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Despite Malawi is a small country in Africa in comparison, it inhabits a wide and diverse range of wildlife, making it the perfect place to visit for amazing opportunities to explore or experience gamedrives, birdwatching and an amazing marine life in Lake Malawi with 500 species of fish. The Lake Malawi National Park, an Unesco world heritage site is a must to visit.

There is great support and activity to improve wildlife conservation and viewing in the many national parks and wildlife/nature reserves. Ongoing it includes the restocking of the Big Five and to attract safari fans to the country. So count Malawi in as a Big Five destination, elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard (the 'Big 5') and cheetah. 

Malawi is a bird sanctuary with an amazing population of 650 species throughout the country. For the best birding spots in Malawi, visit the five national parks for a bird watching adventure beyond your wildest imagination.

Visitors to the various Malawi reserves can witness bushbuck, grey duiker, kudu, grysbok, klipspringer, and reedbuck. Among the other large mammal species, large populations of elephant flourish the Malawi bush, but also lions, hippos and crocodile can be spotted.
 

 

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Chimaliro Forest Reserve was designated and gazette as a forest reserve by the Malawi Government in 1926. It is a beautiful forest reserve covered with indigenous brachystegia woodland and grassland ...
Chimaliro Forest Reserve was designated and gazette as a forest reserve by the Malawi Government in 1926. It is a beautiful forest reserve covered ...
Chiradzulu Mountain is located in the Shire Highlands of Malawi, approximately 20 km to the north-east of Blantyre, Malawi's main commercial centre. The administrative ...
Southern
Chiradzulu Mountain is located in the Shire Highlands of Malawi, approximately 20 km to the north-east of Blantyre, ...
The Chongoni Forest Reserve lies between the M1 road and the dirt road that goes past the Dedza Pottery. It can be approached from the M1 through the turnoff to the Malawi College of Forestry and ...
Central
The Chongoni Forest Reserve lies between the M1 road and the dirt road that goes past the Dedza Pottery. It can be approached from the M1 through the ...
Chongoni Rock Art Area is located in the Central Region, near Dezda. There are 127 sites (126 km2) in the forested hills of the Malawi plateau with depictions of rock art and paintings ...
Central Hiking
Chongoni Rock Art Area is located in the Central Region, near Dezda. There are 127 sites (126 km2) in the forested hills of the Malawi ...
Dedza Mountain is a mountain in central Malawi. It is located in Dedza District, just north of the town of Dedza. Dedza Mountain's peak reaches 2198 meters ...
Central Hiking Cycling
Dedza Mountain is a mountain in central Malawi. It is located in Dedza District, just north of the town of Dedza. Dedza ...
The Dedza-Salima Forest Reserve runs in a north-south strip thorough the western part of Dedza and lies between the Thuma Forest Reserve in the north and the Mua-Livulezi Forest Reserve in the south. ...
Central
The Dedza-Salima Forest Reserve runs in a north-south strip thorough the western part of Dedza and lies between the Thuma Forest Reserve in the north ...
Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, 60 km south-west of Lilongwe, is almost entirely covered with Brachystegia–Julbernardia woodland. It forms part of the Dzalanyama Range, a series of ...
Central Hiking BirdWatching
Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, 60 km south-west of Lilongwe, is almost entirely covered with Brachystegia–Julbernardia woodland. It ...
Kaningina Forest Reserve is a forest reserve and is located in Nkhata Bay District, Northern Region, Malawi. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 1264 metres.
Northern
Kaningina Forest Reserve is a forest reserve and is located in Nkhata Bay District, Northern Region, Malawi. The estimate terrain elevation above ...
Kasungu National Park is a national park in Malawi. It is located west of Kasungu, about 175 km north of Lilongwe, extending along the Zambian border. ...
Central BirdWatching GameDrives
Kasungu National Park is a national park in Malawi. It is located west of Kasungu, about 175 km north of Lilongwe, ...
