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Nature Sanctuary

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Address: Kenyatta Road, Lilongwe, Malawi

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Nice place to spend a morning, but not great

Two of us went to visit the nature sanctuary and got a guide for the hike. She carried a gun almost bigger than her, I guess in case of poachers. We saw a lot of birds and... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Two of us went to visit the nature sanctuary and got a guide for the hike. She carried a gun almost bigger than her, I guess in case of poachers. We saw a lot of birds and butterflies. The whole place is a bit rundown. I wouldn't want to walk there alone or without a guide.

Thank SATraveler222
Lilongwe, Malawi
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The place is ideal in terms of location, being almost in the middle of town. It offers a number of attractions including visiting wild animals although the range is a bit limited and also has a dining facility which offers reasonable priced food. It had been run down for sometime but of late, efforts are being made to put it... More 

Thank lytonz
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I visited the sanctuary numerous times over the summer and although it serves an excellent purpose to educate local children and adults about the importance of nature, it is a bit run down. The reception in particular where a lot of information and specimens are is quite dreary. However it is a nice walk round... I saw a hyena at... More 

Thank Eleanor C
Arkansas City
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74 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The tour of this animal rehab. place was worthwhile. The tour guide knows his facts & speaks clearly. I thought the amount of animals I saw was sufficient. Lots of monkeys, that interesting python, and the two babes along with us on the tour. Really - reading the bios of these animals is tear-wrenching. How can folks be so cruel?... More 

Thank Howard F
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

There were not alot of animals to see because they release many back into the wild when they have been rehabilitated. It was good to leaencourage that there is a place where the animal welfare is priority over making them a zoo spectacle. The sanctuary is a lovely quiet retreat amongst the bustling city. Lots of monkeys have free reign... More 

Thank Laurel C
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Have been guided around by an university student, who really believed in witchcraft. lived there from 2006-2008

Thank Mersko
Mzuzu, Malawi
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2016

we like different things dont be discouraged you might like it. its a good place to seat down as you wait on something alright

Thank youracne
Lilongwe, Malawi
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The nature sanctuary is a great getaway in town for both adults and kids; checking out animals and surroundings but also a nice place for a lunch or dinner as a family group where the possibility for the children to play around.

Thank Mario Koenig N
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81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

There is hardly anything to see and the place is very run down and so unkept. The animals are few and far between. Accommodation is very basic here with nothing special. Food was not all that either.

Thank BwanaSam
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Right in Lilongwe (which is vague since Lilongwe is so spread out) is nestled this wildlife sanctuary, play area and restaurant. Wounded animals are prepared for return to nature in most cases. This is a good place to prepare for a more extensive safari. The trails are easy, the animals are clearly identified. You can get up close. The animals... More 

Thank jimspahn

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