This itinerary is a week of complete relaxation in true remote settings. Combine a few days on safari in Malawi’s only Big 5 Reserve, where each drive is an adventure; with a few more on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi.
What better way than to explore this magical country than to spend a week in southern Malawi, start off on safari in the Majete, a Big 5 Wildlife Reserve, and end off at the romantic lake of stars, Lake Malawi. From game viewing experiences, tracking the elusive rhino, cultural experiences to relaxing on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi, the Bush & Beach Safari is guaranteed to please. Perfect for honeymooners, families, or travelers looking for a new adventure off the beaten path!Download Fact Sheet
Bush: Undiscovered by tourists, Majete is a true wilderness where every trip into the bush with our team of experienced guides will feel like an adventure. Mkulumadzi Lodge enjoys an idyllic location in Majete at the confluence of two rivers shaded by giant leadwood trees. It is the perfect combination of splendid isolation and first-class facilities. The lodge has eight superb chalets, each with spacious living quarters and private viewing deck. Guests can swim in our pool, dine under the stars, enjoy river cruises, game drives and walking safaris.
Beach: Situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula on the Southern end of Lake Malawi you can find Pumulani subtly nestled in the lush hills amongst the trees and craggy outcrops. The ten villas with their grass roofs to help reflect the heat provide the ultimate in space, design, comfort and privacy. Guests can relax on the white sandy beach or enjoy an elevated view of the lake from the stylish infinity pool. For those seeking some activity we offer waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, walks in the hills, sunset cruises on our handbuilt dhow and snorkling and diving. Under water activities never fail to amaze as the diversity of fishlife is very surprising and experts say that this lake is home to more native fish species than any other in the world.
Mkulumadzi: Guests arrive by a footbridge suspended over the Mkulumadzi River to discover a friendly welcome and many home comforts. The lodge has a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, a lounge and terrace, a bar and shop, swimming pool, viewing deck, sleep-out star deck and a lapa for evening campfires.
The perfect combination of luxury and isolation, Mkulumadzi boasts eight superb chalets set on the banks of the Shire River, shaded by giant leadwood trees and wild mangos. Each chalet has a spacious bedroom and lounge, ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower and private viewing deck where guests can sit back and marvel at the sights and sounds of the river.
The bush chalets are luxurious and spacious with contemporary furnishings, some crafted from locally-sourced materials. They are flooded with natural light, giving you the sense of being in the forest without compromising your comfort and privacy. There is also an outdoor shower with a large rain shower where guests can enjoy the sensation of bathing under a waterfall. The shower is open to the surrounding bush with stone-clad walls for privacy. Each chalet has a sloping vegetated roof planted with indigenous species such as succulents, aloes, shrubs and grasses. This minimizes their impact on the environment and keeps them cool in the hot season.
Pumulani: Luxury accommodation, friendly personal service and stunning views over Lake Malawi combine to make Pumulani the perfect African beach lodge. Dutch architect G. Hooft Graafland designed each of the ten villas individually adapting them to their own unique location to ensure they blend harmoniously into their different surroundings. The gently curving lines of the very spacious villas reflect the patterns and movements of the lake along with the interior design, which is directly inspired from the surrounding nature.
Each villa has a large bedroom, which opens out onto a private deck where early risers can enjoy the morning’s first rays. The bathrooms also offer splendid views and are well equipped with a bathtub, double shower and double sink, and the spacious lounge area offers further comfort for those wishing to relax in the room.
The central area consists of a spacious open restaurant with an undercover area, bar and a cosy fire area. One of our infinity swimming pools is on a lower terraced deck. Three raised walkways with steps lead off from the central area to the villas and down to the beach and our second infinity swimming pool. The name Pumulani means “rest well” in the local Chichewa language, and that’s exactly what we offer – the chance to unwind in a beautiful and tranquil setting.
Mkulumadzi, Majete Wildlife Reserve enjoys a stunning location on the confluence of two rivers. The activities on offer include game-drives, boating safaris, bush walks, hiking Majete Hill, cultural tours, birding trips on the Shire River and game-viewing from a hide. Guests are free to be as energetic or idle as they please although at least one activity per day is encouraged to best enjoy Majete.
On the Lake, Pumulani is set up on a hill overlooking Lake Malawi. One may therefore decide to simply soak up the sun and swim in the clear blue waters of the lake or infinity pool. Various watersports such as snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, wake boarding and fun tube are offered. A sunset cruise onboard the dhow is tipped to be the best way to end the day…
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