Mkulumadzi, Majete Wildlife Reserve

Even as you walk across the suspended rope bridge leading to Mkulumadzi Lodge you know you’re on the edge of an adventure. Over the next few days you can secrete yourself in a hide to watch wild animals drinking at their favourite watering hole. You will take river cruises to watch hippos lazing in the mud and crocodiles feigning sleep on the river banks. You will see elephants and black rhinos, lions and leopards, buffalo, zebra and any number of deer. Eland, kudu, sable, suni, klipspringers and hartebeest.

And, since you chose Mkulumadzi as part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Malawi, you will be staying in a luxury chalet that opens onto a private viewing deck – giving you the chance to see wildlife without getting out of bed.

Mkulumadzi, at a glance

  • Luxury safari camp at the heart of the 70,000 hectare Majete Wildlife Reserve 
  • Wonderful setting at the confluence of two rivers 
  • Choice of just eight exclusive chalets on the banks of the Shire River 
  • Shaded by giant leadwood trees 
  • Spacious living quarters 
  • Bedrooms with canvas walls opening onto private viewing decks with stunning views over the river 
  • En suite bathrooms and outdoor showers 
  • Splendid dining, either indoors or outside under the stars

For leisure and pleasure

  • Inviting outdoor swimming pool 
  • River cruises to see animals and birds as they come down to drink 
  • Abundant birdlife, hippos and crocodiles 
  • Game drives to see the big five
  • Walking safaris with local experts who will show you tracks, small animals and fascinating reptiles and insects 
  • Escorted hikes to Chimwala Hill 
  • Viewing hides close to popular watering holes 
  • Cultural visits to local villages
  • Ayesha was patient and informative. Her skills became even more apparent on the holiday - such as the order of the hotels, which were each perfect for that moment.

    S and RD, Bhutan, 2015


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