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Explore the conservation stories of Malawi – successful collaborations in 3 of the countries impressive reserves and parks. African Parks has taken on Majete Wildlife Reserve, Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota and aims to reduce conflict, protect habitat and creating premiere wildlife sanctuaries.
From July 2016 in what is to be the largest and most significant elephant translocation ever seen, up to 500 elephants are being moved from Majete and Liwonde across to Nkhotakota.
This brings much hope to the African elephants whose existence has been heavily threatened by poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict.
Malawi is a landlocked country, running down the end of the Great Rift Valley. Dominated by Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa, the surrounding country is exceptionally beautiful with dramatic scenery that includes rocky outcrops, high mountains, plateaus and views across what is considered to be Africa’s most beautiful lake. Malawi is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” and as a people the Malawians live up to this name. They are extremely friendly and welcoming. There are many market scenes, road side stalls, cottage industries that a visitor can comfortably visit. With both the scenery and the culture Malawi is a great country to drive in.
On arrival at Blantyre International Airport a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you. The drive to Mkulumadzi is approximately 2.5hours through colorful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. The camp is located on the confluence of the Shire and Mkulumadzi River; within Majete Wildlife Reserve, 70km South West of Blantyre - Southern Malawi. Majete is Malawi’s only Big 5 Reserve and also one of the largest protected areas and covers an area of over 70,000ha. The reserve is located within the Miombo woodland ecoregion and much of the higher lying areas in the west of the park are dominated by Miombo/Brachystegia woodland. Mixed Combretum woodlands and mosaics of riparian forest can be found in the East of Majete.
Itinerary Mkulumadzi 3 nights, Mvuu Lodge 3 nights & Tongole 4 nights
Rates from US$4383 per person sharing in 2017
Includes All transfers by road starting in Blantyre and ending in Lilongwe, all accommodation on a full board basis, all local drinks (except at Mvuu), all activities (except motorized water sports), laundry
Excludes Gratuities, visa fees where applicable + international flights.
Valid 1-11 Jan & 30 June – 31 December 2017