Conservation meets luxury
One of Africa’s best-kept secrets, Singita Pamushana Lodge was founded in partnership with the Malilangwe Wildlife Trust in south-eastern Zimbabwe.
The lodge is the eco-tourism arm of the reserve and its role is to help foster ongoing conservation programmes whilst facilitating an outstanding safari
experience for distinguished guests looking for something out of the ordinary.
Perched atop a sandstone ridge overlooking the shimmering expanse of the Malilangwe Dam, the lodge is a celebration of its incredible wilderness setting. It comprises six luxury suites and one villa, each offering the elegance and grace one would expect of a Singita property. Every detail has been carefully considered from the contemporary styling to the deep private plunge pools and Swarovski binoculars placed in every suite. Communal areas include an infinity pool, expansive decks and a clifftop bar area open to the lake breezes, soaring birdlife and glowing sunsets.
The Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve is teeming with birds and wildlife, including rare and endangered species – such as roan and sable antelope, and rhino. It is famous for its cathedral Mopane forests and majestic ‘upside-down’ Baobab trees, aswell as countless rock art sites that date back more than 2 000 years. Conservation efforts here include elephant tagging and monitoring, wildlife translocation and rhino re-introduction, while community initiatives include enterprise development and education programmes. The collaboration between the lodge and the trust is a blueprint for conservation initiatives and community development across Africa, if not the world.
Why we like it
- Small, intimate, highly exclusive
- Way off the tourist circuit
- 2000 year old rock art
- A conservation blueprint