Game Haven Lodge | Hotel in Blantyre Malawi
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Self Drive Safari with Kids in South Africa

When we announced we were intending to travel to South Africa and do a self drive safari with kids aged 5 & 7 we were greeted with a mixture of admiration and disgust. Varying responses included ’Wow, thats brave”, “is it worth the risk?”, to my personal favourite “you could …

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Kids! www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Kids!

One of the most amazing things I have ever done is Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda – it was quite simply INCREDIBLE. When we decided to head out to Rwanda to take part in the Friends of Rwandan Rugby tourists tour we knew we wanted to try and see the gorillas …

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Chawani Bungalow at Satemwa Tea Estate
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Chawani Bungalow at Satemwa Tea Estate

The last stop on our 14 night trip to Malawi was Chawani Bungalow at the Satemwa Tea Estate, just outside Blantyre.  It was a property that grew on me and I can see that it would be good fun for large family groups visiting from Blantyre which in fairness is …

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Villa Gorilla, Kinigi near Musanze Rwanda | Volcanoes National Park

During our 14 days in Rwanda we had the pleasure of staying for 2 nights at Villa Gorilla. Villa Gorilla is located at Kinigi near the headquarters of Rwanda’s famous Volcanoes National Park. It has 4 comfortable rooms, each with private bath and toilet facilities, and it also has a …

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Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park  | Best Safari in Africa?
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14 Nights in Malawi | Our Malawi Family Holiday with Responsible Safari Company

We spent 14 nights in Malawi over Easter and some of you asked why Malawi, or maybe why a Malawi Family Holiday? What is there in Malawi, why did you chose Malawi as your next adventure destination? Lot of questions as to why? The answer put simply was why not! …

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Domwe Island | Lake Malawi Accommodation

We spent two nights at Domwe Island which is 2 kms offshore from Cape Maclear. Domwe Island is a basic but simply stunning island with some incredible views of Lake Malawi.  It’s quirky and was perhaps our favourite of the Lake Malawi Accommodation we stayed at. To be honest I …

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Satemwa Tea Estate with Kids
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Satemwa Tea Estate with Kids

During our time at Satemwa Tea Estate we had one full day to explore and discover what the Satemwa Tea Estate has to offer for kids. We had a leisurely start to the day with breakfast being cooked for us, and served by the staff that take care of the …

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What To Wear For Gorilla Trekking www.minitravellers.co.uk
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What To Wear For Gorilla Trekking

What to wear for Gorilla Trekking??? Firstly can I just say it was amazing! It was a huge bucket list item and I can’t believe we actually did it. I also feel very lucky that we booked it when we did as they have literally just on the 6th May …

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Mount Mulanje with Kids
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Mount Mulanje with Kids

In between our time at Game Haven Lodge and Zomba Forest Lodge we made a slight detour (3 hour detour) to visit Mount Mulanje. We decided to visit Mount Mulanje mainly because we’d read up on the fact that you could get some of the best views in Malawi from …

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Zomba Forest Lodge with Kids
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Zomba Forest Lodge with Kids

On arrival at Zomba Forest Lodge it was clear we had arrived somewhere very special indeed. Zomba Forest Lodge run by Tom & Petal is set within 20 acres of mixed woodland towards the top of the Zomba Mountain and it feels like you’re arriving at an exclusive retreat. It’s …

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Pumulani Lodge Review | Robin Pope Safaris
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Pumulani Lodge Review | Robin Pope Safaris

What can I say about Pumulani Lodge from Robin Pope Safaris that hasn’t already been said by the countless 5* reviews on Tripadvisor.  It’s stunningly beautiful, service is exceptional and the villas have a greater square footage than most London flats. We arrived at Pumulani Lodge from Domwe Island where …

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The Book Bus | Malawi Family Travel
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The Book Bus Malawi | Changing Lives One Book at a Time

When we decided to spend 14 days in Malawi with the kids we knew we wanted to get involved in some community projects. We had done this in Rwanda the year before and we knew how rewarding it could be. One of the best afternoons I had with the kids …

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Club Makokola now The Makokola Retreat | Malawi Beach Resort
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Club Mak now The Makokola Retreat | Malawi Beach Resort

Club Makokola, Club Mak, The Makokola Retreat – it’s had many names but this Malawi beach resort situated right on Lake Malawi is popular with visitors to Malawi due to its airstrip, beach front location and its large size. With 50 plus rooms it’s one of the largest of the …

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Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park  | Best Safari in Africa?
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Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park  | Best Safari in Africa?

