2 Day Safari Majete Wildlife Reserve

Discover the Wild Side of Malawi: A 2-Day Safari Adventure in Majete Wildlife Reserve

2 day safari in Majete wildlife reserve is an ideal weekend gateway for travelers and people in Blantyre. This unique park is located in the southwestern region of Malawi, just a stone’s throw away from Blantyre and it is home to a variety of wildlife include the legendary Big games (Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Buffaloes and Leopards). Although 2 days safari in Majete can be sufficient to explore the reserve but visitors with more time can extend the tour to 3 days so as to explore more the beauty of this reserve.

Majete wildlife reserve similarly to other Malawian parks has a remarkable conservation success story which transformed from a once depleted area to a thriving haven of biodiversity, making it a must-visit for anyone craving an authentic African safari experience. Embark on a captivating 2-day safari to Majete and immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Malawi.

Itinerary  – 2 Day Safari in Majete

Day 1: Safari to Majete from Blantyre

Morning: Departure from Blantyre

Your 2 days Safari to Majete begins in the vibrant city of Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial capital, where you’ll set off early in the morning. The drive to Majete Wildlife Reserve is an experience in itself, offering scenic views of the rolling hills and rural landscapes of southern Malawi. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours, but the anticipation of what lies ahead makes every minute count.

Upon arrival at Majete, you’ll be greeted by the warm smiles of the reserve staff and the untamed beauty of the African bush. After settling into your accommodation, which ranges from rustic chalets to luxurious safari lodges, you’ll embark on your first game drive of the 2 day safari in Majete. The reserve is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo), and your skilled guide will expertly navigate the reserve’s rugged terrain in search of these iconic species. The thrill of spotting an elephant gracefully meandering through the bush or a lion basking in the afternoon sun is an unparalleled experience offered by the 2 days safari in Majete

Evening: Sunset by the Shire River

As the African sun begins to dip below the horizon, casting golden hues over the landscape, you’ll find yourself by the banks of the Shire River, which flows through Majete. This is the perfect spot to unwind after an exciting day, with a sundowner in hand, as you watch hippos and crocodiles inhabit the river. The sound of the wild serves as a backdrop to reflections on the day’s sightings, setting the stage for what promises to be a memorable night under the African sky.

Night: Dinner Under the Stars

Dinner at Majete is an affair to remember. Savour traditional Malawian cuisine, prepared with a contemporary twist, in an open-air setting under a blanket of stars. The sounds of the night, from the distant roar of a lion to the chirping of crickets, accompany your meal, adding to the authenticity of your safari experience.

Day 2: Deep Dive into Safari in Majete’s Wilderness

Morning: Sunrise Game Drive

Begin the second day of the 2 days Safari in Majete by embarking on a sunrise game drive, a magical time when the bush comes alive. This is the best time to spot nocturnal animals before they retreat from the day’s heat, as well as witness the majestic beauty of the African sunrise. Your guide’s expertise is invaluable as they track animals and share insights into their behavior and the ecosystem of Majete.

Midday: Bush Walk or Community Visit

After breakfast, you have the option to delve deeper into the wilderness with a guided bush walk. This is your chance to experience the African bush from a different perspective, focusing on the smaller wonders of the natural world, from insects to plants, and learning survival skills used by the local people for centuries. Alternatively, a visit to a nearby community offers insight into the cultural heritage of the people living around Majete and their symbiotic relationship with the reserve. Note that the walking safari can be done during dry season and has to be requested in advance for the availability.

Afternoon: Relaxation and Preparation for Departure

The afternoon is yours to relax at your lodge, perhaps taking a dip in the pool or enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. This is a time to reflect on the past two days’ adventures and pack up memories along with your belongings. Before you know it, it’s time to bid farewell to Majete, enriched by the experiences shared and the beauty witnessed.

End of the 2 days Safari in Majete: Return to Blantyre

As you make your way back to Blantyre, the setting sun marks the end of your safari adventure in Majete. The journey back is a time to reminisce about the sights and sounds of the African bush, the wildlife encounters, and the serenity of being immersed in nature.

Tour Rates

Solo Traveler: US $ 580

2-3 people: US $ 445 per person

4-5 people: US $ 400 per person

6+ people: US $ 380 per person

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Safari in Majete Includes

Return transfer from Blantyre to Majete
Reserve entrance fee
Full board at Ng’ona Lodge
Game drives and Walking
Pure drinking water during activities

Service of the professional driver guide


Safari in Majete Excludes

Air tickets
Any expenses of the personal nature
Service of the flying doctor

Boat Safari due to the River condition
Tips for driver guide and lodge staffs