Malawi’s largest national park at 3 250km2, this is one of the most outstanding destinations in Africa – and at a magnificent 2 500m above sea level is mainly high rolling grassland. Nyika National Park is a wonderland of flowers, including ground orchids, proteas, irises and many more.
It teems with game, including lion, giraffe, buffalo, elephant and scores of plains game, as well a large population of very elusive leopards. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded, including the rare Denham's bustard.
Hire a mountain bike, or take a guided walking trail all the way down to the former Church of Scotland mission station of Livingstonia – a great way to appreciate Nyika’s scale without missing out on its details. 4x4 excursions are also available.