Majete Wildlife Reserve


Located in the south of Malawi close to the city of Blantyre, 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.

The reserve offers visitors the chance to view many species including black rhino, elephant, buffalo, eland, kudu, sable, suni, klipspringer, Lichtenstein's hartebeest and zebra.

The reintroduction of more than 3,000 animals from other areas of Malawi and neighbouring countries began in 2003 and included black rhino, elephant, buffalo, eland, kudu, zebra, warthog, sable, waterbuck, impala and Lichtenstein's hartebeest.

In 2006, a total of 70 elephants were imported from Liwonde National Park. Two years later their numbers had grown to 82, and further introductions increased the elephant population to 144.

The black rhino was introduced at about the same time, with scouts monitoring their progress on a daily basis. In July 2008 the first rhino calf was born and further successful births have brought the total number to nine, second in Malawi only to Liwonde National Park.



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Day 1 - 3: Majete Wildlife Reserve

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Sprawling across 700 square kilometres of the Great African Rift Valley, Majete Wildlife Reserve’s undulating terrain incorporates grassy plains, riverside groves and forests of marula, acacia and leadwood interspersed with palms and the occasional baobab tree. The park provides a sanctuary for a diverse mix of wildlife, including black rhino, antelope and warthog, while the Shire River is populated by large numbers of crocodiles and hippos. Lodging options include chalets and a wonderfully scenic campsite set above the Matitu Falls.

Day 4 - 6: Majete Wildlife Reserve

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Although Liwonde is one of Malawi’s smaller parks is arguably the most popular of all the game parks. Malawi’s principle river, the Shire, forms its western boundary and is the reserve’s life blood. With plentiful water hippos, crocodiles and elephants are in good supply and black rhino has been re-introduced into the area. The birding is excellent and a favourite sighting among twitchers is the Pel’s fishing owl.

Day 7 - 10: Majete Wildlife Reserve

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Lake Malawi is an integral part of this beautiful country, the Lake is 3/4 the length of Malawi and plays a major role in feeding much of the population. Numerous fishing villages are scattered along its length but there are still miles and miles of uninhabited golden beaches which form the country’s major tourist attraction. Lake Malawi has more species of fish than any other freshwater lake in the world, with over 600 species of fish in the Lake Malawi National Park alone. 

The 590 km long and 85 km wide Lake is the third largest lake in Africa, occupying one fifth of Malawi’s total area. At 700m it is incredibly deep its lowest point is more than 200m below sea level.

An ideal destination for everyone with a wide range of activities including snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, water skiing and sun set dhow cruises.

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