About a 30-minute drive from Blantyre is a small private game reserve/country club/lodge called Game Haven. Our group went there December 7-8 and found it to be a nice respite from the city. We enjoyed a wildlife walk on Saturday and a bird walk on Sunday, although I am now struggling to remember the names of all the birds and animals. Some of our group also took a bike ride around the park Sunday afternoon, but I had exam questions to write, so I sat outside under the trees and enjoyed my temporary workspace. We did not golf, but did enjoy the pool, the food, live music, and the open spaces.
Game Haven also a popular place for meetings and conferences. In fact, Chris Beach and I were sitting on a couch in the lobby, disheveled and sweating profusely after our bird walk, when a beautiful bride in a puffy princess dress sat down between us and used the mzungus (white people) as props for her wedding album photos!
Apologies again for my less-than-expert photography, but these are my best photos from there: