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Sunbird Thawale Lodge

Luxury tented accommodation immersed in nature

An unfenced lodge regularly visited by wildlife

A tranquil haven in Malawi's only 'Big 5' game reserve with wildlife viewing from your very own private veranda

Sunbird Thawale Lodge is located in Chikawawa within Majete Nature Reserve, next to a floodlit watering hole which attracts a variety of wildlife including hippos and elephants. Blantyre, a significant nearby town, is a one-hour drive away from the lodge. Interestingly, Majete is the only place in Malawi to spot the big five all year round.

The lodge consists of six double and twin tented chalets. All rooms are equipped with their own private veranda, an en-suite bathroom and fans to keep you cool. Sunbird Thawale Lodge has recently built a new family chalet which can sleep up to six people. Therefore, the whole family can enjoy spending time together and make memories spotting wildlife. Whilst you are eating your meal in the thatched restaurant, keep your eyes peeled for the brightly-coloured plumage of exotic birds. In the heart of the lodge is a communal lounge area complete with a barbecue.

During your stay at Sunbird Thawale Lodge there are endless opportunities to spot game on a Majete Wildlife Safari, from impressive predators down to their prey. Recently the reserve has reintroduced 13 species back into the area such as the Black Rhino, Leopard and Sable antelope. After a busy day watching game, relax in the lodge’s gardens and take a dip in the outside pool.

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