Nyika in Northern Malawi is less travelled than the rest of Malawi and there are far fewer people living there – you will literally not see another soul. It is truly untouched and breath-takingly beautiful. Everything from the local people to the scenery up here is different to anything else in Africa, and you truly feel like one of the great explorers.
The North epitomizes rolling plains as the highlands are grassy often with abundant antelope grazing happily away. The Nyika National Park is the largest in Malawi and is one of Malawi’s most important water catchment areas where over 200 types of orchid thrive. Nyika is particularly beautiful in the rainy season when the orchids are in bloom.
Nyika is wonderful for walking, biking or 4×4 but we definitely believe this paradise is best explored on foot. There are large numbers of antelope, and there are leopard, lion and elephant although these are hard to see. Nyika’s 400 species of birds will keep any twitcher very happy.
Nyika itself also boasts waterfalls, trout pools, a magic lake and a Neolithic rock shelter, so there is a lot to see! Nyika has a variety of forest, grassland and marshes.