Majete Wildlife Reserve

Majete Wildlife Reserve
This Reserve is off the main M1 road, forty miles south of Blantyre, in the Lower Shire Valley. Majete has been under new Management since 2003 and in a few years the park has changed a great deal! Many animal translocations have taken place and with two black black rhinoceroses, 73 elephants, over 350 buffalos and many waterbuck, sable antelope, nyala, zebra, Liechtenstein’s hartebeests, kudu, and many more species, currently over 2000 animals are roaming the 14 000 ha Sanctuary, making Majete Wildlife Reserve a unique well-balanced eco museum. African Parks is now working on the next major step for Majete, which is to construct a 130 km boundary fence around the reserve of 70 000ha. And more animals are coming! Translocations planned for 2007-2010 include five black rhinos, 50 elephants, and other species such as eland, buffalo, impala, sable and waterbuck. In the long term it is hoped that more zebra, hartebeest and eland, roan antelope, cheetah and lions will arrive in Majete.The Kapichira Falls offer one of the most astounding views in Malawi, with water crashing over rock formations formed thousands of years ago. Beautiful sedimentary and metamorphic patterns can be found in the architecture of the rock.

New facilities have been built so that it's now possible to stay in the Reserve, either in luxury safari tents at Thawale Camp, or by camping at the Majete Community Campsite. A variety of activities is now available to all visitors.


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