Majete Wildlife Reserve – 70 Km – 1 ½ hrs drive from Blantyre
Majete Wildlife Reserve is a unique conservation and tourist destination for all visitors. The amazing success story of recovery and restoration and the continued protection of endangered species have led Majete to become one of the most popular reserves in Malawi.
Majete Wildlife Reserve is situated in the lower Shire valley in the South West of Malawi,
The story of Majete Wildlife Reserve is perhaps the most interesting of all parks in Malawi. In the late 1990s most species of large game had been eradicated, mainly as result of poor law enforcement and an inability to deal with poaching. In 2003, however, a project spearheaded by the government, in liaison with local communities and a NGO took control of the situation and turned it around so that the rehabilitation of the park could go ahead. Today, as a result of infrastructure development including new fences, tracks and waterholes, nearly 3,000 animals of 13 species have been introduced including black rhino, elephants, Lichtenstein’s, hartebeest and eland.
Majete Wildlife Reserves is the only protected area in Malawi where the famous big five can be seen.
A days outing can be arranged by leaving Blatyre at 7.00 am and start the safari tour on high, open vehicle with assistance of a tour guide to spot the different animals that inhabit the park and learn about the diversity of habitats and species. After the safari tour you may join a boat ride on the Shire River, watch the game from the river and the beautiful Kapichira Falls