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Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe Wildlife Internship

>> Lilongwe Wildlife Internship <<

Our wildlife sanctuary is located within a 70-hectare nature reserve located in the middle of the capital city, Lilongwe. The nature reserve itself is home to wild animals such as antelopes, crocodiles, small carnivores and hyenas and over 100 bird species. There are 5km of walking trails running through the forest and along the Lingadzi River, and an on-site café which is a perfect space for a quiet moment of reading or studying. The Centre is just 10 minutes to town with its restaurants, shops and markets if you feel like a change of scene. The team are happy to organise movie nights and nights out.

Our volunteer house can host up to 17 people at a time across six bedrooms, with 2-4 beds per room and 2 bathrooms (a single supplement may be charged to secure a private room) – although the vet externship is limited to 4 per session, interns share accommodations with sanctuary volunteers. The house also includes a lounge, kitchen, inside and outside dining spaces, two bathrooms, laundry space, an outdoor deck and garden. WiFi and cleaning / laundry is provided. The building is located in the middle of the sanctuary, which means that you’ll experience the magic of bush life after a hard day of work – spending evenings by the fire listening to the sounds of the forest. Meals are included in the program fee and cooked by our on-site chef every day except on Sunday, when interns and volunteers are asked to cook for themselves (or enjoy leftovers!). Breakfast is continental and includes eggs, toast, cereal, fruit, and/or leftovers. The menu is vegetarian / vegan with a mix of international and local dishes. Let us know if you have other special dietary requirements.