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This highland plateau lies in the north of Malawi and is an area of open spaces and plentiful wildlife. Burchell’s zebra, eland, roan, reedbuck, blue duiker, klipspringer and bush pig all roam here, preyed on by leopard.

Nyika Plateau plays host to a variety of habitats; amongst the 400 bird species found here are wattled crane, Denham’s bustard and red-winged francolin in the grassland, cinnamon dove, bar-tailed trogon in the upland forest, while black-backed barbets and red and blue sunbirds move through the miombo woodland canopy.

It's name means ‘where the water comes from’ and you can find over 200 types of orchids in the park during the rainy season.  

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: blue duiker, bushpig, leopard, red and blue sunbird, roan
  • Where: Chitipa Region, Malawi