Two of my adult daughters and I decided some time ago to visit Malawi and see if we could assist in some charity work there. We wanted to see something of the country as well as volunteering and participating in community projects. The trip needed a significant amount of planning and we reckoned we needed some local knowledge to help in this regard. I'm not sure just how we came across the Responsible Safari Company but we did and we're grateful for that.

RSC organised our whole trip - accommodation, safari, airport transfers, vehicles and drivers. The lot. And it all went like clockwork. Kate and her staff were wonderful (and very patient ) in making suggestions and helping us to compile an itinerary.

In summary we loved Malawi and we will be back with more family members next time. And when we return we will be enlisting RSC to organise things for us again. An excellent and extremely professional outfit.
11 August 2015
We recently traveled to Malawi as part of a group of 23 including 16 youth ages 15-18. From the moment we booked with the Responsible Safari Company (RSC) we were given amazing support and service. The RSC booked our entire package including flights, accommodation, transport etc. Our amazing guides Andrew and Chacko were at the airport to welcome us and had pre-arranged our visas to make entry into Malawi much easier than it could have been. For the two weeks, the guides looked after our groups and quickly became part of our team. Both men were highly professional but also quickly established themselves as friendly team members. They offered suggestions for things to do and where to eat and also how to negotiate cultural differences where needed. Most importantly they gave us sound advice and reassurance when one of our members required emergency medical attention.
We will be returning to Malawi again and will definitely use the RSC again.

We would recommend them for any group travelling to Malawi regardless of the size as the team will provide an unforgettable experience with a peace of mind. Thank you RSC!
Dunblane Scotland
19 July 2016
Spent a fabulous two weeks in Malawi and Zambia, on a trip booked via Kate & her team at RSC. They developed a tailored itinerary for us, booked the hotels and local flights, and provided a really friendly/knowledgeable guide/driver for the Malawi leg of the trip.

The places they recommended for us to stay were really special (Huntington House, Norman Carr Cottage, Kapamba & Chamilandu lodges in South Luangwa). And they give a % of their turnover to various development projects in Malawi run by Malawians, including one which we saw on Lake Malawi (CISER) which was inspiring in what was being achieved (education, healthcare, better agricultural practices, etc.).
Julian, Woking, UK
Professional, knowledgeable and inspirational
At short notice I found I had free time at the weekend. After looking on TripAdvisor I came across The Responsible Safari Company. With a few email exchanges trips were booked for the Saturday and Sunday.

If you want to see something of Malawi I would recommend The Responsible Safari Company. Excellent customer service, great driver and great locations to visit. I will be using them again.
Paul Norwich, UK
What an amazing day 3 May 2017
RSC put together a week long self drive trip for us including tea estate visit, village home stay, Liwonde safari and relaxing at the lake. The team were amazingly helpful and the trip they put together was amazing. Just perfect for our family with 5 and 8 year old. Can't recommend these guys enough! Thanks so much for helping us have the best family holiday ever.
Morsi, San Franscisco
Great holiday thanks to these guys 9 September 2017
Responsible Safari Company (RSC) arranged a three day tour in the Blantyre area of Malawi including a stay at the Satewa Tea Estate, an overnight visit at a small Malawi village, and lodging at Zomba Forest Lodge. Each place offered a unique insight into everyday Malawi life. We met the chief of the small village and played with the children who were just as curious about us...they loved doing the hokey-pokey!

RSC did a first class job and were very responsive to emails and questions. I highly recommend them when traveling to Malawi.
Tamara M, North Carolina
Experience the Real Malawi 20 November 2017
What an incredible experience! We'd whole heartedly recommend the home stay programme. Our family and their relatives were so hospitable, we enjoyed getting stuck in and had a great time learning how to treat the maize…the sifting was so much harder than it looked! The food was extremely tasty and plentiful and the children inquisitive with so much energy. On learning that James was particularly interested in the bird life we were taken on a walk through sugar cane fields to try and find some interesting birds!

