Lake Malawi, nearly 600 kilometers long and up to 80 kilometers wide, dominates the countryside. The Rift Valley is an ancient geological formation with fertile soils. Everywhere you go in Malawi one sees evidence of this.
Liwonde National Park
The 58,000 hectare Liwonde National Park is situated in the south of Malawi and is the country’s premier wildlife reserve. Liwonde incorporates the huge scenic Shire River as well as quiet backwaters and lagoons, marshes, open savannah country, woodland and hills in the interior of the park.
Nyika National Park
Nyika is Malawi’s largest park with an area of no less than 1250 sq miles (3200 sq km). It extends across the great plateau which is essentially a granitic dome and its environment is like none other in the whole of Africa.
Lengwe National Park
Lengwe National Park is a national park in Malawi located near the town of Chikwawa and about 40 miles southwest of Blantyre. It is the home of the reclusive Nyala antelope.
Kasungu National Park
In the west of the Central Region, and bordering Zambia, is Kasungu National Park, an area of natural woodland and bush with occasional stretches of more open grass.