Majete Walking Safari

Majete, Liwonde and Southern Malawi Safaris

Majete Walking Safari at Mkulumadzi Lodge

arrow pointing down

The perfect safari holiday in southern Malawi

Majete is the only Big 5 reserve in Malawi, whilst Liwonde is all about boat, vehicle and foot safaris

Majete Wildlife Reserve encompasses 70,000 hectares of rugged bushland in the lower Shire River Valley, southern Malawi. Neglected for many years, Majete has undergone a major revival since 2003 when the reserve was taken over by the African Parks Network. Their work has been tremendous and the park has now been re-stocked with over 2,500 animals, including black rhino and lion that have successfully bred. Other game found in the reserve includes elephant, buffalo, leopard, sable, waterbuck, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, hippo, crocodile, eland, nyala and zebra, making Majete the only Big 5 reserve in Malawi.

While Malawi is not as well known for big game as other African countries, Liwonde National Park is brimming with wildlife that literally sits at your doorstep making this national park the most popular in the country. It is about 100 miles north of Blantyre and is a great link between the lakeside lodges of Lake Malawi and those in the South. Wildlife viewing is enhanced because the River Shire flows along its western border, allowing boat safaris as well as the usual ones on foot or in 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Malawi’s second largest city and commercial capital, Blantyre was founded in the latter half of the 19th century (pre-dating Nairobi and Johannesburg), and takes its name from the town in south Lanarkshire where David Livingstone was born. Since then the city has expanded rapidly into a sprawling commercial centre, though it still retains many of its British colonial-era structures. Despite its long history, Blantyre has few major attractions, and is mainly used a stop-over by those en-route to southern Malawi.

Far & Wild Customer Reviews

Find out what our customers think of their adventures!

Read all reviews

It was the best ever experience, magical, awesome and more!

Francesca & Jeremy travelled to Botswana and Victoria Falls in April 2019 on a trip organised by .

First class travel company

Kathy & Family travelled to Kenya and Mauritius in July 2018 on a trip organised by .

On Holiday At  Il  Moran

Excellent service from start to finish

Sam & Nick travelled to Kenya in February 2019 on a trip organised by Ben.

Sam And Nick On Honeymoon In Kenya

A real trip of making memories

Heidi & Family travelled to Malawi in July 2018 on a trip organised by .

A Family Selfie In  Majete

Even in the middle of the Serengeti our Travel Co-ordinator was on hand to sort any hiccups.

June & Steven travelled to Tanzania in February 2019 on a trip organised by Alistair.

Our brief was 'Unknown Adventure' and they delivered!

Michael & Teresa travelled to São Tomé and Príncipe in December 2018 on a trip organised by .

Michael Foster Bom Bom Bridge

Plan with an Expert Plan with an Expert

Have a look at our original holiday experiences and then contact us with your brief, or call 01768 603 715

A detailed itinerary in 24hrs A detailed itinerary in 24hrs

Our experts will send you a detailed holiday itinerary within 24 hours. It's our service promise to you.

Value Guarantee Value Guarantee

Tailor-made doesn't mean expensive! Ask about our price promise and book with financial security.

A detailed itinerary in 24 hours

Speak to a Malawi expert to start planning your adventure

  • Marc


    Malawi Specialist

  • Ben


    Malawi Specialist

  • Alistair


    Malawi Specialist

Call an expert on

01768 603 715