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A week-end Break to Majete National Park

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A week-end Break to Majete National Park

A brief encounter with Majete National Park that is guaranteed to show you something new particularly when combined with our unique “Behind The Scenes” visit.

This visit to Majete National Park can begin from Blantyre, or any near-by lodge / hotel in the area.

Thawale Camp - Majete National Park

Cottage 6, furthest from the lodge, Thawale Camp.

Week-end Break to Majete National Park Itinerary

Friday – Week-end Break to Majete National Park

Your private car and driver will collect you from your accommodation at an agreed time around mid-day. The drive to Majete National Park takes approximately 1½ hrs from Blantyre and descends the escarpment onto the broad floodplain of the Shire River to reach the national park.

Enter Majete National Park and continue along a good piste trail to Thawale Lodge which is within the boundary and built around a large waterhole.

Settle in and set off for an evening game drive. Return to Thawale for dinner and overnight at the lodge: the waterhole is floodlit which makes for unusual dinnertime conversation.

Majete National Park in the dry season

Majete myombo bush

Saturday – Week-end Break to Majete National Park Itinerary

An early start, which is in the best safari tradition; it’s good to be away in the 4X4’s by 06:00 hrs because game is most active around dawn and dusk. Return to Thawale by mid-morning for a late breakfast-come-brunch.

In the afternoon you can either join a boat safari on the Shiree River or drive to the park headquarters for a three hour behind the scenes guided tour   which will tell you about the trials and tribulations of running a National Park, from translocating large animals, constructing game-proof fences and anti-poaching patrols. The tour concludes with a village visit to the communities who live around the park and who share their lives with the resident Big Game. Please note there is a 4o US $ additional charge for the behind the scenes visit.

Dinner and overnight at Thawale.

Liwonde Elephants

Elephant cooling off

Sunday – Week-end Break to Majete National Park

Your final game drive sets off at 06:00 and follows a different network of trails compared to yesterday’s route. Return to the lodge for late breakfast.

Around mid-day drive back to Blantyre or your lodge / hotel.


Thawale Meru-style tent chalet, en suite, for two nights. Based on two persons twin share.

Full board.

Safari activities as described.

National Park fees incl.


Zebras at one of Majete’s manmade waterholes which guarantee year-round drinking.

Car & driver

Approx £155 per person (depends on precise location of pick-up and drop-off points.)

To be paid locally.