“Wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Flashback to the early 2000s, Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi was a place of despair. Poaching ran rampant, leaving behind a tragic trail of depleted wildlife populations. The once-thriving ecosystem suffered from habitat degradation, silencing the harmonious symphony of the wilderness. The reserve was a shadow of its former self, desperate for a breath of new life into its once vibrant landscapes.
Since African Parks took charge of Majete Wildlife Reserve in 2003, the park has undergone a remarkable revival. Through their conservation efforts, they have restored the wildlife populations and transformed Majete into a thriving reserve teeming with diverse and flourishing wildlife.
More than 5,000 animals from 17 different species, such as black rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, wild dogs, antelopes, and buffalos, have been successfully reintroduced. While Majete may be considered quieter in terms of game viewing compared to other parks due to its unique landscape, the experience of being in the wilderness and appreciating the stunning scenery, majestic trees, and the anticipation of encountering wildlife is truly rewarding.
We operate Mkulumadzi Lodge within a private concession on the reserve, thus giving our guests an exclusive experience where you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty, tranquility, and uniqueness of this exceptional wildlife reserve. Aside from our stunning lodge with views over the Shire River, our guests also have the chance to spend a night under the stars on our breathtaking star deck, which is simply unforgettable!
Your visit is an integral part of Majete’s conservation success story because of the direct contribution to the success of the park through park and concession fees. Here’s some safari ideas for you to consider:
We are fortunate to be part of this incredible conservation success story and look forward to sharing it with you.
See you soon!
The RPS Team