Mkulumadzi Camp




$ 350 (Pps)


  • Mkulumadzi Camp is a luxurious camp in the revitalized Majete Wildlife Reserve
  • Opportunity to walk with elephants
  • River cruises, game drives & walking safaris
  • Great bush & beach combination between Mkulumadzi & Pumulani

Mkulumadzi Camp is an exclusive safari camp set on a lush riverbank within Majete Wildlife Reserve in Southern Malawi. A stay at Mkulumadzi offers you a great opportunity to explore this hitherto under-visited reserve. The Majete Wildlife Reserve is a vast region of mature woodland and granite hills, picturesque river valleys and dense forest. It is home to the elusive black rhino, along with elephant, buffalo, nyala, sable, eland and hartebeest. Lion and leopard have also returned to the reserve

Mkulumadzi has eight chalets, each with spacious living and sleeping quarters and a private viewing deck. You can swim in the pool, dine under the stars, enjoy river cruises, game drives and walking safaris.

Majete Wildlife Reserve

Majete is a true wilderness where every trip into the bush will feel like an adventure. However here, unlike the explorers of old, you will be accompanied by an experienced armed ranger. Surrounded by 7 000 hectares of private concession, Mkulumadzi Camp enjoys an idyllic location at the confluence of two rivers. Shaded by giant leadwood trees, it is the perfect combination of splendid isolation and first-class facilities.

Majete Wildlife Reserve was taken over by African Parks back in 2003. It works with private companies such as Robin Pope Safaris, to restore some of Africa’s prime wildlife reserves to their former glory. After a set period, the parks are returned to the country’s wildlife authorities to continue the stewardship. Majete has benefitted from a huge influx of investment leading to improved infrastructure and a truly magnificent restocking programme.

At Mkulumadzi Camp, you can be as active or as idle as you wish. Head into the bush to track rhino, hike to the peak of Majete Hill, take a cultural tour of local villages or simply lounge on the shaded riverbank listening to the gentle grunt of hippos.

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Family Room

Mkulumadzi is the ideal destination for your family holiday, having no age restriction and plenty of family friendly activities on offer. Two bedrooms separated by a living area.


Standard Room

En suite rooms with both shower and bath facilities as well as mini bar and tea/coffee facilities.


Mkulumadzi Camp Review

I love the riverside setting of Mkulumadzi Camp and you can hear the water flowing throughout the day and night. I suspect that the swing bridge – being the only way to get to the camp -  may be a logistical nightmare for the lodge to manage. But we found it was a magical part of the experience for us. (However it is worth pointing out for people who are frailer and unsteady on their feet!)

The suites are stunning and modern and so are the public areas of the lodge. The food, again, was excellent. The Management couple were fine but not as friendly as some of the local Malawian managers although they did dine with us.

Unfortunately I had to leave early and so was not able to enjoy the full game-experience whilst I was there but I can see from the previous clients that they saw lions. We loved the hide at the waterhole which is a great wildlife viewing point.

Cedarberg : Mari Jacobs


All meals, all game viewing activities, laundry, bar, transfers to/from Nchalo Airstrip, meet & greet at Lilongwe Airport


Visas, flights, road transfers

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round