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Kayak Africa Receives an Award from Malawi Ministry of Tourism

2017-05-04T12:07:00+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Featured|

We at Kayak Africa are very excited to have received an award from Malawi's Ministry of Tourism for our "priceless contribution towards the promotion of Malawi as a vibrant tourism destination" in the Destination Marketing [...]

The Ministry of Tourism and Kayak Africa at the Outdoor Expo

2017-08-22T17:49:49+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Cape Maclear, Events, Mumbo Island|

Kayak Africa and the Malawi Ministry of Tourism shared a stand on this year's Outdoor Expo at the Sandringham Wine Estate outside Paarl in the Western Cape. The ministry was represented by Salad Nthenda and [...]

University Student Comes to us for his On-Site Training

2017-08-21T15:35:05+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Domwe Island, Kayak Africa, Mumbo Island|

Kayak Africa are very happy to have a new trainee in Hotel Management seconded to us to do his on-site work experience with our company. Patrick Chipisa is staying with us for five months before [...]

Cape Maclear Primary School Educational Visit to Domwe Island

2017-08-22T18:43:31+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Community, Domwe Island|

Kayak Africa has been offering educational trips to Mumbo and Domwe to local schools for three years now in the hope of fostering a sense of community involvement and understanding of the reasons why the [...]

Mumbo Island one of Africa’s Top 50 Sustainable Lodges

2017-08-21T15:32:51+00:00 April 13th, 2015|Awards, Kayak Africa, Mumbo Island|

Mumbo was recently chosen chosen as one of the Top 50 sustainable lodges in Southern Africa in a new book titled "Africa's Finest". Mumbo is featured in a gorgeous double page spread in the newly-published [...]

Kayak Africa Runs a Kayaking Course for St Andrews School

2017-08-22T17:48:05+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Kayak Africa|

Saint Andrews Primary School is an international private school based in Blantyre. They recently booked with Kayak Africa to do a two day kayaking course for forty-eight students. Our kayak guides, Edward, Fred, Cleartone and [...]

Kayak Africa CoOrdinates Fire Fighting in Cape Maclear

2017-08-21T15:30:57+00:00 October 21st, 2014|Cape Maclear, Community, Kayak Africa|

A number of lodges, cottages and the Billy Riordan Clinic in Cape Maclear have clubbed together to purchase a high pressure water pump and long hose to fight fires in our local village. Because the [...]

We donate a huge bale of clothes to around 300 Local Orphans

2017-08-21T15:30:03+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|Community, Kayak Africa|

In the previous four years, we have made clothes for the orphans looked after by Vision, a local man who runs an informal, but vital, feeding scheme for vulnerable children. This year, instead of using [...]

Local School Kids Visit Mumbo as reward for best exam results

2017-08-21T15:26:32+00:00 November 30th, 2013|Community, Mumbo Island|

Twenty four students and six teachers from Cape Maclear Primary School enjoyed a day trip to Mumbo Island this month. Schools in Malawi were re-opened after the long holiday on 3 September. From last semester's [...]

Past Guests Make Wonderful Donation to Vision’s Orphans

2017-08-21T15:25:42+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Community, Mumbo Island|

The Chalker family, who recently stayed on Mumbo Island, recently put together a massive load of toys, clothes and gear to donate to Vision's orphanage in Cape Maclear, which they had read about in our [...]

Kayak Africa supports Mission Malawi 5 Cycle Expedition

2017-08-21T15:23:42+00:00 June 1st, 2013|Community, Events, Kayak Africa|

In May this year, Kayak Africa put together and supported the fifth Mission Malawi Cycle Tour. Mission Malawi is a biannual charity challenge raising money for HIV/Aids projects run by ActionAid in Malawi, Mozambique and [...]