It was wonderful to learn about the inspiring work that YODEP are doing, the children who all greeted us with such a lovely welcome song when we arrived moved me to tears! We only wish we could have stayed longer.
Jessica Plumb
Travel Writer March 2016
Wow! It has been the best trip any of them have ever had and none of them want to come home! I am going to have to be very quiet for a couple of days and just let everything pour out. They are coming home safe and well, having been educated in the most wonderful way and there will be memories that have been made that they shall treasure for the rest of their lives. Thank you to you both for all your enormous hard work. Thank you, thank you. Have a drink safe in the knowledge that you have given one family the most incredible trip of their lives and you brought them back safe and well to their mum!! THANK YOU!!! xxx
Miners Family October 2017
This was a fabulous itinerary and we would definitely recommend it and your Company to others. Please accept our sincere thanks for all your organisation's work and the gift of the apron. Please say hello to Ozzie for us; he made a good tour, great!
Rosemary & Hugh Matheson July 2017
What I admired most about the Malawians is that every one that I saw always were happy even if they had nothing and it really changed my view point on life and helped me see what really is important.
Calum Duff
St Margaret's Academy June 2017
Going to Malawi was one of the greatest, one of the most rewarding things someone could do. It opened my eyes to the people in Malawi's lives and how they are so hard working and happy with everything they have and get. Everyone there is welcoming and friendly. Overall it was the best experience I have ever had and I'd go back in a heartbeat.
Nicolle Stewart
St Margaret's Academy June 2017
Our driver John was great - very reliable and useful and he let us appreciate the country ourselves. Can you thank him for all his attention and the vast amount of driving he had to do for us. It all felt safe and reliable. All the arrangements that you made, including that of payment (e.g. for accommodation) all worked out well and very smoothly. Thank you!
David and Anne Rydeheard
June 2017
It is really difficult to express how grateful I am to The Responsible Safari Company and especially Andrew, Ozzie and Paul whose care for the group was exceptional and made sure we had everything we needed.
St. Margaret's Academy
June 2017
We did indeed have a fabulous trip to Malawi which may even have surpassed all of our other ones in terms of overall attitude and participation by our pupils. Many thanks once again for all your help. It makes for a relatively stress free trip when we travel with The Responsible Safari Company.
Kingussie School
June 2017
On behalf of YODEP management, I would like to thank the Responsible Safari Company for the support you are providing to YODEP and its community. We can see more results and a change in our community through RSC. The whole community will be overwhelmed when they see the bridge maintained. We are going to have a strong bridge in our community which will connect our rural community and the city of Zomba.
YODEP Community May 2017
My life has changed markedly since you and your endeavours have been made known to me. I admire you and Dom and your crew immensely for what you are doing. I only wish I was young again because believe me, I would join you in your endeavours.

Pauline Morant
Independent Traveller April 2017
Our team have returned from Malawi and I just wanted to thank you all at The Responsible Safari Co very much indeed for the excellent service you gave my Trust colleagues whilst in Lilongwe for the Royal Visit of HRH The Countess of Wessex.

