Overlooking tumbling rapids at the confluence of the Shire and Mkulumadzi (sometimes written 'Mkurumadzi', or even 'Mukulumadzi') rivers, Mkulumadzi is the newest safari lodge owned by Robin Pope Safaris and opened in July 2011. It's a small, smart camp in a newly revitalised reserve.
Our view of Mkulumadzi Lodge
Although we visited Mkulumadzi before it was complete, it's clearly going to be a class act: spacious, well built and high spec. It should raise the bar for safari camps in Malawi. Majete Reserve itself is rugged and, like the antelope species found here, interesting and quite unusual. It will be a new park for most visitors, so ideal for those who want to trail-blaze. The only real downside is the absence of a few key game species. However, a more important factor for us is that the animals that do live here are generally relaxed.
Mkulumadzi Lodge: Traveller ratings
Mkulumadzi Lodge is a luxury retreat set at the confluence of two rivers in Majete Wildlife Reserve.