Lake Chilwa is the second-largest lake in Malawi after Lake Malawi. It is in eastern Zomba District, near the border with Mozambique. Approximately 60 km ...
Southern BirdWatching
Lake Chilwa is the second-largest lake in Malawi after Lake Malawi. It is in eastern Zomba District, near the ...
Lake Malawi National Park is a 29.600 km2 national park at the southern end of Lake Malawi in Malawi. It is the only national park in Malawi that was created with the purpose of ...
Central Southern BirdWatching GameDrives Cycling
Lake Malawi National Park is a 29.600 km2 national park at the southern end of Lake Malawi in Malawi. It is the only national ...
Lake Malawi National Park is a 29.600 km2 national park at the southern end of Lake Malawi in Malawi. It is the only national park in Malawi that was created with the purpose of ...
Central Southern BirdWatching GameDrives Cycling
Lake Malawi National Park is a 29.600 km2 national park at the southern end of Lake Malawi in Malawi. It is the only national ...
Lengwe National Park is a national park in Malawi located near the town of Chikwawa and about 40 miles southwest of Blantyre. Lengwe's topography is unusual ...
Southern GameDrives
Lengwe National Park is a national park in Malawi located near the town of Chikwawa and about 40 miles southwest ...
Liwonde Narional Park is located in the south of Malawi bordered by the Shire River and is a must see Big 5 destination. The park was in total decline in 2015 when African Parks started ...
Southern BirdWatching GameDrives Cycling
Liwonde Narional Park is located in the south of Malawi bordered by the Shire River and is a must see Big 5 destination. The park was in total ...
Majete is a Wildlife Reserve nestled in the south-western part of Malawi with an unlikely story of resurgence and restoration.  Situated just south of Blantyre in the Lower Shire ...
Southern GameDrives
Majete is a Wildlife Reserve nestled in the south-western part of Malawi with an unlikely story of resurgence and restoration.  ...
Malabvi Forest Reserve, is a prtected area, as a forest in Southern Malawi and has an elevation of 1042 metres. Malabvi Forest Reserve is situated southeast of Bangwe, northeast ...
Southern
Malabvi Forest Reserve, is a prtected area, as a forest in Southern Malawi and has an elevation of 1042 metres. Malabvi Forest Reserve ...
The Mangochi Forest Reserve (407km2) is a mountain area with woodlands and forest and is connected to Liwonde National Park. It extend area for elephants and other animals in the region and an ...
Southern
The Mangochi Forest Reserve (407km2) is a mountain area with woodlands and forest and is connected to Liwonde National Park. It extend area for ...
The Matandwe Forest reserve close to the border with Mozambique comprises an isolated small block of lowland rain forest as well as an extended patch of degraded Miombo forest. Besides botanical ...
Southern
The Matandwe Forest reserve close to the border with Mozambique comprises an isolated small block of lowland rain forest as well as an extended patch ...
The Misuku Hills lie near Malawi's northern border. They are bounded on the north by the Songwe River, which forms Malawi's northern border with Tanzania. Tanzania's Umalila ...
Northern
The Misuku Hills lie near Malawi's northern border. They are bounded on the north by the Songwe River, which forms Malawi's northern border ...
The Matundwe Range is a range of mountains in southernmost Malawi and adjacent Tete Province of Mozambique. The range is located between ...
Southern
The Matundwe Range is a range of mountains in southernmost Malawi and adjacent Tete Province of Mozambique. The ...
Michiru Mountain is located about 5 miles north of the city of Blantyre, Malawi, on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. The summit sits at an elevation of 3,925 feet, although ...
Southern
Michiru Mountain is located about 5 miles north of the city of Blantyre, Malawi, on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. The summit ...
The Mulanje Massif, also known as Mount Mulanje, is a large inselberg in southern Malawi only 65 km east of Blantyre, rising sharply from the surrounding ...
Southern Hiking
The Mulanje Massif, also known as Mount Mulanje, is a large inselberg in southern Malawi only 65 km east ...
With an area of 135km² Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve is Malawi’s smallest national park, and its least accessible. Nevertheless, it has a wide variety of habitats, ...
