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The Majete Game Reserve is known as one of Malawi’s best kept secrets. Over 2000 animals have been reintroduced into the park including elephant, black rhino, buffalo, zebra, sable antelope, eland, waterbuck, nyala, hartebeest, kudu and many more species. It has been consistently restocked with game over the last 10 years and is the only park in Malawi with the Big 5.

Majete Wildlife Reserve offers a variety of activities that involve trekking, hiking or driving among a good population of game. Bush walks are accompanied by experienced guides, game drives are conducted in open 4×4 vehicles while exploring the magnificent Majete. Elephant tracking is a highlight and is certainly a unique experience. Guests will go and search for elephants on foot using a radio transmitter and experience close encounters with these magnificent animals.

Birders will be happy to know that there is a varied population of birds in Majete, with special species such as Pel’s fishing owl, boulder chats, racket-tailed rollers, cuckoo hawks, Livingstone’s fly-catchers, Boehm’s bee-eaters, and rock pratincoles.

Majete Reserve Seasons and Climate

Malawi’s climate remains at moderate temperatures for most of the year, only getting quite cold in the chilliest winter months of June, July and August. Early morning and evening game drives will require some bundling up, but by midday the sun is out and the skies are clear.

Summers are obviously much warmer and after the season starts changing in September and October, the temperatures start to climb and the clouds prepare for rains. The mountainous topography of the country means that the low-lying areas around Lake Malawi get a lot hotter than the higher levels.

November brings the rain, some years, while other years the rain abates until December. During December, January, February and March, Malawi receives its rainfall and the vegetation begins to grow until it is wonderfully green and lush. It is not the best season for game viewing, though, as the game spreads out and becomes more difficult to see. April and May see the return of the dry weather and the temperatures drop.