Perched high on a sandstone ridge in Zimbabwe’s remote southeast, Singita Malilangwe House features inimitable views of the wilderness and shimmering Malilangwe Dam below.
This elegant exclusive-use home encompasses five expansive bedrooms, each with its own private deck, as well as an interactive kitchen, a large rim-flow pool and various outdoor decks. Guests are encouraged to completely immerse themselves in the surrounds and enjoy wellness experiences such as yoga and soothing massages – in their suites or on one of the many outdoor decks.
Providing guests the relaxed freedom to tailor-make their stay any way they want, the house comes with a dedicated private chef, game vehicle, Field Guide and butler catering for every need.
Magnificent natural setting
Featuring relaxed, light and airy shared spaces, the villa’s free-flowing living areas provide a sense of seamless ease – ensuring a convivial contemporary safari that is both casual and sophisticated. The rich tribal history of the region is echoed in the carefully curated décor and provides an inspiring reflection of the creative energy of the continent.
A restorative retreat
Malilangwe House is one of Africa’s most remote hideaways and is set among towering trees in the pristine Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, which spans 130,000 acres of untouched wilderness. Guests have exclusive access to the reserve and its abundant wildlife makes for unparalleled game-viewing opportunities.
Conservation at Singita Malilangwe
In addition to the benefits for the reserve, it is envisaged that lessons learned here will help to derive best practice protocols that will have application in other conservation initiatives
As custodians of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe, the Malilangwe Trust manages the conservation of this pristine wilderness – which comprises 38 different habitats and ecological zones in 130,000 acres of protected land.
After successfully introducing 28 black and 15 white rhinos to the reserve in 1998, it’s now home to a globally significant population of both and the programme has been so successful that it is a source for restocking rhinos in other reserves on the continent.
The Trust has developed a blueprint for creating harmony between conservation initiatives and community development in villages that neighbour wildlife areas and ensured a sanctuary for a wide range of wildlife, including breeding herds of rare antelope species such as sable and roan.
An onsite Environmental Education Centres for school teachers and children allows them to immerse themselves in Outdoor Education and fieldwork, while the Trust’s nutrition programme provides 20,000 children with a fortifying meal before school every day in order to address increasing food insecurity in the region.