Set on the edge of the beautiful Majete Wildlife Reserve in the lower Shire Valley, Thawale is a rustic haven that offers guests the opportunity to experience the Big 5. The accommodation is comfortable and spacious and you can enjoy the views over the watering hole from the comfort of your private veranda.



Majete Wildlife Reserve


4 twin tented chalets, 2 double tented chalets and 1 family chalet

Good for

Location & The Big 5

Children Welcome



All Year

Ideal Length of Stay

2 Nights






Activities include night drives, game drives, bush walks, bird walks, boat trips and hill hikes. There is so much to do and enjoy in this picturesque reserve. They can tailor your trip to suit you and will do what they can to pair you up with the best guide depending on your interests. Whether you want something more relaxed or adventurous you will enjoy one, if not all, of the activities Thawale has to offer.

Situated in Majete Wildlife Reserve, in the Lower Shire Valley, Thawale is one of only two lodges within the reserve. The experience at the lodge is exclusive which makes your safari unique and exciting. The area is made up of beautiful woodland, granite hills and a picturesque river. The lodge is a peaceful haven and is visited by the wildlife on a regular basis.

Majete is the only official ‘Big 5’ national park in Malawi and is one of the biggest success stories in African conservation. A lot of hard work and development over the years has gone into the reserve and has turned this magical and special location into one of the best places to visit when in Malawi. Their reserve is rich with wildlife, and, although includes the Big 5 there is plenty else to see here, including, Eland, Sable, Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest, Zebra and an impressive population of birdlife. The wildlife flourishes here and we can promise it will be a trip to remember.