Southern
With an area of 135km² Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve is Malawi’s smallest national park, and its least accessible. Nevertheless, it ...
Nature Sanctuary features the world's first accredited People and Wildlife center, teaching locals how to conserve their natural heritage. When the sanctuary opened in 2008, its first residents were ...
Central
Nature Sanctuary features the world's first accredited People and Wildlife center, teaching locals how to conserve their natural heritage. When the ...
Many visitors come to hike up Nkhoma Mountain for a panoramic view of Malawi. Nkhoma Mountain is located behind Nkhoma Mission Hospital 50 kilometres south-east of Lilongwe. It is often ...
BirdWatching Camping
Many visitors come to hike up Nkhoma Mountain for a panoramic view of Malawi. Nkhoma Mountain is located behind Nkhoma Mission Hospital 50 ...
'Nestled beneath the Chipata Mountain, a vast network of rivers weave their way through wooded hills, nourishing the dense miombo forests that make up Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve' African Parks ...
Central GameDrives
'Nestled beneath the Chipata Mountain, a vast network of rivers weave their way through wooded hills, nourishing the dense miombo forests that make ...
Ntchisi Mountain is a mountain in central Malawi. It is located in Ntchisi District, east of the town of Ntchisi. Ntchisi Mountain's peak reaches 1702 meters elevation. A ...
Central Hiking Cycling
Ntchisi Mountain is a mountain in central Malawi. It is located in Ntchisi District, east of the town of Ntchisi. Ntchisi ...
Nyika National Park is the first (1965) and largest Park in Malawi. Most parts lie about 2 000 metres above sea level. The plateau is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, unconventional 4 x 4 ...
Northern BirdWatching GameDrives
Nyika National Park is the first (1965) and largest Park in Malawi. Most parts lie about 2 000 metres above sea level. The plateau is perfect ...
The Nyika Plateau lies in northern Malawi, with a small portion in north eastern Zambia. Most of it lies at elevations of between 2,100 and 2,200 m (6,900 and 7,200 ft), ...
Northern Hiking Cycling
The Nyika Plateau lies in northern Malawi, with a small portion in north eastern Zambia. Most of it lies at elevations of between ...
Senga Hills Forest Reserve, also known as Senga Bay Forest Reserve, is a beautiful hilly forest reserve in Central Malawi directly on the lakeshore in Senga Bay, Salima. The ...
BirdWatching Central
Senga Hills Forest Reserve, also known as Senga Bay Forest Reserve, is a beautiful hilly forest reserve in Central Malawi directly on the ...
Soche Forest Reserve was established in 1922, and covers 388 hectares.Mount Soche is a mountain near Blantyre, Malawi.  Soche Forest Reserve is next to Soche Hill and is ...
Southern BirdWatching
Soche Forest Reserve was established in 1922, and covers 388 hectares.Mount Soche is a mountain near Blantyre, Malawi.  ...
Established in 1948, has an area of approx. 1150 km², covering much of the southern range of the Viphya Mountains,  The range runs north-northeast along the west shore ...
BirdWatching Hiking
Established in 1948, has an area of approx. 1150 km², covering much of the southern range of the Viphya Mountains,  The range ...
Thombani Forest Reserve is a forest reserve in  and has an elevation of 345 metres. Thombani Forest Reserve is southwest of .
Thombani Forest Reserve is a forest reserve in  and has an elevation of 345 metres. Thombani Forest Reserve is southwest ...
Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve is a national game reserve in Malawi. Vwaza is managed by Peace Parks Foundation and is located in Malawi’s Northern Region and makes up part of the ...
Northern BirdWatching GameDrives
Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve is a national game reserve in Malawi. Vwaza is managed by Peace Parks Foundation and is located in ...
The Zomba Plateau, also called the Zomba Massif, is a mountain of the Shire Highlands in southern Malawi. It occupies total area of about 130 square km. Its highest peak is ...
Southern Hiking BirdWatching Cycling
The Zomba Plateau, also called the Zomba Massif, is a mountain of the Shire Highlands in southern Malawi. It occupies total ...

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