From the tropical plains of the Lower Shire to the cool forested plateau of Zomba, explore Malawi’s greatest scenic contrasts. You can enjoy hiking, elephant tracking, tea tasting and big game safaris at Majete Game Reserve.
There are three wildlife reserves in southern Malawi. The most exciting is the Majete Wildlife Reserve. This large 14,000ha sanctuary has embarked on an ambitious & systematic programme of wildlife restocking, with the aid of private funding. African Parks has re-introduced thousands of animals including nearly 200 elephant. Plus both lion and leopard as well as black rhino, buffalo, zebra, sable antelope, eland, waterbuck, nyala, hartebeest and kudu.
Thus you have a good chance to see large herds of elephant and buffalo in Majete. Or perhaps the magnificent sable antelope. There’s a variety of game viewing activities including elephant tracking, game drives, game walks. Plus scenic guided walks to the waterfalls.
Another area of great interest in Southern Malawi is the Thyolo tea district. This is one of the most scenically beautiful regions of southern Malawi, the heart of Malawi’s tea producing region. Rolling hills of immaculately cultivated, emerald green plantations and some of the oldest estates in the country are the attraction.
Mount Mulanje is Malawi’s highest mountain at 3000 m, surrounded by oceans of picturesque tea plantations. So it’s a favourite with hikers and climbers. Contact us if you would like to hike up the mountain.
Finally the magical Zomba Plateau (1,500 m), rising above the old Malawian capital of Zomba, provides spectacular vistas over Southern Malawi. Choose between delightful woodland walking to scenic waterfalls, horse riding, mountain biking and trout fishing.
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Huntingdon House has old world charm which may not appeal to everyone. I liked it but it was slightly dark and a little old-fashioned. However, the food was excellent, as was the setting. The rooms are perfectly fine, but ideally would benefit from some updating or modernising slightly with a ‘softs’ refurbishment. I loved the gardens and even though we didn’t have time to enjoy the tea tasting, this seems like a great activity. Huntingdon House is close to Blantyre and makes a perfect place to break the journey between Majete and Liwonde. Please note that there is no swimming pool at Huntingdon House.
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