Liwonde National Park

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Liwonde National Park, covering 548km², is considered the most prolific wildlife area in Malawi. The Shire River – the country’s largest river and Lake Malawi’s only outlet – forms the Park’s western boundary and harbours a dense population of hippo, crocodiles and large numbers of elephant. Extensive floodplains surrounding the Shire sport dense riverine vegetation fringed by numerous borassus palms and baobabs. Antelope such as impala, waterbuck, reedbuck and bushbuck are plentiful along the banks.

In the east, relatively dry mopane woodlands are interspersed with candelabra trees, an area favoured by buffalo, yellow baboon and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest. Sable occur at one of the highest densities in Africa and offer fantastic viewing, while one of only two breeding groups of black rhino in Malawi reside in the Park. Nearly 300 bird species occur here, with specials such as Böhm’s Bee-eater, Livingstone’s Flycatcher, Pel’s Fishing-Owl, Lilian’s Lovebird and Brown-breasted Barbet.

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Liwonde National Park

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