Majete Wildlife reserve is situated in the South of Malawi, one-hour drive from Blantyre, and was founded in 1955. It is one of the biggest successes in wildlife protection and one of the only places in Malawi where the Big 5 can be seen all year around! Majete is also part of the biggest elephant translocation!

Wildlife of Majete Wildlife Reserve

Before African Parks involvement in the reserve most of its wildlife had been poached to extinction. Within five years of taking responsibility for the reserve, over 2,000 animals had been reintroduced.

Majete now hosts more than 4000 animals, including the Big 5! Elephants, black rhinos, buffalos, elands, nyalas, zebras and hippos can be seen in the reserve. Lion have also been reintroduced to Majete.

Birdlife is also present in Majete with more than 300 species. These include several raptors, four vulture species, and a large population of bateleur eagles. From July to November, the park witnesses a plethora of migratory birds, including skimmers in the riverine areas, and the diminutive, yet beautiful rock pratincole.

Vegetation of Majete Wildlife Reserve

Majete offers a vast range of vegetation: moist, miombo, woodlands and dry savannahs. It also displays fantastic landscapes.

What to do in Majete Wildlife Reserve

Game drive: Take to a 4WD vehicle and explore the park. This is your best chance of spotting the big 5. You can self-drive at this park.
Walking safari: If you prefer to pursue the big 5 on foot this is possible. A guide and scout will accompany you and teach you a great deal about the bush.

Who this park is good for

If you want to see the Big 5 or admire the work of African Parks you definitely can’t miss Majete Wildlife Reserve.

Park entry fees

Non-resident foreigner: USD20/person/day
Resident foreigner: USD7/person/day
Malawi citizen: MWK450/person/day
All below age of 12 years: NIL

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