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Chelinda Camp

Being unlike anywhere else in Africa the biodiversity of flora and fauna to be found in the Nyika National Park is fascinating and have great scientific importance. This vast, untouched, beautiful wilderness area is home to eland, (herds of up to 300 in the summer), roan antelope (the highest concentration in Africa), zebra, reedbuck, bushbuck, klipspringer, 3 species of duiker (red, grey and blue), warthog, bushpig and blue monkey.

In the remote areas of the park (only accessible by foot or on horseback) there are elephant, buffalo, kudu, Sharpe's grysbok, baboon and vervet monkey. Predators include serval and side striped jackal and very healthy populations of spotted hyaena and leopard.

The Nyika is a must for any birdwatchers visiting Malawi with 435 species recorded due to the diversity of habitat. Grassland species include Wattled crane, Denham


The main Camp has six en suite twin-bedded rooms with own fireplace - it is important to remember that the Nyika can be colder than anywhere else in Africa! Three of the rooms have baths and three have showers.

Self-Catering - Four self-contained cottages with two twin-bedded rooms, a lounge with fireplace, kitchen and bathroom. Each cottage has a cook, a fridge/freezer and is fully kitted out for self-catering. Guests, however, are welcome to take their meals in the main restaurant on request.


Camping is also an option.



 From the lodge guests are free to drive in their own vehicles in daylight hours and to walk alone. 

 Day & night Game drives 

 Walking Safaris 

 Horse riding (20 horses for hire) 

 Trout fishing (rods for hire, flies for sale or people bring their own. But all must pay a fishing license fee of US$4 per day per rod) 

 Mountain Biking (10 bikes for hire) 

 Wilderness Trails 

 Abundant bird life for keen bird watchers 

 Day trips to areas of special interest - the cave paintings of Fingira Rock, the Juniper Forest, the dramatic viewpoints of Domwe, Jalawe and Nganda and the spectacular Chisanga Falls that drop 150 metres off the western escarpment. 



Main Camp - Accommodation, all meals, safari activities (except horse riding), and laundry. Self-catering



Horse riding, fly fishing, drinks and National Park entry fees of US$5 per person per night.




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