Chelinda Camp, Nyika, Malawi

Chelinda Camp is an Adventures Camp

Things to do at Chelinda Camp

Activities at Chelinda Camp revolve around day and night nature drives which explore the rolling hills and patches of evergreen forest of the Nyika Plateau. Nature walks and mountain biking are also very popular.

Game drives

Game viewing in the Nyika Grasslands, with types and numbers of wildlife varying, depending on the time of year. Expect to see unusual species such as Crayshaw’s zebra and roan. The drive, in closed vehicles, can be half- or full-day excursions.

Night drives

Night drives in closed vehicles take advantage of the darkness; the perfect time to look for spotted hyaena, hunting serval, leopard and nocturnal bird species such as Rwenzori nightjar.


Take a nature walk with a professional guide around the camp or further afield to experience the beautiful grasses, stunning flowers and creatures both usual and rarely seen.

Mountain biking

Good gravel road network in the park makes exploring by bike easy, while the rolling hills allow for panoramic views en route.


With many highly restricted distributions, Chelinda Camp is a key birding destination in Africa. Varied habitats including forest patches, high-altitude grassland and broad-leaved miombo woodland are home to some 400 species.

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Submitted by: Kai Collins, Dec 21, 2012

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Latest News From Chelinda Camp

  • Chelinda Camp – May 2014
    May 15, 2014

    The Nyika Plateau Big Burn, Malawi

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  • Chelinda Camp – January 2014
    Jan 31, 2014

    Summer at Chelinda means excellent game viewing in a breathtaking landscape

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  • Chelinda Camp and Chelinda Lodge - October 2013
    Oct 28, 2013

    Regular rain encourages vegetation growth, in turn providing outstanding game viewing and birding

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ Nyika NP is stunningly beautiful - European highlands with African wildlife. Green rolling hills, rocky outcrops, patches of woodland, an abundance of wildflowers - and lots of animals ”
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Reviewed by: LifeThroughALens, 2012.05.27