Mkulumadzi Lodge

Majete Wildlife Reserve
Undiscovered by tourists, Majete Wildlife Reserve is a true wilderness. Located in the south of Malawi, Majete encompasses an area of 173,000 acres made up of mature miombo woodlands and granite topped hills that contrast with picturesque river valleys and lush riverine forest. For connoisseurs of wildlife many exciting encounters lie in store. Regularly viewed game being elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, rare black rhino, eland, sable, nyala, bushbuck, kudu, Lichtensteins hartebeest, waterbuck, impala, suni, grysbok, klipspringer, yellow baboon, vervet monkey, thick-tailed bush baby, bushpig, warthog, dwarf mongoose, porcupine, spotted hyena, serval, genet and civet. This is the only Big Five reserve in Malawi!
Mkulumadzi Lodge is on the banks of the Shire River just a few miles from where it plunges into the Kapichira Falls. Surrounded by 17,300 acres of private concession, Mkulumadzi enjoys an idyllic location at the confluence of two rivers shaded by giant leadwood trees. It is the perfect blend of splendid isolation and first-class facilities.
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Guests arrive via a footbridge suspended over the Mkulumadzi River to discover a friendly welcome and many home comforts. The open-fronted lodge has a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, a lounge and terrace, a bar and shop, swimming pool, viewing deck and a lapa for evening campfires.
The perfect combination of luxury and isolation, Mkulumadzi boasts eight superb chalets set on the banks of the Shire River shaded by giant leadwood trees and wild mangos. Each chalet has a spacious bedroom and lounge, en-suite bathroom, large outdoor rain shower with stone-clad walls for privacy, and a private viewing deck where you can sit back and marvel at the sights and sounds of the river. The bush chalets are luxurious and spacious with contemporary furnishings, some crafted from locally-sourced materials. They are flooded with natural light, giving you the sense of being in the forest without compromising your comfort and privacy.
Game drives and walking safaris are offered in the mornings and late afternoons, giving you plenty of time to relax beside the pool, gaze at the resident bird population or listen to the grunt of hippos wallowing in the river. Afternoon tea is served on the terrace and on most nights dinner is served beneath the stars.
On a green note the lodge is fully solar powered (with a back-up generator for those cloudy days). Acknowledging the temperatures that sour certain times of year but keeping in line with a carbon footprint, Mkulumadzi has environmentally friendly ‘evening breeze’ air-conditioned beds. Even the architecture of the property which has very spacious chalets sees each unit with vegetated roofs for additional cooling and blending in with the environment.
  • 8 chalets (3 doubles, 2 twins, 1 honeymoon and 2 family)
  • En-suite bathrooms with double basins, bath and shower
  • Outdoor private rain shower
  • Evening Breeze air conditioning units designed to cool the air within your mosquito net and not the entire room
  • Swimming pool
  • Game drives, bush walks, seasonal boating safaris, cultural tours and birding trips on the Shire River
  • Night spent in a gauze pop-tent star gazing
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • Solar power with backup generator
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