Position title: Tourism Manager
Location: Majete Wildlife Reserve Malawi
Starting date: ASAP
Duration: Initial 3-year contract
Majete Wildlife Reserve is managed by the Non-profit organization African Parks, on a long-term basis, to protect its wildlife and uplift the surrounding local communities for the ‘ecological, financial and social sustainability of the reserve. Under African Parks Management since 2003, Majete has become 28 world-renowned case study for successful conservation in a challenging environment.
Majete has a variety of tourism products, the key being a sixteen-bed lodge within the reserve along with a modern campsite and day visitor centre focusing on the needs of day visitors coming to the reserve.
The lodge received a facelift in 2020 and has become a popular destination for the citizens and residents of Malawi. We hope that this year will see the return of international and increased local visitors and as such we are gearing up to receive them. Equally the campsite has become a popular retreat for Campers and caters for the self-contained campers with their own equipment as well as “glampers™ requiring a bit more comfort,
The visitors centre receives day trippers from where we offer game drives, boat trips on Shire river as well as other activities. The centre has a shop, swimming pool and food outlet, a place where visitors can relax before or after their activities within the reserve. A small conference room offers local business and other groups the capability to meet All tourism products are open throughout the year with the main tourism season being between May and September.
To create understanding and awareness of the activities, sightings and events happening within the reserve; social media has become a key marketing too! and requires management of this function on a daily basis
Role and Responsibilities:
The role and responsibilities are wide and varying due to the management of the
different products offered to our visitors. They include but are not limited to the following:
1. Overseeing and assist, Assistant Tourism Managers manage the Lodge, Community Game Capture Campsite, Visitor centre, Mwembezi restaurant / swimming pool.2. Lodge Management
4. Reporting Lines
The tourism managers will report directly to the Special Project Manager and in his or her absence the Park Manager
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a leading conservation organization in Africa
The tourism opportunities in Majete are vast and as of yet in their infant stage,
The aim is that we sell the incredible story of the Majete revival and develop a tourism product that will attract tourists from far and Wide, to ultimately safeguard Majete’s long term sustainability.
How to apply
To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to:
by 31st October 2021.
Should you not hear back from us within 2 weeks after closing date, please take it that your application was unsuccessful