We are pleased to feature extracts from ‘50 best Travel Tips from 10 years of Travel’, an article by Jane Rogers that covers a wide range of practical travel tips and advice. Here's a list of 5 travel tips that we thought were relevant and useful for our travelers and guests.
The rainy season in Malawi is a time when greenery permeates the country and water bodies fill up. The ample supplies of fresh rainwater, give rise to a burst of life and activity. During this season, the rise in water levels of the lake, rivers and streams throughout the country allows for a range of interesting patterns and phenomena to be observed in a wide variety of flora and fauna species that inhabit the country’s key areas of wilderness.
Wildlife enthusiasts interested in watching animals exhibit an array of unique behavioural patterns can do just that on the Nyika Plateau and in Liwonde National Park, during the Green season. Unlike the dry season, the rainy season in Africa ushers in a shift in wildlife dynamics, which is fuelled primarily by the ample availability of water sources.
With the start of the rainy season in Malawi, the country comes to life and the landscapes turn to bright hues of green and blue. The air becomes crisp and clear, and the views in and around the Great African Rift become vibrant and seemingly infinite. With the crystal-clear air giving rise to bright and enhanced colours and hues across the country’s landscapes and horizons, the rainy season is one of the best times of the year to capture the most striking landscape and wildlife photographs.
With the first few bursts of rainfall of the much-loved Green Season, the Nyika Plateau transforms into a botanist’s delight and comes to life with lush shades of green and vibrant hues. During the Green Season, guests visiting the plateau and embarking on safaris in Nyika National Park have the opportunity to go in search of hundreds of rare and endemic species of orchids and wildflowers, whilst taking in the breath-taking scenery and skylines atop the plateau.
During the Green Season in Malawi, the country's key wilderness areas become full of life and energy, allowing avid wildlife enthusiasts and nature-lovers to experience the best of Malawi’s wildlife and natural heritage. Here is a list of five must-dos for guests embarking on safaris in Liwonde and Nyika National Park during the Green Season.
Monday 8th January 2018, Lilongwe: Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) recently launched its annual Green Season Specials for both local and international markets. Now local resident guests visiting Mvuu Camp and Lodge in Liwonde National Park as well Chelinda Lodge in Nyika National Park can enjoy a memorable stay in the wilderness at extremely discounted prices.
Known for its high-altitude climates, lush highlands and ample forested areas, the Nyika Plateau is home to approximately 400-450 bird species, whilst Liwonde National Park, situated in the south of Malawi and endowed with pristine rivers, woodlands and floodplains, harbours nearly 300 bird species. During the Green Season, both parks are teeming with life and activity, and guests can enjoy spectacular sightings of an endless array of bird species.
We have approached slightly warmer months on the Nyika Plateau and the favourable weather conditions have induced the shooting of a colourful array of flowers, as well as lush green grasses. Over the past weeks, guests visiting Chelinda Camp and Chelinda Lodge have enjoyed scenic views of the plateau's transforming landscapes, as well as a non-stop series of incredible wildlife sightings.
During the months of June and July, and throughout the dry season that followed, guests visiting Mvuu Camp and Mvuu Lodge have enjoyed spectacular sightings of Liwonde's famous elephant herds gathering along the Shire, as well multiple sightings of the gentle giants roaming about and feeding on the trees and grasses opposite and around the two properties.