Set in a private concession, Mkulumadzi Lodge is shaded by giant leadwood and wild mango trees on the banks of the Shire River in Malawi. Within walking distance of the plunging Kapichira Falls in the Majete Reserve, Mkulumadzi is located in one of Malawi's premier wildlife destinations but is still virtually unknown - prepare for a unique and uncrowded experience!

A range of exciting activies are on offer for you to enjoy: game drives, guided walking and boating safaris are naturally on offer but so too are trips to the nearby village and community centre. Owned and managed by Robin Pope Safaris, one of Africa’s leading safari companies, the standards of accommodation, hospitality, guiding and catering are second to none.


  • Genuine exclusivity in a private reserve
  • Set in one of Malawi's best wildlife areas
  • Wide range of safari & cultural activities
  • Village visits & cultural interactions
  • Guided walking & boating safaris

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Arriving by way of a footbridge suspended over the Mkulumadzi River, guests receive a friendly welcome to the world of Mkulumadzi Lodge.

A sense of intimate seclusion in the lap of luxury is immediately evident: tucked away in this African paradise you have at your disposal indoor and outdoor dining, a lounge and terrace along with a bar and shop, a swimming pool, wooden viewing decks and a lapa for memorable evenings around the campfire.

You can also visit a nearby village and community centre for a unique cultural experience.

The lodge also has a hide located over a waterhole for close up photographs and offers guided hikes to the top of Majete Hill.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


Mkulumadzi Lodge offers a variety of culinary experiences. Indulge in delicious safari breakfasts and lunches on longer game drive excursions or head for the restaurant for gourmet meals that you can enjoy indoors or outdoors. Afternoon tea is served on the terrace overlooking the magnificent African landscape and dinner is enjoyed beneath a canopy of stars.

Luxury Chalet

Mkulumadzi offers accommodation in five double or twin chalets, along with a Honeymoon Chalet and two Family Chalets. All eight contemporary-furnished chalets offer a luxurious living space flooded with natural light.

Each chalet's expansive bedroom and lounge areas open up to private viewing decks that bring the African landscape into your room. Chalets have an en suite bathroom with a large sunken bath and an outdoor rain shower, shielded by stone-clad walls.

Luxury Chalet AMENITIES

    Outdoor shower
    En-suite bath and shower
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor area

Other Room Types

Mkulumadzi Lodge also offers an exclusive Honeymoon Chalet as well as two Family Chalets that have two en suite bedrooms.


  • Cultural tours
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Night drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $445 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $350 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 22 Jan 2018 $370 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 10 Feb 2018 - 21 May 2018 $370 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 22 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $405 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $470 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $370 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • First time we can finally see hypos outside of water. The best experience was the elephants crossing the air field just before we take off! The Room was really great. The food, I found it excellent.

    Jean-Sebastien Bres, July 2014
  • I had a very nice time at Mkulumadzi, Craig and Emma were great hosts and do an admirable job of running the place. Somehow I missed the fact that the rooms were open to the outdoors, but I did get used to that. It was lovely to be able to see and hear the river from bed :) The bed cooling system they have in place does a wonderful job of cooling things down, otherwise it would have been quite uncomfortable as temps were consistently in the 40s. I also enjoyed spending time with the other guests that I met there.

    Femi Faminu, November 2013

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Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"A little bit of romantic luxury in the wilderness; immerse yourself in nature with no windows or doors and hear the distant rumble of the nearby river which you can see from your huge sunken bath!"



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