Wildlife & Animals – Majete WR

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Due to extensive restocking of the reserve, Majete now has a good variety of wildlife. Elephant, black rhino, buffalo, sable, waterbuck, warthog, nyala, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, impala and zebra were all successfully reintroduced. Greater kudu, Sharpe's grysbok, suni, hippo and spotted hyena were already in the reserve and their numbers are increasing in the secure environment.

Abundant
Common
Occasional
Rare
None
ElephantCommon
HippoAbundant
BuffaloCommon
ZebraOccasional
LionOccasional
HyenaRare

Wildlife Highlights

Majete is now a Big Five reserve – lions were the last species to be reintroduced in 2015. Four lions were flown in from South Africa, the first time these animals have been relocated in this way. Unfortunately, one lion died during the flight but three survived and managed to breed in Majete. The lions are relaxed, and are seen regularly.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

The Dry season, from May to October, is the best time for seeing animals in Majete. Wildlife is easier to spot because vegetation is thinner and animals gather around the Shire River and other water sources.

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