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Majete Wildlife Reserve

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Chikwawa, Malawi
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Amazing out of town adventure

Located near the Shire river, Majete Wildlife Reserve is an amazing getaway from the busy city of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luc V
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A Wonderful Safari

We took two guided safari trips into the Majete national park. It was an amazing experience... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fhdCornwall
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chikwawa, Malawi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near the Shire river, Majete Wildlife Reserve is an amazing getaway from the busy city of Blantyre. It can be accessed via the Chikwawa road and one can plan a trip to Majete as a day trip or if not stay overnight or over...More

Thank Luc V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took two guided safari trips into the Majete national park. It was an amazing experience. Probably the highlight was watching two young male elephants play fighting in the middle of the Shire river. We just stood watching for ages. We also saw a python,...More

Thank fhdCornwall
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An great reserve to visit. One were you are still on your own when you do a sighting, not surrounded by 5 other jeeps. No guarantee to see the big 5, but they are there. A lot of birds. I loved it!

Thank TinaMartine
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

The final 17 km to and from the Reserve are very rough, and finding a taxi or personal driver who will beat his car to death can be difficult. So to the Park system you are losing business and a part of your mission statement...More

Thank RCPO
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The guides at Mkulumadzi are very good end friendly. The reserve is full of life. Airstrip full of antelopes, even a large elephant watching

Thank olanorw
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

My husband and I hired a driver through our hotel to visit the Majete Wildlife Reserve. After two weeks of driving in Malawi, my husband need a break so he could look out the windows. It was a good decision. Once at Majete, we preordered...More

Thank Lkwdtraveler23
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

With car safari you see more animals as with boat or waling safari. But walking safari's are very interresting

Thank mwgraaf1960
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I spent about 2 1/2 weeks in the reserve, 12 days working on a research project with Earthwatch and then 5 days at a lodge in the park. I really liked Majete. This park has come a very long way in a short time, and...More

5  Thank Kintasays
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to Majete twice now and both times have been utterly amazing! We saw a herd of over 150 Cape buffalo and a herd of elephants! Such a breathtaking experience of a lifetime!

2  Thank Kaitlyn H
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

My husband and I did three game drives and one boat trip on the river. We are interested in all the wildlife so really appreciated our guides' expertise with birds as well as mammals. The drivers/guides and security personnel were wonderful, friendly and definitely interested...More

Thank AdventurePhiles
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Debi W
2 August 2016|
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Response from Arco V | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debi, September is a excellent time for gamedrives. While you come out of the winter the vegetation is still not too much. Our suggestion is to do similar as we did because we saw lots of game and each activitity has is... More
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