Andrew their driver was brilliant; cooperative with all the itinerary changes and seamless travel knowledge as well as being great company throughout a high level visit with so many arrangements and venues to coordinate.
Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Trust
Visit of The Countess of Wessex March 2017
The whole trip was a great success, and you have done us proud. We’ve been singing the praises of Malawi ever since, and if you want to quote me on this, you are very welcome!
Johnston Family
December 2016
The trip was brilliant – I thoroughly enjoyed it; I learnt a great deal, met a lot of lovely people and saw some very beautiful and interesting sights. Many thanks to all of you involved in arranging and conducting the trip so well.
Peter Mills
Independent Traveler November 2016
We are always delighted to recommend the Responsible Safari Company because of the steady stream of excellent feedback we have from school groups and other members who have used their services. They always go above and beyond to look after their clients and have a strong ethical commitment - supporting volunteering in some of the poorest communities and ensuring a fair deal for all their staff. I understand they have also gone to lengths to find the safest possible transport solutions for visiting Scots, including training all drivers in first aid etc.
David Hope-Jones (OBE)
Principal Officer, Scotland Malawi Partnership November 2016
We really enjoyed the Homestay..It was wonderful to just chat together to share thoughts, to laugh together and get a better mutual understanding of cultures. We can only recommend the Homestay to other people!
Alexandra Haferkamp
Independent Traveler September 2016
I think every single pupil on the trip plans to go back.
Fiona Mcnicol
Teacher, Beath High School October 2016
A huge big thank you to RSC for a great job in looking after all our arrangements. It makes a big difference to our planning process having RSC look after the accommodation and transport which allows us to focus on our projects.
Glasgow City Council
Project Assistance September 2016
For the whole family - the experience of a lifetime.
Graham and Helen Duncan
Family Travel July 2016
Any issues were dealt with in a swift and professional manner and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. RSC were pivotal in ensuring we completed the build in time and spotted potential problems early and dealt with them appropriately.
David McClement
Teacher, Dunoon Grammar School June 2013
Our RSC Guide was so supportive and I really appreciated him being on top of everything. We all enjoyed his guide knowledge, and he was relaxed enough to wait until we wanted or needed to know something before offering his information.
Fiona Anderson
Teacher, Falkirk Group June 2012
I'm absolutely certain that each one of the group will talk about their experiences for many years to come. We have nothing but praise for the way RSC operates and the people you work with.
Sheena Duthie
Teacher Kingussie School June 2014.
I want to give you a very sincere thank you for connecting me to YODEP in Zomba. My short 8 day visit there was life changing...Truly, my experience has changed my life.
Erica
Independent Traveller July 2014
This was without doubt the best school trip I have been on (averaging 1 per year over 29 years)!
Ailith Stewart
GeographyTeacher Kingussie School Group July 2014
The trip was great – and I cannot say enough good things about our RSC guide. He was fantastic, and really became a wonderful part of our time in Malawi.
Alison Grossman
Results and Results Educational Fund April 2016
I feel I have made lifelong friends. The journey as a whole humbled me. It was without doubt the best experience of my life. This experience is and always will be paramount in my personal development.
Patrick Speirs
Scottish Student July 2015
When I returned home, I felt I had lived ten years’ worth in ten days. I felt that I had been shown the real riches in life and I know that I have given and appreciated more love than I had before the journey.
Scottish Group Leader
July 2015
What impressed me most about RSC was their understanding of the local needs and their connection with the local communities. This was evidenced by the sheer number of local volunteers present at the build.
James McIntyre
Teacher. St Margaret’s Academy June 2015
RSC were very happy to take on organising our whole trip. They were able to advise and support me fully on what to include by offering invaluable advice on balancing the education element and the relaxation time.
Maureen Casey
Teacher. St Margaret’s Academy, Edinburgh June 2013 and June 2015.
It was an amazing, enriching experience for all of the group and I know that our young people learned a lot and that they will cherish the memories of the time that they spent in Malawi.
Chris McKenna
Teacher, Williamwood School, Scotland June 2016
The whole trip went really smoothly and all the participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Andrew was absolutely brilliant, as were all the guides, porters, etc in Mulanje. We’ve already started receiving enquiries regarding next year’s trip which is great news.
Alice McDonnell
Fundraising Manager, Microloan Foundation May 2014
I have never been so well looked after. All the minutiae was dealt with promptly and personally – no “ one size fits all.”…All you promised came to fruition once we arrived.
Sue Donovan
Donovan Family Group June 2014
FANTASTIC, each day we had a separate adventure…we had the most amazing time from start to finish. I would like to thank you personally for a holiday which was above and beyond anything I have experienced before.
Rachel and Gillian Bakes
Independent Adventure Travellers August 2014
Thank you Dom and Kate for your help and patience over the past 18 months, I knew from the outset that RSC was the company I wanted to work with and that you share very similar values to Touchstone!
Steve Booker
Owner at The Touchstone Foundation July 2015
Outstanding! We had asked the company to book a personal charter flight…they went out of our way to accommodate the problem of us arriving a day late. they were great. Better service than any American company would have ever provided.
Nancy Hansen
Group Leader July 2016
I am writing to you both to convey our sincere and heartfelt gratitude for the incredible support you have both shown for our Kid’s Programme. We are delighted to say that Cycle to Zero has raised over £250,000, creating vital funds and awareness that help us at a critical time as we continue to expand our Mentor Mother model.
Emma France
European Director mothers2mothers May 2016
RSC kindly helped us to arrange a Kid’s Programme that ran parallel to our cycle charity challenge Cycle to Zero Malawi 2016. The kids all enjoyed it and learned so much, even their parents were envious of the activities they got to do!
Samina Hassan
mothers2mothers U.K. May 2016
The most amazing and life-altering experience. [It] has shifted my views of the world in addition to my role within the world. I now use the phrase: I encountered a lot of people in Malawi, including myself.
Anon
Student University of North Carolina 2012
I could write thousands of words singing the praises of Andrew Kayuni and Innocent Gondwe. They were fantastic, by far the best I have worked with in my c. 10 years of running fieldtrips in Kenya and Malawi.
Katie Willis
Royal Holloway Study Trip March 2013.
RSC helped support us on a fantastic study abroad course! I brought 11 college students with me to Southern Malawi. Dom and Kate helped arrange the trip of a lifetime for these students!
Dr. Rowan
University of North Carolina at Charlotte March 2012
Great to work with a company that understands the kind of trip that we run i.e. it is not a tourist trip.
Katie Willis
Royal Holloway Geography Study Trip March 2013
Thank you a million times over again for your help with this. Your services have truly been outstanding...You really have gone above and beyond in helping make sure this went off without a hitch.
Danielle Henneberger
Programme Manager (USA) GH Tech Corporate Group October 2013
On behalf of the Royal Holloway Geography Society, Thank you so much for providing us with such an amazing experience which will not be forgotten by any of us students who went!
Katie Willis
Royal Holloway Geography Department March 2014
I will certainly recommend your company, and Wellington especially, to any colleagues planning a trip to Malawi in the future!
Alison Grossman
Results and Results Educational Fund April 2016
I've recently come back from the best trip of my life, thanks to RSC. Without their help and extensive knowledge, I wouldn't have had the opportunity to explore and learn about the beautiful country that is Malawi.
Lauren Clark
Student, Royal Holloway University London March 2016
I still cry when I think of Malawi's people -- they are so warm and welcoming.
Bruce and Judy Hoelter
Thrivent Financial July 2016