Thawale Lodge is situated in the beautiful Majete Wildlife Reserve and offers guests a more luxurious option than the Majete Campsite.
Thawale Lodge Highlights
Thawale Lodge is situated approximately 70km south-west of Blantyre in the beautiful Shire Valley in the Majete Wildlife Reserve. The reserve is easily accessible from Blantyre and the trip will take approximately 1,5 hours. Guests can hire a car in Blantyre; however, a 4x4 vehicle is recommended during the wet season, as the road quality is influenced by the change in weather. Majete Wildlife Reserve has a very diverse vegetation scheme, which allows guests to see the scenery morphing beautifully and allows for superb game viewing all year round. It is now the premier Reserve in Malawi with the BIG 5 which allows visitors the opportunity to get up and close with wildlife.
- Opt to pitch a tent in our Community Campsite or sleep in more luxurious accommodation at Thawale Lodge.
- Guests can engage in something adventurous and do boat trips on the Shire River or bush walk and game drive combinations as well as hiking Mabele Hills.
- Each tent has private viewing deck overlooking the Lodge’s waterhole, where animals gather to drink.
Thawale Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
Majete Wildlife Reserve offers a year-round wildlife experience and each season offers something unique. More than 2,529 animals have been reintroduced into the park, including the BIG 5 and zebra, sable antelope, eland, waterbuck, nyala, hartebeest, kudu and many more species. Guests can enjoy activities like professionally-led bush walks and game drives, allowing for an exploratory experience of the magnificent Majete Wildlife Reserve. Activities include night drives, game drives, bush walks, bird walks, boat trips, Hill Hikes and combination of bush and game drives. Bush camps are being planned for 2013/2014 and there is also a campsite run by the communities.
Highlights of Malawi
This 10-night itinerary is great for honeymooners or those seeking to uncover the highlights of Malawi. Explore tea plantations, soak up the sun and go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi. You'll also spend time game spotting in the famous Majete Game Reserve.
Malawi Self-Drive Adventure
Enjoy an 11 night self-drive adventure in a 4x4 vehicle - the best way to explore Malawi's hills, lakes and valleys. Spend time relaxing on a working tea plantation, go snorkelling in Lake Malawi and spot wildlife in the Majete Reserve.
Enjoy a 10 night classic tour of Malawi where you will transferred to your destinations via coach. Soak up the sun of the tranquil Lake Malawi, game spot in Liwonde National Park and Majete, uncover the marvels of the lush tea plantation region of the Shire Highlands; and get to know Malawi!
Lake Malawi - Southern Lakeshore
This is itinerary is ideal for sun seekers and waterbabies. Stay on an uninhabited island in the middle of Lake Malawi, spend days in beach villas on the shores of the lake and explore the tropical fish of the southern regions of Malawi. The perfect way to spend 6 nights.