Introducing Nyika National Park
Established in 1965, Nyika National Park is the oldest and the largest in the country, covering some 3000 sq km. The main feature of the park is the Nyika Plateau, with a landscape and climate unique in Malawi, and unusual in Africa. It’s a vast range of high rolling hills, sweeping wide valleys, dense pine forest and flower-studded grasslands, and the views (on clear days) are endless.
Rather than just a place to watch wildlife, what makes Nyika alluring is the chance to explore a unique and preserved patch of African wilderness in a variety of ways: on horseback, by bike, or simply on foot. Common animals here include zebras, bushbucks, reedbucks and roan antelopes, and you may also spot warthogs, klipspringers, jackals and possibly hyenas and leopards.
Entry fees of US$5 a day are payable. All accommodation, tourist activities and charter flights are operated by the Nyika Safari Company (