Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Pre Departure Info

Dear Team Malawi,

We hope that your preparation and packing is going well!

Just a couple of last-minute tips:
  1.  Please remember that your luggage allowance for the main hold is 23kg maximum + 5kg for hand luggage. Please do keep to this allowance. It should be more than enough for all your kit.
  2. Please do not to pack any walking boots on the outside of the main hold luggage. They almost certainly won’t arrive still attached, we recommend you wear your boots for the flight to keep them safe (and save on weight in your main bag).
  3.  Please also pack a change of underwear, toothbrush (not paste, unless it is less than 100ml) and any other absolute essentials in your hand luggage (i.e. medication, anti-malarial tablets), just in case any main bags go missing on the flight. It is unlikely, but best to be safe.
  4. It is quite chilly in the evenings in Malawi at the moment so please remember to pack a warm jumper.
Keeping in touch:
We have set up this blog for your group, to keep parents and friends up to date with what your team is up to. 

 Your family and friends can comment on posts and photographs. We will be updating the blog as often as possible with your news. Please feel free to pass this link on to anyone who you think would like to stay up to date with the team’s activities.

Trip Information: 
Don’t forget you can find specific trip information and documents here: This page has some key documents (itinerary, trip information pack, risk assessments) plus general Inspire information and our Emergency number – also detailed below.

Flights and arrival: As you know you will be flying with Ethiopian Airlines from London Heathrow via Addis Ababa. We will update the blog to let your family and friends know when you have arrived safely in Malawi.

On arrival in Malawi Aimee and Josh, the Inspire Group Leaders, will be there to meet you wearing their Inspire t-shirts. You will then take the short drive by private bus to the Fishermans Rest Lodge in Babati, where you will have time for some lunch and a rest and then some in-country orientation with your leaders.

If your family need to contact a member of the team urgently at any point please make a note of the Inspire 24 hour EMERGENCY number: 07531 872 658. This number is manned in the UK 24 hours a day in case of any emergency situations where your family/friends need to contact a member of the team urgently.

For all other queries, please use the Inspire office number: 01273 249543.

If you have any last minute questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Otherwise we hope you have an incredible time and look forward to keeping your family and friends updated throughout your time in Malawi.

With best wishes
Jess and all at Inspire Worldwide

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