FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I GET TO YOU?
You are best to fly into Lilongwe (Kamuzu International Airport) and we will pick you up from the airport. The Wildlife Centre is about a 30 minute drive and those working at our bush projects will most likely stay a night there before moving on. Book your flight online through websites like Flight Centre, or directly with an airline – South African Airways (via Johannesburg), Kenyan Airways (via Nairobi ), and Ethiopian Airways (via Addis Ababa). There are offices for all of these airlines in Lilongwe. If you are travelling overland let us know and we can let you know the best way to get here. Arrivals and departures are on Tuesdays.
WHAT ABOUT VISAS?
British, Australian, Canadian or American Nationals and most EU countries are required to obtain a $75 visitor’s permit valid for 30 days, with the option to extend for additional 30 days at roughly $10 up to a maximum of 90 days. For other nationalities, please check online or with us.
For the latest travel advice go to www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/africa/malawi.aspx. We
require a negative TB test and strongly recommend rabies vaccinations. Malaria prophylaxis is (e.g. Doxycycline or Malarone) is compulsory for all volunteers and interns.
WORKING HOURS & FREE TIME?
Working hours are dependent on the animals we have in at the time and on the level of care they need. Wildlife Centre volunteers will work from 8am till 5pm, but during orphan season feeds may be scheduled during less sociable hours, so occasionally there can be long days or even some night shifts. However if this is unsuitable for you the team can re-arrange your schedule. Those at our bush projects are likely to start their days earlier with a break in the middle of the day. Staff and volunteers get one day off a week and a long weekend off every month, which is perfect for a safari or a trip to the lake.
WHAT’S IT REALLY LIKE?
We can be a little biased, so don’t just take it from us! Check out the reviews on our website.
Any questions, however small, are most welcome! Please email lilongwewildlife.@gmail.com