Majete Wildlife Reserve is one of the outstanding success stories of African conservation. Granted protected status in 1955, it became the subject of extensive poaching in the 1980s and 1990s. But a concerted joint effort since 2003 by the African Parks Network and the Malawi government - including the reintroduction of endangered species - has turned it into a model of sustainable development and biodiversity. Located in the south of Malawi, Majete is an area of 70.000 hectares, part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The reserve is made up of mature miombo woodlands and granite topped hills that contrast with picturesque river valleys and lush riverine forest. For connoisseurs of wildlife many exciting encounters lie in store, with the chance to view many species including black rhino, leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, eland, kudu, sable, suni, klipspringer, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and zebra.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 700 sq km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Blantyre

Accommodation in Majete Wildlife Reserve

Mkulumadzi Lodge

Surrounded by 7,000 hectares of private concession, Mkulumadzi enjoys an idyllic location at the confluence of two rivers. It’s the perfect combination of splendid isolation and first-class facilities. The main lodge area comprises of a restaurant, a lounge and terrace, bar, shop, fire area, viewing deck and swimming pool. Mkulumadzi boasts eight superb chalets set on the banks of the…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Majete Wildlife Reserve

Where

Lookout for

Sharpe's Grysbok
Elephant
Black Rhino
Lion
Leopard
Spotted Hyena
Buffalo
Kudu
Nyala
Zebra
Impala
Sable Antelope
Waterbuck
Eland
Warthog

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
Black Rhino
Hippo


BRIDS
Pel's Fishing Owl
Racket-tailed Roller
Cuckoo Hawk
Livingstone's Fly-catcher
Boehm's Bee-eater
Rock Pratincole.


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor Lizard


TREES
Leadwood
Baobab
Lala Palm


HABITAT TYPES
Savannah Woodland
Rocky Outcrops
Open Grassland
Riverine
Thornveld


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 6.5
Mammals: 8
Birds: 8
Reptiles: 6
Trees: 8