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Kuti Wildlife Reserve

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| 4km West of Salima, 4km from M14, Salima, Malawi
+265 997 33 46 83
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Quiet, relaxed and lots of zebra

Stayed with kids aged 5 and 8 in Kudu villa. Lovely villa with large rooms, very clean. Constant... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
San Francisco
via mobile
Simply Africa

A very simple but very peaceful and relaxing place to visit. Not as many wild animals as other... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Kuti is a beautiful community wildlife reserve, working with the bordering villages to protect nature and support people living in the area. Accommodation ranges from camping to luxurious bush villas with barbecue area. Kuti has a restaurant, a shop and a bar to enjoy the sunset with a drink. The gate fees go to projects in the local communities. Kuti Wildlife Reserve is a non-profit trust managed by a Dutch couple and run by local staff and international volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome. A map with directions can be found on our website. If you come with public transport, you can ask the minibus to drop you at the Kuti turn-off and take a bike taxi from there. Or you go to Salima bus station and call a taxi (should be approx 6000 MWK). Children pay half price at the gate.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“sunset deck” (10 reviews)
“bike taxi” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| 4km West of Salima, 4km from M14, Salima, Malawi
+265 997 33 46 83
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed with kids aged 5 and 8 in Kudu villa. Lovely villa with large rooms, very clean. Constant hot water, due to attentive staff lighting fire and staff also kept lighting outdoor stove for us - so the lack of indoor cooking facilities was no...More

Thank Morgi_1
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

A very simple but very peaceful and relaxing place to visit. Not as many wild animals as other places in africa but the african charm is still there and also some wildlife the water / river gives it a really good wild feeling.

Thank UBrummyZ
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I have stayed at Kuti many times and it has always been wonderful. I stay in one of the chalets and they have just been refurbished and look great! Kuti is a very special place to stay as you are right in the heart of...More

Thank sally057
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The staff and facilities were nice, however I just don't recommend coming out during this time of year (February/rainy season). The sunset deck is shut down for repairs/renovations, the grass was so tall we just didn't see much, the roads are super muddy, and most...More

1  Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We heard good stories about this place but were very disappointed. Employees were very friendly and helpful, but there was no atmosphere. In the Bradt guide Kuti Game Ranch is described as a community ranch, but after speaking to the employees we found out that...More

Thank presleycohen
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Nice little reserve where you can walk or cycle around. We stayed in one of the A frames which have a great location. Many thanks to Linda who organised our booking and helped with our onward journey.

Thank AandCLeeds
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stayed at Kuti overnight, it was my first experience of a wildlife park in Malawi, and it was a wonderful introduction! It was lovely to be able to walk freely through the park, and though we set off quite late from our lodge, we arrived...More

Thank Vanclee
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

An adorable place, run by warm-hearted people, which will allow you an enjoyable break on the way from central to south Malawi. That said, three words of advice have to be added: First — only the A-Frames are adjacent to the main area where the...More

2  Thank Ohad A
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I visited kuti for an afternoon in early June whilst on my elective at a Ndi Moyo palliative care centre in Salima. The place was easy to find and we were able to take our own vehicle into the reserve. The price was steep for...More

1  Thank Emma B
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The best thing of this place is that you can sit in the restaurant and see zebras, monkeys and very probable other animals (ostrich and dromedaries) walking by. At 16:00 you can drive or rent a bicycle and cycle to the sunset deck for a...More

1  Thank Marieke L
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