650 species of birds have been recorded in Malawi and many of them have been seen within the boundaries of Lilongwe. Some are bright and colourful; others are sombre skulkers. Nature’s Gift Farm is an ideal place to watch birds because of the different habitats and many tracks. If you have an interest in identifying the birds in Malawi, come and join us on Saturday June 11th at 7:00 am at Nature’s Gift Permaculture, located on the same farm as Kumbali Country Lodge. Ken Longden will lead a walking tour, followed by a late breakfast at 9.00am.

Started bird watching after moving to Botswana in 1986. Ten years later, he moved to Malawi and has continued to develop his knowledge and understanding of the birds of Central and Southern Africa. He is a frequent visitor to Nature’s Gift Farm and knows the birds and their habitats better than most.

The walk and talk will be conducted in English. Some Chichewa translation will be available as necessary.


  • Binoculars, there will be a few extra pairs available if you don’t have any
  • Flash drive or hard drive for an electronic checklist of birds of Malawi
  • Bird identification book, if you have one
  • Water bottle
  • Closed-toe walking shoes
  • Dull coloured cool clothing that protects from the sun
  • Notebook & pen / pencil


  • MK 3,500 (includes a delicious breakfast of locally grown and produced foods, tea & coffee)
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