Location: Lake Malawi National Park

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Map showing the location of Lake Malawi National Park

General Information

Quarter degree square: Mainly 1434B2 (and some 1334D4)

Country: Malawi

Habitat: Aquatic and lake shore vegetation, rocky miombo woodland and riverine vegetation

Altitude range: 475 - 900 m

Annual rainfall:

Location (short): Mostly aquatic areas around Cape Maclear at the southern end of Lake Malawi.

Location (detailed):


Lake Malawi National Park is a small park covering c. 94 kmĀ². It was specifically created to protect fish and aquatic habitats but also includes areas along the mainland and several small islands in Lake Malawi. It was established in 1980 and in 1984 was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For more information also see Wikipedia.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Location details: Lake Malawi National Park.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=187, retrieved 22 September 2023

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