Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Malawi Field Visit 2018

Over the past ten years Barcelona Field Studies Centre has developed an exciting and unique fieldwork programme in the Zomba region of Malawi. The programme is planned for geography students and teachers and those involved in school community and service projects.

As a result, we are offering a 10 day field study itinerary for 2018 with UK departure on 21 July 2018. The departure date may be changed to meet the requirements of the group.

The former colonial capital of Zomba forms the accommodation base and main working location. Field studies include the development of an urban land use model for Zomba and an investigation of Zomba town planning and management issues. Guided visits are made to a United Nations Millennium Development Village, a safari lodge in Liwonde National Park, and a local school and orphanage.

We are working with the active support of Zomba City Council, University of Malawi (Chancellor College), and the Responsible Safari Company (based in Blantyre, Malawi).

The cost of £995 per person excludes travel insurance and flights. Purchasing your own flights to and from Blantyre allows you a choice of routes and airlines plus the option of extending your stay if you wish.

Detailed risk assessments are provided for all aspects of the planned activities.

The outline itinerary is as follows:

Days

Day

Date

Location

Accommodation

Meals

Day

1

Sat

21 Jul

London

Depart UK

Day

2

Sun

22 Jul

Zomba Town

Annie's Lodge

FB

Day

3

Mon

23 Jul

Zomba Town

Annie's Lodge

FB

Day

4

Tue

24 Jul

Zomba Town

Annie's Lodge

FB

Day

5

Wed

25 Jul

Zomba Town

Annie's Lodge

FB

Day

6

Thu

26 Jul

Zomba Town

Annie's Lodge

FB

Day

7

Fri

27 Jul

Liwonde National Park

Mvuu Safari Camp

FB

Day

8

Sat

28 Jul

Blantyre

Grace Bandawe Lodge

DBB

Day

9

Sun

29 Jul

Blantyre

Depart Malawi

Day

10

Mon

30 Jul

London

Arrive UK

The outline activities are as follows:

Days

Day

Date

Activities

Day

1

Sat

21 Jul

Depart UK for Blantyre

Day

2

Sun

22 Jul

Arrive at Annie’s Lodge. Introduction to Zomba

Day

3

Mon

23 Jul

Urban land-use field study day

Day

4

Tue

24 Jul

Millennium Development Village visit / School and orphanage visit

Day

5

Wed

25 Jul

Zomba Plateau hike / Millennium Development Village visit

Day

6

Thu

26 Jul

Zomba urban town planning and management field study.

Day

7

Fri

27 Jul

Mvuu Safari Camp, Liwonde National Park

Day

8

Sat

28 Jul

Transfer to Grace Bandawe Lodge, Blantyre

Day

9

Sun

29 Jul

Depart Blantyre

Day

10

Mon

30 Jul

Arrive UK

The cost of £995 per person includes:

• Private vehicle hire and drivers
• All meals in Malawi
• 4x4 Game drive
• Liwonde Game Park fees

The cost excludes:

• Flights
• Travel insurance
• Single room supplement (£115 extra)


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