We decided upon a family saying in Malawi, the worse the road was, the better the accommodation at the end of it, and boy did that sum up the incredible Mvuu Camp. After what seemed like an eternity on a really very bumpy road we arrived at the gates of …

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Game Haven Lodge | Hotel in Blantyre Malawi
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Game Haven Lodge | Hotel in Blantyre Malawi

Having decided to have a 14 day Malawi Family Holiday in 2018 we set about deciding where we wanted to stay. Game Haven Lodge a hotel in Blantyre Malawi, well on the outskirts of Blantyre Malawi seemed like an obvious choice for a number of reasons. Find out below what …

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Cape Verde Holidays with a Baby | Mini Travellers
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Cape Verde Family Holidays with a Baby | Mini Travellers

Almost 9 months in to parenting and we embark on our third bout of travelling with a small person in tow this time a Cape Verde Family Holidays with a Baby to a TUI All Inclusive! As self-confessed travel lovers, how we spent our annual leave was always going to …

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Inzu Lodge | Accommodation in Gisenyi Rwanda www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Inzu Lodge | Accommodation in Gisenyi Rwanda

After our 7 days staying in a less than average hotel in Rwanda with no running water we were beyond excited to have chosen Inzu Lodge as the first stop on the second part of our adventure in Rwanda.  The first part had been all about the rugby and teaching …

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Ruzizi Tented Lodge | Akagera National Park www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Family Holiday in Rwanda | 14 Day Adventure

In May 2017 we spent 14 days on Holiday in Rwanda with our three children aged just 6, 5 and 5 read on to find out how we got on and why a Holiday in Rwanda is about more than the Gorillas. Most people I have to say when we …

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Nyamirambo Women's Center | Umutima Co-operative Kigali www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Protecting Children from Mosquitos with Lifesystems

When you’re travelling to a country like Rwanda where Malaria and Yellow Fever exists, preventing mosquito bites is essential. It’s not something you wonder if you can get away without doing, it’s a basic morning, afternoon and evening ritual. Even more so when you are travelling with children. I mean …

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Ruzizi Tented Lodge | Akagera National Park www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Ruzizi Tented Lodge | Akagera National Park

As part of our Family Holiday to Rwanda we spent two fabulous days in Akagera National Park staying at Ruzizi Tented Lodge. Ruzizi Tented Lodge was the loveliest place we stayed in Rwanda and by far the most exciting for our three girls aged 6, 5 and 5.  I mean …

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Canoeing in Rwanda on the Mukungwa River with Kids www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Canoeing in Rwanda on the Mukungwa River with Kids

One of the best things we did in Rwanda during our Rwanda Adventure was to go canoeing on the Mukungwa River just outside Musanze with Kingfisher Journeys. When we booked our trip to Rwanda, practically everyone who didn’t say “Is it Safe?” asked “Is there anything for the kids to …

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Nyamirambo Women's Center | Umutima Co-operative Kigali www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Nyamirambo Women’s Center | Umutima Co-operative Kigali, Rwanda

On the same day as our trip to the Niyo Cultural Centre in Kigali, Rwanda organised by World Fusion Tours we also visited the Nyamirambo Women’s Center. Nyamirambo Women’s Center is a Rwandan NGO which was launched at the end of 2007 by 18 women living in Nyamirambo, Kigali. Together they created a project …

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Our Adventure in Rwandan Schools www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Our Adventure in Rwandan Schools

Many of you will have already seen some of these photos on Facebook or Instagram but for those of you who are wondering what spending some time in Rwandan Schools in Remarkable Rwanda might be like – here is a snapshot!   I was so very proud of the girls …

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