The exclusive Singita Pamushana Lodge, widely thought of as one of Zimbabwe's most luxurious lodges, is situated in the private Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, sharing its southern boundary with Gonarezhou National Park. This is an area of true wilderness and low tourist numbers making it an excellent choice for an exclusive safari experience. The reserve plays host to the big 5, and the guides will do their utmost to deliver a memorable safari experience. In addition to over 35 mammal species there are over 125 bird species found here too amidst the mopani forests and baobab trees.
In keeping with an exclusive experience there are just 6 suites and one villa built high on the cliff-side. These have splendid panoramic views of Lake Malilangwe and the sandstone hills which lie in the distance. The decor is influenced by a bold and vibrant African culture with bright fabrics and paintings evident throughout the lodge. All rooms have outdoor showers and private plunge pools. Double-sided fireplaces add warmth and a cosy ambience to a chilly night, air-conditioning provides welcome relief from the heat on hot days. Each suite has a lounge area and a deck perfect for game viewing and complete with a Swarovski spotting scope.
The main area is equally inviting and vibrant. There an indoor dining room and also a teak deck dining area. Hurricane lamps and a starry night sky make this the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. There's a bar, library, and open-air lounge too. Something you might not expect is the extensive and well-stocked wine cellar, with superb wines on offer to compliment the delicious meals.
Activities on offer at Pamushana are vehicle safaris, walking safaris. As well as the wildlife there are some interesting rock paintings to observe. Cultural visits are both rewarding and educational and of course there are motor-boat excursions on the river and fishing on offer. When you're not out exploring the reserve, there's plenty to do back at the lodge, enjoy some pampering in the spa, work of afternoon tea in the gym, unwind in the Jacuzzi or enjoy a spot of tennis or golf. You can even head out on the mountain bike track or try your hand at archery, boredom is not an option.
Open: Singita Pamushana is open all year round.
Location: Malilangwe Private Reserve which shares its southern border with Gonarezhou in south east Zimbabwe.
Rooms: The 6 luxury suites and a villa. The spacious suites all have en-suite bathrooms with panoramic views over the lake complete with indoor and outdoor showers. Each room has its own a private plunge pool and game viewing decks with Swarovski spotting scopes. Rooms are air-conditioned and also have a fireplace for chilly evenings. They are euipped with mini-bar, fridge, safe, hairdryers, bathrobes and slippers.
Activities: The following activities are offered (some may be seasonal), bird watching, game drives, game walks, rhino tracking, community visits, fishing, game viewing, massages, tennis and golf.
Facilities: The lodge has a beautiful main building with comfortable seating areas and vibrant decor, a bar, dining areas both inside and outside with a pool to the front commanding beautiful views of the lake below. A full laundry service is included.
Dining: Delicious high quality meals are served at individual tables.
Children: Children over 6 are welcome. Younger children can visit the lodge, but it must then be booked exclusively. There is a babysitting service available.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is complimentary internet access and also a mobile phone signal.
The Zimbabwean based and managed Malilangwe Trust was set up to develop a harmonious existence between conservation initiatives and community development in villages adjacent to wildlife areas. Singita Pamushana Lodge is the ecotourism arm of the Trust and its role is to help sustain the wildlife and broader ecology whilst enabling guests to enjoy the beautiful and wild Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. Singita manages the lodge on behalf of the Trust and all proceeds from the lodge benefit the numerous conservation and development programmes that are underway.