Malawi’s Majete Wildlife Reserve sits in the stunning lower Shire Valley, part of the epic Great Rift Valley. Majete is a wonderfully picturesque region of undulating granite hills, great savannah plains and thick miombo woodlands on banks the Shire River.
It’s also one of the great success stories of African conservation. Extensive poaching during the 80s and 90s threatened to completely destroy the Majete habitat. Yet owing to a combine restoration programme by NGOs and the Malawi government and a lot of hard work, an extraordinary transformation has taken place. Today, this passionately protected Wildlife Reserve is a sanctuary for endangered species and Malawi’s only official Big 5 Game Park.
Majete Wildlife Reserve is home to impala, leopards, buffalo, sable antelopes, elephants, zebras, hippos, hyenas, hartebeests, elands and more. Lions have been reintroduced and there are even ten black rhinos, on of the most endangered animals on Earth.
With the construction of the luxurious Mkulumadzi Lodge – a stunning wilderness retreat – there is now accommodation to suit discerning visitors. Yet despite global media coverage of this remarkable success story, Majete Wildlife Reserve remains relatively under-the-radar as a tourist destination.
All our wildlife tours are 100% tailor made to your requirements, and could include jeep safaris, boat safaris, bushwalking and rhino-tracking. Speak to you Lightfoot Travel Africa consultant to find out more about a luxury safari or wildlife tour in Majete Wildlife Reserve.