Thawale Tented Camp

Malawi Safari to Thawale in Majete

Choose a safari in Malawi that gives back to conservation and wildlife management of the impressive Majete Wildlife Reserve when you choose to stay in the elegant Thawale Tented Camp in the Lower Shire River Valley, within the Great Rift Valley, only 2 hours from Blantyre. One of the country’s largest protected areas, Majete covers 700 square km of pristine bush, enhanced by the convergence of the Shire and Mkulumadzi Rivers. The marvellous Thawale is a safari camp with a difference immersed in the wilderness of this reserve and a natural extension of it so that animals roam freely around its unfenced parameters. 

African Parks runs Thawale Camp and has ensured accommodation across the board for various budgets and needs – a luxury family chalet is ideal for 4 people in two ensuite bedrooms with solid walls and a thatched roof, a modern open-air bathroom built into the rocks with sunken bath and views over the water hole, floodlit at night, so shower and game view at the same time!  

The other 6 chalets are classic canvas safari tents with lovely wicker furnishings and quality décor, private decks under the trees with wonderful waterhole views. Tents are spaced out in the bush and everyone meets up in the central guest area where the kitchen is the heart of the camp, the thatched and bamboo dining area and bar also feature a great deck from which to bird or await nocturnal animals.  The best dinners are those served around the boma fire under the stars and then the dancers arrive to entertain guests!

The budget camp is the community campsite beside the park entrance and this provides a lovely solar-powered self-catering campsite complete with a thatched bar, braai and dining area, toilets and hot showers. Thawale is a well-used and much-needed eco centre for environmental education camps, conservation meetings and diverse game-viewing events. 

The food at Thawale is based on a traditional bush dining experience where a talented chef creates nutritious meat meals based on Malawian flavours and global influences. The best dish is the famous Mwembezi steak in the restaurant of the same name. Staff are friendly, professional and really helpful!

Voyage2Africa can organise this safari for you into Malawi, the warm heart of the country is here, in Majete Wildlife Reserve, place of conservation and environmental education, community development and great beauty!



Become an ecotourist for a few days as you immerse yourself in the eco camp that is Thawale Tented Camp in Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Safaris here are unique because guests get to see a wide range of wildlife – more than 4000 wild animals based in this park include kudu, eland, sable, suni, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, yellow baboon, vervet monkeys, porcupines, zebra, klipspringer and more! Birding is also a popular activity on game drives and walks. Groups can stay at the community campsite near the gate, where a communal BBQ area, dining area and bar provide lovely surroundings for self-catering and camping out under the trees. 

Find Thawale in a picturesque setting in the lower Shire Valley under a grove of indigenous trees where wildlife roams while guests eat and chat. The 6 tented chalets are classic safari style with private decks and showers with waterhole views, lovely beds and comfy décor. 

The family chalet is bigger with two bedrooms, a sunken bathtub, extensive views, and elegant décor. All guests meet in the dining area around the bar or boma fire and everything runs on solar energy. The best part of your day is the game drives, the walks and the knowledge that you are contributing to the bigger picture of responsible tourism in a diverse and lush game reserve. Majete successfully reintroduced 13 species of wildlife into the area, including Elephant, Black Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, Eland, Sable, and over 300 species of Birds.

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  • Environmental education and conservation education 
  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Visits to the local village


  • Comfortable tented accommodation
  • All meals 
  • Select activities

Thawale Tented Camp, Malawi
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  • Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, outdoor shower, fans
  • The Luxury Tent: large double bed, open-air bathroom shower and sunken bath 
  • Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower, No Smoking in Rooms
  • Kitchen, BBQ area
  • Dining area, lounge
  • Deck
  • Birding platform
  • Public facilities – central lounge/boma area with bar, dining area, deck


  • A luxury family chalet, 6 tented suites and a communal self-catering campsite, for all needs and all placed under beautiful old trees
  • The main drawcard is the wildlife, the bush walks and the game drives with friendly talented staff who take guests big 5 tracking
  • Protect the environment just by choosing Thawale as all funds are ploughed back into the park and the community
  • An easily accessible camp in the heart of captivating wildlife-packed wilderness only 70 km from the Blantyre airport.

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