Are you a conservationist at heart? Here is a unique opportunity to spend a week in Malawi gaining insights into African Parks’ exceptional work.
Malawi has an incredible story to share with the world on various conservation success stories that have been achieved thus far, and lots more to come.
Decades of lawlessness and poaching had eradicated the majority of Malawi’s wildlife so much so that by the early 1990s, species such as black rhino and cheetah had disappeared and all hope was lost for these species to ever be seen in the wild again.
The tireless efforts of African Parks in conjunction with the National Parks Authority as well as organizations such as Robin Pope Safaris has transformed wastelands such as Majete Wildlife Reserve and the heavily poached Liwonde National Park into wildlife sanctuaries where black rhino, cheetah, lion and many more roam free again.
African Parks came to Malawi in 2003 as a fairly unknown organization that set out on a mission to rehabilitate Majete Wildlife Reserve where Mkulumadzi Lodge is located. They restocked the reserve with over 2500 animals and one of the first to arrive was a small group of black rhino, all the way from the Kruger National Park. Fast forward 15 years and Majete Wildlife Reserve has become one of the top wildlife destinations in Malawi, home to over 12200 animals and the only official Big Five game park in the country. But none of this is as impressive as the fact that since taking over Majete Wildlife Reserve, African Parks has maintained a track record of zero poaching of rhinos!
In 2011, Robin Pope Safaris got in on the action down at Majete when they opened Mkulumadzi Lodge. It is set on 7000 hectares of private concession within Majete Wildlife Reserve and guests staying at the lodge have been lucky enough to witness the conservation success story of the black rhino in Malawi. The lodge also plays a part in the continued succession of the conservation efforts of African Parks as do the visitors we welcome.
Your expedition will begin at Mkulumadzi Lodge, in Majete Wildlife Reserve followed by several nights at Kuthengo Camp in one of Malawi’s most iconic wildlife parks, Liwonde National Park. Both parks fall under the African Parks portfolio, Majete being their first-ever project which they undertook 15 years ago. Join Robin Pope Safaris and African Parks Malawi for this Focus on Conservation week and be part of something extraordinary