Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary and is open to visitors all year round. Every kwacha raised through visitors goes back into our sanctuary operations, providing a much-needed lifeline for orphaned and injured wild animals. Take a guided sanctuary tour or walk the 4km of trails along the river and through the forest. There’s also a cafe, gift shop and playground.
ABOUT LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, LWT’s first project, opened in 2008. It is Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary – renowned as one of the best in Africa and home to around 200 rescued animals – and also stands as the country’s leading environmental education facility. It is set in a stunning 180 hectare wildlife reserve that was placed under LWT’s protection by the Government. Read more here.
DAY VISITORS AND SCHOOL GROUPS
Day visitors can take a guided tour around the wildlife sanctuary, catch sight of our residents and learn about our work in wildlife conservation. Or why not take your own walking safari on our wilderness trails? Click here for more. School groups can also take our guided tours and choose from seven environmental education modules. Click here for more information and prices.
CONFERENCES, PRIVATE PARTY HIRE AND EVENTS
Our conference room, amphitheatre and party areas, which include a seating area and braai stand, are available for hire – prices and more information can be found here. We also hold special events throughout the year, including Wild Kidz Weekends and monthly Cinema Under The Stars. Find out more here.
MEMBERSHIPS AND ADOPTIONS
Join us as a friend and receive free entry to the Wildlife Centre, monthly updates and a copy of our latest impact report. Or why not adopt one of our resident animals and contribute directly to their ongoing care? Click here for memberships and here for adoptions.
Support from volunteers is vital to our rescue and rehabilitation work and we welcome volunteers of all nationalities and ages (18+). You don’t need previous experience – just a good work ethic and a passion for wildlife and conservation. Find out more here.