Support Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary

Our Malawi Wildlife Rescue series follows the dedicated team at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre as they go above and beyond to rescue injured and orphaned animals and get them back to a life in the wild.

Thanks to amazing support from Love Nature viewers, the team have received donations and support that have enabled them to rescue even more animals. But every day more animals need their help – and they urgently need support to buy food, medicine and equipment to help these animals have a second chance at life.

Please support them by making a gift today.



£5 could pay for a TB test for a rescued monkey to make sure it is healthy enough to be integrated into a troop.

£15 could buy ten days' worth of antibiotics to treat sick and injured orphans.

£25 could support two weeks of care for an orphaned monkey, including health checks, food and enrichment items to help them learn vital foraging skills.

£50 could pay for enough milk supplies for the orphans in our care for one week.

£100 could buy a heat lamp to keep infant animals warm during critical periods of rehabilitation.

£500 could cover food costs for all wildlife residents for one week.

More about the team

The Lilongwe Wildlife Centre – run by the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust – is Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary. Most of the animals it supports have been rescued from poaching, the illegal pet trade and other forms of wildlife crime and abuse. 

The team also operates an emergency response unit that rescues animals from life-threatening situations in the field – whether it’s removing a poacher’s snare from an elephant or helping to relocate a lion that has wandered beyond the safety of park boundaries.

Work with the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre team

If you’re inspired by the series, why not sign up for a placement with the team! Covering everything from sanctuary work to veterinary medicine and wildlife research, this is an amazing opportunity to make a real difference to wildlife in Malawi – and have the trip of a lifetime. 

“I was fortunate enough to be part of a team that cared for an orphan monkey and watching him grow in confidence day-by-day was an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I would highly recommend this organisation to anyone looking to work in a welcoming environment surrounded by some beautiful wildlife!”