A conservation success story in Africa
Posted by Samantha Kirton / in Africa, Blog /
Marking one of Africa’s best conversation success stories in recent years, on Saturday September 28th 2013, African Parks held a ten year celebration in honour of the amazing transformation of Malawi’s Majete National Park, from desolate area devoid of wildlife into a thriving BIG Five destination.
Majete has been restocked with more than 2,500 animals including black rhino, lions and leopards. The diversity of the wildlife and birds, spectacular scenery including hills, the Shire River and the Kapichira Falls, and its reputation for allowing guests the chance to get up close with nature has meant tourism numbers continue to rise. A real conservation success story.
Developing Majete as a park has led to numerous tourism ventures including the Mwembezi community restaurant, the solar-powered Majete Community Camp Site, where guests can pitch a tent on an open thatched platform under the stars, Thawale Tented Lodge with safari chalets, each with a private veranda looking onto a floodlit waterhole that attracts a variety of wildlife. And Mkulumadzi Lodge.
Happy birthday Majete!