Malilangwe meaning “Call of the Leopard”, is a 100,000 acre private reserve containing Africa’s big “Five” (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo). It is a non-profit trust taking great care to include the local communities in its running and development. It is a source of livelihood for all the people who live in the region, who also benefit from improved healthcare and education.
The reserve has diverse lowveld ecologies full of animals big and small, but the philosophy here is not to rush around ticking off the number of species. It is rather to take your time and enjoy every wildlife encounter. There are only two safari lodges in the reserve, both specializing in allowing time to chill out and listen to the sights and sounds of the bush.
Pamushana lodge has been rated by one US safari expert as being “one of the best in Africa.” Malilangwe has escaped most of the wildlife poaching which has occurred as a result of Zimbabwe’s recent political and social upheaval, and hopes to maintain its success. The Malilangwe management team is top-notch with a motivated and highly disciplined ranger force.