Relax by the pool for a swim and a meal  at Majete Wildlife Reserve

Day Visitors

Situated only an hour and a half’s drive from Blantyre, Majete is the perfect reserve for day visitors.

Experience Majete

Day visitors bringing their own picnic or barbecue foods can make use of the day visitor facilities close to the entrance gate. The Heritage and Education Centre, restaurant and swimming pool are great places to learn more about the reserve – or just relax.

Elephants in the wild drinking in the water

Self-drive through Majete

The Reserve is open from 6am to 6pm daily. Visitors can self-drive on 55km, and 4×4 on a further 350km, of roads. Self-drivers can enter via the Namisempha Gate to the west of the reserve, on request. This is especially convenient for guests travelling from Mozambique.

Guided Drive with a view on an elephant

Self-drive – with a Guide

Book a Hop-on Guide to join you in your own vehicle. These local guides offer a unique insight into Majete from the perspective of someone who lives in the reserve’s vicinity.

Boat excursion with tourists on the Shire River

Boat Excursions on the Shire River

Get a unique perspective of Majete from the Shire River. This afternoon activity stops for sundowners on the riverbank and gives you a chance to spot some riverine life – even elephants coming to drink. Subject to seasonal availability.

Table set in the dining area for a meal with other table nearby

Enjoy a Meal and a Swim

Day visitors can eat at the Mwembezi Restaurant, looking out over a busy waterhole, or cool off between wildlife encounters in the Heritage pool. There’s also the Heritage and Education Centre to visit.

Game Drive with 2 cheetahs in the wild

Morning and Sundown Game Drives

Morning game drives take advantage of the cooler hours, while the latter include sundowners at sunset and a chance to see some nocturnal wildlife. All are conducted by experienced and knowledgeable guides.