Kuti is located about 90 minutes drive from Lilongwe a few kilometres inland from Lake Malawi. The reserve’s habitats are diverse, ranging from brachystegia and miombo woodland through to grasslands, wetlands, and marshes. There’s diverse wildlife as a result, ranging from large mammals such as zebra, sable, kudu, giraffe through to primates and small carnivores as well as endemic species of butterflies and bats. Due to the lack of elephants and predators, it is possible to walk and cycle in the reserve.

The sunsets are quite spectacular – expect to spend many a night at Sunset deck with a drink in hand. Local communities are friendly, the market town of Salima is a bike taxi ride away and Senga Bay is an easy overnight or day trip.


The volunteer centre is located in the heart of the reserve. Each chalet can house four volunteers, with two beds in twin rooms. There is also a common area with a kitchen and this shared living space is equipped with solar power, showers, potable water and wi-fi.


There is an on-site chef who cooks three meals a day and specific dietary requirements can be catered for.