Learn local languages and traditional dancing in exchange for supporting our team in the Southern Region of Malawi



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    I am Ben, married with 3 children. We own a lodge situated in Liwonde Town found in Machinga District in the Southern Region of Malawi. The lodge has 2 lodges in the same town one with 5 self-contained lodges right in the heart of the Town and the main campus situated in Mawira Low Density Residential Area which has 11 self-contained rooms, free WIFI, a restaurant, a bar and a 30 seater conference room. We receive both local and international guests who come for workshops or for tourism in the town. Our lodge is situated 7km away from Liwonde National Park where tourists come for game viewing and 3km away from Shire River where tourists come for boat rides and game viewing as well. It is located in a quiet and well secured area. We offer accommodation(self-contained room),food and a bike.
    I have 7 paid staff. 2 are watchmen,2 supervisors/1 is a cook too,2 cleaners/receptionists,1 gardner

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will learn the local languages, traditional dances. They will visit many tourist places in the district and other areas in the country which include Liwonde National Park ,Lake Malawi, Shire River. They will mix with our local and international guests at the lodge and places they visit.

  • Help


    The helper or the couple should help with management of the Lodges. They should build capacity of staff in all aspects of the lodge which includes guest care and support, marketiyng the lodge and, general cleanliness of the environment. They should have hospitality experience, innovative and preference will be those who want to stay for more than three months so as for them to leave a mark.Marketing of the lodge should be both locally and internationally.New innovations and ideas from the traveller will be important too

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Chichewa, Chewa, Nyanja: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    They will stay at the Lodge and will occupy standard self-contained rooms at Lodge in the main campus

    We offer the 3 meals

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helpers can visit tourist places in Liwonde and other parts of the Country during their time off,eg at Liwonde National Park, other hotels and lodges in Liwonde, Shire River, Lake Malawi. Transport is cheap within and around the country available during the greater part of the day. There are bicycles taxis, motorbikes ,small vehicles,minibuses,train,boat rides and air transport. People here very friendly that's why the country is called the Warm Heart of Africa

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Standard self-contained room
Host ref number: 418735161536