Malawi celebrates World Tourism Day at an unprecedented time. The theme, Tourism and Rural Development, is an important one given the negative effects the pandemic has had on most rural communities.
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I am a travel blogger, digital marketer and content creator from Malawi, the land of the lake of stars. I blog about the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the land of the lake of stars, the African continent and her diverse people.
I would love to partner with content creators and tourism brands on storytelling projects that expand the African narrative around tourism, travel, conservation and the continent's people.
With COVID-19 cutting off revenue from international tourists and conferences, Malawi has to rethink its strategy and package products for domestic tourism.
The world is undergoing serious disruption. Nothing is as it used to be before – countrywide lockdowns, jobs lost, businesses folding. When it has all blown over, we can’t afford to return to our old normal.
On World Water Day, how can Malawi balance up the need for frequent hand washing in light of Covid-19 and its poor provision of potable water?
So, the world spun around the sun yet again. And my year seems to have started uncannily similar to all other years – somehow caught in the thick of thin things.
Tumaini Festival is primarily a music festival. But on the peripherals, there is a lot of art, fashion and food happening.
Looking for a light lunch in Area 47? CaRiz Cakery, a coffee shop and cakery, should be on your list. And they prepare a great chicken sandwich!
In the week past, Malawi had a visit by the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry. Among other activities, he dedicated Liwonde National Park and the Mangochi Forest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).
A colleague from South Africa working in Malawi once exclaimed “Last weekend we saw a hyena in the middle of city centre. In the middle of the city! Gosh, it was a culture shock!”
It was a day before Malawi went to the polls to elect a new president, parliament and local councils. My wife had arranged a quick trip into Ntchisi and she needed company. I think she later thanked me for tagging...