World Lion Day Festivities at Mkulumadzi, Malawi

Mkulumadzi is very proud of their lions and makes a fuss about them. And rightfully so. In August 2012, the arrival of the big cats made the Majete Wildlife Reserve, which Mkulumadzi is set in, the first Malawian territory to boast the big 5 in its wilderness. Read all about the excitement that lead up to that in our blog  and watch this inspiring short film  detailing the lion translocation that Robin Pope Safaris was part of.

World Lion Day will be commemorated on the 10th of August and Mkulumadzi will be taking full advantage of the opportunity to pay tribute to its big cats. Geno from Robin Pope Safaris (RPS)  beamed when talking about the lions and the special plans RPS has around honouring them. She said, “Now a year later, we are proud to be able to celebrate World Lion day in Majete on 10th August 2013. To celebrate this day, we are offering guests staying at Mkulumadzi Lodge the chance to partake in a special activity on the 10th and 11th of August. Guests will get the opportunity to learn about and track the lions of Majete with African Parks (AP). A donation will be made by RPS to AP for every guest who joins the activity.”

As part of the lion focused activity, an AP representative will share interesting information and insight about the lions of Majete. They’re fascinating characters and creatures. Guests will also be able to track the exact location of the lions which is a rare and awesome opportunity. If the lions are in an area easily accessible by vehicle, guests will be taken out in search of them and hopefully be able to see them in all their natural glory.

It’s not as if guests need any incentive to visit the incredible Mkulumadzi anyway, but this exciting offer to get involved with Majete’s King of Beasts is absolutely irresistible.

To put the safari cherry on top, it has recently been confirmed that the lovely lioness has given birth to at least one cub. Guests who visit Mkulumadzi for all the lion-focused festivities have a good chance of seeing the new addition to the Mkulumadzi family.

Located in the south of Malawi, Majete Wildlife Reserve covers 70 000 hectares of incredible wilderness. Mkulumadzi, a unique and exceptional lodge is set on a 7000 hectare private concession within the reserve.  The eight luxury chalets are tucked into the riverine forest and each comprise of a gorgeous bedroom and lounge area, en-suite bathroom with sunk-in bath and double basins, outdoor double shower and private viewing deck.


Guests can enjoy other activities (once they’ve left the lions to rest) such as game-drives, boating safaris, bush walks, hiking Majete Hill, cultural tours, birding trips on the Shire River and to nearby Elephant Marsh and game-viewing from a hide.

Visit Mkulumadzi , a true wilderness treasure and home to the king of the beasts.

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