Mkulumadzi

  • Photo by Dana Allen
    Photo by Dana Allen
  • Photo by Dana Allen
    Photo by Dana Allen
  • Photo by Dana Allen
    Photo by Dana Allen
  • Photo by Dana Allen
    Photo by Dana Allen
  • Photo by Dana Allen
    Photo by Dana Allen
  • Photo by Dana Allen
  • Photo by Dana Allen
  • Photo by Dana Allen
  • Photo by Dana Allen
  • Photo by Dana Allen

A new riverfront lodge in Malawi offers guests a rare treat: 173,000 acres of untouched African wilderness all to themselves. Opened in July, the eight-chalet complex of Mkulumadzi—the only property in the Majete Wildlife Reserve—is 25-year-old Robin Pope Safaris’ second bush camp in Malawi, one of the safest and least-visited countries on the continent.

Mkulumadzi guests spend their days exploring Majete’s river valleys, waterfall-laced hills, and dense Miombo woodlands, which are dotted with eland, elephants, and black rhinos. Sunrise river trips showcase some of the rarest and most beautiful birds in Africa. One thing safari-goers will not see is another safari vehicle in the valleys or another boat on the river—something their counterparts in the Kruger and Serengeti national parks cannot claim.

Post-safari, guests gather in Mkulumad­zi’s main lodge, which is open on all sides and includes a bar, dining area, viewing veranda, and lap pool that overlook a watering hole popular with hippopotamuses. Dinner is served in the lodge or at the guest chalets, which feature private verandas and front bedroom walls that fold away to let in the fresh air and river views. Mkulumadzi, +265.177.0540.60, www.mkulumadzi.com

From Around the Web...
From Hawaii to Virginia to New York, here’s where to go during this year’s U.S. holiday weekends…
Yellowstone Club in Montana features over 2,200 acres of private ski terrain just for homeowners…
Photo by Wildestanimal/Getty Images
A biology professor at Brown University finally makes it to Darwin’s paradise…
Photo by Andrew Plumptre/Getty Images;
Adventurers can go on their own safari in Rwanda through Abercrombie & Kent tour company…
When traveling to Chicago for America’ Cup this June, stay in one of these four exceptional hotels…
Photo by Jennifer Cawley
The famed surfer’s signature line will be available exclusively at One&Only Resorts…
Photo by Mila Bridger
The first Dawn off the line commanded $750,000 at Florida’s famed charity wine auction…
Five classic New York City hotels for a perfect stay during the races…
From Whistler to the Alps, reach new heights with these superlative heli-ski programs…
Photo by Evan Joseph
Guests can customize the color palette and request their favorite linens…