Sunbird takes over Chintheche Inn, says Malawi tourism minister Vuwa

Minister of Tourism, Simon Vuwa Kaunda, has disclosed  that government has decided to handover running of Chintheche concession to Sunbird Tourism plc  in a bid to ensure smooth running of Chintheche Inn in the northern lakeshore district of Nkhata Bay along turquoise waters of Lake Malawi.

Minister Kaunda: Sunbird Toursim will manage Chintheche Inn

Water sport at Chintheche Inn

Kaunda said the move will also broaden accessibility  of  the white sandy beaches of Lake Malawi at Chintheche Inn by local Malawians and  international tourists.

Chintheche Inn became famous  when it hosted the first ever Malawi’s biggest musical fete Lake of Stars under the auspices of Wilderness Safaris Limited (WSM).

The Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE)-listed hotel chain’s has  nine properties, namely Sunbird Lilongwe, Sunbird Capital, Sunbird Mount Soche, Sunbird Mzuzu, Sunbird Nkopola, Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, Sunbird Ku Chawe, Sunbird Thawale inside Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa and Sunbird Kara O’ Mula in Mulanje..

Chintheche Inn will be its new property in the northern region and the first along the lakeshore in the north.

Currently, the Chintheche Inn  was being run by Central Africa Safaris.

Minister  Kaunda said : “The concession of Chintheche Inn to Sunbird Tourism plc  will improve service and also increase employment opportunities to people living in Nkhatabay and the entire lakeshore area.

“Sunbird will also refurbish  and rebrand Chintheche Inn to increase bed capacity and offer better service to tourists both local and International.

Chintheche consists of pristine white sandy beaches – ideal for relaxing days in the sun by families and group of friends.

It resort is decorated as the most luxurious Malawi lodge on the northern shores of Lake Malawi due to the natural white sandy beaches which are some of the finest and most beautiful on the entire lake.

Water sports, including diving, snorkelling, sailing and windsurfing are available every day.

There is also bird watching, mountain biking and fishing tours.

Lake Malawi is renowned for its tranquillity and perfect destination of pure relaxation.

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Vinzal
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Vinzal

this is a very good development, the previous owners were pure racists and made sure blacks did not have access to this facility

KATAWA
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KATAWA

SANKHO LOYIPA MDZIKO MWAENI

Mfiti
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Mfiti

DPP has the most ugly looking poeple

Concerned citizen
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Concerned citizen

Bravo sunbird for taking over thats development, however the same company is retrenching over 150 of its employees but they are increasing their facility how will this going to work why don’t they leave those staffs or reduce the number of people to be retrenched. and sunbird as a big company could have done better and set an example than retrenching the people. and if you are failing to handle economic situation in you company do you think you will manage the 9 or 10 properties you are procuring. finally udziwiseni mtundu wa malawi kuti pa 25 May mukuchosa anthu… Read more »

Herb
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Herb

Achimwene covid yavuta. Just no tourists in sight. Chaka chino ziliko.

Chintheche.
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Chintheche.

They should maintain the standards they should not lower them like how they did with Ku Chawe Inn and some Kara O’ Mula…

Nyengason
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The Central African Safari were racist and stupid. This is the best move ever. If you did visit the past few years you would agree with me. How does one pay entrance fee at a hotel?

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