Liwonde National Park, founded in 1973, is 550km2 it is one of the most beautiful parks in the country and one of the far less travelled in Africa! The park is situated 160km north of Blantyre on the left bank of the Shire River, south of Lake Malawi. Wildlife of Liwonde National Park Liwonde National Park offers one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa! You will have the opportunity to spot a lot of elephant as the park hosts around 900! The elephant population has grown so much in the past years that it has become hard for them to survive, this is why some of them have been transported to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve for what was “the biggest elephant translocation in Malawi”. This isn’t the only translocation, in 2017, 4 cheetahs were re-introduced, this is now up to an incredible 18 and are still multiplying! As the only carnivores in the park (except for a few hyena) it was an all you can eat buffet for them until African Parks brought back the lions! With leopard coming in from Zimbabwe any day and another 23 black rhino due to join our already strong population this is fast becoming one of the hottest wildlife destinations in Africa. Rumour has it wild dog are coming soon too! The park is also inhabited by hundreds of crocs and hippos, antelope, zebra and buffalo. Liwonde National Park is also a birders paradise with more than 300 different species so there really is something for everyone!
a top notch safari away from the crowds