About 2,5 km from our cottages you will find a typical local, rural village. The staff working at Malama Umoyo lives here with their families. If you like, our staff can organise a guided visit for your but of course you can also visit the village yourself. Many people still live in simple traditional huts, but there are also houses with local made bricks. The village (Mwelwa) has a school (Malanga School), a basic Clinic, a Church (St Thomas) and a shop (Mwanza General Supplies). The shop is an initiative of our new foundation called Vrienden van Malama (Friends of Malama). The local people now no longer have to travel by foot or by bike to Mfuwe to buy their basic supplies.
Malama Umoyo Cottages is close to a scouts training camp, called: Nyamaluma. Out here in the remote bush motivated young local Zambian men and women are trained to become wildlife scouts and safari guides. If you like to know more about wildlife conservation in Zambia, please have a look at DNPW (Department of National Parks & Wildlife) and CSL (Conservation South Luangwa).