Mkulumadzi, accessed by a footbridge across the Mkulumadzi River, sits high on the banks of the Shire River under a shady canopy of leadwood trees. The camp is near the confluence of the two rivers in a private area of the Majete Wildlife Reserve in southern Malawi. The reserve, in the southern end of the Great Rift Valley, encompasses 70,000 hectares and combines miombo woodland with granite hills and riverine forest.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are eight open fronted rooms at Mkulumadzi, including two family rooms with two bedrooms separated by a lounge, each of which have vegetated roofs, solar powered lighting, an en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower, and a verandah overlooking the Shire River. The main area of the lodge has a restaurant and lounge as well as a small pool, and there is a sleep-out platform where more adventurous guests can spend a night under the stars.
Wildlife & Activities
Game drives, walks and boat trips are offered at Mkulumadzi, and the reserve is home to rhino, leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, sable antelope and eland among many others. The hide overlooking a waterhole is perfect for close up photographic opportunities and for those looking for more wildlife viewing in the downtime between activities. Visits to a local village can also be arranged.