Nyika National Park is Malawi’s most spectacularly scenic wilderness area. It boasts an incredible mixture of dramatic landscapes – pristine brachystegia woodland, mature mountain forest patches, crystal clear streams and miles and miles of open rolling grassland.
Days can be spent enjoying walking, game drives, trout fishing and relaxing at the lodge. Animals such as Burchell’s zebra, roan antelope, common reedbuck, eland, bushbuck, warthog, leopard, hyena, side-striped jackal and several can all be found in the area, whilst bird life is prolific: specials include churring and mountain cisticolas, the red-tufted malachite sunbird, Fulleborn’s black boubou, the bar-tailed trogon, mountain nightjar and several species of bulbul which occur deep in the canopy of the forests.
During the dry season from May to October eland congregate in herds of up to 200 strong. Leopard are regularly seen in the daytime thanks to the cool climate. Between September and April a myriad of wild flowers and orchids burst forth across the plateau in a dramatic and vivid display of colour.