Malawi - Nyika National Park
- "Scotland in Africa"
In the north of Malawi, Nyika
National Park is a rolling plateau grasslands,
distinguished by its unique plant communities
of herbs and heathers. Here you’ll find
some of Africa’s largest herds of eland
and roan antelope, amongst which you can ride
on horseback, mountain bike or hike on your own
without an armed scout.
Being unlike anywhere else in
Africa the biodiversity of flora and fauna to
be found in the Nyika is fascinating and of great
scientific importance. This vast, untouched, beautiful
wilderness area is home to eland, (herds of up
to 300 in the summer), roan antelope (the highest
concentration in Africa), zebra, reedbuck, bushbuck,
klipspringer, 3 species of duiker (red, grey and
blue), warthog, bushpig and blue monkey. In the
remote areas of the park(only accessible by foot
or on horseback) there are elephant, buffalo,
kudu, Sharpe's grysbok, baboon and vervet monkey.
Predators include serval and side striped jackal
and very healthy populations of spotted hyaena
With such varied habitat a large
number of animal species can be seen and over
500 species of birds have been recorded between
the two reserves (out of a total of 650 for Malawi).
And in the summer months the wildflowers that
carpet the grasslands are a sight to behold.
Recommended Camps & lodges
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In the heart of the Nyika Plateau with panoramic
views over rolling montane grasslands. Built
entirely of pine logs and stone.