Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve is a private and exclusive reserve situated in the Lowveld of southeastern Zimbabwe offering geological diversity, varied habitats and a wide array of plant and animal species. Malilangwe Private Wildlife Reserve has been rated by some visitors as one of the best reserves in Africa.
This special place is steeped in history. It is an area where one will find over 100 rock art sites dating back 2 000 years. Malilangwe means ‘call of the leopard’ and this magnificent reserve consists of 100,000 acres of the pristine African bushveld.
The Malilangwe Reserve is home to a healthy population of endangered black and white rhino, one of the largest populations in Zimbabwe. The suite of predators on the reserve, including lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and wild dog, keep the abundant herbivore population in check. Giraffe, zebra, impala and wildebeest abound on the Banyini Plains in the centre of the property, while sable antelope and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest are found in the mopane woodlands in the east and south. Malilangwe dam, situated below Singita Pamushana Lodge, is home to several fish species, including the famous Tiger Fish, as well as hosting healthy populations of hippo, crocodile and water birds. During the summer months, elephant breeding herds regularly enjoy leisurely swims at the top end of the dam. The basalt flats in the south of the property offer nutritious grazing for the herbivore population, with herds of 500 buffalo not an uncommon sight in the dry season.