We have two permanent camps where our teams are based all year, and three camps at which we work on a seasonal basis. Take a virtual tour of our camps in the map below.
explore our camps
Urban Research Centre
Our urban camp is located on the outskirts of Lilongwe on a 400 hectare property only 6 miles from downtown. Camp houses our research centre, water testing lab, microscope lab and staff.
This is our HQ, where the programmes and research managers are based. From here we conduct a wide variety of urban ecology research, carnivore work and human wildlife conflict and education.
KUTI WILDLIFE RESERVE
SALIMA, central province
We have a research camp at Kuti Wildlife Reserve (KWR) near Salima and Lake Malawi; located around one and a half hours from Lilongwe.
From here we conduct research both on the reserve and in the communities in the nearby town of Salima, villages and the shores of lake Malawi at Senga Bay which have large numbers of bats and are experiencing a lot of human-bat conflict.
Kuti has a diversity of wildlife and in camp you will be on permanent safari, with regular visits to by zebras, vervet monkeys and bush babies. Camp is very comfortable with thatched A-Frame chalets equipped with beds, mattresses, linen and solar lights.
vWAZA MARSH WILDLIFE RESERVE
RHUMPI, NORTHERN province
We built our own research camp at Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve (VMWR) which is located in Northern Malawi around 7 hours from Lilongwe on the edge of the Nyika Plateau.
The reserve houses a wide variety of wildlife including elephant, hyaena, leopard. waterbuck, wildebeest, baboon, and a variety of birds.
We work here on a seasonal basis at different times of year depending on our programmes. We conduct bat, insect and carnivore research in and outside the reserve, as well as within Nyika Plateau.
kasungu national park
We have been working in Kasungu National Park (KNP) since 2013. Located only 3 hours from Lilongwe, KNP is a fine example of Miombo woodland housing a wide variety of wildlife including elephant, hyaena, leopard, ungulates zebra and a variety of birds.
KNP is one of our seasonal camps now. The team spends time in the park in each season to survey bats and carnivores.
We have an long-term camera trapping survey in the park to monitor carnivore and large mammals, which is conducted by our partner programme Carnivore Research Malawi.
Mt. Mulanje rises more than 3,000 metres above sea level is the highest mountain in tropical southern Africa. The unique ecology of this isolated inselberg has been recognized by its proclamation as one of few International Biosphere Reserves south of the Equator.
Here we are working in collaboration with the Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust to research the carnivore and bat biodiversity on the mountain. We have a seasonal camp based near the foot of the mountain.