accessed through a bumpy road stretching from Majoni Trading […]

Government pushes for domestic tourism

By Jameson Chauluka: The government has finalised drafting the Domestic Marketing Strategy which seeks to promote domestic tourism. Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Henry Mussa, said this on Saturday during Blantyre Street Tourism Carnival. Mussa said his ministry would be guided by the strategy to roll out activities that encourage residents to travel locally. […]

Government pushes for domestic tourism

By Jameson Chauluka: The government has finalised drafting the Domestic Marketing Strategy which seeks to promote domestic tourism. Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Henry Mussa, said this on Saturday during Blantyre Street Tourism Carnival. Mussa said his ministry would be guided by the strategy to roll out activities that encourage residents to travel locally. […]

Lions Return to Malawi’s Liwonde National Park as Majete’s Population Grows

African Parks has completed a series of lion translocations as part of wider efforts to restore Malawi’s parks; and for the first time in 20 years, a population of the iconic predators has been re-established in Liwonde National Park. African Parks partnered with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, the Dutch Government, the Lion […]

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Malawi land of opportunities for tourists and gamblers

The friendliest people in Africa, old culture, tradition and crafts, high mountain peaks, broad blue lakes, nice hotels, and legal gambling facilities. Malawi is no doubt “the next big thing” for tourists and gamblers around the world. Nowadays, many countries impose strict gambling policies and there are not many places where people can enjoy good […]

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Policies hinder tourism growth

Malawi Tourism Council (MTC) and its affiliates have urged the government to review some of its policies and tax regimes, which are said to be hindering growth of the tourism sector. Of late, Malawi has been seen to be making progress in terms of repositioning the tourism industry to facilitate growth as a way of […]

Wildlife crimes still haunting Malawi

THE Department of National Parks and Wildlife has conceded that Malawi is still struggling to contain wildlife crimes despite the country making strides in prosecuting wildlife-related cases of late. Director for National Parks and Wildlife Brighton Kumchedwa made the remarks in Mangochi on Saturday during a symposium that was convened to familiarise members of the […]