The diversity of landscapes in Liwonde National Park, which
ranges from savannah plains to thick woodland, means that Liwonde
has prolific wildlife and some of the most scenic game-viewing in
Malawi and comes highly recommended by Original Travel as somewhere
just a bit different but well worth exploring.
Wildlife in the park includes healthy populations of elephant
and hippo, crocodiles, zebra, buffalo, monkeys and many species of
antelope including waterbuck and sable. Predators include lion,
leopard and jackal.
The concept of 'bush and beach' may be well-known, but a
combination of Liwonde National Park and a luxury lodge on the
shores of nearby Lake Malawi would make for an original and
excellent African trip. Elsewhere in the south of the country is
Blantyre, the country's largest town, with historical monuments and
a variety of attractions close by. South of Blantyre is the
magnificent Mount Mulanje and the beautiful Thyolo tea estates it
overlooks. The old capital town of Zomba and the famous views from
Zomba Plateau are also a short drive away.