Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi stands as a testament to remarkable recovery and restoration.
Since African Parks took over its management in 2003, a remarkable transformation has unfolded, turning what was once a barren wasteland, ravaged by poaching, into a flourishing haven for wildlife conservation. Through strategic planning, dedicated efforts, and a commitment to reversing the damage inflicted upon the land, Majete has achieved extraordinary milestones over the years.
Over the course of two decades African Parks has reintroduced more than 5000 animals, representing 17 different species, including several endangered species:
Since their initial reintroductions in 2003 and 2006, Majete has successfully safeguarded every rhino and elephant from poaching. These two species, frequently targeted by poachers, have remained unharmed under the vigilant protection of the reserve.
The foundation of African Parks’ success lies in the dedicated park rangers who are tirelessly safeguarding these creatures on the ground. Journalist Amelia Duggan visited Majete and was able to speak to one of the park rangers during her visit and had this to say:
“A park ranger, Ado, wearing a smart, navy-blue uniform and carrying a very powerful .458-calibre rifle, stands sentry on the shore. ‘I feel so proud of what we’ve achieved here,’ he tells me later in an unguarded moment as we hike to see the confluence of the Shire and Mkulumadzi Rivers. We watch the two raging currents, each with its own colour and texture, smash into each other and vie for dominance as gravity pulls them downstream. Things could have gone another way entirely.”
If you would like to witness the tremendous work African Parks has done, then we have just the safaris for you. Our Conservation Malawi safari takes you on the journey the iconic 500 elephants took when they were relocated to their new home!
If you are looking to mix up the safari experience with some relaxation then our Warm Heart Safari gives you the perfect bush and beach vibe, ending off at another of Malawi’s key highlights, Lake Malawi.
Congratulations to African Parks on this incredible milestone!
Here’s to many more!