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Giving Back: Malawi and Zambia

Discover southern Africa with an eye-opening journey to Malawi and Zambia. Indagare is thrilled to partner with the non-profit Maloto for a behind-the-scenes experience of the organization’s projects. The trip will conclude with a relaxing stay on the beautiful Lake Malawi and a thrilling safari in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

What to Expect

Few places have the ability to penetrate the soul quite like Malawi. The red clay of the earth and the lush rolling hills enchant visitors, effortlessly leaving their lasting mark. On this journey, the group will behold the warmth of Africa by engaging with the northern Malawian community of Mzuzu.

Your guides will be Rose Allen and Shoshana Balistierri, two of Indagare’s very own team members who both recently returned from Malawi on a community service trip. Shoshana is also a member of the Maloto Board of Directors, while Rose is a Young Professionals Board member. With their partners at  Maloto, a non-profit that seeks to feed, educate, and empower the Mzuzu community, the group will go behind the scenes of the incredible efforts to feed vulnerable children, destigmatize HIV/AIDS and educate the future leaders of Malawi.

After your experience in Mzuzu, travel to the beautiful Likoma Island on Lake Malawi for two days of relaxation lakeside. Known for its white sand beaches, clear freshwater and over 1,000 different exotic fish, activities here include snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, walking and mountain biking. The last stop is South Luangwa National Park in Zambia for the authentic safari experience of a lifetime in one of the region’s most prestigious camps.

  • When
    May 10-18, 2018
  • Length
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Adventurers , Trailblazers , Do Gooders , Soul Searchers

This Journey's Host

Indagare is thrilled to announce that this journey will be hosted by our very own Rose Allen and Shoshana Balistierri, who recently returned from a service expedition to Malawi. They are also executives on the Maloto Young Professionals Board and Maloto Board of Directors, respectively. Rose Allen is our Operations Manager, and she works directly with Indagare’s Chief Operations Officer.  Shoshana Balistierri is our Vice President of People, Culture and Social Impact; she is proud to lead one of Indagare’s very first “giving back” journeys. Both of these amazing women were drawn to Indagare for its commitment to transformative and community-centric travel, as well as its belief in the power of experience. Both Rose and Shoshana are devoted voluntourists who have made a global impact, and they cannot wait to share their deep connection to Mzuzu with members.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Behind-the-scenes insight into the Mzuzu community and culture
  • The opportunity to participate in life-changing philanthropic projects with the Maloto organization
  • A stay at the beautiful Kawa Maya on the remote Likoma Island
  • Amazing safari adventures in Zambia, with the chance to see Big Five game
  • Lodging at the luxury Chindeni Bushcamp
  • Touring of the natural wonders of South Luangwa National Park
  • Personal assistance with all customs processes and airport transfers throughout Malawi and Zambia

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    May 10-18, 2018
  • Length
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 10 travelers
  • Host
    Indagare's Rose Allen and Shoshana Balistierri
  • From


  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • A unique balance of meaningful philanthropic work, luxurious relaxation and thrilling safari adventure
  • The opportunity to deepen relationships within the Indagare community through voluntourism


  • All airfare and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and alcohol (not indicated in itinerary)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional activities
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