Malawi FAQs

You have questions? We have answers! If you don't find the answers you are looking for, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll be happy to answer any other questions you may have.  


What does my registration fee cover? . . .

Traveling abroad with a large team can be quite costly, and with the help of your registration fee, it will help us offset some of the operating expenses. For example, your fee will help cover things like gear and supplies.

What are the people like in Malawi? . . .

Malawi has earned the nickname “the warm heart of Africa” for a reason. The culture is warm and welcoming to foreigners.

Where will we be staying? . . .

Throughout our journey, we will be staying in churches, schools, and other NGO locations. We will also have camping gear to camp when needed.

What language is spoken in Malawi? . . .

Chichewa and English are the official languages of Malawi and English is widely spoken throughout the country.

What are the roads like in Malawi? . . .

Most of the roads we will be cycling on are dirt, except for the paved roads in larger towns.

Do I need vaccines/immunizations? . . .

Absolutely. We have provided a list of vaccinations/immunizations you will need on the 'Team Resources' page.

Should I be concerned about wildlife? . . .

Although there is wildlife in Malawi, there is very little concern to cross paths with larger animals, according to our contacts in Malawi. Most of the wildlife is located in the national preserves.

Do I have to purchase my plane ticket there? . . .

We are currently working on flight sponsorship for the team. We will be able to provide more information regarding flights soon. Please check back for updates.

What about safety? How will we stay safe? . . .

Safety is our top priority. We will have three large support vehicles driven by locals. Our guides will help with translation and navigation. We are also working closely with our Partners in Health contacts based in Malawi to make sure this trip is secure.

How do I get my bike there? . . .

Good news! You don't even have to think about getting your bike there because we have partnered with World Bicycle Relief to provide bicycles for the entire team! Although bicycles will be provided, they won't be yours to own because we will be donating them to healthcare workers based in Malawi once we complete our journey.