Chelinda Lodge, Nyika, Malawi

Chelinda Lodge is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Chelinda Lodge

Chelinda Camp and Chelinda Lodge are vital elements of the collaborative conservation efforts which have been implemented in the region between Wilderness Safaris and Malawi's Department of National Parks & Wildlife.


Nyika National Park

The Nyika-Vwaza Trust is an independent organisation that is involved in environmental and wildlife conservation in the Nyika area; Wilderness Safaris is partnering with the Trust in its endeavours.

The Chelinda Pine Plantation

Planted as an agricultural experiment in the 1960s, Chelinda Camp and Lodge are situated on the edge of the Chelinda Pine Plantation, with the trees serving as a windbreak and source of firewood and timber in this grass-dominated environment. These non-indigenous trees are slowly being cut back and the grasslands will ultimately be rehabilitated. However, the pines are not invasive and do not threaten the integrity of the ecosystem.

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Submitted by: Chris Roche, Jan 7, 2013

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Latest News From Chelinda Lodge

  • Chelinda Camp and Lodge – November 2013
    Nov 30, 2013

    Excellent wildlife viewing at Chelinda Camp and Lodge, with a number of exciting daytime leopard sightings!

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  • Chelinda Lodge - June 2013
    Jul 31, 2013

    Game has been sparse as animals look for better grazing. There is concentration of some game like roan antelope and zebras in some burnt patches, probably licking the salty-tasting ash patches, a favourite for all. Lots of roan with...

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  • First elephant sighting for Chelinda Lodge
    Oct 15, 2010


    The night before the appearance of the elephants, we saw a leopard with two cubs. Initially we spotted one cub in the road. She disappeared into the bush when we approached her so we investigated the bracken where she had hidden...

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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