Conservation in Malawi – a journey of discovery

Explore the conservation stories of Malawi – successful collaborations in 3 of the countries impressive reserves and parks. African Parks has taken on Majete Wildlife Reserve, Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota and aims to reduce conflict, protect habitat and creating premiere wildlife sanctuaries.

Our 10 day package takes you on a journey through all three parks, an unforgettable experience.

Mkulumadzi, Majete

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Majete Wildlife Reserve is one of the outstanding success stories of African conservation. Granted protected status in 1955, it became the subject of extensive poaching in the 1980s and 1990s. But a concerted joint effort since 2003 by the African Parks Network and the Malawi government – including the reintroduction of endangered species – has turned it into a model of sustainable development and biodiversity. In 2012 Majete became Malawi’s only Big Five Park. Surrounded by 7,000 hectares of private concession, Mkulumadzi 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.

 

Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde National Park

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Liwonde National Park is considered to be one of the top birding locations in Southern Africa. The park well deserves these accolades as it offers some of the most scenic game viewing, beautiful riverine surroundings and varied bird watching you could wish to find. Mvuu Wilderness Lodge offers comfortable tented accommodation in spacious ‘Hemingway’-styled safari tents.

Tongole Wilderness Lodge, Nkhotakota

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Tongole is an eco-tourism venture deep within the miombo woodland of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. It is located on the banks of the lovely Bua River, west of Lake Malawi. From July 2016 in what is to be the largest and most significant elephant translocation ever seen, up to 500 elephants are being moved from Majete and Liwonde across to Nkhotakota. This brings much hope to the African elephants whose existence has been heavily threatened by poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict.

Contact us for the full itinerary or for more information: info@robinpopesafaris.net

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