Discover Nyika national park Malawi

Nyika national park, 34 miles north of Mzuzu, is famous for its rich flora including its 120 varieties of orchids. There are antelopes, zebras, warthongs, blue monkeys and over 250 species of birds. It is forbidden to go into the park on foot: visitors must travel via bus or car. Once inside, you can walk around, but all visitors must be accompanied by a ranger. Alternatively, for those who would like a closer look at the animals, riding on a horse is possible.

  • Nyika National Park, Nyika national park, Landscapes, Malawi
    Nyika National Park

    Nyika National Park is located on high mountainous plateaus. It is home to zebras, warthogs, leopards and other animals.

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  • The biggest park in Malawi, Nyika national park, Landscapes, Malawi
    The biggest park in Malawi

    Covering an area of 3,200m, it is the largest national park in Malawi.

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  • The warthogs of Nyika, Nyika national park, Landscapes, Malawi
    The warthogs of Nyika

    Although the park is not known for its 'big five', it is nevertheless home to a lot of smaller mammals.

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  • The animals in Nyika National Park, Nyika national park, Landscapes, Malawi
    The animals in Nyika National Park

    In addition to antelopes and warthogs, there are also a large number of zebras in Nyika.

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  • An ideal ecosystem, Nyika national park, Landscapes, Malawi
    An ideal ecosystem

    Antelopes and other small mammals are easy prey for leopards. Malawi has one of the biggest populations of wild cats in Central Africa.

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  • The birds of Nyika National Park, Nyika national park, Landscapes, Malawi
    The birds of Nyika National Park

    More than 400 different bird species have been spotted in the park. Although very rare, it is actually possible to spot a Denham's Bustard.

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