Wildlife & Animals – Nkhotakota WR

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

After years of neglect, wildlife numbers are still low in Nkhotakota, but this is changing rapidly with the efforts of African Parks. Elephants are often found drinking in the Bua river, and other species can also be encountered including yellow baboon, vervet monkey, buffalo, zebra and warthog. Lion, leopard and hyena are present, but rarely seen.

Abundant
Common
Occasional
Rare
None
ElephantCommon
HippoCommon
BuffaloOccasional
ZebraOccasional
LionRare
HyenaRare

Wildlife Highlights

Nkhotakota was the stage for the biggest translocation of elephants ever undertaken. A total of 520 elephants have been moved to the park from Majete and Liwonde, where their numbers had become more than these smaller parks could manage. Hopefully, Nkhotakota will once again soon be an important conservation area in Malawi.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

The Dry season from May to October is the best time for spotting animals in Nkhotakota. Wildlife is easier to find because vegetation is thinner, and animals gather around the rivers and other water sources.

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