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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14 Nights in Malawi | Our Malawi Family Holiday

We’ve been talking on social media about the fact that we are heading to Malawi for Easter and some of you have been asking why Malawi, or maybe why a Malawi Family Holiday? What is there in Malawi, why have you chosen Malawi as your next adventure destination? Lot of …

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

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Kigali Marriott for Families | An Oasis of Calm www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Kigali Marriott for Families | An Oasis of Calm

Having decided to travel to Rwanda for two weeks, we booked our flights and realised we would be arriving into the bustling capital Kigali at 1am late Friday night/early Saturday morning.  It was going to be an adventurous trip which would push us out of our comfort zones at times, …

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Nyamirambo Women's Center - Umutima Co-operative Kigali Rwanda www.minitravellers.co.uk (2)
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Keen Sandals Moxie – Perfect for Adventuring

Packing for Africa with three little girls was tricky.  I’ve written a whole post about what we packed and how tricky it was, but one of the things I stressed about the most was shoes and sandals. I’ve written about shoes and sandals before! I wrote about it when we …

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Travel Tips: Jungle Formula | Insect Repellant www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Jungle Formula | Insect Repellent

We have just recently returned from a fantastic two week trip to Rwanda in East Africa. Insect repellent wasn’t a thing we packed out of choice or comfort it was an essential requirement to protect us and the kids from mosquitos that could have had malaria or yellow fever. It …

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Niyo Cultural Centre, Kigali www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Community Day at Niyo Cultural Centre, Kigali | Photo Heavy Post!

During our time in Kigali we spent a very special hour or so at the Niyo Cultural Centre. Organised by World Fusion Tours the time we spent with the kids watching their drumming and dancing and then trying to copy them ourselves was one of the loveliest things we did …

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Travel Tips: Osprey Transporter www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Travel Tips: Osprey Transporter Travel Bag

I’ve just packed two 90L Osprey Transporter Bags full of 270 rugby balls! Not a usual statement I agree, but the first week of our trip to Rwanda this May Half Term is a Rugby Coaching Tour in local schools in Ruhango, just South West of Kigali, with Friends of Rwandan …

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Our Rwanda Adventure - The Land of a Thousand Hills (Video) www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Our Rwanda Adventure – The Land of a Thousand Hills (Video)

Many of you will have already seen this video on facebook or you tube but for those of you who are wondering what a trip to Remarkable Rwanda might be like – here is a snapshot!

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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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Ultimate Packing List for Africa with Kids www.minitravellers.com
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Ultimate Packing List for Africa with Kids

If you’re off to Africa with Kids here is my Ultimate Packing List for Africa with Kids – you may not decide to take it all but it’s a great starting place! The last couple of months have all been about where we are going to stay in Rwanda.  Having …

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