During your volunteer placement you will be staying on-site at the Wildlife Centre surrounded by animals, but you’ll also be conveniently close to the capital city. The volunteer program is limited to a maximum of 12 people at any one time and the house offers mixed dormitory type accommodation with electricity, a kitchen, lounge area, bathroom and hot showers. Three meals are provided daily, but you are welcome to explore a variety of restaurants in the city too. Lilongwe features a humid subtropical climate with warm summers and mild winters. The short, wet season runs from December to March and the remainder of the year stays fairly dry.
To experience more of the local culture, visit the Kumbali Cultural Village for traditional Malawian dancing and drumming, live acoustic music and a traditional Malawian dinner. Another highly recommended trip is the Lake of Stars, a beautiful spot for horse riding, snorkelling, diving or just a spot of sunbathing.
Whether you want to learn new skills, immerse yourself into a different way of life or simply experience some wildlife, Malawi is a great destination to explore. You will discover that this project not only impacts the lives of individual animals, but also the bigger picture of conservation in Malawi itself.