Friday, September 11, 2020

News from the Beach! We're Open!


Well here in Malawi, and the rest of the world even, we believe we can see the light at the end of the COVID 19 tunnel!  Malawi’s international airport and borders have reopened and are issuing visas!  And while we are cognizant of the fact that the coronavirus is still very much with us and that responsible precautions must still be made, here at the Maru we are also allowing ourselves to celebrate this change just a little bit. Happily, we can also announce that our operations will resume ASAP and that we are now finally able to say, yes you CAN come and join us down here at Kande Beach and help us restart our conservation and monitoring activities! To those of you who have already applied this year we will be getting in touch with you shortly and to all of you out there who have been waiting to apply due to the COVID situation, we now encourage you to send in your applications.  Just click here to download the form.  There is a lot of work to do to restart all our programs so we need all the help we can get!  Get in touch and as we say here in Malawi, “Lets make a plan!”


Saturday, June 27, 2020

News from the Beach! We're still here!

Well its been awhile since you’ve heard from us but we are happy to report that we are still here on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi.  Although the corona pandemic has curtailed a lot of our activities just like the rest of the world, here on the Lake we are used to adversity and are determined to continue on.  The needs of the Lake, its fish, and the people that depend on them don’t go away just because most of the world is focused other events. 

With that in mind we would like to emphasize that, YES, are still accepting volunteer and intern applications at this time.  If you’ve been stuck in your house for the last few months and are ready, or almost ready, to get out back into the world, why not start that journey with a trip to Lake Malawi!  We need all the help we can get to restart our conservation and monitoring activities and more generally the pandemic has crippled Malawi’s economy, leaving many lakeshore people who used to work in the tourism industry without jobs.  Every new visitor helps them return to work. 

WITH THAT SAID.  There are still no flights into Malawi and the borders are still closed to non-residents.  So you can’t come just yet.  The good news is that we are expecting that to change in the next month or two.  We can’t guarantee anything but the signals we are receiving are good so particularly if you are looking to plan a trip anytime towards the later half of this year, we believe Malawi is a pretty safe bet.

So what do you have to lose?  The lake water level this year is at an all-time, the sun is shining, and really, this could be your view every evening so get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.