“During a lovely mornings drive, we were treated to rhino tracks and scat. After Erik showed us how to identify rhino dung (lots of twigs bitten off at an angle) we set off again.
Not long after that lesson a mother and calf were spotted! They stood still for a few seconds, then came hurtling across the road to thicker vegetation. A fleeting glimpse, but an epic sighting!
Later that afternoon on another drive, we were ambling along the riverside, when Erik our guide stopped and told us to listen. There it was, the roaring of a lion; which sounded very close by! We started driving inland towards the sound, in hopes we would get to see the lion behind all this excitement. Between Erik and Ado (AP scout), they managed to spot Sapitwa in a small clearing amongst the thickets. He sat and snarled at us a few times… but was very relaxed overall, taking turns between sitting up and scanning around, and just laying down as male lions do.”
Majete is a true wilderness where every trip into the bush with the experienced Mkulumadzi team feels like an adventure.
Mkulumadzi is the only upmarket accommodation in Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi’s only Big Five Reserve, within a 7000 hectares private concession. A good mix of game makes the game viewing quite enjoyable.