explore our camps
We have two permanent camps where are teams are based all year, and two camps at which we work on a seasonal basis.
Take a virtual tour of our camps by clicking the icons in the map below.
Urban Research Centre
Our urban camp is located on the outskirts of Lilongwe on a 400 hectare property only 6 miles from downtown. Camp houses our research office, microscope lab and staff.
This is our HQ, where the operations and research managers are based. From here we conduct a wide variety of urban ecology research, carnivore work and human wildlife conflict and education.
KUTI WILDLIFE RESERVE
SALIMA, central province
We have a research camp at Kuti Wildlife Reserve (KWR) near Salima and Lake Malawi; located around one and a half hours from Lilongwe.
We conduct research both in the reserve and in the communities in the nearby town of Salima, villages and the shores of lake Malawi at Senga Bay which experience human-hyaena conflict.
Kuti has a diversity of wildlife and in camp you will be on permanent safari, with regular visits by zebras, vervet monkeys and bush babies. Camp is very comfortable with thatched A-Frame chalets equipped with beds, mattresses, linen and solar lights.
Kasungu national park
KNP comprises an area of 2450 km2, covering a large part of the Kasungu Plateau, which ranges in altitude from 1000 to 1500 m. It is a relatively flat region with the vegetation composed predominantly of Brachystegia woodlands with scattered Euphorbia candelabra in areas where there are rocky outcrops.
The Park is irrigated by the Dwangwa, Lingadzi and Liziwazi Rivers, which together with their tributaries form an extensive system.
KNP is subject to high levels of human encroachment and indiscriminate snaring (Bhima et al., 2003), and carnivores have declined over recent years. A lion census identified low numbers around KNP (Mesochina et al., 2010), suggesting that KNP could be a refuge for wild dogs due to low intra-guild competition. Leopard and hyaena numbers are moderate and CRM have been conducting camera trapping and diet studies to assess occupancy and ecology of the carnivore guild in the absence of lion.
Mount Mulanje reserve
We have a new seasonal camp based in Southern Malawi in the Mulanje Mountain Biosphere Reserve.
Mt. Mulanje rises more than 3,000 metres above sea level is the highest mountain in tropical southern Africa. The unique ecology of this isolated inselberg has been recognized by its proclamation as one of few International Biosphere Reserves south of the Equator.
Here we are working in collaboration with the Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust to research the carnivore and bat biodiversity on the mountain.