Mkulumadzi

Mkulumadzi is one of only 2 lodges in Majete, Malawi’s first big 5 park. Majete is a stunning wilderness area with thick bush and the lower Shire River, which descends into rapids in front of the lodge. Here you can enjoy everything from bush walks and drives to boating on the river or in the dam. Although the density of wildlife here isn’t high, the variety of species is. You can spot some really unusual antelope and birds, and of course you have the chance to see the big 5.

Why we love Mkulumadzi!

Mkulumadzi is a beautiful lodge in an idyllic wilderness destination. Arriving over the swinging footbridge to get to the Lodge was exciting and different – very memorable. The rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable with incredible views from every angle. The food was delicious and the staff were so friendly and welcoming, we were made to feel like family when staying here.

Last visited by Jen & Tapiwa, Sales – March 2019

Fast Facts

Location

Majete Wildlife Reserve

Rooms

8 en-suite luxury bush chalets (Inc. 2 family chalets and one honeymoon suite)

Avg. room price

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Great for

Wilderness luxury

Children welcome

Yes (no age restriction)

Open

1-20 January, 9 February – December

Ideal length of stay

2 nights

Fans

Yes evening breeze systems

Wi-fi

No WiFi

Lodge Key Features

Majete and wildlife

Majete is the first of Malawi’s National Parks that African Parks took over and re-introduced the big 5 to. Although populations are not yet very high, there have been regular sightings of each. There is so much to enjoy when on a game-drive, from the gorgeous landscapes, stunning views over the river and there is no shortage of antelope, especially Nyala & Waterbuck. Knowing that the big 5 are out there is always exciting and you will be on the edge of your seat on the drives hoping to see even just one of the beautiful animals – it’s a very special place.

Rooms

The rooms at Mkulumadzi are rustic luxury, spacious and tasteful with gorgeous views. Each bedroom is very open, so you feel at one with the wild, and whether you are sitting on the balcony, enjoying a relaxing bath or cooling off in the outdoor shower, the views from every angle are breath-taking. Each room is also equipped with a tea and coffee station and a fridge, so for those early morning wake up calls you can enjoy your first cup of tea or coffee in the comfort of your own little haven.

The Swinging Bridge

To get to the Lodge itself there is a small (exciting) obstacle to pass…’The Swinging Bridge’. We say swinging, it is of course perfectly safe and barely moves when you walk across, but you get a slight thrill when crossing to get to the next vehicle to take you to the Lodge steps. The rapids are right under your feet as you head across the Mkulumadzi River – it is quite spectacular and very memorable. As this is the only way back into the park for your drives, you will need to cross over a few times if staying at Mkulumadzi for a few nights. For those that are slightly less inclined by this, your guide is there to assist, and, will live up to his ‘name’.

Client Reviews

  • Heaven on earth, NOT KIDDING

    My wife and I cannot recommend Mkulumadzi enough. We have been fortunate to be able to travel all over Africa, and this was THE #1 most stunning location we’ve been to. The running river setting is incredible, especially when elephants are playing in it right outside your chalet.

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • Be prepared to be treated like royalty!

    Dave and Tammy are wonderful hosts in this secluded and exclusive lodge within Majete Wildlife Reserve. We stayed in Villa #1 with an outstanding view of the confluence of the Mkulumadzi and Shire rivers. The villa was huge with an enormous bathroom and outdoor shower.

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • Stunning

    We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Mkulumadzi Lodge, and genuinely wish we could’ve stayed longer! We could only squeeze in one night, and were lucky enough to have the whole place to ourselves.
    The managers Tammy and Dave were amazing, and even managed to organise a feeding of the bush babies when we returned from our safari – both experiences that we thoroughly enjoyed.

    A TripAdvisor Member

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