Wildlife Ratings

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

Lookout for

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

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

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Mkulumadzi Lodge Luxury Full Board

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
Magical Malawi Luxury Safari Tour Super Luxury 14 days

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