Location: Nyika National Park, Malawi

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Map showing location of Nyika National Park.

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Photo: Bart Wursten
View to Nganda Hill with typical montane Nyika landscape of rolling grasslands with small patches of evergreen forest.

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Photo: Petra Ballings
Lake Kaulime with Lobelia mildbraedii growing in the montane bogs.

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Thazima Gate

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1033B4, 1033D1-4 and smaller parts in 1033B3, 1034A3 & 1034C1

Country: Malawi

Habitat: Montane grasslands, rocky areas, subalpine vegetation, (sub) montane evergreen forest, woodland, exotic plantations, dams and streams.

Altitude range: c. 1650 - 2607 m

Annual rainfall:

Location (short): Large montane plateau in northern Malawi and a small area in adjacent Zambia

Location (detailed): A small western portion of the upper plateau lies across the border in Zambia and has also been designated as a national Park by that country under the same name: Nyika National Park, Zambia.


Nyika National Park is Malawi’s largest national park covering an area of 3200 km². The park was first established in 1966 and extended in 1978.
For more information see Wikipedia.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Location details: Nyika National Park, Malawi.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=180, retrieved 19 April 2024

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