activities while you come to know Malawi as a true local. You’ll spend your days on a scenic lake and have plenty of opportunities to get to know the local villagers. Through this program, you will get a cultural immersion experience and get to see the day to day life in a way that most tourists never get to experience.
On this unique program, you’ll get to live as a Malawian Fisher man or woman, and assist them in their day-to-day activities on lake Malawi. You’ll get to enjoy the beautiful lake, a UNESCO heritage site that sits between Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. As well as assisting the crew throughout their daily activities, you’ll get time to explore the local village, community, and the lake’s sandy shore beaches.
The great Lake Malawi, also known as lake Nyassa, is a very scenic freshwater lake with beaches of golden sand. As well as fishing, the lake provides sun and swimming for holiday makers or just those looking to relax. This rich and natural resource plays an important role in the local economy, and the local villagers have depended on it for many generations for their fresh water, food, and income as well.
You will spend your time contributing to a variety of activities that the local fishermen also take part in, such as collecting the fish from the sea, fixing and repairing fishing nets, and drying fish for the markets. Of course, providing the timing, weather and difficulty lines up you can also take part in fishing itself! By spending time in this project you will not only come to understand the local customs and culture better, but you will also increase your awareness of the fishing industry and its commercial impacts, all the while supporting the local fisherman with your helpful hands.
The bulk of this project involves assisting the fisherman, as well as working at the markets. You can expect to be working between 4 to 5 hours a day from Monday to Friday, with a break for lunch. Breakfast and lunch will both be at the center, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet other participants and share your experiences.