Majete Wildlife Reserve, Chikwawa

#1 of 12 in Wildlife in Malawi
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Participate in the conservation of Malawi's wildlife while you tour the habitat at Majete Wildlife Reserve. As you explore the reserve with a guide, you'll learn how the endangered and threatened species that are cared for here get rescued and rehabilitated. Once a prolific wildlife refuge, the reserve's resources were all but used up by the end of the 20th. Thankfully, in 2003 a project to reintroduce animals into the wild commenced, and has since transformed the reserve into a haven for elephants, zebras, hippos, and many other rare animal species. For Majete Wildlife Reserve and beyond, use our Chikwawa online route planner to get the most from your Chikwawa vacation.
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  • We visited Majete in July 2019 and stayed at Thawale Camp under the management of African Parks. The hospitality was superb! What's so special about this place is the waterhole they have which...  more »
  • Enjoyed a 36 hour stay here. Stayed at Thawale Lodge in September 2021. The hosts, Jeff and Tiffany, were great. I was nervous about being by myself but they included me in conversation and their.....  more »
  • Highly recommend! Majete is the only reserve in Malawi that has the Big Five. there are two lodges within the reserve, one that is luxurious and one that is more affordable. You can also pay a day entry fee and also participate in guided activities.
  • What a wonderful hidden gem of a wildlife reserve. Beautiful scenery of bushes, trees and rivers. And of course the Shire river, meandering along the reserve, on it's way from Lake Malawi to the Zambezi. Even in the water-rich and overgrown rainy season, when most animals are hard to spot, we saw hippo's, crocs, zebra's, elephants, sable antilopes, warthogs, buffalo's and reebok. Although we didn't find giraffes, on our last morning before we left, we had the privilege to encounter one of the 17 black rhino's in the park. What an experience! On our two day stay (night spent in comfortable tents at the excellent Thawale Lodge), we were accompanied by a very sociable and experienced guide from African Parks. What a joy to have all your questions answered, not only about all mammals and every little bird in view, but also about reptiles (the twig snake!), flowers and even insects. Thank you very much Liwonde! And thanks Roger for the great hospitality!

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