Sangwala Walking Trail

Nyika Plateau, Malawi

Sangwala Walking Trail

Explore the remote and little-visited Nyika National Park, in the north of Malawi, on this 3-day (43km) scenic walking trail. This is a beautiful region of Malawi notable as much for its dramatic landscapes as its wildlife. Stunning highlands, wildflower meadows and rich montane vegetation define Nyika, and though it is by no means big game safari territory, the wildlife is rich and varied.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Chelinda Camp/Lodge – Sangule

    Your hike starts from Chelinda Camp, situated in the heart of the Nyika Highlands. Leaving the camp this morning after a hearty breakfast, you’ll follow the Chosi Loop – a gentle highland trail that can also be biked – to a large dam (Chelinda dam 3).

  2. Day 2: Sangule – Zungwala River

    Pack up camp after breakfast and continue south along the trail to Lake Kaulime, the only natural lake on the Nyika Plateau, and a popular watering hole for many larger mammals and bird species.

  3. Day 3: Zungwala River – Chelinda Camp/Lodge

    Today will see you take on the most challenging part of the trail, involving a steep climb from the Zungwala River to the western edge of the airstrip, crossing three streams en route.

Price guide

Price is per person and based on a minimum of 2 passengers (max group size is 6). Please see itinerary PDF for full inclusions.

3 days from £312pp


3 days from £312pp

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