Tourism Sector Projects

ESTABLISHMENT OF INTEGRATED CABLE CAR RESORT ON MOUNT MULANJE - Public Private Project
Promoter
The Principal Secretary, Department Of Tourism, Private Bag 326, Lilongwe 3  
Tel: +265 (0) 1 775 499 • Fax: +265 (0) 1 770 650

Project Location
Mount Mulanje in Zomba.

Project Description
The Mulanje Massif, also known as Mount Mulanje, is a large monadnock in southern Malawi only 94 km east of Blantyre, rising sharply from the surrounding plains of Chiradzulu, and the tea growing Mulanje district. It mea¬sures approximately 13x16 miles (22x26 kilometres) and has a maximum elevation of 3,002 metres at its highest point, Sapitwa Peak.  The Massif is popular for hiking and climbing, and has several mountain huts scattered across it which are maintained by the Malawi Mountain Club and the Malawi Forestry Department. Sapitwa peak was first climbed in 1894, and is now the most popular climb on the plateau.  In 2014 the site was nominated for World Heritage Status.

The project proposes development of a world-class tourism destination based on fantasy and adventure. Underpinned by a Cable Car facility, the project will include luge & skyride, Segway fun rides, health spa and wellness centre, living museum story-telling, eco-lodge, eco-adventure activities and a variety of themed restaurants. Nearby tea and coffee plantations are additions to the development.
    
Current Status/ Stage of Project
Non-operational
 
Actions Required/ Implementation Arrangements/ Contract Type
The project invites promoters to undertake the project under a public-private framework.
 
Availability of Pre-Feasibility Studies, Feasibility Studies, and other Studies
Feasibility study will be undertaken by interested partner

Estimated Cost of the Project
Project is estimated at US$150 million (estimate based on similar projects elsewhere)
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