Company Profile

Crafted Africa was founded by our prime explorer and main man, Mike Varndell. Born in Zimbabwe and brought up in Malawi, Mike first pursued a career in finance before Africa called him home in 2009 to pack it all in and begin his dream as a travel industry guru in the form of ‘Malawian Style’.

Malawian Style went from strength to strength, starting off in the Malawi budget group tour market and slowly making its way up to high end adventure tours that now operates across Southern Africa – in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and even Tanzania and Zanzibar! We soon felt it was time for a rebrand, now that our expertise extended past just Malawi – and thus Crafted Africa was born.

Our exceptional team of experienced and knowledgeable experts blend local knowledge with international understanding of standards, offering quick response times and truly personalised service to give you trips that are intricately tailored to your needs.

For those of you that don’t know where to start in your planning, we have compiled a medley of extensively researched and well-thought-out itineraries, combining the best destinations and lodges around, with a focus on independent and sustainable boutique properties that ooze charm and character. We combine this with a myriad of adventure activities to suit your taste and that will build memories to last a lifetime – from walking safaris to helicopter or hot air balloon flights, from water-sports to cultural experiences, from mountain hiking to tiger fishing – the opportunities are endless.

So whether you’re on your honeymoon, looking for an adrenaline packed adventure, travelling with a group of friends, your family, or flying solo, give us a shout and we’ll be here to cook you up the African Adventure you’ve been dreaming of.


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