Location: Nkhotakota Game Reserve

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Map showing location of Nkhotakota Game Reserve

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1234C1, 1234C3, 1233D2, 1233D4 & 1333B2

Country: Malawi

Habitat: Miombo woodland, rocky habitats, evergreen forest and riverine vegetationr

Altitude range: 575 - 1150 m

Annual rainfall:

Location (short):

Location (detailed): Nkhotakota Game Reserve covers an area of 1,800 kmĀ² and is situated inland and West of Nkhotakota town.


The reserve is has only been managed by an NGO since 2015 and is in the process of being rehabilitated after long periods of heavy poaching. It consists of rugged terrain crossed by several rivers making their way from the escarpment in the West to Lake Malawi further towards the East. Most of the reserve is miombo woodland with large patches of tall grasses and occasional areas of evergreen forest.
For more information 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: Nkhotakota Game Reserve.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=192, retrieved 10 December 2023

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