On Robin Pope Safaris‘ annual Conservation Malawi safari, you can experience first-hand the successful wildlife conservation collaborations in three of the country’s most impressive reserves and parks.
African Parks has taken on Majete Wildlife Reserve, Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve with the aim to reduce conflict, protect habitats and create premiere wildlife sanctuaries. Decades of lawlessness and poaching had eradicated the majority of Malawi’s wildlife so much so that by the early 1990’s, species such as black rhino and cheetah had disappeared and all hope was lost for these species to ever be seen in Malawi’s wild areas again.
The tireless efforts of African Parks in conjunction with Malawi’s National Parks Authority and organizations such as Robin Pope Safaris have together transformed wastelands such as Majete and the heavily poached Liwonde into wildlife sanctuaries where black rhino, cheetah, lion and many more roam free again.
In 2016 and 2017, African Parks made history in what was the largest and most significant elephant translocation ever seen, when up to 500 elephants were moved from Majete and Liwonde across to Nkhotakota. This has brought much hope to the African elephants whose existence has been heavily threatened by poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict.
The Conservation Malawi safari explores African Parks journey to rehabilitate Malawi’s wildlife and starts off in Majete which was the very first park to enter their portfolio; 15 years on it is the country’s only official Big 5 game reserve. Together with Liwonde, majete was able to restock Nkhotakota with not only 500 elephants but also several other herbivore species, which is a huge achievement considering Majete had just a handful of small antelope prior to African Parks taking over.
Prince Harry was part of this historic event and as President of African Parks, has done tremendous work towards the protection of Malawi’s flora and fauna.
Itinerary: Mkulumadzi Lodge (three nights), Kuthengo Camp (three nights) and Tongole Wilderness Lodge (four nights).
Includes: All transfers by road starting in Blantyre and ending in Lilongwe, accommodation on a full board basis, local drinks, available safari activities and laundry.
Excludes: Gratuities, visa fees where applicable and international flights.
Valid: March – December