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Majete Wildlife Reserve
Majete Wildlife Reserve
Majete Wildlife Reserve

Majete, criss-crossed with tributaries of the Shire River

Wildlife and birding safaris by boat

Mkulumadzi, an eco-lodge in Majete Reserve

Majete Wildlife Reserve

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Majete is fast becoming Malawi’s most interesting wildlife reserve.
Home to the both the gentle, shallow Mkulumadzi River …
… and the much faster, deeper  Shire River…
… with its magnificent rapids ...
... and picturesque Kapichira Falls.
Unusually, for such a fast river, you’ll find plenty of hippos and large crocodiles in the Shire.
In recent years, the reserve has been restocked ...
... and now has significant numbers of buffalo ...
... and elephant.
Impala are probably the most common antelope …
… and you’ll also find good numbers of waterbuck …
… and judging by the crèche that we saw crossing a road …
.. healthy populations of eland.
The vegetation in Majete is lush …
… so sometimes you have to work to see the wildlife.
But try hard and you’ll be rewarded with some unusual species …
… like the magnificent sable ...
… or the beautiful nyala.
On our last brief visit, most of the wildlife was pretty relaxed, like this troop of baboons …
... who didn’t want to leave the road.
Whilst the obvious way to explore the park is by 4WD …
… and there’s a good network of roads here …
... the reserve is good for walking safaris ...
… and the wide, shallow Mkulumadzi River makes a great corridor for these.
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Majete is fast becoming Malawi’s most interesting wildlife reserve.
Majete is fast becoming Malawi’s most interesting wildlife reserve.
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Home to the both the gentle, shallow Mkulumadzi River …
Home to the both the gentle, shallow Mkulumadzi River …
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… and the much faster, deeper  Shire River…
… and the much faster, deeper Shire River…
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… with its magnificent rapids ...
… with its magnificent rapids ...
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... and picturesque Kapichira Falls.
... and picturesque Kapichira Falls.
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Unusually, for such a fast river, you’ll find plenty of hippos and large crocodiles in the Shire.
Unusually, for such a fast river, you’ll find plenty of hippos and large crocodiles in the Shire.
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In recent years, the reserve has been restocked ...
In recent years, the reserve has been restocked ...
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... and now has significant numbers of buffalo ...
... and now has significant numbers of buffalo ...
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... and elephant.
... and elephant.
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Impala are probably the most common antelope …
Impala are probably the most common antelope …
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… and you’ll also find good numbers of waterbuck …
… and you’ll also find good numbers of waterbuck …
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… and judging by the crèche that we saw crossing a road …
… and judging by the crèche that we saw crossing a road …
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.. healthy populations of eland.
.. healthy populations of eland.
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The vegetation in Majete is lush …
The vegetation in Majete is lush …
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… so sometimes you have to work to see the wildlife.
… so sometimes you have to work to see the wildlife.
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But try hard and you’ll be rewarded with some unusual species …
But try hard and you’ll be rewarded with some unusual species …
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… like the magnificent sable ...
… like the magnificent sable ...
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… or the beautiful nyala.
… or the beautiful nyala.
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On our last brief visit, most of the wildlife was pretty relaxed, like this troop of baboons …
On our last brief visit, most of the wildlife was pretty relaxed, like this troop of baboons …
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... who didn’t want to leave the road.
... who didn’t want to leave the road.
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Whilst the obvious way to explore the park is by 4WD …
Whilst the obvious way to explore the park is by 4WD …
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… and there’s a good network of roads here …
… and there’s a good network of roads here …
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... the reserve is good for walking safaris ...
... the reserve is good for walking safaris ...
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… and the wide, shallow Mkulumadzi River makes a great corridor for these.
… and the wide, shallow Mkulumadzi River makes a great corridor for these.
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Safaris visiting Majete

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Red Zebra Cichlid Safari

7 days • 2 locations
BLANTYRE AIRPORT TO LILONGWE AIRPORT

Explore two of Malawi's highlights with a safari in rugged, remote Majete Wildlife Reserve before some beach time relaxing, snorkelling and sailing in Lake Malawi National Park.

US$3,350 - US$4,200 per person

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Utaka Cichlid Safari

10 days • 3 locations
BLANTYRE AIRPORT TO LILONGWE AIRPORT

Explore two of Malawi's safari parks - Majete Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde National Park - before finishing your trip with some beach time relaxing, snorkelling and sailing in Lake Malawi National Park.

US$3,730 - US$4,240 per person

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Where to stay in Majete

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Mkulumadzi Lodge

Mkulumadzi

Mkulumadzi is a class act in a superb location. Come for comfort, a rugged reserve, interesting antelope species, great guiding and a real feeling of getting away from it all.


93% (26 reviews)

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