The Manda Wilderness Project was initiated in 1997 and has since won many eco-awards.
Manda WildernessLikoma is the gateway to an exciting new conservancy in Mozambique - the Manda Wilderness Community Trust. This was started in 1997 by a group of friends wanting to protect wildlife and benefit the local people. Here you will stay at Nkwichi Lodge, whose responsible approach to tourism won it the prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow Community Award in 2005.
At present this can only be reached by boat from Likoma, via the village of Cobue, as there are no roads within miles of it - hence it's usually included in itineraries that visit Malawi, rather than those which see more of Mozambique.
The charity arm of this project, the Community Trust, arranges many community projects, which are often fascinating to visit. These include construction schemes for new schools and a maize mill, and a project whereby the local people are taught to improve their farming skills.
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