For a truly unique experience in the remote African wilderness, look no further than one of the most biodiverse places in Southern Africa. Singita Pamushana is carefully tucked away in the pristine and wild landscape of the Malilangwe Trust bordering Gonarezhou National Park. Malilangwe, meaning ‘call of the leopard’ in the local Shangaan language, is a ‘bio-refuge’ that is home to myriad wildlife including the Big Five, the ‘small six’ (a collection of small antelope), and more than 500 species of birds, including 14 different species of eagle. Rare species such as wild dog, black rhino and brown hyena are also found in Malilangwe.
Echoing the ruins of Great Zimbabwe in its design, Singita Pamushana welcomes guests with its thick walls, detailed stonework and bright Shangaan design elements amid the towering trees. With just six luxury suites and one 5-bedroom villa, along with its remote location, it is one of Zimbabwe’s most exclusive lodges. Each villa comes with its own private plunge pool and breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness. It is luxurious safari destinations such as Pamushana that have drawn the attention of international travelers.
Zimbabwe has been a neglected destination over the last decade due to negative press about its political situation. While much of the news was true, some was overblown, and it impacted perceptions greatly, causing a sharp decline in tourism numbers. Things are stable now, and both foreign and local companies are reinvesting in tourism and other industries, with the result that camps are being refurbished, and new facilities are coming online. This is great news for Zimbabwe’s parks and wildlife, and travelers are once again discovering all that Zimbabwe has to offer.
The biggest problem that today’s tourists to Zimbabwe will face is trying to choose how to spend their precious holiday time – there is so much to see. Now is the time to go. Be first – before the rest of the world arrives on its doorstep.