A vast rolling plateau of montane grasslands filled with endemic herbs and heathers and dotted with magnificent mountain outcrops makes up the incredible landscape of the Nyika Plateau. Resting high above sea level in the north of Malawi, cool, temperate climes offer a refreshing haven after a hot safari.
Large herds of roan, reedbuck, zebra, and eland, as well as the occasional herd of elephant, roam across the extensive moorlands, which are covered in a spectacular variety of wildflowers, including delphiniums, lobelias, gladioli and over 200 species of orchid. Dense woodlands cover the rugged foothills at the edge of the plateau where leopard, serval and packs of hyena take cover while hunting, as well as the odd pride of lion.
Meaning ‘where the water comes from’, Nyika’s untamed wilderness of rolling hills, streams and waterfalls is wonderful for trekking, mountain biking and horseback safaris and offers comfortable safari lodge-type accommodation.