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18 May 2015: Africanamigo launches Matchona Tours

Africanamigo Travel has launched  its Matchona Tours with the first tour scheduled for August 2015.

Over the years numerous Malawians have made their way to and settled in foreign lands. Many 3rd, 4th, 5th…. generation descendants of these migrants have never set foot in the land of their ancestry.

Matchona Tours was conceived in response to requests from many such descendants who want not only to visit Malawi but also learn more about the country and experience the culture.

Matchona is a Malawian word loosely translated as ‘one who gets stuck in a foreign land’ and used to refer to relatives and friends who left the country and settled in other nations.

In August we  set off with the first of many such offerings, presenting the traveller with a holistic experience of Malawi covering the Southern, Central and Northern parts of the country within the course of the tour with exposure to traditions and cultures of different tribes. 

It is ideal not only for ‘Matchona’ but anyone who wants to know more about Malawi and her people in the quest to understand each other better as Africans and as humans. 

Follow this link for details of the tour or contact us to subscribe for updates on future tours.

15 May 2015 - SA's New Immigration Regulation Deadline Looming 

As 1 June, the deadline for the implementation of South Africa’s new immigration regulation on children travelling to and from South Africa is fast approaching, The Department of Home Affairs has published a brochure summarising the new regulations. 

 Passengers are reminded that all children travelling to, from and through South Africa will be required to produce an unabridged birth certificate – or the equivalent, from their country of origin – which must state the names of the child’s mother and father. The birth certificates must be in English so that South African customs officials can read them.       

Click here for the brochure


11 March 2015: Malawi - 2015 Lake of Stars Music Festive Venue Announced

The 10th edition of the Lake of Stars Festival will take place from 25 to 27 September 2015 at the Sunbird Hotels' Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi.

The award winning festival has risen from humble beginnings since its launch in 2003 at Chintheche Inn on the Northern Shores of Lake Malawi

This is an excellent opportunity to explore Malawi, enjoy the lake and have optimum interaction with the locals.

Contact us for packages  for the festival from South Africa.


10 March 2015: South Africa - New Office Hours at Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in South Africa has introduces new office hours effective 23 March 2015.

Opening and closing hours for servicing clients will be from 08h00 to 16h00 on weekdays and 08h30 to 12h30 on Saturdays.

Offices will open for clients at 09h00 on the last Wednesday of every month.


15 January 2015: Malawi President Declares State of Disaster

15 Districts in Southern Malawi have been declared Disaster Areas following flooding due to torrential rains which has left over 40 people dead and around 70 000 displaced..


01 January 2015 

Thank you for those of you who gave us the opportunity to serve you in 2014 and we look forward to serving more of you in 2015.

25 September 2014: South African Travel Regulations for Children on Hold

The new requirement of an Unabridged Birth Certificate for all children travelling to and within South Africa's borders, as well as written permission to travel, has been postponed until June next year


10 July 2014:  New Visa Requirements for Kenya for South African Passport Holders

The Government of the Republic of Kenya has  introduced new requirements for South African nationals who wish to visit Kenya which will come into effect from 1 September, 2014.

Visas will no longer be issued on arrival in Kenya and Ordinary Visa applicants travelling to or transiting through Kenya will be required to pay a service charge of R 750 ($70) at the Kenya High Commission/Embassy premises prior to departure.

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18 June 2014: ACSA launches airport app

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has unveiled its pioneering free Airports App that will assist passengers to easily navigate any of its nine airports and also make all their travel arrangements from the comfort of their smart devices in its efforts to constantly  enhance its service offerings.

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11 June 2014: New regulations for families travelling with kids to and from South Africa

Due to concerns about the growing issue of global child trafficking, the  South African immigration has announced new requirements for adults travelling with children under the age of 18 which will take effect from 1 October 2014.

With the new regulation, in addition to passports, parents travelling with children will also be requested to provide an unabridged birth certificate (including the details of the child's father as well as the mother) of all travelling children. This applies even when both parents are travelling with their children.  When children are travelling with guardians, these adults are required to produce affidavits from parents proving permission for the children to travel. The above applies to foreigners and South Africans travelling to or from South Africa as well as travellers in transit. 

Originally the Department said the new regulation would apply from 1 July, but they took the decision yesterday, 10 June, to extend the grace period which has also been confirmed by the Department of Home Affairs