Malawi has nine national parks. They are exceptionally diverse, ranging from the sprawling northern highlands of the Nyika National Park to the smallest and newest, Mwabvi Game Reserve in the south of the country.
Malawi's national parks are home to an amazing range of wildlife, thanks in part to the great drinking bowl of Lake Malawi and the rivers that drain into it. Elephants, hippos, zebras, buffalos and sometimes lions can be spotted, often crossing from neighbouring Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia in drier months. The Lake Malawi National Park protects the tropical fish and freshwater creatures that frequent this important fresh water resource. But whatever your Malawi travel plans, a visit to any of these parks will put you within touching distance of some of Africa's most amazing wildlife.