Lilongwe Wild Life Centre an example in tourism development

Blantyre: Lilongwe residents and scholars have reaped good fruits following the opening of Lilongwe Wild Life Centre a decade ago, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established.

In an interview on Monday, Lilongwe Wild Life Centre Marketing and Events Manager, Victoria Mopiwa told Mana that the centre serves as a hospital for wildlife as they are always protected from general community hazardous effects and access medical attention.

We expect a lot more individuals to benefit from tourism services at Wala Centre formerly known as Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary.

There is a well-constructed and highly-protected fence to ensure that wildlife such as warthogs, antelopes, hyenas are free from being poached by some misguided people looking for skins, hides, ivory among other wild life products, she told Mana.

Mopiwa pointed out that as animals were being strictly conserved at the centre, the general natural environment is simultaneously preserved.

She urged school-going children and the community at large to regularly patronize the centre to benefit from assorted educational, environmental and general knowledge; presented by the marketing technocrats and officers at the site.

One of the Marketing Officers at Wala Centre, Jane Kristwick said academicians and students access the Centre’s tourism services at a very reasonable and subsidized rate so that the knowledge acquired could be utilized for their academic researches or simply for general knowledge.

She said excellent customer services ranging from decent meals, picnics, spacious conference rooms, showcasing jungle books, film production services and a series of outdoor activities are offered at the centre.

Kristwick noted that the beauty about Wala Centre is that it is located at the heart of the county’s capital city, but could be accessed through its Facebook Page apart from other social media platforms.

But for those travelling to the centre, it is conveniently situated between Kenyatta Drive and the City Centre, she added.

A Student at Malawi College of Health Sciences, Christopher Kambani viewed that a lot of scholars have benefitted from the eco-friendly technologies at the centre.

We have had a unique experience in terms of showcases of arts and craft at the centre, he acknowledged, claiming that it is the only sanctuary in the country where photo shops and other educational values could be obtained from.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA