Newsletter May 2024

The rains might finally be coming to an end, and we are pretty grateful.  While they provide a great time for planting and the gardens are alive and green, this year the lake has also risen to a 40 year high. So enough is enough 🙂 We have managed to avoid much major damage, we … Read more

Newsletter September 2023

It’s been quiet a cold and rainy last couple of months over in the bay, but we’re so glad that September has come with abundant sunshine and a beautifully calm lake – hello summer! And hello to you! Let’s get right to business, with our new workspace! This will be the perfect place for our interns, … Read more

Newsletter January, 2024

First things first, HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🥳  We are so excited for 2024 and all the incredible experiences and connections it will bring, but before we get into that we want to update you on all that’s been happening in the small port town of Nkhatabay. Malawi’s summers (or hot/dry season) run from August to … Read more

Newsletter May 2023

Firstly, we want to share a big big congratulations to Talwiss our reception manager, who has just given birth to a beautiful baby boy. A heart felt welcome to baby Hope, and also welcome to you lovely lot to our first 2023 newsletter, updating you on the work going into our Butterfly projects. Meanwhile, our … Read more

Newsletter December 2022

Cheers to wrapping up our 15th year as Butterfly Space and to all your continuous support! The work we have been able to accomplish in these 15 years with the lodge & community development projects would not have been possible without your contributions. We can never say thank you enough💙 We’ve been keeping busy these … Read more

Newsletter August 2022

What a whirlwind winter these past couple of months have been! Holly and Stefan have returned to the UK for a bit, while Josie and AJ made it back to Malawi from their visits home, along with previous intern Amanda. The team on the ground is flourishing as we have welcomed multiple volunteers/interns across various projects with … Read more

Newsletter March 2022

Our renovations have continued from the bar’s new lounge area, to a revamped restaurant! With a brand new roof that has been extended to shelter more tables, it soars into the sky and lets in so much light….and the monkeys love it too! Friday has released a new menu for Mkana Cafe, with some tasty … Read more

Newsletter December 2021

A Volunteer Community Project in Malawi December 2021 NewsletterWe have happily been fully reopened since our last newsletter in August. The lodge and projects have been lively and we are thankful to be back to work! We have organised barbecues and boat trips which contribute to the energetic atmosphere of the bar and have brought … Read more

Newsletter August 2021

A Volunteer Community Project in Malawi Re-opening after Covid-19 March – August 2021By the Butterfly Crew; Josie, Alice, Holly, Stefan and Imogen!One year on from our last newsletter which announced our temporary closure, we are pleased to announce we have survived this strange year and are looking forward to things finally getting back to a new version of normal. … Read more

Newsletter May 2020

A Volunteer Community Project in Malawi         A changing situation:           Covid-19 May 2020By Butterfly As many of you may have seen on our social media pages we unfortunately had to temporarily close Butterfly at the beginning of April.  With loads of cancellations for over the summer and an … Read more