Sharing its southern boundary with Gonarezhou National Park, exclusive Singita Pamushana Lodge is situated within the 130 000-acre private Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in south-eastern Zimbabwe. It comprises six flamboyant African suites and one villa built high on the cliff-side under a canopy of trees affording gorgeous views of Lake Malilangwe and the striking sandstone hills in the distance - as well as thousands of acacia and baobab trees.
At Singita Pumashana Lodge, throw out the checklist and rather take time to savour the wildlife you encounter. Instead of a goal-oriented approach, guides focus on memorable experiences with the more than 36 mammal and 125 bird species found here, including black and white rhino, African hornbills and Lichtenstein hartebeest.
Back at camp, there is plenty to choose from: have an OPI pedicure in the spa, work out in the gym, unwind in the Jacuzzi or hit the tennis courts, 9-hole golf course, mountain-biking track or archery course. In the evenings, guests enjoy sundowner cruises followed by stargazing safaris under the black-velvet skies. Children are specially catered for, with a professional baby-sitting service for those too young to go swimming, fishing or baking with the chefs. Singita Pumashana Lodge offers a magical holiday for the whole family, with a 5-bedroom private villa sleeping 10 people in total tranquillity.
The Malilangwe Trust oversees wildlife conservation and community support programmes, making your safari a definite win-win.