Pamushana

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stamp3Why photographers love Pamushana

  • Top class lodge, guides and vehicles set in remote wilderness
  • Bushmen rock art dating back thousands of years
  • Mix of game drives, walking excursions and sunset cruises on the lake below the lodge
  • Cultural opportunities with Shangaan people and the Museum of Bushcraft

How we rate Pamushana

Wildlife starstarstarstar to star
Wilderness starstarstarstarstar
Lodge & Dining starstarstarstarstar
Vehicles starstarstarstarstar
Guides starstarstarstarstar

Pamushana at a glance

The buildings at Pamushana are designed to resemble Great Zimbabwe

  • 4 single-, 1 two-, and 1 three-bedroom suites, each with private plunge pool
  • 1 five-bedroom villa with private infinity pool
  • Main lodge area with two pools and a jacuzzi, spa, gym, dining area and lounge
  • 220V charging in rooms and limitted Wi-Fi access

The area

Pamushana is in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, a 130,000 acre wilderness area next to Gonarezhou National Park. The area feautures Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, sable, nyala, klipspringer, cheetah, wild dog, lion, leopard, and excellent birding–more than 500 species. Black and white rhinos have both been reintroduced. The landscape includes rocky outcrops, acacia woodlands, ironwood thickets and hundreds of baobab trees.

The seasons

November to April is the wet season with cool mornings and evenings. Generally, afternoon thunder showers are short lived and don’t hamper safaris. Migrant birds and newborn animals are great to see. May to September is the dry season, when nights can be cold. April to October is the best time for game viewing–the grass is shorter and animals congregate around remaining water sources.

What Malilangwe costs

Rates start at $1450 per person per night.

Photographers need to know

This is the only lodge in this pristine area. It’s expensive to get there, but it’s a top class wilderness experience where you have very private, unrushed wildlife sightings.

The good news

Pamushana is part of the Singita portfolio and is well managed. The lodge itself belongs to the Malilangwe Trust and proceeds benefit conservation and community outreach and development.