Apply to take part in the Malawi Women's Challenge, a philanthropic expedition at the forefront of sustainable travel.
This expedition is designed for women who want to travel intelligently. They itch to really have purpose in their adventures and see partnership as a hugely inspiring and exciting journey to be part of. Designed by Kate Webb, after fifteen years of living and working in Africa, this partnership challenge combines shared purpose, collaborative business workshops, adventure and the very best slice of culture and travel.
This Expedition has 3 main challenges: skill sharing, mountain hike, and school workshops. Along with your teammates with whom you will very quickly form strong bonds, you will push yourself mentally, physically, and socially. Interspersed between the challenges are excursions (such as a riverboat safari), planned-in downtime, and some of Malawi’s most luxurious accommodation – all of which is arranged and included.
This expedition is about partnership. Sharing knowledge and inspiring one another. During two days of business workshops you will meet with some incredibly resilient Malawian entrepreneurs, passionate about business, determined to learn new skills and wanting to be part of a space that offers learning, shared knowledge and empowerment. Your core business skills are so valuable and their stories so inspiring. Some of these ladies will join you as you spend the day at a rural secondary school mentoring the final year students. Standing up and showing them what women can do and for them to see successful international and Malawian ladies coming together hand in hand offers so much support, hope and aspiration for what can be a tough and challenging environment to leave school into.
*Please note 10% of trip cost goes to the Orbis Foundation Micro Finance Fund for Malawian entrepreneurs.
Fair Trade Tea Estates- tea tasting.
Entrepreneurs Partnership Workshops- business sharing workshops with Malawian female entrepreneurs.
Mountain Hike- two day mountain hike staying on the plateau of Mulanje Mountain.
Wildlife Safari- overnight stay plus wildlife activities at Liwonde National Park.
Student Mentorship- two days spent at a school on the shores of Lake Malawi, in partnership with Malawian business ladies, mentoring and preparing final year students.
Lake Malawi eco-island- Your time on Mumbo Island
Why you'll love this adventure
- Take part in a Female entrepreneurs forum
- Stay on a Fairtrade tea estate
- Majete Wildlife Reserve
Please make an enquiry for the full trip itinerary!
The cost of the Women’s Partnership Expedition is £2,950 which includes all meals, accommodation, bespoke activities and skill sharing, and transport during your time in Malawi.
International flights (est. £650-£950), drinks, visas, tips and items of a personal nature are excluded.
Please enquire for full details
Who is this trip for?
Women looking to break the traditional travel model and who wish to help to empower other women.
What are the daylight hours in Malawi?
5:30 am – 5:30 pm (this changes by one hour 6:30 am – 6:30 pm in the winter months of November – April).
What is the local language in Malawi?
The local language in Malawi is Chichewa. In your pre-travel eco-pack, there is a page dedicated to basic phrases in Chichewa. Most people in Malawi, particularly, in the cities, speak English
What are the risks of getting malaria in Malawi
There is a risk of getting malaria in Malawi but if you correctly take anti-malarial drugs then your risks are hugely reduced. Every lodge in a malarial area will have mosquito nets and we advise bringing long trousers and long-sleeved tops to wear in the evening. For advice on the best anti malarials please consult your doctor.
Do I have to take anti malarials?
No- BUT we highly recommend you take anti-malarials. We have never had a client who has had malaria because they all have been on anti-malarials!
Is it safe to swim in Lake Malawi
Lake Malawi is a freshwater lake with incredible snorkelling and diving opportunities. However, some areas of the lake (general areas with high local populations and poor sanitation) are at risk from a parasite infection known as Bilharzia. Although cases are becoming increasingly rarer, Bilharzia is still an ongoing issue in Lake Malawi due to the high concentration of communities along the lakeshore. However, there are a small number of areas in Lake Malawi which have been declared Bilharzia free and where it is safe to swim and snorkel. These include the offshore islands of Mumbo & Domwe where lack of human inhabitation makes the lifecycle of the disease near to impossible.
Are there hospitals in Malawi?
In the main cities in Malawi, there are good hospitals, which have emergency healthcare facilities.
Who do we inform if we have any specific dietary requirements?
Please inform your sales consultant prior to travel if you have any special dietary requirements.
Will I need local currency?
Most international lodges take dollars however for roadside drinks, market purchases, local meals you will require Malawi Kwacha.
We love this operator’s commitment to socially responsible and experiential travel. The family-run outfit work hard to ensure the benefits of tourism in Malawi reach local communities whether through the use of local small suppliers and accommodation providers, building links with local community projects or through their responsible employment and training of local staff and guides.
Their trips focus on enabling guests to engage with life, culture and people in Malawi whilst also enjoying spectacular scenery, taking part in adventure activities and staying in beautiful lodges.
Malawi Women’s Challenge
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