Malawi Department of National Parks and Wildlife has decreased prices to 75% for lodging at Lifupa Lodge in Kasungu National Park for both international and local tourists.
The decision was made after the government terminated a contract with the previous owner Act to Protect (AP) due to poor services and higher rates.
Speaking during a site tour organized by African Development Bank (ADB), Kasungu National Park Manager, Petros Msiska said the government considered revision of the rates so that every Malawian could afford to visit and enjoy the stay at the park.
The tour was for journalists to appreciate various activities in its project called Promoting Investment and Competitiveness in the Tourism Sector (PICTS).
According to Msiska, the rates for an individual to spend a night, conduct a safari walk and a game drive inclusive was at US$140 which is equivalent to K105, 000 while all of that is now offered at US$40 which is K30, 000 making it very affordable.
He noted that the low price has been offered to attract more tourists to visit the park which has been restored and is now highly populated with wildlife especially elephants than the previous years.
Source: Malawi News Agency